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Teacher's Assistant (CDA Preferred)

Company: Alignstaffing
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About Alignstaffing: As the premier education, healthcare, and social services staffing provider in the Washington, D.C. area, Alignstaffing is always seeking experienced, qualified candidates. Our goal is to connect candidates with position that are not only aligned to their experience and expertise but will also challenge them to be their best selves. We also endeavor to help our candidates develop their skills and advance their career through meaningful experience, networking, career coaching and training. The benefits of working with Alignstaffing include:

  • Weekly pay checks.
  • An easy online time management system.
  • Personal recruiter assigned to you throughout your career as an Alignstaffing employee.
  • Career coaching from a recruiter who understands the hiring process of your industry.
  • Professional Development Training Opportunities.
  • A diverse client base, with opportunity for Practical, valuable work experience with flexibility.
  • Opportunity for specialists to expand their portfolio through work in new focus areas.
  • Networking with likeminded colleagues and mentors.
  • Industry specific or cross-industry experience.
  • Training into a specific role, even while in schoolJob Title: CDAJob Overview: Responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in developing and implementing a program of activities that promotes the social, emotional and physical development of each child enrolled in a group in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and Title 29: District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR). The duties and responsibilities will be carried out under the direction of the Lead Teacher.Detailed Description: 1. Assist lead teacher in maintaining records on each child's progress and development for the purpose of planning and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.2. Assist lead teacher in implementing with fidelity High Scope, an evidenced-based curriculum according to policies and procedures.3. Assist lead teacher with the full implementation of Head Start, NAEYC, and Title 29: DCMR performance standards, policies and procedures, regulations and guidelines in the day-to-day operation of an early childhood development center, including developmentally appropriate practices.4. Assist lead teacher in reviewing the progress of each child and developing child portfolios and individual plans to promote each child's growth and development.5. Observe each child daily to assess skills, interests, and needs and use this information to facilitate learning and growth.6. Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline.7. Establish a positive relationship with each child's family and share information about the child's day at the Center.8. Assist lead teacher in conducting home visits and parent/teacher conferences.9. Assist lead teacher in the full implementation of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) or Individual Education Plans (IEP)'s and inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs.10. Assist lead teacher with the maintenance a well-organized, safe and attractive classroom environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children.11. Assist lead teacher with classroom maintenance ensuring a safe and sanitary condition by completing daily health and safety checklists in the classrooms and playground.12. Ensure universal precautions are kept at all times, including washing of hands upon entering classroom, after diapering, toileting, before and after meals, and after contact with bodily fluids.13. Assist the lead teacher with the implementation of health procedures on a daily basis, including following medication administration procedures, tooth brushing, sanitation, and administering First Aid/CPR.14. Assist with evacuation of children during fire drills, natural disasters, and any other emergencies, which may occur.15. Attend all staff meetings and professional learning provided by Bright Beginnings.16. Keep abreast of current knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.17. Maintains confidentiality of children and families at all times.18. Other duties as assigned.Qualifications: -- High school diploma with a CDA or 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education-- Must demonstrate experience and interest in working with young children, parents, and volunteers;-- Must demonstrate a strong knowledge of appropriate practices in early childhood development including working with parents;-- Must demonstrate success in working as a member of a team;-- Must have effective and strong communication skills (orally and written);-- Must demonstrate the ability to work well with young children;-- Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program;-- Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards preferred;-- Strong computer skills with expertise in Windows-based programs, such as the Microsoft Office Suite;-- Must have DC local and Federal criminal record clearance, Child Protective Register check status and substance abuse testing; and-- Documentation of Tuberculin-free condition and health screening on an annual basis.Physical Demands: -- Be able to lift 25-50 lbs.-- Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear and speak.-- Be able to raise objects from a lower to higher location or moving objects horizontally from one location to another.Education:
    • High school
    • CDA certificate or currently enrolled in a CDA classExperience:
      • Must have at least 2 years of early childcare experience. Job Types: Full-time, Contract, TemporaryBenefits:
        • Flexible schedule
        • Referral programSchedule:
          • 8 hour shift
          • Day shift
          • Monday to FridayEducation:
            • Associate (Preferred)Experience:
              • Teaching: 2 years (Preferred)License/Certification:
                • Driver's License (Preferred)Shift availability:
                  • Day Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Alignstaffing, Washington DC , Teacher's Assistant (CDA Preferred), Education / Teaching , Washington, DC

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