United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head Start

Early Childhood Floater (Teacher Assistant)

Reference ID : 73236
Location : Bennington, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



The Floater helps to create and maintain an atmosphere in the classroom in which children feel welcome, valued, comfortable and secure. The Floater will help the program day-to-day operations run smoothly by providing classroom teachers with breaks, coverage for meetings, assist with beginning and end of the day cleaning, provide child care for evening events, substituting in the classroom, and help with preparation for the next day.



The Floater cooperates with the Teacher and/or Manager to be sure that day-to-day operations within the full day program are running smoothly. The Floater will ensure this by providing Teachers with breaks, covering for meetings, riding the bus when needed, replenishing food for the classrooms at meal times, assisting with beginning and end of the day cleaning, and substituting in the classroom when needed.


As directed by the Teacher and/or Manager, the Floater will supervise children's play activities, help children to participate in individual activities, small, and large group activities. Will also observe and report child's behavior to Teacher. The Floater will work with each individual teaching team to ensure that he/she is providing the most appropriate support to the classrooms.


The Floater will be responsible to clean the classroom, as directed by the Teacher and at the end of the day. End of the day responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sweeping the floors, combining and bagging up all trash, checking the classroom to be sure that lights and air conditioners are off and that all windows are closed, and that all doors are locked.


Daily duties may include playground health and safety checklists and minor upkeep; kitchen duties- formula, meal or snack preparation or clean-up, kitchen dishes and cleanup following CCFAP and CDD regulation standards; tidying and organizing common areas and preparation and care of materials and equipment.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be willing to pursue Child Development Associate (CDA) or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Experience with infants and toddler development preferred

Nice To Haves


About Us

United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head Start operates 5STAR sites in North Bennington, Bennington, and Pownal VT, and serving children ages 6 weeks- 5 years and their families with comprehensive early childhood education. Our programs make up the Early Childhood Services Division of our grantee agency, United Counseling Services.

We are proud to announce that UCS has been selected as the Best Place to Work and the Best Community Service Organization for the 2020 Readers Choice award!

An established leader and provider of health and human services in Southern Vermont, United Counseling Service provides nearly 3,000 people each year with a broad range of mental health, developmental and children's services along with early childhood education. Approximately 300 employees are making a positive difference at 16 facilities operating throughout Bennington County.

Our employees are creative, thoughtful, energetic, forward thinking and empowered. UCS is living its mission: Building a stronger community by empowering individuals to live healthy and meaningful lives. If you want to make a difference and help those who need it most, consider joining our team. UCS is a great place to work and a great place to get care.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Apply online, or contact us

Division of Human Resources

(802) 442-5491


Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Bennington, VT

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