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Teacher Assistant- Head Start/Abbott Program

Trenton, NJ
The Children's Home Society of New Jersey Toms River

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Under the administrative direction of the Education/Early Childhood Services Manager and under the direct supervision of the Site Coordinator the classroom the Teacher Assistant will support and work within all Head Start Centers assisting the teacher in all aspects of classroom management.

Schedule: 2020/2021 School Year

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Teacher in planning and implementing a comprehensive program including CHSofNJ HS curriculum, and Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Work in a team setting with all staff to determine individual needs of the children.
  • Assist the Teacher with set up and maintenance of an appropriate classroom environment, including organization of space and material storage.
  • Help supervise field trips and recreational activities.
  • Assist the Teacher in planning and participate in classroom activities with children.
  • Recommend ways of utilizing parent volunteers in the classroom and in other program activities.
  • Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and a family partnership.

Educational Requirements:

Must have an ECE CDA credential, a state-awarded certificate (i.e. Paraprofessional Certificate), or an Associate’s Degree (60 college credits) that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential. Upon review of transcripts, should a candidate's credits be determined not to meet or exceed a CDA credential, new hires will be required to obtain and maintain a CDA credential within one year from their hire date.

Experience Requirements:

Experience teaching pre-school children, preferably in Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms; minimum of three years’ experience working with preschool aged children and families.

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