Under the direct supervision of the Lead Teacher, the Head Start Teacher Assistant will assist in the delivery of Teaching Strategies Gold, and The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool for multi-ethnic and multi-cultural children ages 3-5. Must have a strong foundation in Early Childhood Development.
K ey D uties and Responsibilities include
Assist Lead Teacher in daily educational plan and classroom implementation. Assist in creation of classroom atmosphere in which children can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Use The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool in the classroom instruction that meets individual needs. Prepare and report, through scheduled interviews, home visits, and written evaluations: performances/assessment reports, child/program evaluation reports, child Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Assist Lead Teacher in delivery of appropriate nutrition education activities,
Implementation of social service and health programs.
Attend staff development meetings, workshops and conferences as required.
Provide an atmosphere of respect for children, parents and other staff.
Provide a learning environment that is developmentally and culturally appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
M inimum R equ ir ed E du c at ion/Sk ills / Ex p er ience
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development, or related field that includes 15 semester hours in Early Childhood Education
Present documentation of ability to work in the USA
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certificates
Complete all forms upon offer and acceptance as per DCFS, City of Chicago and Head Start licensing standards (including 3 letters of recommendation, Criminal Background Check, Fingerprinting and Childs Abuse and Neglect Background Check, etc…)
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
Excellent communication and writing skills
Ability to relate to multi-ethnic, multi-cultural community
Excellent punctuality and attendance skills
Ability to accept guidance and supervision
Good computer skills
Statement of Non Discrimination
Northwestern Settlement is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.