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Chautauqua Opportunities TEACHER ASSISTANT in Dunkirk, New York


Dunkirk, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=10825+Bennett+Rd.+Dunkirk+NY+14048)

Job Type

Full-time, Part-time


Position Data:

Title:Teacher Assistant

Grade:E6 – E6B ExemptNon-Exempt X

Reports to:Center Director

Basic Function or Position Summary:

Performs instructional tasks in classrooms to assist teaching staff. Assists in the implementation and integration of the compliance mandates by planning developmentally appropriate activities within the learning environment. Provides on-site supervision and child development services to at-risk children enrolled in a child care program.Salary $15.53 - $17.65/hourly

Security Clearance: N/A


Position Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

? Provide direct supervision to ensure the health and safety of up to 21 children with other staff members and up to 8 children individually.

? Maintain compliance with both NYS Day Care Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards.

? Conduct daily health checks for children

? Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating classroom activities to meet the developmental needs of children.

? Conduct developmental screenings on children as designated.

? Participate in assigned tasks necessary for the preparation of learning centers, activities, and materials required for the implementation of planned activities to meet the developmental needs of children.

? Work with children on a one to one, small group, or large group basis.

? Together with the Teacher, maintain a safe and healthy environment.

? Together with the teacher, maintain accurate, complete and timely records, including but not limited to attendance, meals and observations of children.

? Serve meals to children ensuring dietary restrictions and safety for allergies are followed

? Maintain personal hygiene of children, including provide learning opportunities for washing of hands and use of restroom facilities

? Immediately report and concern regarding child abuse/neglect in accordance with service area policies and procedures.

? If MAT trained and certified, provide medication to children according to doctor’s orders; properly document all medication given to children.

? Maintain an ASPIRE account and keep all training records current.

? Participate in community events as designated.

? Communicate with families on a regular basis through communication books, phone contact, face to face, etc.

? Encourage classroom involvement of parent and community volunteers.

? Assist volunteer staff with their assigned tasks.

? Accompany teachers on home visits as designated.

? Attend all appropriate meetings and training sessions, including obtaining the CDA credential and continued education.

? Complies with ERSEA and participates in service enrollment and recruitment strategies as required.

? Promote agency values and mission.

? Notifies supervisor following service area procedures while promoting self-sufficiency.

? Participate in the larger team of the agency through committee structures, planning, policy development, and volunteerism.

? Present subject matter to students, utilizing variety of methods and techniques incorporating strategies which are developmentally appropriate and consider attention spans and individual learning styles, such as hands-on, visual, and auditory.

? Foster cooperative and professional working relationships.

? Maintains confidentiality and complies with the code of ethics.

? Other duties as designated by supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

A. Internal:COI Management and staff

B. External:Community Agencies, Transportation Provider, Volunteers and Parents

Supervisory Scope:

A. Number of staff supervised:0

B. Titles supervised:None

Organizational Responsibilities:

? Adheres to all policies and procedures.

? Gathers appropriate documentation and tracks outcomes.

? Participates in organizational committee structures as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills Required:

? Demonstrates organizational skills.

? Ability to work on a team.

? Ability to relate well with families of diverse backgrounds.

? Good verbal and written communication skills.

? High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, mandated. Must obtain CDA credential within two years of employment.

? AAS degree with Early Childhood Education preferred.

? Computer skills required.

Special Requirements:

? Completes all OCFS requirements.

? Must be able to maintain substantial, Active supervision and Zone supervision of children.

? Meets OCFS training requirements and maintains OCFS training log

? Flexibility in work schedule.

? Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.

? Valid Drivers’ license and ability to travel

? Must be able to provide consistent even tempered customer service at all times.