Child Care Teacher's Assistant

Jefferson College

United States

June 3, 2022


Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Child Care Teacher's Assistant

PIN 208000 Classification Summary

This class is the first level in the Child Care series. Incumbents assist the Teacher in developing and implementing activities and lesson plans, observing developmental progress, and ensuring an appropriate environment for the children. Responsibilities may include directing children's activities, communicating with parents about their child's/children's day on a daily basis; and planning and implementing lessons according to the developmental level of the children.

Minimum Education and/or Training and Experience

Six (6) college-credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development, and/or child/family-related courses required; nine (9) credit hours preferred. Six months experience required.

Preferred Education and/or Training and Experience Licensing Requirements

First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Essential Job Function

These are the job duties that are required of the position.

Classification Duties

1. Assist Teacher in the development of curriculum and implement appropriate activities to advance all areas of the children's development and learning. (A1) 2. Assist Teacher in establishing positive, respectful relationships with all children to foster development. Observe and respond to the individual child's needs and potential, as well as to those of the group. (A1) 3. Assist the Teacher in establishing positive, supportive relationships with families. (A1) 4. Monitor indoor and outdoor space daily for health and safety concerns. Recognize and report signs of child abuse/neglect as specified in the Jefferson College Child Development Center staff handbook and as mandated by law. (A1) 5. Assist Teacher in collecting assessment information (e.g. Portfolio assessment and written observations) used to drive developmentally appropriate, intentional teaching practices. (A1) 6. Ensure that mealtime is a pleasant learning experience. (A1) 7. Model developmentally appropriate practices for teaching aides, volunteers and teacher education students. (A1) 8. Attend staff meetings, in-service training, workshops, and special activities as directed. (A1) 9. Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

Position Duties

Position Knowledge/Skills


Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations; Child development principles and practices; Early childhood education principles and practices; Cleaning and sanitation methods; Program development principles; Recordkeeping principles; Computers and related software applications.


Monitoring children in a child care setting; Completing forms; Observing and recording developmental factors; Cleaning and sanitizing rooms, furniture, and toys; Mediating conflict between children; Applying first aid and administering medications; Maintaining records; Using a computer and related software applications; Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Software

Physical Factors

Physical Effort

Physical Effort 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.

Posting Information

Division Child Development Center (DIV)

Department Student Services Reports To Stephanie Cage Wage/Salary $13.93 per hour Status Part-time If Part-time, hours per week 25 If Non-exempt, work days Monday-Friday If Non-exempt, work hours 5 hours daily

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SF00373

Desired Start Date 07/05/2022 Open Date 05/02/2022 Close Date 06/03/2022 Special Instructions Summary


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It is the policy of Jefferson College that no person shall, on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status, be subject to discrimination in employment or in admission to any educational program or activity of the College. In compliance with Federal Rules and Regulations, Jefferson College has adopted a procedure for resolving complaints of discrimination. The procedure is available to any Jefferson College student, employee, or applicant who feels that he or she has been discriminated against in employment, student programs, or student activities.

Diversity Statement

Jefferson College is a community leader dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity through opportunities and experiences that foster a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and understanding for everyone in the campus community to engage in a diverse world.

Screening Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation (1)
  • Letter of Recommendation (2)
  • Letter of Recommendation (3)
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