This is a full-time position with full health and many other fringe benefits. This position is accountable for the overall operation of the Head Start/Pre-K Counts classroom that complies with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. This includes planning, coordinating, and managing in order to provide a conducive environment for the child’s healthy well-being and total development—socially, physically, emotionally, cognitively, nutritionally—with the support of the teacher and Education Specialist. The incumbent will substitute in the classroom during emergencies and in the absence of the teacher. *Itinerant teacher assistant is required to travel to all Head Start/Pre-K classrooms in Allegheny County to meet the daily needs of the program.
By leveraging strengths in AIU’s Core Competencies, the Teacher Assistant works closely with staff to provide children and families with a positive experience in AIU’s educational programs and activities.
AIU’s Core Competencies are: Accountability, Effective Communication, Establishing and Maintaining Trust, Teamwork and Professionalism and Ethics.
Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or Child Care/Child Development or CDA credentials or Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree (in any area). One (1) year experience working with preschool-aged children preferred. Current criminal history clearance, child abuse clearance and FBI clearance required (Act 34/151/114/24)
Additional Salary Information: Full Health Benefits at no cost to the employee.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, also known as the AIU, is part of Pennsylvania's public education system and is one of 29 Intermediate Units across the state.
Our organization provides specialized educational services to Allegheny County's 42 suburban school districts and five career technical centers. We employ approximately 1,500 educators at 420 sites and operate 11 family centers and t...hree schools for exceptional children. We offer about 130 programs and services for infants, young children, students and adults.