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Job: Teaching Assistant

Active since 18-07-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Provo, Utah (various loc... Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Full-Time $12.83- $15.13/hr (De...
Date Posted: 5/11/18
End Date: When Filled
Status: Full-Time (benefited)



Position is 184 days; a typical work week is Monday - Friday with an expectation of no more than 40 hours per week for full-day programs. For weeks with less than five working days, daily hours only apply.

• Must have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or be enrolled in a program leading to a degree.

• Experience working with preschool children or preschool lab work leading to a degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from a recognized institution is preferred.


• An Associate or Baccalaureate degree (in any area) from a recognized institution or be enrolled in a program leading to a degree; or

• An Associate or Baccalaureate degree in ECE, Elementary Education, Child Development, or other closely related field from a recognized institution is preferred.

• Official or unofficial transcript which shows the award or confer date of the degree must be attached to the employment application.

• Bilingual Spanish-speaking is desirable and may be required in some locations.

• Maintains current inter-rater reliability in Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG)

• Substantial knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate teaching practices
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to handle/re-direct child challenging behaviors.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.

• Ability to write and speak the English language in a proficient and professional manner to meet requirements of the job.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, parents, community groups, and other related agencies and people.

1. Ensures child safety and active supervision of children is maintained at all times as described in the Education Policy and Procedures.
2. Assists the teacher in planning a curriculum which is relevant to the needs of the children addressing key elements of school readiness aligning with the revised Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and Utah state pre-kindergarten guidelines.
3. Under the direction of the teacher, plans and provides learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, their understanding and use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem-solving abilities, and their approaches to learning.

4. In coordination with the teacher, adjusts curriculum and daily program to meet the needs of individual children including those with IEP’s, behavioral support or health plans, and English language learners with concerns for their interests, abilities, cultures, special talents and individual style and pace of learning.

5. Implements MHS’s guidelines for interacting with children:

• Demonstrates a genuine interest in children and treats each child with respect.
• Enforces limits which the teachers and children have established as behavioral guidelines.
• Uses positive guidance techniques while interacting with children.
6. Understands how teacher-child interactions in the classroom affect student learning and classroom quality.
7. Assists teacher in encouraging parent participation in the classroom in the development of curriculum, class activities, curriculum extender trips, menus, etc.

8. Assists teacher in preparing and/or submitting required agency-wide paperwork.

9. Assists with daily child health checks and works in a classroom and center team to accomplish all agency goals.
10. Demonstrates understanding of child abuse/neglect laws. Reports suspected child abuse to the Family and Community Services Director. Attends child abuse training.
11. Attends not less than 15 hours of professional development per year. Ensures that the professional development attended is of high-quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and the performance in the classroom.

12. Expected to assist the agency in maintaining safe and healthy environments for children and staff by immediately reporting health and safety risks/concerns or potential concerns to a leadership staff member and/or via our internal work order system and follow up with appropriate staff in a timely or appropriate manner.

13. Other job-related duties as assigned may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.


MOUNTAINLAND HEAD START, INC. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment actions based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic identity, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region United States
Keywords Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher, Teacher, Teacher Aide

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Name Gabrielle Lybbert