Teacher’s Aide

Website Working World

Job Title: Teacher’s Aide

Job Duration: Temporary to Hire

Pay Rate: $8.25/hour

Hours: 8AM – 5PM

Location: Crystal Lake, IL


  • High school diploma or GED
  • ECE degree or previous experience in a license facility is preferred
  • 1 year previous child care experience
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Job Description:

  • Supervise and insure the safety and well-being of the children at all times, being alert for the needs and/or problems of the children as individuals as a group. Familiarize yourself with Emergency Plan posted in each classroom –fire exits, tornado and lockdown drills.
  • Assist assigned teacher in any way possible, which may include, but is not limited to:
    • Plan curriculum in detail for assigned classes in partnership with the classroom teacher.
    • Implement the room with bulletin boards, pictures, children’s art.
    • Serve meals and/or snacks and sit with the children while they eat.
    • Keep classroom, storage rooms, and bathroom clean and sanitary.
    • Ability to lift children, equipment, supplies, etc. as necessary.
    • Adhere to ExceleRate requirements and/or DCFS licensing.
    • Participate in Parent/Teacher conferences twice per year as well as using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Teaching Strategies evaluation tool as screening tools for each child.
    • Insure that playground time is supervised making sure that the children are safe and circulate continuously on the playground while interacting with each child.
    • Plan curriculum activities to implement during playground time.
  • Aides are required to attend local in-service workshops or conferences and must accumulate 20 hours of in-service training yearly. Employees are required to register with the Gateways Registry and check it periodically to make certain training is listed. They must also self report any non-verified training to the registry (e.g. First Aid and CPR).
  • Report to Director and teacher any special needs or problems of children.
  • Report to Director any cases of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Keep accurate attendance and meal counts.
  • Clean up after meals; take trash out after lunch; wipe spills as they occur; keep bathrooms and sink areas clean. Sanitize tables chairs, toys, etc. These routines are to be done daily.
  • Greet each child and parent cheerfully upon arrival and wish them well upon departure from the center.
  • Report any injuries occurring while at the workplace immediately to the Direct or Assistant Director and follow guidelines outlined in treatment plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply for this job email your details to jkuffel@work-world.com

Teacher’s Aide