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Head Start Teacher Assistant (Full-time)

Educational Service Unit #3 locationOmaha, NE
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  1. Job Title: Assistant Teacher ( Full Day, Full Year)

Job Title Code: 2143

Number of Days Worked: Works 5 Days/Week; 180 Days

  1. Department: Sarpy County/ESU #3 Head Start

  2. FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

  3. Immediate Supervisor: Head Start Teacher (Certified)

Staff Supervised: None

  1. Essential Requirements:

  1. High School Diploma is required; along with

  2. Current Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential (or comparable credential) with training or equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant/toddler development; or

  3. Associates Degree with at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate credit in child development/early childhood education.

  4. Assistant Teachers hired without required credentials will complete an education plan which includes enrolling in a CDA credential program or enrolling in college courses to be completed within two years of the time of hire (at the expense of the employee, pending availability of grant funds).

  5. Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification within three months of hire.

  6. Head Start experience preferred but not required.

  7. Basic computer skills, photocopier/facsimile, and other technology related to job requirements.

  8. No history of child abuse or negligence.

F. Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Understand and comply with the ESU #3 Board of Education Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook.

  2. Ensure compliance with grant requirements, Program Performance Standards, Nebraska Department of Education Rule 11 and Head Start policies and procedures.

  3. Utilize active supervision guidelines to ensure that all necessary and reasonable precautions are taken to protect children and monitor the learning environment for health and safety.

  4. Follow directions (both oral and written) in an efficient manner and assist with the preparation and supervision of various activities in the classroom, as directed by the Head Start teacher and/or other specialists.

  5. Support the HS teacher in organizing and creating an inviting learning environment and assist in helping children resolve conflicts and problem solve under the supervision and direction of the lead teacher.

  6. Attend all professional development activities as required by SCHS.

  7. Participate in health and nutrition activities to include (but not limited to) CACFP, NapSACC, family style meals.

  8. Support and maintain a positive work environment through open communication and collaboration with SCHS co-workers, specialists and supervisors.

  9. Maintain confidentiality regarding co-workers, agency, family and child information.

  10. Dependable and reliable attendance.

  11. Other duties as assigned.

G. At Will Employment: Employment with ESU #3 is not for any period of time, and employment may be terminated at any time at the convenience of the terminating party, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Employment with ESU #3 is not governed by any express or implied contract of employment containing terms different from or inconsistent with those stated in this job description. The terms of this job description may not be modified except in a writing signed by the ESU #3 CEO.

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