Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 5:40 PM
Teacher Assistant for Palm Beach Head Start **By clicking "Apply Now" you will be redirected to our career site to complete our agency application. General Description: Works as part of a teaching team in developing activities for preschool children. Assists the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. Works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. May serve as Bus Monitor on activities where the program transports children. May perform additional duties based on program needs and areas of developing expertise. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts. Essential Functions: . Participates in pre-service training. . Implements approved curricula in the classroom. . Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and the component plans. . With the teacher, guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities, field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom. . Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children. . Write weekly observations per assessment procedure. . Use parent conferences to discuss the child's individual development and progress, assist the parents in developing observational skills and solicit parent observations. . Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices. . Guide children's acquisition of social skills. . Attend staff training and meetings, and board and parent meetings as requested. . Assist in providing and maintaining a safe and healthy developmentally appropriate environment. . Assists teacher in ensuring that at least 80% of the children are kindergarten ready. . Assists in quality staff-child interactions resulting in a CLASS scores greater than the lowest 10% of the threshold in each domain. . Uses active supervision techniques and maintains positive classroom behavior. . Receives a satisfactory or higher score on the Teacher Assistant Success Rubric. . Assists teacher in maintaining a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, and a developmental assessment. . Assists teacher in conducting and using home visits and parent conferences to discuss the child's individual development and progress, assist the parents in developing observational skills and solicit parent observations; . Assist in conducting the daily health and environment check list. . Assists in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance as needed. . Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures. . Assists the teacher in the completion of required reports. . Completes timely and accurate time sheets. . Distributes newsletters, flyers, and other information to families as instructed by the supervisor. . Attends all training, workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the supervisor. . Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities. . Performs other duties, as may be required. Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and A National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) for Preschool Endorsement; and A National Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) for Infant/Toddler Endorsement, if applicable; and A Certificate of Completion of an approved 10 hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Preschoolers or Infant/Toddlers Course; and Proof of successful completion of the following courses: 6 hours Child Growth and Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations, or a 30 hour Introductory Child Care Training Course. Preferred Education: Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Development or a related field with 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education; and a Certificate of Completion of an approved 10 hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Preschoolers or Infant/Toddlers Course; and proof of successful completion of the following courses: 6 hours Child Growth and Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations, or a 30 hour Introductory Child Care Training Course and possession of a National Credential Child Development Associate (CDA) for Infant/Toddlers or Preschool Endorsement; if applicable. In addition all state mandated courses for the Voluntary prekindergarten required. Experience: Entry level position Also required: Certification in First Aid and CPR and successful completion of a Level II background screening, local criminal record check, and drug screening prior to hiring Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area. Lutheran Services Florida Children & Head Start Services EOE/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE Company Description: Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is an organization that is guided by big ideas and these guiding principles create an imperative to serve that compels LSF to build on organizational strengths, overcome weaknesses and create effective programs in response to human suffering and need. The mission, values, vision and ends polices guide the work of LSF. These guiding principles also shape the advocacy and promotion efforts of the organization, which focus on the needs of the vulnerable, overcoming barriers to service and positioning LSF to effectively respond to opportunities. The LSF business model responds to a rapidly changing service landscape with an aggressive growth strategy. That growth is predicated on methodical pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities and the maintenance of a new program "pipeline." LSF provides value by developing and competently deploying efficient organizational structures; effective operating policies and procedures; accountable management systems and processes; and expertise in the form of personnel, strategic alliances or purchased services. We have over 60 Programs throughout Florida, an operating budget of over $210 million dollars and 1,400 employees. Our Head Start Programs are in multiple counties throughout Florida providing multiple program options including center base, family childcare, home base, pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers. MISSION: Lutheran Services Florida serves to bring Gods healing, hope and help to people in need in the name of Jesus Christ. VISION: LSF sees itself and its employees as called and committed servants of Christ by serving the needy, the frail, and the powerless with integrity, faith, love and kindness in order to change lives, restore dignity, work for justice and bring healing, hope and help. LSF is a leader in the State of Florida in providing human services. VALUES: We derive our basic values from a Biblical understanding of loving creative and redemptive activity in Christ Jesus. We seek partnerships with congregations to serve people in need. We recognize that no one agency or group can be fully effective when working alone; and we therefore seek relationships with other faith-based organizations and/or community-based organizations with similar missions. We do not discriminate in the provision of services. We do not discriminate in hiring; we seek staff members who are culturally competent and committed to serving others. We intentionally seek former clients capable of joining our staff, and we encourage promotion from within. We believe that our success should be evaluated by our abilities to serve those in need and change their lives for the better. We want employees that love serving our families. LSF: Love, Service, Faith.
• Location: Palm Beach, West Palm Beach
• Post ID: 49309398 westpalmbeach