Ideal Learning Academies of Louisville, Inc.

Head Start Assistant Teacher - Child Care Center Based Program - Auburndale Learning Academy

Reference ID : 58010
Location : Louisville, KY
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

Now hiring at Auburndale Learning Academy located at 7602 Third Street Road, Louisville, KY 40214


The Head Start Assistant Teacher is an early childhood educator responsible for assisting with a classroom of children 3-5 years of age. They work with a Head Start teacher, family members, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities. This position reports to the Center Director.  


Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Preschool CDA/ state awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential OR enrolled to complete Preschool CDA within 2 years of hire OR AA/BA with at least 9 credits in ECE -OR- enrolled in a program that will lead to relevant AA/BA (Tuition assistance is available.)
  • Physical exams and background checks are required for this position.
  • Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
  • State-issued ID (valid driver's license preferred)
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be/show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless able to provide a medical or religious exemption.)

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Computer literacy skills, including MS Office applications, basic data systems, and internet navigation.
  • Must be honest, dependable, and able to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Bilingual skills preferred.

Salary up to $22.18/ hour. Salary is based on education and experience. Eligible staff qualify for hiring & retention bonus up to $2,000.


Ideal Learning Academy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.


About us:

The premise of Head Start is simple: every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential.

Working in partnership with Family & Children's Place, Greater Louisville Head Start is a free program helping nearly 450 families each year by:

  • Enhancing each child's growth and development
  • Strengthening parents' ability to nurture their child
  • Connecting families with needed community resources
  • Providing children with educational, health, and nutritional services

Early Head Start is designed for income-eligible children from birth through age 3, with families choosing between daily programs at learning centers around Louisville or weekly home visits. Head Start is designed for income-eligible children from ages 3 to 5 and is offered only at learning centers. Both Early Head Start and Head Start are inclusive of children and families with disabilities and/or special needs.

Duties

  • Ensure classroom arrangement, materials and displays are organized and conducive to children's learning.
  • Maintain positive teacher-child interactions that provide emotional support and behavior management.
  • Implement GLHS's chosen curriculum with fidelity, being aware of the big ideas while also following all guidance and resources.
  • Assist Teacher in the preparation or modification of weekly lesson plans, implementation of individual plans, small-group activities, and other curriculum components.
  • Provide children with a consistent classroom routine and assist in facilitating all parts of the routine to support child learning.
  • Interact with children intentionally throughout the day to provide differentiated support.
  • Assist in screenings/assessments and completing quarterly checkpoints for each child.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families through building rapport and trust.
  • Participate in ongoing reflective coaching and self-assessment.
  • Assume responsibilities and duties upon the absence of the Teacher.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Preschool CDA/ state awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential OR enrolled to complete Preschool CDA within 2 years of hire OR AA/BA with at least 9 credits in ECE -OR- enrolled in a program that will lead to relevant AA/BA (Tuition assistance is available.)
  • Physical exams and background checks are required for this position.
  • Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
  • State-issued ID (valid driver's license preferred)
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be/show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless able to provide a medical or religious exemption.)

Nice To Haves

  • Bilingual skills preferred

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


Salary : $13 to $22.18/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Louisville, KY

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