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Classroom Teacher Assistant

Company: United Migrant Opportunity Services
Location: Lepanto
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Apply Now and complete an official UMOS application to be considered at Resumes alone are not accepted.
Classroom Assistant Teacher Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Will work in conjunction with Classroom Teacher to schedule, complete and track all required home visits/conferences, developmental screenings, ongoing assessments, collection and timely online entry of classroom observations and documentations within the specified time frame for each event.
2. Will work with the classroom teacher to create/update individualized plans with parents to address each child's needs and track child's progress.
3. Along with the teacher, will guide and facilitate activities of the children, including daily activities, field trips, selecting and arranging equipment and materials in the classroom based on the Creative Curriculum Standards, HSPS and State Licensing Mandates, and UMOS Policies and Procedures.
4. Will work closely with classroom teacher in the setup, maintenance, and daily preparation/clean-up of both the indoor and outdoor environments.
5. Assist in implementing children's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) or I.F.S.P. (Individual Family Service Plan) as well as seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood.
6. Assist the teacher in the completion of required reports on children and classroom activities.
7. Will maintain written and verbal communication with families that captures ongoing dialog regarding the developmental progress and other pertinent information regarding their child.
8. Communicate with and respond to individual children during activities and routine by communicating with children at eye level, using appropriate tone of voice and modeling and questioning to extending children's thinking and language.
9. Participate fully in the Family Style Meal Service and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, sound nutritional practices, and required documentation per the Child Adult Care Food Program.
10. Will follow health and safety policies and procedures including but not limited to storage of poisonous and hazardous materials, conduct health and safety checklists, daily child observation, diapering/toileting/handwashing, injury/accident prevention, child accident reports, sanitizing, cleaning, and universal precautions.
11. Work in conjunction with the classroom teacher to generate and collect non-federal share (In-kind).
12. Will work with the teacher to always maintain positive guidance and behavioral management techniques.
13. Always maintain direct sight and sound supervision of all children and demonstrate active supervision.
14. Communicate with bus driver/monitor any information to be shared with child's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors and related issues as well as assisting in loading and unloading the children on the bus.
15. Attend all staff meetings, trainings, in-service trainings, and center activities as assigned by the CDC/ Center Manager.
16. Will perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:1. Be 18 years of age or older.
2. Have a valid High school diploma or GED certificate.
3. Possess a Preschool (PS) Child Development Associate credential or state-awarded certificate that meets/exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential or be enrolled in a CDA program immediately upon acceptance of position. Must complete within 1 year.
4. Some Child Care experience is preferred.
5. Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred Bilingual in Spanish and English (oral and written).
6. Must have basic computer skills to include, but not limited to, data entry and internet.
7. Have reliable transportation; hold a valid driver's license and adequate car insurance.
8. Work flexible, irregular hours with some travel.

Work Environment, Physical, and Sensory Demands:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands:
1. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend.
2. Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 20 lbs.
3. Occasionally required to drive.
4. Frequently exposed to temperature variations generally encountered in a controlled or uncontrolled temperature environment.
5. Noise level in this work is usually moderate to high.
6. Occasionally required to ride school bus.
7. Exposed to bumpy travel conditions.Tools & Equipment Used:
1. Phones, computer system.
2. Fax machine, copy machine, laminator, calculator.
3. Use first aid equipment, fire extinguisher.
Usage varies by position.Additional Eligibility Requirements:
Employment with UMOS is contingent upon successful completion of:
1. Criminal background check prior to employment.
2. Physical exam and TB screening test showing absence of Tuberculosis within 30 days of employment or sooner if required by local/state regulation
3. Complete SIDS & Shaken Baby Training prior to working with children
4. Fire Extinguisher Training
5. Proof of certification in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid within 30 days or sooner if required by local/state regulation.
6. Register in the state childcare registry.Apply Now and complete an official UMOS application to be considered at Resumes alone are not accepted.
UMOS is an equal opportunity Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.EducationPreferred

  • Associates or better in Early Childhood EducationLicenses & CertificationsPreferred
    • Preschool CDAEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: United Migrant Opportunity Services, Memphis , Classroom Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Lepanto, Tennessee

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