Teacher Assistant TA (Artesia)
PLEASE NOTE: New Standards for Vaccination and Masking to Reduce Transmission of COVID-19
The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) require the use of face masks for everyone in a Head Start program 2 years of age and older, with some exceptions. The requirement on masking is effective immediately.
The new HSPPS also require vaccination against COVID-19 for all staff, contractors working directly with children, and volunteers. The HSPPS require these individuals to be vaccinated by January 31, 2022. This means staff, certain contractors, and volunteers must have their second dose in a two-dose series or first in a single-dose series by January 31, 2022. Head Start programs may allow exemptions to the vaccination requirement for those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions or religious beliefs, practices, or observances. For those granted a vaccine exemption, there will be a weekly testing requirement. Without an approved vaccine exemption, there is no option for testing in lieu of receiving the vaccine.
The Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the teacher in the planning and implementation of educational activities in the classroom, consistent with Head Start performance standards; providing a learning environment which is interesting, stimulating and developmentally appropriate thus encouraging each child to reach his/her maximum potential. He/she will receive instruction, training and supervision from the Teacher, Education Coordinator and the Area/Site Supervisor, with a dotted line reporting relationship with the Education/Transition Manager. He/she will receive evaluations from the teacher with input from the Education Coordinator and Area/Site Supervisor.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Prefer Six (6) months of early childhood related work experience
- Must obtain Child Development Associate credential or State Certificate within 2-1/2 years of hire.
- Possess excellent oral and written English communication skills
Salary – This is a Non-Exempt position $13.26- $22.10 an hour depending on qualifications (related experience, education, training, etc.)
We offer a 4-day work week (Monday – Thursday)
Thirteen (13) Paid Holidays per year
Medical, Dental, Vision, and