Preschool Assistant Teacher-PRN

Location:  Marcus Autism Center 
Requisition #:  54326


Serve as an assistant teacher of an integrated preschool classroom for two- to five-year-old children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Guided by the classroom lead teacher, supported by the preschool’s executive directors, and in consultation with therapists with training in speech language pathology and applied behavior analysis, the assistant teacher will help create an inclusive learning environment that enables children with ASD to be productive, socially connected, and emotionally engaged, and that provides all students (with or without ASD) with a stimulating learning environment where children are challenged to engage with the world they live in and learn to approach each other with empathy and care.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A professional credential in the early care and education field (e.g. child development associate or PSC-certified paraprofessional) or an associate's degree in an unrelated field
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Valid/Current satisfactory Comprehensive Records Check Determination (must be completed in accordance with DECAL requirements)
  • Two years of experience working with young children birth to age five
  • Professionals with a technical certificate of credit (TCC), a technical college diploma (TCD), or an associate's degree in early childhood education or child development
  • Experience working in an inclusive classroom setting supporting diverse learners and/or supporting students with ASD
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate classroom procedures for young children
  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Motivated to support the lead teacher and other staff members through active participation in classroom instruction/management and educational planning
  1. Implements a curriculum focused on social interaction and play.
  2. Implements accommodations that allow all children to participate in all classroom activities and build rapport with families by communicating openly, warmly, and effectively.
  3. Utilizes developmentally appropriate classroom management procedures when transporting or working with students.
  4. Collaborates effectively with other preschool staff in efforts to refine the classroom curriculum and develop adaptations for individual students.
  5. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in an organized and flexible manner, and provides information to the educational support teams regarding student progress and learning.
  6. Assists in the documentation and maintains updated student information in the preschool data management system to record assessments, progress reports, and services provided to meet student objectives.
  7. Participates appropriately in ongoing departmental and Institute meetings and training activities.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS* Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistanceBending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)WORKING CONDITIONS* Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Professional - Family Support Services

Salary Range
$26,000.00 - 37,000.00
per Year
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Atlanta, GA 30329, US