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Teacher Assistant- Head Start Job Openings by Lower Columbia College in Longview

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Lower Columbia College Recruitment 2020

Detail of : Teacher Assistant- Head Start Job Openings in Longview

At a Glance! Teacher Assistants are a vital support to the Lead Teachers in Head Start classrooms. We are looking for Teacher Assistants that have a passion for working in Early Childhood with children and thrive as part of a team.Teacher Assistants' main role is to help implement an appropriate Early Childhood center-based program for preschool children with a focus on school readiness skills and goals.The classification for this position is Early Childhood Program Specialist (ECPS) 1 or 2 depending on education. This a 35 hour per week, 9.25 month position. The Teacher Assistant report to the respective Area Manager.Apply online at: Head Start: For more on Lower Columbia College Head Start, see the Community Connection (Download PDF reader) letter and join our Social Media page.Examples of Duties & Responsibilities
You will have the opportunity to: Assists Lead Teacher in providing experiences through utilization of the lesson plan to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, directing children in educational activities as well as during lunch, free time, field trips, transitions between activities and playground periods.
Assist Lead Teacher with providing and maintaining an environment in accordance with the Creative Curriculum.
Uses positive guidance techniques such as re-directing challenging behavior, setting and maintaining limits, maintaining self-control in a respectful manner without being threatening or humiliating, following the Discipline Policy and Procedure.
Observes and records behaviors of children to assist the teacher in the identification of each child's strengths, areas to grow and areas of progress.
Manages the classroom in Lead Teacher's absence.
Helps achieve a pleasant, inviting atmosphere in which the child feels comfortable and secure including reinforcing ethnic and cultural backgrounds of children.
Assists the Lead Teacher in administering developmental screening tools on enrolled Head Start/ECEAP children.
Assists as a bus monitor monitoring transportation of children to and/or from school daily, as needed.
Establishes friendly cooperative relationships with parents and encourages parent participation in the classroom.
Receive visitors and telephone inquiries, explain procedures and program routine.
Respects the confidentiality of information about enrolled children and families, personnel issues and program operations as defined in the Confidentiality Policy. Discusses concerns directly and openly with appropriate staff persons.
Administers prescribed medication and first aid; handle medical emergencies as they arise.
Meets with team members to collaborate on planning and delivery of services.
Attends appropriate workshops, classes and other professional development activities.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typical Qualifications
To be successful in this role, you will need:18 years old
High School diploma or equivalent
Obtained Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate or commitment to achieve ECE certificate within 5 years of hire
At least one year of experience in early childhood setting
Knowledge of child development including cognitive, social, emotional, and physical
Ability to work as part of a team
Previous experience and/or willingness to serve diverse, low-income and/or underrepresented populations
Strong communication skills

Desired Qualifications:Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education
Highly efficient and thorough
Ability to maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times

Physical Requirements:
Seldom = 1 – 10% of the timeIn emergency situations, pick up children, up to 80 lbs. (with assistance)
Sit for long periods of time (up to 7 hours) during mandatory trainings

Occasionally = 11 – 33% of the timeMultiple uses of bleach solution for cleaning/sanitizing classroom and classroom supplies daily/weekly
Classroom arrangement including moving furniture

Frequently = 34 – 66% of the timeBend over to pick up items and/or assist children
Stack chairs
Sit either on child-sized chairs or the floor
Extended periods of standing
Maintain sight and sound supervision of children
Walk - during outside play
Lift – carrying classroom materials (up to 5 -10 lbs.)

Prior to First Day of EmploymentWashington State Patrol Background Check
Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Portable Background Check
TB test
Food Handler's Card
Before starting in this position, you will have to provide record of MMR vaccination or proof of immunity

The minimum qualifications may seem specific and limiting, but we do consider candidates with relatable education, experience, and skills. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet exactly what's listed. With questions about qualifications, feel free to reach out to our HR team.
Supplemental InformationEqual Employment Opportunity
LCC provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. For more information, see Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.The college encourages qualified members of protected classes to apply.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
LCC celebrates and embraces diversity of all kinds, including differing beliefs, cultures, people, and experiences. We commit to institutional and individual changes that recognize, understand, and challenge patterns of social inequity and systemic disparities within our ever-changing world. For more information, see Diversity & Equity.The college is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information, visit About Title IX.

Mission, Vision & Values
Our Mission, Vision & Values define our reason for being, and provide the framework for planning and improvement efforts at LCC. For details on LCC's Mission, Vision & Values, see our Strategic Plan.Application Procedure and Requirements
An online application must be completed for consideration. Paper submissions or emailed materials will not be accepted. A complete application must also include the following documents (attached or in the online application itself):Resume
Cover Letter (Letter of Interest)
Unofficial transcripts (if applicable)

Upon request, accommodations are available for persons with disabilities for the Lower Columbia College hiring process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.Conditions of EmploymentIf you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate legal authorization to work for the duration of this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1995.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This position is part of a bargaining unit subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
The College is committed to maintain an environment for teaching and learning which is free of drugs and alcohol.

Lower Columbia College Human Resources
For any questions regarding this job advertisement and/or department or campus culture, please call our Human Resources office at (360) 442-2120.Job Type: Full-timePay: $2,195.37 - $2,624.12 per monthBenefits:Dental Insurance
Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan

Schedule:Monday to Friday

Experience:Early Childhood Setting: 1 year (Preferred)

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

Should you are interested and qualified, please apply in confidence by filling online application form at :

Notes :
  • Only qualified candidates that meet with the above requirements would be processed in this recruitment.
  • Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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