Classroom Assistant – Head Start will perform any combination of the following instructional tasks in the classroom to assist the Preschool Teacher in Head Start or Infant/Toddler Teacher in Early Head Start by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assist with the planning and implementation of lesson plans
Use developmentally appropriate techniques to interact with children – individually or in groups – to support learning throughout the day
Daily completion of USDA documentation at point of service
Document observations on children' anecdotal record forms
Clean tabletops and floor areas after meals and activities, and clean cots as needed
Accompany the Family / Child Educator on home visits
Ability to collaborate, effectively facilitate change, communicate opening and effectively, delegate, be flexible, good time/project management, task driven, willingness to learn.
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds-especially if necessary to care for a child.
Abilities to, with or without reasonable accommodations: talk, hear, stand, reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; see up close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Other duties may be assigned.
Applicants must meet the following basic qualifications for consideration:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Child Development Associate certificate (CDA) must be earned within two (2) years after date of hire in order to remain employed
Applicants with the following qualifications are preferred:
Prefer experience with children 0 to 5 years old
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Family Development Services is the sole provider of Head Start for Marion and Hamilton counties in Indiana, and we served more than 2,500 children, and infants last year alone.
Our services are designed to nourish early childhood development and foster long-term learning and social skills through:
•Comprehensive health services
•Active family involvement
•Family support services such as employment counseling, literacy education, and crisis intervention