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Teacher Assistant 1 or 2
DepartmentHead Start
Site LocationChisholm, MN
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time Level 3
Internal/External:Internal & External
  
Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for assisting the Head Start Teacher with all aspects of the classroom.

Job Qualifications:

Qualifications (Teacher Assistant 1): Probationary wage $16.57/hr; 6 month wage $17.36/hr

  • High School graduate or GED and minimum 18 years of age
  • Prefer Early Childhood education and work experience
  • Possess current First Aid/CPR certificate or willing to obtain
  • Ability to pass a background study
  • Required to enroll in Child Development Associate Program (CDA) after completing six (6) month probation
  • Regularly lifts 50 lbs., and occasionally more, and is able to kneel, bend, stoop, and sit on floor to attend to the children’s needs

Needed Attributes

  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and ability to work effectively with young children and families from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Possess computer/technology skills

Qualifications (Teacher Assistant 2): Probationary wage $17.71/hr; 6 month wage $18.59/hr

  • Minimum current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required
  • Prefer Early Childhood work experience
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification or willing to obtain
  • Must complete a minimum of 3 Early Childhood credits every 3 years
  • Background study required
  • High School graduate or GED and minimum 18 years of age
  • Regularly lifts 50 lbs., and occasionally more, and are able to kneel, bend, stoop, and sit on floor to attend to the children’s needs
Needed Attributes:
  • Computer/technology skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and ability to work effectively with young children and families from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing
Essential Functions:

Duties and Responsibilities (Teacher Assistant 1):

  • Assists in the management of the site in its entirety and maintains compliance with federal performance standards and state licensing requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety of all children through the compliance of Head Start policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the food program and meal requirements
  • Assists in the individualized and quality care of children
  • Assists with planning and implementation of the designated curriculum
  • Assists with all child screenings and ongoing assessments
  • Assists substitute teaching staff
  • Assists with child and family outcomes as mandated by federal, state, and local regulations
  • Assists with the implementation of home visits, conferences, field trips, and transition meetings
  • Responsible for timely documentation of all required program data
  • Assists children in a bus aide capacity on scheduled program transportation routes when assigned

Duties and Responsibilities (Teacher Assistant 2):

  • Responsible for ensuring the safety of all children following Head Start Health/Safety and Standard Code of Conduct policies and procedures
  • Assists with implementation of the designated Head Start curriculum & School Readiness goals
  • Assists in classroom organization, preparation, and clean-up
  • Participates in weekly site team staffing and planning meetings
  • Substitutes in Center/Combo Managers absence
  • Assists in specific record keeping and form completion
  • Assists Center/Combo Manager as assigned with CACFP documentation, purchasing, meal prep & cleanup
  • Assists with data collection, reporting, and analyzing child outcomes as mandated by federal, state, and local regulations
  • Supports the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement goals and activities
  • Assists children in a bus aide capacity on scheduled program transportation routes when assigned
  • Participates in all program training and selected individualized professional development
  • Assists children with toileting and diapering needs
  • Is a Mandated Reporter
Additional Information
FT Teacher Assistant 1 or 2 needed in a Chisholm Head Start classroom for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Wage dependent on qualifications. 34 hrs/wk, 36 weeks/year. Position open until filled. AA/EOE