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Head Start Teacher Assistant

Company: All Kids Academy Head Start, Inc.
Location: Valley Springs
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Teacher Assistant Summary: Under the direction of the Center Director and classroom Teacher, assist in the teaching and learning activities of the classroom in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, California State Regulation (Title 22) and Agency requirements. Assist the teacher in a Head Start setting providing a comprehensive program to meet educational, emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of children. In accordance with federal guidelines, applicants must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless eligible for accommodation. COMPETITIVE BENEFITS: $1000 Service Awards Every 5 Years Medical, dental, and vision insurance Employer-paid Life and AD&D Insurance 403 (b) retirement plan with matching agency contributions (up to 6%) Paid vacation and sick time 15 Paid holidays Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Health and Dependent Care Flex Plans (FSAs) Accident, Disability, Critical Illness voluntary plans $1,500 Tuition Reimbursement Paid professional development days Two paid Personal Days SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Center Director Minimum Employment Qualifications/Competencies EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Head Start: An Associate's Degree with 12 semester credits in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. The ability to get an Associate Teacher Permit/or Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) within the first 90 days of employment. Early Head Start : Same as above, plus three semester units of Infant Toddler Development courses. In addition, if you do not have an Associate degree but you do have 12 completed units in Child Development, you may qualify for our Classroom Instructional Assistant position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Assist the teacher in planning and maintaining a safe, clean, learning environment and in assuring the well-being and safety of the children in his/her care Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities; Assist teacher to implement the developmental assessment for each child to determine the child---s strengths and areas in which each child may need help; Plan with and assist the teacher in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities; Assist the teacher in maintaining a confidential assessment binder, consisting of developmental assessments, individual goals, and observations of progress toward meeting goals; Assist teacher in implementing behavior plans designed by resource/mentor teachers and/or mental health specialist; Maintain discipline and supervision of children during all activities; IMPORTANT Prior to employment, in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 as amended, employment candidate will be required to provide either proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish the candidate---s eligibility to be employed in the U.S. Head Start regulations require that no person shall work in any Head Start program until they have been fingerprinted and cleared through the Department of Justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we intend to meet all obligations under state and federal law pertaining to employment including, but not limited to, any obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate persons with disabilities. No person will be denied employment, discriminated against, or prohibited from participating fully in employment opportunities for reasons of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion(including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), age, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic characteristic, marital status, military or veteran status, medical or physical disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by federal state, or local law. Applicants will be required to obtain a Health Screening, TB clearance, proof of immunization against measles, and pertussis (MMR and Tdap vaccines), and background clearance prior to starting employment. "The mission of All Kids Academy Head Start, Inc. is to serve children, families, and communities by closing the achievement gap. To this end, we provide quality school readiness and comprehensive services; and partner with families to support their hopes and desires, in achieving their maximum potential as productive members of society." An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: All Kids Academy Head Start, Inc., Stockton , Head Start Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Valley Springs, California

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