Teaching Assistant assists teachers in planning and implementing individualized, developmentally-appropriate classroom and outdoor play space learning opportunities for young children in accordance with federal, state and local standards and best practices.
Ideal candidate must be working towards an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or enrolled in a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential program to be completed in two years (CDA Credential preferred desired). This position requires a minimum of MA EEC teacher certification and one year of experience working in an early childhood classroom. Bilingual skills: Spanish, Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole a plus.
Teaching Assistant responsibilities include
- Assists in creating and maintaining a developmentally-appropriate learning environment for young children designed to support children in gaining the knowledge and skills they need to be ‘school ready’
- Ensures children’s safety at all times, including providing appropriate supervision and maintaining a clean, well-organized classroom
- Assists teachers in developing weekly lesson plans that include specific learning objectives, and provide stimulating, developmentally-appropriate activities and experiences – both child and teacher-led – which are aligned with MA Early Learning Standards and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
- Incorporates the ‘Pyramid Model’ of social-emotional support and intervention into the classroom
- Partners with families to support children’s learning, including: providing regular informal communication, weekly written notes and supporting teachers in providing at least two (2) Parent-Teacher conferences and two (2) Home Visits each program year
- Works collaboratively with supervisor to develop an Individualized Professional Development Plan to guide training, educational and coaching activities for the program year
- Participates in training and other educational activities to promote professional development
- Keeps timely, accurate records – including CACFP meal counts
- Recognize and report suspected abuse and/or neglect to the appropriate authorities as required by law.
- Variety of shifts available
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Ongoing professional development, including coaching and early mental health consultation
- Opportunity to work with an incredibly diverse patient population and staff
To apply for this job, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org