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