West River Head Start
This position starts as soon as possible.
TEACHER ASSISTANT DETAILS
Position is full-time, 9 months per year (mid August to mid May). Summer hours may be available through HIT, Inc.
Must have valid driver's license.
This person will work in the classroom of 3 to 5 year olds as part of a teaching team.
Experience with ages 3 to 5 a plus!
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus!
To qualify for a Teacher Assistant (TA), one must either:
Have a high school diploma or GED with the agreement that upon hire, a Child Development Associate (CDA) will be completed within 2 years (
TA 1: $13.95
NOTE: Head Start pays for the CDA training!
Have completed the Child Development credential (CDA) (
TA 2: $14.95
An associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (
TA 3: $16.95
Head Start pays over 80% of health insurance premium and 50% of dental and vision insurance premiums!
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Assists the teacher in providing a nurturing, safe, consistent learning environment to enhance the skills of every child. Aide in the preparation of materials for daily activities and adhere to the cleaning and sanitizing requirements to ensure a clean working and learning environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Adapt to the social, emotional, physical and cognitive developmental needs of each child. Assure the developmental progression of all children.
Contributes to documenting observations, gathering and organizing portfolio work samples, completing assessments, planning weekly lesson plans, etc.
Monitor the cleanliness and organization of the classroom to ensure the safety and mobility of each child.
Assist with implementing curriculum to meet the required Head Start Performance Standards.
Be a good role model and build positive, professional, relations with the children and families.
Understand and promote school readiness for children.
Assist in the active supervision of children to ensure safety at all times.
Be able to quickly adjust to changing work environments and take on a more leadership role when the teacher is absent.
Have questions? Contact us!
West River Head Start
1004 7th Street SW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9507