REPORTS TO: Teacher and Education Specialist
NOTE: HEAD START OF SHAWNEE MISSION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Statement of the job: In conjunction with the teacher, assist in the classroom by providing individualized attention to the children to enhance their learning and development. A teacher assistant will contribute as a part of the teaching team to plan and implement curriculum and assessment. A teacher assistant will also assist in establishing and maintaining an appropriate learning environment, with attention to standards of health, safety, organization, and aesthetics. A teacher assistant will contribute to professionalism and teamwork within the teaching team and the agency, and will develop and maintain supportive, professional relationships with children and their families to enhance parent education, communication, involvement and advocacy.
Duties of the job:
I. Curriculum (1304.21)
II. Assessment (1304.21)
III. Adult/Child Interactions (1304.21)
IV. Environment (1304.21, 1304.22, 1304.53)
V. Professional Development (1304.51, 1304.52)
VI. Family Involvement and Support (1304.21, 1304.40,1304.50, 1304.51, 1304.52)
VII. Other duties
Required qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field required (Bachelors preferred). One year experience working in a licensed classroom required. (Ages 0-3 for Infant/Toddler Rooms; Ages 3-5 for Preschool Rooms) 3-5 years experience working in a licensed classroom, preferred.
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