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Early Head Start Teacher Assistant

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Dearborn, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time

Salary Grade: 1

Hourly:  Starting at $12.25

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Employment Type: Full Year

Benefits: Yes

Hours per Week: 40

Weeks:  52                    

Work Days: Monday-Friday 

Work Location:  Dearborn,Mi - Salina

Reporting to: Site Manager         

Mission:  Guided by our belief that no one should live in poverty, Wayne Metro empowers people and communities to be strong, healthy and thriving.

The Position:  Early Head Start Teacher Assistant

The ideal candidate will support and assist in the planning a program of educational activities that promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. Assist in developing individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on progress, and facilitating transition into Head Start or other educational school settings in partnership with parents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferred Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood/Child Development; or enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood/Child Development with 12 credit hours in Early Childhood major currently completed.

  • Minimum of a current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. CDA infant/toddler certification preferred. 

  • Education or training that includes at minimum 2 courses in early childhood that address the infant-toddler age group.

  • Experience working with infants/toddlers and families preferred.

  • Ability to support and implement a classroom curriculum that encourages academic, social, emotional and physical development of children birth to 3 years of age. 

  • Ensure the health and safety of children, families and staff, per agency policies.

  • Ensure no child is left unsupervised at any time. 

  • Ability to work with children with disabilities.

  • Ability to establish positive and productive working relationships with parents/caregivers.

  • A self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meet various deadlines.

  • Ability to work as a positive and productive member of a team.

  • Ability to work with and to demonstrate commitment, caring, and respect for children and adults regardless of race, gender, age, and cultural or ethnic background.

  • Ability and willingness to continue personal and professional growth and skill development.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups both orally and in writing. 

  • Ability and willingness to make home visits. 

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.

To support our company’s mission, here is a snapshot of benefits we offer: 

  • Employee premium coverage for Medical, Vision, Dental 

  • 401k Match

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Leave Days

  • Educational Benefits

  • Student Loan Paydown assistance

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Fitness Reimbursement

If this position interests you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, please visit http://www.waynemetro.org/careers 

to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE/M/F/D/V

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

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