Teacher Assistant

Telamon Corporation - Selbyville, DE3.4

TemporaryEstimated: $28,000 - $34,000 a year
EducationSkills
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Assist in the instruction of preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth.

1. With the Teacher, guides and facilitates activities of the children including classroom projects and field trips.
2. Selects and sets up equipment and materials in the classroom.
3. Provides a safe and healthy developmentally appropriate learning environment. Interacts with children one-on-one and in small groups.
4. Protects the safety of children by implementing active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.
5. Assists in the development of weekly activity plans and program activities.
6. Uses creativity to provide healthy and safe activities that are developmentally and age appropriate.
7. Assists the Teacher in record keeping. Conducts and documents observations, assessments and screenings.
8. Composes and proofreads correspondence and reports.
9. Participates in parent conferences to discuss the child's individual development and progress.
10. Eats with and assists children in eating to teach social and self-help skills and sound nutritional practices.
11. Assist children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, brushing teeth, and toilet habits.
12. Serves as a liaison between staff and parents. Engages parents in the education of their children including encouraging classroom involvement and home activities.
13. Maintains confidentiality regarding students.
14. May prepare meals and perform Bus Monitor duties.
15. Assist in the mobilization and documentation of matching-in-kind funds.
16. Fills in on a temporary basis when a staff member needs to leave the classroom for a short duration.
17. Participates in staff meetings, committees and training sessions.
18. Works in cooperation with supervisor to develop and document progress on professional development plan. Actively engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation’s Core Values.
19. Work may require the flexibility to stay until all children have left the program.
20. Keeps classroom clean and organized.
21. May translate.
22. Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This position has no direct supervisory duties but is expected to train or explain work procedures to others.

Qualifications:
  • High School or GED and willingness to enroll in a CDA credential program upon hire, which must be completed within 2 years of hire is required. Have a pre-school CDA credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a pre-school CDA credential, highly desired. Enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree in ECE or related field, which must be completed within 2 years of hire is desired.
  • An Associate’s degree in child development or early childhood or related field*, 2 years of experience working with preschool children is required.
  • A Bachelor's degree in child development or early childhood education, or related field or related field*, 1 year of experience working with the preschool children is required.
  • State requirements may vary, individual must meet requirements for state in which they are employed.
  • Must be able to get certification for CPR and First Aid after hire and recertify as required.
  • Pay may be commensurate with education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with a high school diploma/CDA preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with an Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Must have a willingness to work towards any additional credentials needed to move to the next level in the position, this may include continued education.
  • With an Associate’s degree in ECE, 2 years of experience working with preschool children preferred. With an Associate’s degree in a related field*, 2 years of experience working with preschool children is required.
  • With a Bachelor’s degree in ECE, 1 year of experience working with preschool children preferred. With a Bachelor’s degree in a related field*, 1 year of experience working with preschool children required.
  • Microsoft Office products and on-line client management systems.
  • Bilingual ability is preferred. [Supervisor may change this to required as vacancy is posted if needed to meet one bilingual per classroom requirement.]
  • State-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a Preschool CDA credential may be substituted.
**Degree in a related field is defined as an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in a field other than child development or early childhood education that either includes or is supplemented by twelve (12) college credits in child development or early childhood education focusing on children birth to age five. At least 3 of those credits must be in ECE developmental foundations.

Physical Requirements:
  • Work is performed mostly inside the facility.
  • Sitting, walking, stooping, squatting, lifting (up to 30 lbs), carrying, pushing and climbing.
  • Riding in a bus for prolong periods of time with noise and vibration.
  • Moving through the Center and classrooms. Ability to respond to quickly changing situations in a safe manner.
  • Frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Exposure to blood, other bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals and dirt.
  • Must have a willingness to work towards any additional credentials needed to move to the next level in the position, this may include continued education.
  • Regular attendance for this position is required, as regular attendance ensures we are providing the services we have committed to provide to the children and families we serve.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V