Head Start/EHS Teacher Aide (Part-Time)

Recruitment #1907-HSEHTACOS2-002

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

JOB OVERVIEW

Assists center staff in carrying out various duties at a Head Start center as assigned, in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Regulations, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other applicable standards. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Head Start Teacher.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; AND
  • Six months experience working with preschool children; AND
  • Enrolled in and actively pursue Child Development Associate credentials (CDA) within 2 years of hire; AND
  • Obtain the 40 clock hours from the Florida Department of Children and Families; AND
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR within 12 months of hire; AND
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

WORK CATEGORY

  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regular kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor to attend to children's needs. 
  • Ability to provide physical assistance in the transportation of special needs children.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below: Assists the teacher in implementing a good balance of child-directed and teacher-directed activities.        

  • Assists with providing healthy and safe activities that are developmentally and age appropriate.      
  • Assists the teacher in enrollment and attendance record keeping and reporting duties. 
  • Assists with playground supervision. Serves as sick room attendant as directed.       
  • Assists the Teacher with individual and group learning experiences, indoor play activities, field trips, music and art, hygiene and nutrition programs.       
  • Organizes materials needed for classroom activities.        
  • Provides clerical assistance to the teacher.        
  • Participates in parent meetings and works with parent volunteers in the classroom. 
  • Attends staff meetings, training sessions, etc.        
  • With assistance of the teacher, documents instances of child abuse as required by law.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of preschool aged children’s mental, emotional and social development.       
  • Ability to get down on the floor with children and interact with children.       
  • Ability to work with preschool children and parents.        
  • Ability to keep records and make reports as needed.       
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.       
  • Demonstrate patience, good judgment; resourcefulness and reliability.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.