Teacher Assistant or Paraprofessional
West River Head Start
Teacher Assistant or Paraprofessional
TEACHER ASSISTANT / PARAPROFESSIONAL
Work 9 months and enjoy your summers off!
Must have valid driver's license and will be required to obtain CDL to drive a small school bus for field trips.
This person will work in the classroom as part of a teaching team.
Pay depends on level of education (increase after satisfactory completion of 6-month intro period):
$11.59 - Applicant with HS diploma or GED and working on or willing to enroll in Child Develop Associate (CDA) program
$12.70 - Applicant has completed CDA
$13.40 - Applicant has a degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
Responsible for the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child to assure developmental progression of each child. Provide transportation for the children in order for them to participate in the West River Head Start program. The bus driver is responsible for the cleanliness of the Head Start bus and must report maintenance needs to Support Services immediately.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Adheres to all principles of confidentiality: Shares appropriate information with co-workers, family, and community (knowing what to share with whom, when and how). Displays appropriate discretion in confidential matters relating to program staff and participants.
Responsible for generating in-kind from classroom families and outside sources and documenting in-kind.
Plans and facilitates the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. Assures the developmental progression of all enrolled children.
Assists with accurate developmental screening. Completes observations, portfolio, continuum, lesson plans, etc. Developmentally appropriate practices are implemented for the growth and enhancement of all enrolled children.
Monitors the cleanliness and organization of the classroom to ensure the safety and mobility of each child.
Assists with observing, documenting, analyzing reports that show the growth and concerns off all children using Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Assist with implementing age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans to meet the required Head Start Performance Standards.
Provides and rotates a variety of toys and materials. Lesson plans are complete and written for at least one week in advance.
Will be a good role model and build positive relations with the children.
Assists with head lice checks.
Understands and promotes school readiness for children.
Assist in recruitment efforts.
Work with teacher to implement the 7 Skills of Conscious Discipline while creating a school family that establishes simple, reasonable and consistent guidelines for children's behavior to encourage self control.
Assist in the supervision of children to ensure safety at all times.
Assist with providing weekly home activities and in-kind.
Must report maintenance needs.
Obtain and maintain CDL.
Ensure that all transportation procedures are followed.
Responsible for the cleanliness of Head Start vehicles.
Maintain a current route schedule which may be used, if needed, by a substitute driver.
Report any vehicle accident or damage, according to HIT Policy and Procedures.
Responsible for transportation of children for special activities such as field tips.
Keep accurate records of attendance, lunch counts and family contact notes.
Refer information or concerns to classroom teacher, Education Specialist, and Family Support Coordinator as needed.
Demonstrate a positive attitude with parents, community members and other staff by using assertive communication (clear, direct, respectful) when addressing an issue.
Ensures that volunteer procedures are followed.
Must comply with all facility and Head Start Policy and Procedures and HIT Expectations.
Computer skill to adequately perform job responsibilities.
Participate in meetings, committees, and training sessions as required. Will participate in a minimum of 2 parent teacher conferences and a minimum of 2 home visits annually per child.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
CDA or enrolled in CDA program
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Class C driver's license. Requires the equivalent of high school education with classes or experience in child care and/or early childhood development. CPR and First Aid. Enrolled in Child Development Associate (CDA) credential to be completed within 2 years. CDL.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally 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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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West River Head Start
1004 7th Street SW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9507