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Pre K Teacher Assistant - Vivian Conaster-Turner ELC (Morgan County)
Title:Pre K Teacher Assistant - Vivian Conaster-Turner ELC (Morgan County)
Department:Head Start
Close Date:10/08/2020
Community Action Partnership of North Alabama
Job Description
Job Title:  Pre K Teacher Assistant                                    Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports To: Center Director                                                Date:   8-2020    
Salary: $14.26/HR                                                                Days:  187
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
The Teacher Assistant is responsible for working in a team effort with the Teacher and other program staff to provide children with a safe and healthy learning environment, advancing their physical and intellectual growth, supporting social and emotional development, providing positive guidance and discipline, establishing positive relationships with families and encouraging their involvement in the education of their children, ensuring a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant’s needs and maintaining a commitment to professionalism.  It is the responsibility of the TA to work under the direct guidance, direction, and monitoring of the Area Team Leader in cooperation with the Content Team Leaders and other program staff in developing lesson plans, classroom management, and procurement of needed teaching materials and supplies.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Must stay current with Microsoft software and other technology used to support Partnership initiatives and communication skills. Have good verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate ability to assume primary responsibility for planning and implementing the daily program for a group of young children. Has ability to work well with parents of young children.  Has the ability to provide guidance, encouragement, on-going monitoring to the classroom. Ability to provide leadership and problem solve with other staff. Have the ability to work with children and families from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.  Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. 
Must be 19 years of age and have at the minimum a CDA. Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from an accredited college or university preferred. Be willing to actively pursue courses to obtain an AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Childhood development.  
Other Characteristics:
Meet all current childcare employee regulations, Performance Standards and agency regulations. Hold or be willing to obtain a current age appropriate CPR/First Aid Certification. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds as needed in daily activities, emergency situations, and providing care for children with special needs. Be able to actively participate in a variety of activities with children and oversee children outdoors in various weather conditions as required by program standards. Work assigned hours. Punctual. Utilize all safety equipment and procedures in daily operation of the classroom.
All selected candidates for positions at Community Action Partnership of North Alabama are required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 
Additional Responsibilities:
Other duties as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position or related duties.
Work Relationships and Scope:
Reports directly to the Children’s Services Classroom Support . Works closely with Teacher, Family Engagement Specialist, children and families. 
Measure of Performance: 
Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed. Gains the trust and respect of the children and families, staff, and co-workers. Communicates effectively (written and verbally); responsive to the requests and information needs of the Partnership; problem solver; creative thinker; quality of the example set for other employees, team player, commitment and loyalty to the Partnership; maintenance of confidential information.
Working Conditions:
Work is performed in a classroom setting.  Minimum travel to make home visits is required.  This position requires sitting, standing, bending, and minimal lifting.  This position requires a valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and safe driving record. 
All full-time employees of the Partnership are provided a very generous and exceptional benefits package which includes full medical coverage managed by PEEHIP (BC/BS Plan).  The agency contributes over 10% monthly to the Retirement System of Alabama on behalf of each employee. 
Our Vision: 
As a comprehensive, unified Agency, to be the premiere and preferred non-profit partner in Alabama.
Our Mission: 
The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, a results-driven non-profit business, is committed to reducing or eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position.  It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job.  The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the Area Team Leader.  All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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