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Full-Time
Posted 2021-04-01
Teacher Assistant/Shelby County Head Start
Ohio Valley Education Cooperative
100 Alpine Dr
Shelbyville, KY 40065
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TITLE Teacher Assistant ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) is a consortium of 15 school districts serving over 155,000 students in North Central Kentucky. Established in 1976, the Cooperative provides a vehicle for conducting regional planning, development, and implementation of educational programs on a continuing basis. OVEC offers programs that serve member school districts, their student populations and families. To find out more about OVEC, visit www.ovec.org. EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. POSITION Teacher Assistant FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time LOCATION Shelby County Head Start DESCRIPTION OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE JOB DESCRIPTION TEACHER ASSISTANT(Full Day Full Year/Center Based) PROGRAM: Head Start RESPONSIBLE TO: Instructional Family Service Manager Teacher MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma/GED required. At a minimum, have a CDA credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, are enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree (OR) are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire. One year of experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE) preferred. Must be able to stand, sit, bend and walk for periods of time to meet job requirements. Must have physical and TB test, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must have reliable transportation to travel to and from work, home visits, trainings and meetings (will receive mileage reimbursement based on OVEC's travel policy). All Head Start positions must clear and pass state criminal history records check and sex offender registry check prior to hire date and pass Child Abuse and Neglect state registry check (CAN) within 90 days of hire. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direct supervision of the Teacher, the Teacher Assistant will assist in managing the classroom, playground supervision of children, preparing materials for learning activities, participating with and guiding children in learning activities, assist in providing safe and sanitary environments for children and working with parents/legal guardians in reference to planning for children's needs. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Comply with Head Start Performance Standards as well as Kentucky Childcare Licensing regulations and Head Start and OVEC Policies and Procedures. 2. Understand and comply with Child Care Licensing, STARS, ITERS (Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale), and ECERS (Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale) as applicable to position. 3. Assist Teacher in the planning and preparation of learning activities for preschool children. 4. Use daily routines as teachable moments. 5. Assist Teacher in implementation of daily curriculum. 6. Assist in maintaining a clean and organized classroom. 7. Encourage parental involvement in program. 8. Participate and interact with children 9. Assist Teacher in discussing child's progress with parents/legal guardians. 10. Assist with classroom, lunchtime, naptime, and playground supervision of children. 11. Provide for health and safety of children. 12. Assist in screenings/assessments and anecdotal observations of children. 13. Assist in daily health observation of children. 14. Participate in all trainings and staff meetings sponsored by agency or recommended trainings for professional learning. 15. Promote personal care routines including toileting and/or diapering, hand washing, brushing teeth, and other preventative health practices. 16. Help promote literacy within the classroom. 17. Attend monthly site meetings. 18. Assist with maintaining required paperwork and meeting deadlines. 19. Assume responsibilities and duties upon the absence of the Teacher. 20. Establish and maintain a positive, productive working relationship with all staff. 21. Arrange for coverage of the classroom with instructions for the substitute. Notify the other staff at your site about your absence and who will be substituting for the day. 22. Work with children who are "at risk" or have special needs. 23. Assist families with transition between Early Head Start, Head Start, and other preschool programs. 24. Meet with Family Advocate weekly to discuss specific needs of families or attendance issues, and collaborate to resolve any areas of concern. 25. Additional duties as assigned. COMPENSATION: Annual contract with a maximum contract of up to 251 days for full day full year classrooms, 185 for center base classrooms. Salary based on experience in accordance to OVEC's Head Start/Early Head Start Classified Employee Salary Schedule. SHIFT Days RATE OF PAY $10.73-$13.06 Based on education and years of experience RETIREMENT Kentucky Retirement System-CERS WORK LOCATION BENEFITS * Paid Time Off, Sick Days and Holidays (Days dependent on annual contract days) OPTIONAL BENEFITS • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance• Short and Long Term Disability• 403b/401k Plan• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)• Life Insurance• Tuition Assistance Program
HOW TO APPLY
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PREFERRED CONTACT METHOD
Online
CONTACT PERSON
Patty Wireman
pwireman@ovec.org
(502) 647-3533