The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms River

  • Teacher Assistant-Floater - Head Start-Abbott Program

    Job Location US-NJ-Trenton
    Posted Date 5 days ago(10/10/2019 11:47 AM)
  • Overview

    Under the administrative direction of the Education/Early Childhood Services Manager and under the direct supervision of the Site Coordinator the classroom the Floater/Teacher Assistant assists the teacher in all aspects of classroom management.


    The Floater will support (4) Head Start Centers/Classrooms as needed and assigned located throughout Trenton, New Jersey.




    Essential Job Responsibilities and Performance Indicators:

    • Assist the Teacher in planning and implementing a comprehensive program including CHSofNJ HS curriculum, and Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Work in a team setting with all staff to determine individual needs of the children.
    • Assist the Teacher with set up and maintenance of an appropriate classroom environment, including organization of space and material storage.
    • Help supervise field trips and recreational activities.
    • Assist the Teacher in planning and participate in classroom activities with children.
    • Recommend ways of utilizing parent volunteers in the classroom and in other program activities.
    • Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and a family partnership.




    Educational Requirements:

    Must have an ECE CDA credential, a state-awarded certificate (i.e. Paraprofessional Certificate), or an Associate’s Degree (60 college credits) that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential.


    Experience Requirements:

    Experience teaching pre-school children, preferably in Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms; minimum of three years’ experience working with preschool aged children and families.


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