Date:           11/3/2021
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Jefferson County, Dandridge       

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Preschool CDA or degree in Early Childhood or related area desired.

  • Will consider applicants enrolled in a CDA, ECE Certificate, or related degree program.

  • Previous experience working with preschool children preferred.

  • Must be able to work well with parents and staff, as well as preschool children

  • Criminal background check required.

  • Empathy working with low-income families.

  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

  • Will act as Bus Monitor and drive bus route as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in delivering educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children.

  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.

  • May be the immediate supervisor of other center staff in the absence the teacher.

  • Assists in organizing the classroom and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.

  • Observes, assesses, refers, and evaluates each child’s progress in the assigned classroom, and assists in planning and implementing classroom activities based on individual needs of the children to advance physical and intellectual competence.

  • Assists in promoting social and emotional development of children, and in maintaining classroom discipline using positive guidance techniques.

  • Assists in maintaining records and submits reports as required; attends meetings and required training.

  • Assist with home visits and/or parent-teacher conferences as required

  • Assists with parent meetings, and maintains positive communication with parents and community participants.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.

To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814 or email jobs@dceaheadstart.org. . Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.