The Campagna Center

Assistant Teacher - Head Start

Reference ID : 46834
Location : Alexandria, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



This is a 10-Month position

COVID-19 vaccination and mask use required for all employees unless a reasonable accommodation (due to documented medical issue and/or sincerely held religious belief) is approved.

Sign-on and Retention bonuses will be provided to successful applicants!

Position Summary:


The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Teacher in creating, maintaining and managing an attractive, warm, and challenging learning environment for all children enrolled in the Head Start program. The Assistant Teacher collaborates with all staff to facilitate the utilization of needed services to the children and their families. The Assistant Teacher assumes the role of the Teacher in the Teacher's absence.  


Primary Responsibilities


Early Childhood Education Services

       Supports the Teacher as the curriculum is implemented through written lesson plans

       Implements activities with children with the support and guidance of Teacher

       Works with the Teacher to gather screening data, observations on individual childen; enters data on observations on a weekly basis

       Participates in data meetings to review child outcome data


Child Interactions

       Interacts with children frequently, affectionately, and respectfully at the child's level

       Acknowledges feelings with sensitivity and models appropriate social behavior

       Fosters children's positive self-concept by supporting individuality, independence, and the ability to make choices

       Engages with children during meal time by sitting and eating with the children

       Interacts in a manner consistent with the organization's commitment to anti-bias education


Supervision, Health and Safety of Children

       Maintains and follows all state, federal, and Head Start's health and safety guidelines

       Knows the numbers of children in direct care and maintains ratios at all times

       Organizes the classroom environment and keeps equipment safe and clean

       Responds immediately and appropriately to multiple or unexpected situations or emergencies


Building Effective Relationships with Families

       Develops and maintains meaningful, productive relationships with families

       Participates in required home visits with families

       Promotes parents' overall involvement and participation in program governance

       Promotes family involvement in agency-wide activities (e.g., health fairs, festivals, other activities)

       Communicates regularly with families, both verbally and in writing, regarding the development and specific activities of the children 

       Maintains confidentiality regarding children and families both in the center and externally 


Supporting Comprehensive Services

       Works collaboratively with other agencies to help meet the needs of families in the program

       Works in collaboration with other program staff and consultants to monitor, track, and coordinate services for children and parents



       Maintains records on each child according to program guidelines

       Performs other duties requested by the Supervisor


Required Qualifications

       A High School Diploma or GED-Equivalent and a CDA or currently enrolled in a program leading to an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree

       A minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children in an accredited child development program

       Strong verbal and written communications skills

       Ability to professionally interact with people of various cultural and social backgrounds

       Ability to establish supportive relationships with staff and families from diverse backgrounds

       Ability to utilize basic office equipment and familiarity with online learning and record-keeping databases

       Ability to work within a team environment as a cooperative and supportive team member

       Ability to sit on floor and lift children up to 40 lbs

       Willing to pursue classes in Early Childhood Education, as required by the program

Nice To Haves


Medical, dental, vision, life, disability, EAP, retirement savings plan as well as generous leave policy and holiday calendar.

Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Alexandria, VA

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