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Assistant Teacher-GS ($1,000 Sign-on Bonus) 

Category Education  

$1000 Sign-on bonus!!!!!!

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including:
• Competitive salaries based on experience & credentials
• Health, Dental and Life Insurance
• Paid Tuition for Continuing Education (CDA program offered!)
• Paid Vacation and Holidays
• Career Advancement

• Opportunity to earn the Guiding Stars of Duval bonus!


Provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.


Education and Development

1. To assist in planning and implementing a culturally sensitive educational program that is developmentally appropriate for each child’s age and language

2. To assist in planning and implementing appropriate daily lesson plans, based on the approved curriculum, that promote the cognitive, language, literacy, social, emotional, and physical development of children

3. To conduct ongoing assessment and individualization documentation in a timely manner

4. To collect, enter, analyze and implement child assessment data

5. To plan a balanced daily routine that encourages play, exploration, and learning; and which includes teacher-directed and child-directed activities, and inside and outside time

6. To provide a developmentally appropriate, stimulating learning environment, which includes adding new and interesting materials each week

7. To provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline policy

8. To develop nurturing relationships with each child that encourage his or her social and emotional development

9. To maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards (these may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, and DCF)

Children’s Health and Developmental Services

1. To conduct daily health checks on each child

2. To plan weekly activities that promote a healthy lifestyle

3. To follow policies and procedures regarding medical and dental emergencies, short-term exclusion of children, and the administration, handling, and storing of medication

4. To ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self

5. To maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures and participate in the maintenance of the center

6. To participate in monthly case management meetings regarding children’s health and development

Family Partnerships

1. To provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking to staff about their children

2. To attend parent meetings as assigned

3. To encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program

4. To inform parents concerning their children’s progress formally and informally, which may include parent notes, portfolios and parent conferences

5. To maintain transition procedures for children moving to another classroom or program and coordinate transition with other appropriate program staff


1. To eat with children, encouraging proper eating habits and conversation

2. To serve food in a way that encourages the development and socialization of the children

3. To assist in kitchen duties as assigned

Training and Communication

1. To communicate regularly with other staff in order to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information

2. To have a cooperative, positive and supportive attitude within the program

3. To follow directions and assignments as given by supervisor

4. To maintain appropriate record keeping

5. To maintain confidentiality at all times

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)


* This position reports to the Center Manager.

Position Requirements


* High School Diploma or GED required

* National CDA credential preferred or enrolled in a program leading to CDA within one year of employment.

* Experience in a child care setting preferred

* DCF 45-hour training preferred


* Knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children

* Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children

* Ability to exercise control and maintain appropriate classroom discipline

* Ability and willingness to implement the approved curriculum

* Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity

* Ability to build and establish collaborative relationships

* Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and families

* Demonstrates proper use of grammar and communication skills

* Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures

* Ability to maintain confidential information

* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

* Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records

* A willingness to learn and continue personal education


* Complete TB screening before having direct contact with children. Renew every 2 years.

* Commence within thirty (30) days and complete within 6 months of employment the DCF required 45 hour training.

* Register and complete Infant & Child First Aid & CPR certification within 6 months of hire. Renew before expiration.

* Complete 40 hours of in-service training hours each fiscal year (July-June)


* Work involves constant visual supervision of children and tolerance of loud noise

* Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

* Environment includes indoor classroom and outdoor playground


* Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

* Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

* Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

* Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Tags ECE, Early Childhood Education, Childcare Worker  
Salary Range  
Travel Requirements  
Position Assistant Teacher-GS  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Rachel Barker  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number EDU-21-00169  
Open Date 10/5/2021  
Location Episcopal Early Learning Center @ Good Shepherd  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, and Citrus counties and the Early Head Start grantee in Gainesville. As a result, we now serve another 1,500 children and their families in these areas.

ECS uses research and best practices to help families ensure their children enter school ready to learn. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation. It is a "whole" child approach - helping kids grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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