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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Metropolitan Ministries
life insurance, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Florida, Tampa
2002 North Florida Avenue (Show on map)
April 03, 2024

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About Us:

  • If you're looking for an opportunity to transform the lives of poor and homeless men, women, and children in your community, we may have a job for you.
  • Since 1972, Metropolitan Ministries has been providing life-changing solutions for those who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless in Tampa Bay.
  • We are a grassroots, donor, and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit. At Metropolitan Ministries, we serve families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Hernando counties with compassion, practical help, and a willingness to make a huge difference.

What we offer:

* Salary: $15.00-$17.00

* Group health, vision, and dental coverage at affordable rates, along with family coverage if you choose to purchase it.

* Preventative care is 100% covered (free) on all plans.

* PTO is offered to full-time and part-time employees.

* 11 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays annually.

* Option to participate in the 401K plan with employer match.

* $15,000 in employee Life Insurance paid for by Metropolitan Ministries.

* Employee Assistance Program

* Option to participate in supplemental group insurance plans at affordable rates.

* Tuition reimbursement program

* Training and career development.

* Discounted membership at the YMCA.

Job Functions:

The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher will perform duties planning and implementing educational activities and curriculum for age group assigned.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Use knowledge of best practices and the highest standard of care to plan and administer developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom for young children. Use Promiseland policies and the mission, vision, and guiding values of Metropolitan Ministries as a framework to assure curriculum and classroom management delivered with concern for the care, safety and welfare of our children and their families.
  2. Assist the Lead-teacher with writing weekly lesson plans and prepare daily activities that accompany the lesson plan. Lesson plans are due bi-weekly to Director.
  3. Assist with the upkeep maintain detailed records of children's progress by recording in Galileo system. Also maintain open communication by informing director and parent of health concerns, special needs, unusual behaviors, or incidents.
  4. Maintain the safety, security, and cleanliness of all Promiseland classroom and playground equipment. Complete checklist and turn end at the end of each month.
  5. Administer and score students ASQ and ASQ-SE assessments with in the first 30 days of child's enrollment to Promiseland. Report any deficiencies as a result of the screenings to Parent support specialist and Director.
  6. Strictly adhere to all licensing guidelines. Participate in on-going training as required by childcare state licensing standards and standards of NECPA accreditation. Also receive training in Sanctuary and implement its teaching as a culture.
  7. Support the team in all other tasks as assigned and attends all team meetings. Meet personal goals and actively contributes to the achievement of the team and organizational/targets/goals as measured by Key Performance Indicators and in the annual plan.

Education and Experience:

A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and CDA; 40 hours of training in early childhood education and 5 hours of training in literacy required. A minimum of 1year experience working as an Early Childhood Teacher.

Skill Requirements:

Requires understanding of poverty, a high degree of maturity, strong inter-personal skills, and the ability to work and communicate with low socio-economic and diverse parents and clients in a professional and diplomatic manner. Ability to plan, organize and conduct early childhood education programs. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to use a computer and related software. Ability to work effectively with others within a multi-disciplinary team framework including staff and volunteers. Ability to supervise and direct volunteers. Demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to issues of faith, culture, and other sources of diversity.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Hearing and speaking ability, which allows for effective oral communication of information. Physical, emotional, and spiritual stamina to handle job-related issues and stress.


Must demonstrate legal authorization to work in the United States. Must be able to communicate effectively in English. Valid FL driver's license with a good driving record and insured vehicle in order to transport self and clients when necessary.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving individuals throughout our local communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances.

Metropolitan Ministries is committed to offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 813-209-1083 or via email at