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Early Head Start Teacher Assistant II

Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.
Head Start Job Description
JOB TITLE: EHS Teacher Assistant II (40 hours/week 12 months) FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Director/Teacher REVISION DATE: November 01, 2017
DESIGNATED HEADQUARTERS: SALARY RANGE: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for the Nutrition component for the EHS program. To assist Early Head Start Teachers in the supervision and care of infant and toddlers in the Early Head Start Program. Employees in this classification receive direct or general supervision from a center Teacher or Teacher/Director and work on a day to day basis within the framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class provides assistance to infant and toddlers as well as in the implementation of program objectives and in providing responsible day care.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists teacher in classroom care giving routines
Assists the teacher to work with individuals and groups of infants and toddlers
Assists in supervising and care of infant and toddler age children
Utilizes respectful individual and responsive care giving practices with infants and toddlers
Assists teacher in maintaining a clean, safe and orderly classroom environment
Assists children in bathroom procedures; performs diapering duties as necessary
Participates with teacher in home visits
Assists with the implementation of health, emergency procedures and first aid
Responsible for preparing meals and snacks
Ensure all CACFP guidelines are met, complete CACFP paperwork
Clean the kitchen and remove the trash daily
Keep food inventory up-to-date
Purchase groceries and non-food items on a weekly or monthly basis
Attends meetings and in-services
Record keeping and order supplies
Assists the teacher in maintaining a safe physical environment
Performs other related duties as assigned.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION:
Minimum: High School Diploma or GED.
Completion of a Child Development Associate certificate for Infants and Toddlers within one year of employment.
EXPERIENCE:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Infant and toddler growth and development principles and practices
Effective child guidance practices and principles ABILITY TO:
SKILLS:
Assist in the implementation of Early Head Start Performance Standards
Assist with indoor and outdoor recreational activities suitable for infants and toddlers
Communicate with infant and toddler age children, their parents, and staff
Comply with federally mandated training requirements for licensing by the State Department of Social Services
Learn effective and appropriate care giving and practices utilized in infant/toddler care
Read, write, and speak English at a level sufficient for successful job performance
Effectively supervise and care for individual or groups of infant and toddler age children in their play and during routines
Effectively understand and follow written and oral instructions
Effectively interact with infants and toddlers in a responsive, positive and sensitive manner
Maintain effectiveness in a stressful situation
Meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the assigned duties safely and effectively
Establish and maintain cooperative, mutually supportive and effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties
Have a warm, supportive, pleasant and positive attitude toward young children and parents.
Be reliable.
Be flexible in receiving assignments or adapting to changes in the program.
Be willing to accept supervision in order to improve work performance.OTHER:
Professional in manner and attire.
No record of a conviction which would contraindicate employment.
Must be 21 years of age and must have, at a minimum, a valid Class C Driver's License and a reliable vehicle with current liability insurance; insurable under HCCAA's vehicle insurance policy.
Every 2 years: a TB test with a negative reading.
Must comply with all HCCAA Policies, and maintain confidentiality in all phases of agency operations.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, move quickly, use hands to finger, handle to feel; and reach with hands arms. The employee is frequently required to sit on the floor and return to a standing position. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Hearing within normal range is required.
TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS:
Must handle new and diverse work problems on a daily basis. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. Must have the ability to listen objectively to people, perceive the real problem and assist in bringing issues to a successful conclusion. Must relate and interact with employees at all levels within the agency. Bilingual skills are encouraged. Knowledge of basic math and literacy skills. Ability to record data pertinent to HS/EHS Performance Standards.


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