Assistant Ones Teacher

Assistant Ones Teacher                                                                       
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt             
SUPERVISOR:  Stephanie Lampert                                                          
DEPARTMENT: Early Childhood Education


The Schiff School’s teaching staff has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families’ diverse needs and interests. Assistant Teachers have the educational qualifications, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop.  The assistant teacher supports the development and implementation of a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school.  The assistant teacher contributes knowledge and insight, ideas and creativity to the teaching team.  The assistant teacher brings a love of children and of learning and commitment to introducing children to a supportive, creative Jewish learning environment, and is well versed in child development.



  • Education relating to care for children under the age of 5
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate to young children and adults
  • Strong desire for continued learning and growth
  • Ability to carry out assigned tasks, accepting supervision and acting independently as needed
  • Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards and protect children from harm
  • Meet background check & health requirements
  • Good character and reputation
  • Child CPR & First Aid certification
  • Familiarity with NAEYC guidelines


  • At least three years of experience in the group education of children
  • Jewish education
  • Experience in a NAEYC accredited school


Teaching & Curriculum

  • Contribute ideas to the planning and implementation of a balanced and sound daily curriculum
  • Work and play with children, individually and in small groups
  • Nurture physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of each child
  • Provide care, protection, and guidance to the children
  • Ensure consistency of the daily curriculum with the school values statement

Administrative & Classroom

  • Provide a cheerful, nurturing, healthy, safe and clean classroom environment
  • Assist in the set-up and clean-up of class activities
  • Maintain storage, organization, and cleanliness of classroom equipment and materials

Communication & Community

  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team
  • Work with teaching team on problem solving classroom and school issues
  • Participate in regular teacher learning days
  • Participate in school social and family education programs
  • Attend school wide and class events such as picnics, parties, parent meetings, and Shabbat dinners
  • Communicate any concerns regarding a child’s progress, a parent, or a classroom issue to the Head Teacher and/or Preschool Director
  • Volunteer for two MJCCA events annually outside of the ECS Department
  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining confidentiality according to the NAEYC Code of Ethics

Professional Development

  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Embrace a school culture of lifelong learning through a commitment to personal learning and growth
  • Work towards increasing abilities as an teacher and as a teacher in a Jewish preschool through classroom experience and observations, attendance at workshops & classes, reading of books and periodicals
  • Team with other preschool staff for professional development on the peer to peer level
  • Participate in a minimum of 22 hours of professional development training
  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff

Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from standing to crouching to sitting on the floor and back to standing. The employee must be able to use hands and fingers to reach, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and see, talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift children up to 50 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required.  The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.