Bandon, OR

Teacher Assistant

South Coast Head Start/ORCCA
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Open date
May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024
Expiration date
July 21, 2024
Until filled
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Reports to
Classroom Lead

Job description

Job Description PRIMARY PURPOSE: Assist Teacher in the delivery of high-quality infant, toddler, and preschool services as defined by the Head Start Performance Standards, State Licensing Rules, program work plans, and program goals. Assist with day-to-day operations of assigned classroom. Maintain quality environments with attention to safety and health prevention measures. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Reason position exists is to perform these functions): EDUCATION Ensure children are supervised at all times and maintain appropriate ratios and group sizes. Ensure children are signed in and out of class and bus and released only to authorized adults. Clean and sanitize classrooms, equipment and materials according to policies and procedures. Complete daily classroom and playground safety checks, as assigned. Assist teacher in providing responsive care, effective teaching practices, and an organized learning environment for all children. Assist teacher to implement The Creative Curriculum to fidelity to provide quality, developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor learning experiences. Assist in integrating physical activity and utilize program resources to enhance daily lesson plans. Provide input and support to ensure learning environments include age-appropriate, and culturally and linguistically responsive supplies, materials, equipment and space, including accommodations for children with disabilities, with periodic changes to support interests, development and learning. Use positive guidance strategies to support social-emotional and behavioral health. Provide family-style meal service with sufficient time for children to eat, following food safety guidelines for all food service. Track daily attendance for each child and implement program attendance follow-up procedures, as assigned. Assist Teacher in completing screenings and assessments, as assigned. Perform Teacher job duties in the temporary absence of the Teacher. Complete additional tasks and job duties as assigned by supervisor. Assist teacher in delivery of appropriate services to children with IFSP/IEP’s. Provide supportive environments individual supports. Support team implementation of individual plans for special health needs, including asthma, diabetes, emotional or other conditions that require additional service provisions. In coordination with Teacher, regularly share information with families regarding their child’s routines, activities, and behaviors (conversations, phone calls, notes home, etc.) Encourage ongoing parent participation in classrooms, site family events, and other program activities. Adhere to federal, state and program documentation requirements. Participate in on-going team communication to support service delivery, promoting problem-solving and conflict resolution within assigned team. Support outreach and recruitment efforts by communicating the program’s eligibility, selection, and enrollment policies and practices to families, other service providers, and the general public. Provide supervision to parents, assigned volunteers and practicum students Provide constructive ongoing feedback and support in professional growth

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