We are hiring – Teaching Assistant

We are hiring – Teaching Assistant

Silver Springs Preschool firmly believes in developing a strong social and emotional skill set, on which, any future learning can be built. Play, in both our indoor and outdoor classrooms, is a crucial and integral part of both the social and emotional development but also of the cognitive and physical development of children.  

We require a part-time Teaching Assistant to join our team for the 2024/2025 school year. The Teaching Assistant will provide additional support to our 4 year all day class and 4 year half day class during their classroom and outdoor time. The candidate will work alongside the teacher and full time assistant in a supporting role. 

This position is 15 hours per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:45am to 3:45pm. These hours may be slightly flexible, depending on the candidate and final scope of the role.

Qualifications

  • Level 1 Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance from Calgary Police Service
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Ability to think creatively and enthusiastically about outdoor activities
  • Physically able to participate in skating, biking, hiking and a wide variety of outdoor pursuits
  • Team Player with the ability to collaborate with other staff members during meetings
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen and respond appropriately to parents, children and colleagues.
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Intuitive with situational awareness

Responsibilities 

  • Assist the teachers and ensure that students follow the proper procedures and behaviors in the classroom and outdoors
  • Help to clean and organize the classroom 
  • Assist the teacher in outdoor routines and activities
  • Help the children with their craft as directed by the teacher
  • Assist during snack time (hand washing, help children with snacks)
  • Assist the teacher in keeping the children focused and attentive during circle time

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • A cover letter and current resume outlining your qualifications and experience to preschool@silverspringscommunity.ca
  • Please, no phone calls or in person inquiries 
  • Interviews will be held starting the first week of August 2024