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Behavioral Assistant Teacher

Location: Twin Falls, ID
Company: College of Southern Idaho
Hours: Full time
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SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Behavioral Assistant Teacher has the responsibility to collaborate with the Lead Teacher to ensure that direct cross component services as defined in Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards are provided to children assigned to their unit. With the Lead Teacher, they share the tasks of overall behavior intervention, record keeping, classroom management and design, as outlined in NAEYC guidelines and in the High/Scope Curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field
  2. One year of experience working with preschool children
  3. Extensive knowledge in behavior intervention with preschool children
  4. Ability to communicate verbally
  5. Ability to communicate in writing
  6. Current driver’s license
  7. Complete criminal record check from Department of Health & Welfare’s Criminal History Unit prior to consideration for hire

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Treat participants, fellow staff and community members with positive regard.
  2. Adhere to a prescriptive schedule that provides adequate preparation for each class.
  3. Adhere to a prescriptive schedule that provides adequate time for evaluation each day.
  4. Adhere to a schedule of adequate break time(s) during the course of the day.
  5. Work one on one with individual children that need additional help in maintaining self-control to ensure classrooms are safe.
  6. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  7. Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
  8. Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress
  9. Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  10. Collaborate with center staff to ensure the classroom and center is an inviting and nurturing environment reflective of the local community. The cultures of participating families will be reflective of the local community.
  11. Assist the Lead Teacher in supervising assigned classroom staff and volunteers and assist in providing appropriate training and on-going evaluation.
  12. Observe and document the developmental level of each child. Individualize using appropriate tools and information from parents, staff and professionals to create an individualized plan for each enrolled child.
  13. Assist Lead Teacher to set up a classroom schedule appropriate for the High/Scope curriculum. Include representation of each individual's culture as well as the local culture shared by all. Plan, implement, evaluate and modify child activities, daily classroom activities, involving staff, and volunteers.
  14. Collaborate with center staff to recruit, train and support parent and community volunteers.
  15. Share current information with parents related to child progress and potential challenges.
  16. Assist the Center Supervisor and Lead Teacher with recruitment activities as assigned.
  17. Assist in developing appropriate procedures for the supervision and documentation of health checks, dental brushing and use of fluoride in the classroom.
  18. Plan and carry out individualized health and nutrition education in the classroom.
  19. Assist in planning and coordinating with the cook to conduct classroom food experiences.
  20. Participate in an individual continuing education plan including CPR and First Aid.

ADDITIONAL:

  • Be an advocate for Head Start/Early Head Start children and families within the community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Skills


Required Experience

  • Minimum one year of experience working with preschool children
  • Extensive knowledge in behavior intervention with preschool children



  • Minimum one year of experience working with preschool children
  • Extensive knowledge in behavior intervention with preschool children

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