Early Childhood Development Aide

Early Childhood Development Aide

Job Description

The Chaldean Community Foundation (CCF) improves the stability, health, and wellness of those we serve through advocacy, acculturation, community development and cultural preservation.

The Chaldean Community Foundation is seeking a part-time Early Childhood Development Aide, to assist with classroom instruction Monday through Friday in the afternoon. The ideal candidate will have a background as an instructor or as a classroom aide in early childhood education and will be fluent in English, and Arabic, or Chaldean/Aramaic.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

• Assist the instructor in teaching class material focusing on literacy, STEM, music, art, and other typical core education subjects.
• Assist attendees of the program to foster a positive and interactive learning environment.
• Provide Arabic translation services when needed for the attendees and the instructor.
• Maintain and update curriculum to respond to relevant academic changes and standards.
• Assist the instructor with engaging attendees of the program to promote family interactions centered on learning and literacy.
• Assist in classroom preparation before class and cleanup as needed post class.
• Provide aide and assistance to parents or guardians and their children attending the classes.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies

• Ability to work with diverse populations including children and families
• Excellent rapport with children and understanding of their learning abilities
• Appreciation of the cultural background, heritage, and identity of client
• Ability to keep confidential information
• Professional personal presentation
• Attention to detail with great organizational skill
• Initiative
• Reliability
• Stress tolerance

Education and Experience

• Associate degree in early childhood education, child development, or comparable education preferred; or
• Valid Center-Based Preschool CDA credential.
• Fluency in Arabic, Chaldean/Aramaic required.
• 2-3 years of experience instructing or aiding in instruction in an early childhood classroom environment.
• Knowledge of basic computer skills.

Physical Requirements

• Able to navigate all areas of the classroom and facility quickly including indoor and outdoor areas.
• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk.
• Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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