The Teacher Aide directly works with all children in the classroom. Assists the classroom Teacher in planning and implementing appropriate early childhood activities with the assistance of parent volunteers. Works under the supervision of the Teacher and is responsible for temporary assignments of teacher duties as assigned by his/her supervisor, the Center Director or the Head Start Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
Experience and training equivalent to High School Diploma or GED and six months experience working with preschool children. Must meet all health and licensing regulations as prescribed by the Arizona Health Services Department. Must enroll in and actively pursue Child Development Associate credentials (CDA) training upon employment to earn within 2 years of hire.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be self-motivated. Preschool classroom experience or related experience necessary. Must be able to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written format. Knowledge of Early Childhood Education. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied social, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Must be bondable. Bilingual proficiency and/or experience working with multicultural setting preferred.
Other Skills and abilities
Must have the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos demonstrating the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to write simple correspondence. Must be effective presenting information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Must possess the ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Must have the ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Must be able to apply common sense understanding. Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Certificates and Licenses
Obtain Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card
Obtain Food Handlers Certification if required by the County Health Department
Obtain CPR and First Aide Certification
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION.
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