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Hackensack Meridian Health Teacher Assistant (Full Time) in Edison, New Jersey

Teacher Assistant (Full Time) Job ID 2023-127910 Department Childcare Site JFK Medical Center Job Location US-NJ-Edison Position Type Full Time with Benefits Standard Hours Per Week 40 Shift Day Shift Hours Days Weekend Work No Weekends Required On Call Work No On-Call Required Holiday Work No Holidays Required Overview How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. The Teacher Assistant is responsible for maintaining a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment in accordance with all curriculum and program established standards. Responsibilities A day in the life of a Teacher Assistant at Hackensack Meridian Health includes: 1. Provides support to the lead Teacher in implementing both long and short range activities in accordance with educational component plans, curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practices and program philosophy. 2. Participates and conducts one-on-one activities with small groups of children during instruction and lesson review. 3. Actively participates in all activities with the children throughout the day. 4. Guide children who need extra support to complete tasks. 5. Willingness to follow instructions and work in a supporting role. 6. Exercises open and respectful communication with families, team members, supervisors and other center staff. 7. Work collaboratively with families, team members, supervisors and other center staff. 8. Devoted to building a nurturing learning environment that fosters appropriate skills and social attitudes in the children. 9. Helps to maintain a safe and healthy environment within the guidelines established by the Office of Licensing. 10. Maintains and meets educational requirements as it relates to the NAEYC Accreditation Standards and Criteria. 11. Maintains and meets all required licensing requirements for the Department of Children and Families-Office of Licensing. 12. Encompasses knowledge and understanding of Grow NJ Kids Rating System, Criteria and Applications. 13. Contributes information to the childrens anecdotal records and childs developmental needs. 14. Participates in lesson plan review, team meetings and learning environment communication sessions. 15. Attends and participates in professional development, meetings and conferences. 16. Other duties and/or projects as assigned. 17. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies, job competencies and standards of behavior. Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs. 2. Minimum of 1 year of experience in a child care setting or related field. Advanced degree also accepted in lieu of the experience requirement. 3. A talent for fostering children's appetite for learning. 4. Creative and resourceful, combined with strong planning and organizational skills. 5. Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, as well as comprehensive knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods. 6. Genuine interest in children and respect for their individuality. 7. The ability to establish positive relationships with families and other professionals. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. Two or more years of experience working in an early childhood setting. 2. Continuing education to receive an Associate Degree in early childhood or related field. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. Must maintain Pediatric First Aid/CPR AED certifications and active NJCCIS registry within 30 days of hire (NJCCIS - New Jersey Child Care Information System for early childhood professionals serving children birth through age thirteen). Licenses and Certifications Preferred: 1. Child Development Associate. 2. Child Care Professional Certificate (CCP) in early childhood or related field (or pursuing). If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today! Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started. Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.