Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
As an Assistant Teacher, you willplan and implement educational programs and vocational preparation and coachingactivities for individuals or special groups. In addition, you will communicateinformation relevant to the student and interns' education and development totheir parents/guardians.
Susan Gray School serves youngchildren with developmental disabilities and young children who are at risk fordevelopmental delay. The school has the distinction of being the firstnationally recognized inclusive preschool where typically developing childrenlearn alongside children with disabilities in an educational setting.
For nearly four decades, the Susan GraySchool has served young children with developmental disabilities and youngchildren who are at risk for developmental delay. The school has thedistinction of being the first nationally recognized inclusive preschool wheretypically developing children learn alongside children with disabilities in aneducational setting. More information about Susan Gray School can be foundhere: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/admin-offices/sgs/index.php.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains a clean, safe, orderly learning environment which contributes to children's physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.
Follows policies and procedures established by TN DOE and the health department.
Conscientiously supervises children.
Supports the implementation of behavior management in accordance with a Positive Behavior Support approach.
Supports the growing independence of each child by creating opportunities to participate in their classroom community.
Provideseducational services in a manner consistent with compliance requirements.
Assists the lead teacher with the planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum following NAEYC criteria, DEC recommended practices, TN DOE standards, and SGS policies.
Under the guidance of the lead teacher, embeds early learning standards, IEP/IFSP goals, and NAEYC guidelines into daily activities and routines.
Consistently meets requirements for timely filling of documentation as required.
Implements after care program curriculum under guidance of after care coordinator.
Collaborates withclassroom team members to plan and implement daily curriculum and individualeducation plans.
Participates in classroom team meetings by providing input regarding the progress of all aspects of classroom (curriculum, teaming, and children) at team meetings.
Participates in classroom planning meetings.
Helps create and follows a Classroom Roles and Responsibilities matrix to share responsibility of daily tasks and activities.
Contributes toeducational assessments using measures appropriate for the child.
Uses classroom data collection system to collect data on progress towards individual goals developed by educational team.
Provides input on progress for lead teacher to report to parents.
Develops andmaintains positive relationships with parents.
Interacts with parents in a friendly, professional manner.
Participates in parent-teacher conferences as appropriate.
Share parent communication with lead teacher, provide responses as appropriate.
Mentors andsupports students working within the classroom environment.
Supports positive experiences for student workers, student volunteers, and practicum students.
Models desired practices for interactions with children (group or individual), preparation of the environment, and interactions with families.
Provides lead teacher, after care coordinator, or SGS administration feedback regarding student use of desired practices.
Provides students with information needed to complete assignments.
Assigns student worker or volunteer tasks or duties as necessary.
Displays acommitment to the early childhood field.
Meets all mandated continuing education requirements
Participates in professional development opportunities provided by SGS (staff meetings, in-services).
Follows guidelines and policies of SGS and Vanderbilt University.
Upholds child confidentiality.
Interacts with children, parents, other staff, outside therapists, students, and administration respectfully.
Upholds the SGS philosophy.
Contributes to overall success of the school and share its commitment to the four-fold mission to service, training, research, and demonstration.
Completesadditional responsibilities as assigned by the SGS administration.
Flexibly participates in school-wide coverage plan to ensure smooth operation of the entire SGS program including early care, after care program, and special school events.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
High school diploma or GED and 2 years of experience is required.
Experience working with children with disabilities is preferred.
Experience working with young children 1 to 5 years old is required.
About Vanderbilt University
VanderbiltUniversity, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private researchuniversity offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professionaldegrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving citycenter, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 facultyand staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently citeNashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part ofthe Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertisewill be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is aplace where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recentlynamed as one of ‘America's Best Large Employers’ and the top employer inTennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexiblebenefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death &dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirementplan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses, and dependent children.
Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving thegoal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, andstudents. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campusvalues.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.