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Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

Company: Centro De La Familia
Location: Craig
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Centro de la Familia -provides high-quality, comprehensive, early childhood development and education services to children and their families throughout Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Our mission is to promote the educational success of children and families while fostering healthy and engaged communities.OverviewUnder the leadership of the Lead Teacher and Education Specialist, administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of infants and toddlers; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning & execution of their child's education. Works as a team member with other staff, parents, and volunteers. Directly involved in providing meals and snacks to children. Assumes Teacher duties in the temporary absence of the Teacher.Location: CraigKey areas of responsibilityClassroom EnvironmentTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. Assist the teacher in all aspects of the overall management of the assigned classroom, including direct supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety, and being actively engaged with children in learning activities indoors as well as outdoors.2. Assist in the daily program planning to support and promote the overall children's growth and development as specified in the Head Start Performance Standards and CDLF Service Plan.3. Use space, relationships, materials, and routines as resources for constructing and interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and learning.4. Assist in the implementation of activities, and opportunities to promote the physical development of children, as well as opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problems solving, appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.5. Actively communicate with children and provide opportunities and support for children to understand, acquire, and use verbal and nonverbal means of communicating thoughts and feelings.6. Provide opportunities that stimulate children to play with sound, rhythm, language, materials, space, and ideas in individual ways and to express their creative abilities.7. Help provide physical and emotional security for each child and help each child to know, accept and take pride in himself or herself and to develop a sense of independence.8. Help each child feel accepted in the group, help children learn to communicate and get along with others, and encourage feelings of empathy and mutual respect among children.9. Assist in providing a supportive environment in which children can begin to learn and practice appropriate and acceptable behaviors as individuals and as a group.10. Use observations and assessments to help plan individualized learning activities for each child and update their progress.11. Make appropriate referrals for suspected concerns in any kind of developmental delay and/or mental health concern.12. Assist in the cleaning and sanitizing of toys and surfaces following CDLF's guidelines.13. Complete files records and home visits in a timely manner.14. Work sensitively with children with special needs and children with limited or no English skills.15. Help ensure that snacks and meals are served family style and in accordance with CDLF policies and procedures.Parent & Family Involvement1. Encourage parent participation in all aspects of the program. Seek partnership with parents.2. Observe strict confidentiality regarding children and families.3. Regularly communicate with parents in their preferred language.4. Suggest activities and materials that parents can share with their child at home.5. Support families desire to communicate their language and cultural heritage to their children through cultural practices.6. Help parents understand the program goals for bilingual development.Qualifications1. A current CDA credential appropriate to the age of the children served, or currently enrolled in a CDA credential, or2. A State-awarded certificate for preschool teachers that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, or3. An associate, baccalaureate, or advance degree in early childhood education, or4. A degree in a field related to early childhood education, with experience in teaching preschool children.Experience working with low-income and/or migrant children preferred. Ability to team-teach and work well with children. Ability to work with children with special needs. Ability to work with children with limited or no English skills. Current and former Early Head Start and Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.Language SkillsBilingual Spanish/English preferred. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to parents and other employees of CDLF. -Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Centro De La Familia, Vernal , Early Childhood Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Craig, Utah

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