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Community Action Planning Council Teacher Aide I/II in Watertown, New York

CLASSIFICATION: Academic/Part-time/Non-Exempt POSITION GRADE: Grade 1/Grade 2 SALARY: Grade 1: $13.20 per hour Grade 2: $13.50 per hour JOB HOURS: 20 hours per week (10:00am-2:00pm M-F) Daytime hours may vary to ensure appropriate coverage of classroom. Occasional evening hours required. JOB LOCATION: CAPC Watertown Head Start @Sacred Heart JOB SUMMARY: The Teacher Aide is responsible for assisting the Master Teacher and Teacher Assistant in implementing age appropriate activities for preschool children; assisting with mealtimes, and participating in classroom preparation. The Teacher Aide helps to ensure the safety of the children and supports the day-to-day operations within the classrooms. The Teacher Aide is also responsible for serving as a bus monitor on assigned bus runs. REQUIRED EDUCATION Grade 1: High School Diploma/GED with plan to complete Child Development Associate credential (CDA) or Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education within 2 years of hire. Grade 2: Associate Degree in Early Childhood, or High School Diploma/GED with a current preschool CDA. EXPERIENCE - Six months experience working in an early childhood setting preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS Ability to be supportive and non-judgmental in working with diverse families. Maintain confidentiality of program information. Observe and learn to record behaviors of children. Work as a team and to cooperate with all staff to provide quality programming for children and families. Excellent communication skills. Keep accurate, detailed records. Serve as an advocate for children and their families. Ability to help and willingness to carry out appropriate education program for a group of children and their families within the context of the Head Start philosophy and performance standards. Ability to work with young children. BENEFITS: Agency Flexible Benefits Plan, academic schedule, paid school vacations, and unemployment benefits during the summer. TO APPLY: Submit updated resume, employment application and college transcript/CDA to Community Action Planning Council, 518 Davidson Street, Watertown NY 13601, Fax 315-785-0892 or email to Application form available at Applications/resumes will be accepted until position is filled.