Teacher’s Assistant

Full Time
  • Post Date: June 15, 2021
  • Apply Before: June 23, 2023
  • Experience Required Less than 1 Year
  • Early Childhood Industry Area Child Care
  • Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma
Job Description

Teacher’s Assistant – North Campus

PRIMARY FUNCTION:   To assist in educating young children ages six weeks to five years utilizing current child development theories and practices. Helps establish a culture to support learning and sustain an environment which promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children.
Essential Job Functions:     
  1. Assists in developing education curriculum and providing stimulating and developmentally appropriate activities which support the developmental level of each child.
  2. Observes, maintains documentation through anecdotal records, assesses children’s development, and assists in creating individualized lesson plans to meet those needs.
  3. Employs verbal and written communication to convey essential information to parents, students and colleagues.
  4. Works in collaboration with the Child Development/Early Childhood Education Department.
Additional Job Functions:     
  1. Maintains a safe environment by daily inspections of classrooms and playground.
  2. Inventories and identifies necessary material and supplies for classrooms.
  3. Assumes the duties of teacher as needed.
  4. Attends community functions, building a partnership with children and families.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development theories and practices based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP)
  • Knowledge of child care minimum standards of Texas
  • Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for children entering the public-school system
  • Knowledge of resources within the community to accommodate the needs of children and families
  • Knowledge of anti-bias curriculum and multicultural education
  • Ability to demonstrate the College values
  • Ability to pass a background check with fingerprint identification and a TB test
  • Ability to prepare individualized lesson plans to meet the developmental needs of each child in all areas of development including essential academic knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a rapport with parents and students by counseling, consulting and educating.
  • Ability to create a positive, hospitable environment which promotes collaboration between the laboratory school and families.
Education and Experience: 
Required Education: 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
Preferred Education:
  • CDA or 12 college hours in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, and/or early childhood special education.
Required Experience:  
  • One year of experience in an early childhood setting
Preferred Experience:
  • Two years of experience in an early childhood setting
Required Licenses/Certifications (within the first two weeks of employment):  
  • Current Adult, Child, and Pediatric AED/CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • Food Handler Certificate
Work Environment:          
  • Potential exposure to bodily fluids (urine, feces, blood, emesis, mucus, saliva)
  • Harmful chemicals, such as bleach and household cleaners
Physical Activity:        
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds of force
  • Walking, standing, sitting, and/or bending
  • Lifting children
  • Moving/rearranging furniture and area rugs
  • Moving outdoor play equipment (trikes, tarps, etc.)
Note: The duties of this position require a physical presence at the assigned on-site work location during unrestricted operations with very limited or no opportunity for remote work arrangements.

Salary Grade: 9

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req2954

Posting Close Date: 6/25/2021