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Teacher Assistant

Company: OLHSA, A Community Action Agency
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Job Mission: Works cooperatively with and assists in the implementation of the Head Start Program. Assists in preparing the children and families by meeting program goals, including family, health and school readiness. Assists in meeting individual needs of children and families. Performs related duties as assigned, in accordance with the Health and Human Services, Administration for Families and State of Michigan licensing requirements. Performance Standards: 1. Assist in providing children with developmental experiences in approaches to learning, social emotional, language and literacy, cognitive and perceptual, motor and physical development. In an environment of multi-cultural experiences through daily lesson plans and classroom activities. To make appropriate referrals for follow-up of children as needed which includes children with special needs. 2. Assist classroom teacher in developing and implementing lesson plans which includes individualization for children with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). 3. Assist classroom teacher in documenting children---s educational experiences in the Child Observation Record (COR). 4. Maintain constant active supervision with all children in the classroom. 5. Carry out all other duties as directed by supervisor. Qualifications: 1. High School Diploma or GED required. As a condition of employment, an employee must be willing to enroll in a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential program upon employment and successfully complete the certification within two (2) years of employment, per the Head Start Act. 2. Must be able to meet physical demands of the job. 3. Valid Michigan Driver---s License and reliable transportation required. Physical Job Description: Job requirement in an 8 hour workday: Sit- 1 hour- this position varies daily, driving to multiple sites and several floors; Stand- 2 hours- picking up of children, supplies; Walk- 4 hours- interactions with children, families and staff on a daily basis; Bend/Stoop- 1 hour. Movements: YES- Crawl- in classroom/activities with children and parents; Reach Above- to get books/binders/supplies ; Crouch- low files/mailboxes/ working with children; Balancing- working with children; Squat- working with children; Climb- climbing stairs; Shoulder Level- to get books/binders/supplies/files ; Kneel- speaking/working with children; Pushing- pushing carts of supplies/ files/donations/meeting items. Weight Carried/ Weight Lifted: 26-50 lbs. Must be fully vaccinated. OLHSA IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Company Description A private non profit 501c3 Michigan Community Action Agency. OLHSA is a part of a national network of Community Action Agencies that has been helping individuals, families and communities for over 50 years. OLHSA will be a catalyst to improve to empower families and communities to gain the knowledge, skills and resources needed to improve their quality of life.

Keywords: OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, Pontiac , Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Pontiac, Michigan

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