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  • EHS/HS or Pre-K Teacher Assistant

    Posted: 10/27/2022

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    Established in 1834, Children’s friend is Rhode Island’s oldest child welfare organization. We are an innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. Join the Children's Friend family, where we offer excellent benefits and work culture!
     
    Essential Functions:
    1. Work with the teacher to develop and implement a curriculum based on best practice standards.
    2. Responsible for implementation of DCYF childcare, Head Start regulations, and Pre-K regulations.
    3. Make daily observations of health of children, report any condition needing attention.
    4. Maintain progress notes and collecting other necessary data on the participation and progress of emotional, physical, social and cognitive development of assigned children.
    5. Communicate on a regular basis with staff regarding the individual needs of each child.
    6. Works together with Support Team and Mentor-Coaching team to implement strategies that support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of individual children.
    7. Participate in four parent teacher conferences a year, preferably two in the home and two at school.         
    8. Actively participate in agency and program meetings and committees.
    9. Make constructive use of individual and peer supervision.
    10. Responsible for integration of services for families in the classroom, home, center and community.
    11. Complete 30 hours of relevant training in child-related topics during the first year of employment, and 20 hours of professional development training per year thereafter.
    12. Contribute to the overall success and quality of the program and agency by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members to address programmatic and agency-wide issues and needs.
    13. Assist in publicizing agency programs and educating others about the agency and its services.    
    14. Interact effectively and respectfully with others and particularly with individuals whose backgrounds and life experiences are different from one’s own
    15. Pursue ongoing professional development through attending relevant workshops and conferences (including Children’s Friend’s core supervisory training program).
    16. Other duties as assigned. 
     
    Qualifications for EHS/HS Teacher Assistant:
    • TA1- HS degree or equivalent minimum
    • TA2- CDA minimum
    • TA3- Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education minimum or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as child study, child psychology, early childhood special education, elementary education, or nursing.
    • Ability to organize and plan activities, establish warm, supportive relationships and provide a wide variety of stimulating and developmentally appropriate experiences for children.
    • Basic computer skills required for data input and use of email.
    • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.
    • Knowledge of health, safety and first aid. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
    • Strong organizational skills, computer skills and excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with staff, clients, and visitors, as well as the ability to recognize and respect the need for confidentiality.
    • Possess the ability to perform strong outreach. 
    • Proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.
    • Must be able to meet all pre-employment hiring requirements, as well as medical clearances and immunization records requirements. 
     
    Qualifications for Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant:
    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education OR hold an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree AND have successfully completed a Teacher Assistant Training program approved by the RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; hold a RI Early Learning and Development Standard certificate relevant to this position OR an individual professional development plan for achieving this requirement within 12 months from date of employment.
    • Ability to organize and plan activities
    • Ability to establish warm, supportive relationships and provide a wide variety of stimulating and developmentally appropriate experiences for children.
    • Basic computer skills required for data input and use of email.
    • Knowledge of health, safety and first aid. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
    • The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements, and must provide documentation showing proof of all medical clearance and immunization requirements
     
    All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonable accommodate individuals with disabilities.
     
    Children’s Friend is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at talent@cfsri.org

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