Head Start Assistant Teacher (#0521J)

Website United Community Action Partnership, Inc.

RESPONSIBILITIES: To work together with the Head Start Teacher providing comprehensive Head Start experiences that meet the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards. To empower parents as team members in a comprehensive approach to child development and self-sufficiency.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • To assist the Head Start Teacher to plan and prepare for center days.
  • Perform required record keeping.
  • Share in the planning of classroom health and nutrition activities.
  • Attend training and staff meetings as designated.
  • Serve as a short-term substitute in the absence of the Head Start Teacher.
  • Assist Aide with janitorial duties, as needed.
  • Assist with grantee efforts in recruitment of Head Start children.
  • Follow established safety procedures.
  • Support and Model United’s Behavioral Competencies.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • One (1) year experience working with 3-5 year olds.
  • A current Child Development Associate (CDA) or an Early Childhood Degree or willingness to obtain within two (2) years.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain. 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Bilingual preferred both written and verbal.
  • Computer/keyboarding skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel in a nine (9) county area regularly and out of the nine (9) county area for meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Reliable, regular attendance.
  • Reliable mode of transportation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development.
  • Demonstrated problem solving or conflict resolution skills.
  • Must have satisfactory completion of background check.
  • Must have satisfactory completion of medical exam and health screenings as requested per Head Start regulations.

Please refer to Job #0521J when applying.

United Community Action Partnership, Inc. is an EOE/ADA/AA Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to HumanR@unitedcapmn.org