United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head StartBennington, VTFull Time
Job Posting for Teacher Assistant (Early Childhood) at United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head Start
Under the direction of the Lead Teacher and/or the Site Supervisor or Education Manager, the Teacher Assistant helps to create and maintain an atmosphere in the classroom in which children feel welcome, valued, comfortable and secure. In addition, assists Teacher to involve parents in educational activities and participates in classroom activities.
EDUCATION: The Teacher Assistant cooperates with the teacher to plan a schedule of daily activities, to plan field trips and special projects. Prepares educational materials and classroom environment for daily activities. Acts as the Teacher in Teacher's absence.
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: As directed by the Teacher, the Teacher Assistant will supervise play activities, participate in activities and direct small and large group activities. Will also observe, record and report children's behavior and play. They will help children with self-care routines and provide aid to children who experience difficulty or loss of control and intervene in situations where injury may result. May provide supervision in the classroom, at off-site experiences, field trips and on the Head Start bus (Bus Monitor).
CLASSROOM MAINTENANCE: The Teacher Assistant will maintain educational supplies and art materials, monitor equipment and supplies and cooperate with the teacher to maintain an orderly classroom environment. This includes assisting the Teacher and children with clean-up at mealtime and after playtime.
PARENT ENGAGEMENT: In addition, provides childcare during after-hour parent events at a minimum of two shifts per year. During events, completes intake forms with parents. Helps parents to feel comfortable in their role as classroom helpers and involves parents in activities and projects. Also, the Teacher Assistant refers parent's questions to the Teacher, as appropriate. To meet the changing needs of families, it may be necessary to schedule meetings and family events after regular hours.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Per OHS requirement, must hold a valid Child Development Associate (CDA) or Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education (AA), or be enrolled in a program leading to a CDA or AA within 2 years of employment start date.
Nice To Haves
Employee perks and benefits include:
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan with Matching Contribution
Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Employer Sponsored Life Insurance
Employer Sponsored Disability Income Benefits
Relias On-Line Learning System Access
Employer Sponsored Training and Development (including CPR, CPI, Mental Health First Aid)