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Head Start Teacher Asst (#HSTEASGENG) GENG
$11.90-$18.88 Hourly / $2,062.67-$3,272.53 Monthly / $24,752.00-$39,270.40 Yearly


Performs support duties assisting Head Start Teachers in an early childhood classroom environment to help insure classroom and other activities are properly carried out and safety practices are adhered to.


An Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or degree in any field with 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education.

Or A High School Diploma/GED and a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and
Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infant/Toddlers or Preschoolers Course (10-hours); and
*Introductory Child Care Training (30-hours).

*Child Growth and Development (6-hours), Behavioral Observation & Screening (6-hours), Health, Safety & Nutrition (8-hours), Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (4-hours), Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations (6-hours).


  • 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.


    • Some knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for early childhood.
    • Some knowledge of behavior modification theories and practices.
    • Some knowledge of current educational techniques and practices.
    • Skill in making presentations to groups.
    • Skill in verbal communication with children and conflict resolution.
    • Ability to assist in the planning, organizing and implementing of childhood education curriculums.
    • Ability to assume a seated position on the floor for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain work related reports and files.
    • Ability to handle confidential information.
    • Ability to use a computer and related software.
    • Ability to follow established procedures.
    • Ability to administer CPR and First Aid.
    • Ability to implement safety procedures.
    • Ability to work effectively with others.
    • Ability to provide physical assistance in the transportation of special needs children by lifting child into seat and fastening safety belt.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds.


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 some or all of the activities described below.
    • Assists teachers with developing and implementing lesson plans, and literacy and daily enrichment activities to promote individual child development.
    • Assists in ordering and preparing materials and supplies for planned activities.
    • Arranges classrooms for program activities to provide a proper learning environment.
    • Assists in the monitoring of children during all activities where adult help is needed.
    • Assists in serving meals and general clean up of classrooms and bathrooms.
    • Assists in maintaining and updating children’s records to insure children’s progress or lack thereof is properly documented.
    • Provides information to parents through parent meetings, written correspondence, telephone, and home visits, as required.
    • Assists in conducting health checks on children for ringworm, head lice or other health conditions and reports to appropriate nurse.
    • Assists in reporting suspected child abuse and neglect to state agency.
    • Assists as a bus monitor in the transportation of children and engages children in song and other developmentally appropriate activities during ride.
    • Assists in the transportation of special needs children by lifting child into seat and fastening safety belt.
    • Assists in inspecting classrooms and grounds to ensure the safety, orderliness, sanitation and cleanliness of facilities.
    • Administers First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), as required.
    • Operates motorized vehicle in the transportation of children, as required.
    • Takes charge of a group of children and acts as a substitute Head Start Teacher, as required.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


Certification in First Aid and CPR within 12 months of the date assigned to this classification; and

A background investigation and fingerprint identification prior to hiring.


CLASS: HSTEASGENG; EST: 7/30/2009; REV: 10/23/2012;