Educator Assistant

Wild Roots | wappingers falls, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/19/2022
Description

Wild Roots 

Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

 

Seeking a nature based early childhood support educator/assistant.

 

We are a group of educators, healers and forward thinking parents who have brought our visions together to create a nature center to educate for a new world. We are building an immersive nature-based program on our 1.4 acres. There will be gardens growing food and medicine on site and we hope to have access to/create trails for woodland exploration around the property. We are in our first year at a new location in Wappingers Falls and are excited to expand our team. 

 

We are looking for an afternoon assistant for our early childhood program for 3-6 year olds. 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervising the children during lead educator’s break
  • assist indoor & outdoor play time, and rest time
  • assisting children while in the bathroom
  • tidying up after program
  • collaborating with lead teacher to support the children 
  • helping with program wide festivals and celebrations
  • weekly meeting with lead educator 
  • Assist children with gardening and special projects

Details:

Hours: 12:00-3:45 (potential to increase to 10:00-4:00 as program size increases) 

Days: Monday-Thursday

Start Date: Wednesday Sept 7th (training Sept 1-2)

Compensation: $25/hour

 

We are open to candidates of all ages but think this would also be a wonderful opportunity for an elder. For example, a retired teacher. We are seeking someone willing to be a part of something innovative and new. Someone who would enjoy supporting us to shape our vision and has their own talents and interests to bring to the table.

 

Requirements:

18 years or older

Love of children and nature

Clear compassionate and direct communication

Childhood development coursework or willingness to enroll

Gardening or farming experience is a plus

How to apply:

Please email your resume, 2 references and a letter of interest to info@wildroots.org. In your letter, please tell us about yourself:

 

  • Why do you think you’d be a good fit for this position?
  • What do you love most about children? About the outdoors/nature/farming or gardening?
  • What is your experience with the above?
  • Are there other gifts or skills you would like to share with the group/children?

www.ourwildroots.org

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