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Albany Medical Center Teacher Assistant in Albany, New York


Day Care Center

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00

Position assists in implementing the curriculum, supervision, and management in a preschool classroom. Position also reflects the mission of Albany Med Kids.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Experience working with young children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for interacting with each child in the group in a warm, loving way daily.

  • Responsible for assisting the teacher in implementing positive, supportive methods of behavior management to nurture and foster each child’s feelings of confidence, competence, and self-direction.

  • Assist in the preparation of supplies and materials for daily activities.

  • Ensures that the health, welfare and safety of each child in the class are maintained.

  • Immediately reports all accidents involving a child to the teacher, and a member of the administrative team. Accurately records all details of the accident on an incident report, as outlined in Albany Med Kids’ Employee Handbook.

  • Participates in all aspects of custodial care of children as well as classroom.

  • Responsible for each child’s development of self-help skills through adequate supervision and encouraging children to accept gradually more responsibility in the areas such as toilet training, dressing and undressing themselves, washing their own hands and face, and assisting children to develop healthy and socially appropriate behaviors through staff modeling.

  • Assists in daily reports such as: attendance, sign in/out sheets, lunch counts and program highlights.

  • Assists in maintaining the parent classroom boards and other channels of communication with parents.

  • Responsible for clear communication with parents and appropriate notification of administration.

  • Serves as a positive role model for the children and co-workers.

  • Attends and contributes to monthly and weekly staff meetings.

  • Attends workshops, conferences or and in-service training on an annual basis. (15 hours professional training per year as required by NYSOCFS)

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of NYSOCFS regulations.

  • Must have working knowledge of early childhood development.

  • Ability to organize resources for effective utilization. Able to prioritize tasks and performs work effectively with frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to exercise judgement in the analysis of facts and circumstances to determine actions to be taken in accordance with standard policies and practices.

  • Ability to plan and perform diversified duties working from detailed instructions and under standard procedures.

  • Ability to work and plan with other teachers in a team setting.

  • Able to withstand some degree of prolonged standing and walking. May involve some lifting of children weighing up to 40lbs.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.