Knoxville-Knox County Head Start/Early Head Start

Preschool Teacher Assistant

Reference ID : 35189
Location : Knoxville, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Preschool Teacher Assistant supports the Teacher in providing a safe and caring learning environment for young children.



  • Assists with and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment using appropriate classroom organization, schedules, and routines and effective classroom and child management techniques; provides health and nutrition services for children.
  • Assists in implementing developmentally appropriate learning activities for young children based on individual needs in order to advance physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development.
  • Assists in the provision of parent involvement services consistent with the Parent Involvement/Education Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Provides transportation services for children and parents consistent with the Transportation Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the provision of social services consistent with the Family Services Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates professional behaviors and work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures, and completes special assignments from immediate supervisor or the Head Start Director.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Established work history
  • Valid Driver's License & ability to obtain Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Be at least 25 years of age (DOT requirement to obtain the CDL)
  • Criminal background check (fingerprint, vulnerable person's registry, etc.)
  • Ability to pass college coursework and obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) - (provided by employer)
  • Physical ability to work with young children - up and down on floor, on and off buses, on playground, lifting up to 50 lbs. to carry a child, move furniture, etc.

Nice To Haves

  • Experience with young children in a Licensed Child Care Facility
  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), AAS or higher in Early Childhood Education or Child Development


  • Over three weeks of paid leave for winter break, spring break, holidays, etc.
  • Sick Leave
  • Free health insurance for the individual
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free life insurance equivalent to one's salary
  • Retirement contributions by the employer equivalent to 6% of one's salary after one year of employment
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Training to update and renew skills 

Salary : $11.43 to $14.27/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Knoxville, TN

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