Southwest TN HRA Head Start

Head Start Teacher Assistant- Bolivar

Reference ID : 63397
Location : Bolivar, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



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.

Work schedule - 40 weeks (9 mo.) / 80 hrs. bi-weekly

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications will be accepted through September 18, 2023


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.  

  • 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.


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

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
  • CDA


Excellent Benefits:  State of TN Health Insurance, State of Tennessee Retirement, and State paid Holidays, Dental/Vision, Life/LTD, and Paid Time Off

Salary : $10.88 to $14.13/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Bolivar, TN

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