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The Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Child Development Program staff in providing basic care and supervision in a structured and developmentally appropriate environment. Child Development Assistant’s will model positive supportive interactions with children.
Core Job Responsibilities:
Agency Commitment and Awareness
Essential Job Duties:
Under the direction of the Child Development Supervisor, implement daily lesson plans by supervising and working with individual and groups of children.
Assists in the preparation and clean up of activities, meals, special projects, etc.
Supervise age appropriate activities for children.
Provide a safe learning environment through the use of consistent limits, appropriate positive guidance techniques, and respectful attitudes and actions.
Provide support to parents regarding positive guidance techniques.
Ensure that children are supervised at all times in accordance with Policies and Procedures.
Provide an atmosphere for children to develop positive self-esteem and pride by incorporating culturally sensitive activities and representations in room displays.
Maintain all files and information in accordance with Confidentiality Policies and Procedures.
Work cooperatively with volunteers, interns, and others providing agency and client services.
Participate in in-service training and other meetings as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or the equivalency required.
Early Childhood Credential and/or CDA preferred.
One (1) year professional experience in an Early Childhood setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of child development, birth through adolescent.
Demonstrated knowledge of the issues affecting children of parents who abuse alcohol and other drugs.
Demonstrated organization skills and ability to meet time deadlines.
Experience maintaining agency and client confidentiality.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Must be able to climb stairs. Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds.
Current TB test required, physical and CPR/First Aid Certification preferred.
Physical Demands And Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit, to reach with hands and arms to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; to occasionally stand and climb stairs, walk; to seldom bend, push, pull, and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.