Position Information

May 1, 2023

Jun 1, 2023



Do you love working with children? Building Blocks Children's Center in McGaheysville, a ministry of Mt Olive Brethren Church, is currently seeking patient, mature, dependable people for PART TIME positions.

Instructional Aide Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Teacher in planning and implementing the daily program, including:
  • Treating each child with dignity and respect.
  • Recognizing and considering the individual needs of each child in relation to cultural and socio-economic background, disabilities, special talents and interest, style and pace of learning.
  • Helping children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently, and to respect themselves and others.
  • Supervising the classroom according to the plans of the teacher when the teacher is absent.
  • Helping the Teacher to set up activities, clean up, and general preparation for daily activities.
  • Helping with preparations and setting up of snacks as well as clean-up.
  • Assisting the Director and Teachers in other appropriate ways.
  • Maintaining professional attitudes, behavior, and dress at all times while on duty.
  • Participating in professional trainings that work for the improvement of early childhood education.
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
  • Generally promoting a good rapport among staff members.
  • Sharing with the Teachers the responsibility of maintaining clean classrooms and center.
  • Assisting and supervising children as needed with classroom projects and bathroom breaks.
  • Assisting and supervising children and maintaining staff-to-children ratios during outside recess,field trips, and emergency situations.
  • Be familiar and knowledgeable of preschool policies and procedures set forth in the handbooks.
  • Attending all staff meetings, programs and trainings sponsored by the center.
  • Assist children who arrive late and those that must leave early.
  • Helping to maintain a warm, clean atmosphere for parents in the general areas (entrance, classrooms, and bathrooms) of the preschool and in the areas seen by staff (office, bell tower, outbuilding, other storage, etc.)


We will require you to complete a fingerprint background check & TB test in addition to other training, be a team player, and have good attendance. This is a perfect job for a student who wants to work a few hours per week!

How to apply:

Additional Information:
If you love working with children, this is an amazing place to work! We employ many students and work around your class obligations. About 15 minutes from most JMU off campus housing.

Call for hourly rate.

Specific hours
Hiring for morning and afternoon shifts M-F.

Duration of position
Year round program.

Employer Information

Amy Gaskins




2977 Pineville Road, McGaheysville, VA, 22840

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