Teacher Aide - Mineral Area College
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: MAC Early Learning Academy Resource Teacher
Job Location: Mineral Area College
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Mineral Area College
Park Hills, MO 63601
Telephone: 573-518-2378
Job Description:
Position Summary
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, nurturing learning environment. Support play and exploration. Encourage creativity. Promote appropriate developmental expectations. Support social and emotional development. Understand and adhere to Mineral Area Early Learning Academy standards and policies. Plan and implement activities to develop intellectual, physical, social, and emotional competence. Establish positive relationships with students, families, and staff. Commit to continuing education. Arrive at MAELA each day fully prepared and in your classroom ready to teach at the scheduled time, working up to 19 hours per week.
Key Performance Indicators
  1. Assist with recruiting and retaining full classrooms at the Early Learning Academy
  2. Maintain knowledge of and support MAELA’s programs and policies
  3. Ensure facilities are clean and safe
  4. Keep accurate records as assigned
Essential Functions
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment by
  1. Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in your classroom.
  2. Making sure that the equipment in the classroom is in good repair.
  3. Understanding and implementing, when necessary, MAELA emergency procedures.
  4. Promoting healthy eating practices at lunch and snack time.
  5. Understanding children are never to be left unattended.
  6. Understanding that although spills are to be cleaned up immediately, major cleaning should not be done while the children are present.
  7. Posting schedules that meet the children’s need for routing and learning.
  8. Posting and adhering to MAELA hand washing and diaper changing policies.
 Advancing physical and intellectual competence by
  1. Adapting program activities to meet the individual needs of the children.
  2. Creating a multi-cultural environment.
  3. Making available a variety of developmentally appropriate materials.
  4. Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.
  5. Encouraging children to talk among themselves and with the teachers.
  6. Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level. 7. Creating a print-rich environment in which children learn about books, literature and writing.
  7. Encouraging creativity through art, music, dramatic play, and blocks.
  8. Providing a balance between teacher directed and child directed activities.
  9. Providing for active and quiet play.
 Supporting social and emotional development and provide positive guidance by
  1. Understanding and adhering to MAELA discipline policies.
  2. Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills.
  3. Planning and implementing activities that enable a child to feel secure.
  4. Encouraging, through positive modeling, feelings of empathy and respect for others and the environment.
  5. Cultural and ethnic differences are respected.
 Establishing positive and productive relationships with families by
  1. Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff.
  2. Encouraging families to be part of the child’s learning experience.
  3. Providing opportunities for conferences and other venues in which parents are made to feel part of the child’s learning experience.
  4. Read and understand policies in the parent handbook.
 Ensuring a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs by
  1. Assessing supplies and materials needed prior to implementing activities.
  2. Building teamwork.
  3. Developing lesson plans.
  4. Managing your classroom according to Mineral Area Early Learning Academy standards. 5. Observing children.
  5. Using assessment tools.
Mineral Area College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic and family medical history as defined by GINA, or marital or parental status, in admission/access to, or treatment/employment in its programs and activities.

Please email your resume to HR@MineralArea.edu or stop by HR to complete an application.


** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.