The Classroom Assistant, under the supervision of the ECLC Head Teacher, is responsible for extending support in daily classroom activities and for directly participating with the children assigned to her classroom as well as the children in the afterschool program. The teaching assistant assists the teachers with the daily classroom maintenance in accordance with ECLC policies. Regular hours of employment will be 7.30 – 3.30, 5 days per week. There will be an option to work extra hours until 5.00 for extra remuneration.
Curriculum and Classroom Support
Assist in the implementation of the ECLC curriculum which provides a developmentally appropriate program for a child’s physical, social, emotional, linguistic and cognitive development.
Meet once a week with Lead teachers to discuss the weekly plan and objectives
Assist in the preparation of any activities that are planned
Assist with the organization of the bulletin boards
Assist and maintain student files and portfolios
Interact with and promote individual children’s learning experiences for the day in dual language approach (Arabic /English), even while interacting with peers
“Play with” the children at their eye level throughout the day.
Check student communication diaries daily (see lead teachers for specific information pertaining to the grade level). Lead/ Support teachers are in charge of any writing (requests, notes, messages)
Maintain and manage the children’s personal effects and alert the Lead Teachers when further supplies are required.
Maintain a safe, attractive, and organized classroom environment with a range of age appropriate toys and materials in accordance with the Creative Curriculum.
Utilize positive guidance techniques when communicating with the children.
Support group circle time as well as small group activities, projects, games, etc.
Communication and Administrative Tasks
Communicate effectively and respectfully to the staff and parents of the Early Childhood Learning Center’s students
Consult the Lead/ Support Teacher regarding any specific child needs and requirements before initiating any conversation with the parents
Communicate concerns and issues about the children to the Lead Teachers
Pack children belongings (communication book, child personal belongings, memos, letters or any other items as directed by teachers).
Under the direction of the Lead/Support teachers, arrange the classrooms bulletin boards, decoration, laminations, photocopying, organize furniture and toys, to ensure an appropriate learning environment
Attend all required meetings and training sessions
Support the ECLC team in all functions, activities and required tasks
Health, Safety and Hygiene
Ensure the basic needs of the children (toileting, resting, and hygiene) are met in an efficient, ethical and respectful manner.
Toileting/diapering – See Lead teachers and Head Nurse for specific information pertaining to the age group.
Outdoor Supervision – always maintain vigilance when supervising the children to ensure safety. Remind children to take regular water breaks while playing outdoors; especially during the hot months.
Maintain cleanliness of classroom toys and resources, making sure to clean and sanitize toys regularly (see lead teachers for specifics pertaining to the grade level)
Ensure that lunch, and snacks are served according to regulations and use mealtimes to foster communication among the children, reinforce manners, and communicate with the children about nutrition and healthy eating habits.
While children are washing their hands for snack bring lunch boxes and plastic table cover to the eating room. Encourage the students to eat their healthy snack
Maintain the Healthy Eating and Hygiene Standards with children
Help tidy up the eating area after the children are finished
Must possess Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education with previous experience in working with young children (aged 6 months – 4 years) or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Training in Child Care, First Aid, etc.
Ability and commitment to work beyond traditional working hours and schedule.
Ability to utilize effective and clear communication with colleagues and children.
Experience working in the academic environment preferred.
Bilingual (English/Arabic) preferred.
In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.
About Zayed University
Zayed University, "جامعة زايد" is the newest of the three government-sponsored higher education institutions in the United Arab Emirates. Achieving accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the USA it became the first federal university in the UAE to be internationally accredited.