Southwest TN HRA Head Start

Early Childhood - Teacher Assistant in Brownsville

Reference ID : 29076
Location : Henderson, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Applications may be picked up at: Southwest HRA- Haywood County Community

Service Center at 1149 Tammbell St., Brownsville, SWHRA Central Office at 1527

White Ave., Henderson, or on-line application at

Send applications to:

Southwest Human Resource Agency

P.O. Box 264

Henderson, TN. 38340

Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2021

The Teacher Assistant supports the Teachers and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment. Assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents, the Teacher Assistant observes and documents children's interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. Teacher Assistant are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.


  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Assist Head Start Teacher in carrying out a program of instruction

for a pre-school classroom of up to 20 children, serve as teacher in absence of regular

Teacher, make home visits, encourage parent involvement, and work with other staff

concerning enrollment and meeting the needs of families.


High School Diploma or GED required; a Child Development

Associate Credential preferred; Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

preferred: experience/training in working with preschool children desired; must be willing

to continue education. Basic computer knowledge. Must pass physical exam, drug

screen, and criminal/fingerprint background check.

  • High energy.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • An understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

Nice To Haves




Excellent benefits Work schedule - 41 weeks (10 mo.) / 80 hrs. biweekly.

Salary : $9.59 to $10/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Henderson, TN

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