AREA AND FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Director of Child Development Center or designee, the Teacher Assistant is to assist one or more Group Teachers with the daily activities of the Center as directed.
CHARACTERISTICS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist teachers in planning and maintaining a safe, clean learning environment that assures the safety and well being of the children in his/her care.
Assist with planning and implementing activities developmentally appropriate and in accordance with the philosophy, practices and curriculum objectives of the Center.
Maintain on a daily basis open communication with parents. Provide input for bi-annual assessment of children’s development.
Observe and report any suspect abuse or questionable behaviors and maintain anecdotal records and accident reports in accordance to established policies and procedures.
Attend in-service and staff meetings. Adhere to professional development requirements of the Center.
Ensure adherence with applicable licensing regulations, and compliance with institutional regulations, policies and procedures and the Center’s written work plan.
Ensure adherence with basic principles of early childhood development as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Maintain strict confidentiality and security of student, staff, children and client records.
Prepare routine, special and ancillary reports as required.
Perform other related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or equivalent.
Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.
Experience working with pre-school children.
Must demonstrate a high degree of reliability and flexibility.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Earned credits or current enrollment in college courses in Early Childhood Education or related area.
Demonstrated knowledge of the basic principles of early childhood development as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Ability to work an extended schedule, including evenings and weekends, according to demands of the role and tasks.
About Essex County College
Essex County College is an open-door public access community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning opportunities at a very affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in the richness of our diversity and our nurturing atmosphere, which encourages students who might not otherwise aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.