Teacher Assistants
Requisition Number:2019-HS/C-010
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for assisting Teachers with the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team. Provide preschool aged children with a nurturing, safe and healthy environment and individualized learning experiences to help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in achieving social competency. Participate in a minimum of two home visits and three parent/teacher conferences per family per year. Participate in the development of and implementation of developmentally-appropriate lesson plans and individualized activities. Participate in the development and implementation of written Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for the children with special needs. Attend meetings as necessary. Maintain the EEC requirements including child to staff ratios, classroom supervision, etc. Provide classroom coverage as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Active Preschool Child Development Associate Credential; ECE Certificate or EEC Preschool Lead Teacher certified, or enrolled in a degree program leading to an Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field, or enrolled in a CDA program to be completed within two years with experience teaching preschool age children. EEC preschool teacher certified preferred. Good interpersonal skills required. Bilingual skills where appropriate preferred. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries with staff and families. Must be able to engage in physical activities while attending to the needs of the center’s children and/or moving classroom equipment. Bilingual in a language spoken by families served by ABCD preferred. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note: there are forty-three (43) week school year positions and fifty-two (52) week positions available.

Location: Agency wide