EHS Teacher Aide, Prescott Valley
Company: Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Location: Prescott Valley
Posted on: September 23, 2022
$12.80-13.24/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 45 wks/yr NACOG is an Arizona State
Retirement System (ASRS) participating employer. The ASRS is a
trusted, sustainable, and well-managed retirement system that
provides long term disability, retiree health insurance, and
lifetime pension benefits to educators, municipal, and state
government employees who have dedicated their career to serving the
citizens of Arizona. Summary In compliance with Federal Law, all
persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility
to work in the United States and to complete the required
employment eligibility verification form upon hire. The Teacher
Aide directly works with all children in the classroom. Assists the
classroom Teacher in planning and implementing appropriate early
childhood activities with the assistance of parent volunteers.
Works under the supervision of the Teacher and is responsible for
temporary assignments of teacher duties as assigned by his/her
supervisor, the Center Director or the Head Start Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Directly supervise and assist
children in performing planned activities
Actively participates in classroom operations. Assist Supervising
Teacher in development of developmentally appropriate lesson plans
that incorporate language development, pre-math skills, Individual
Education Plan (IEP), Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and
developmental assessment goals, demonstrate positive staff and
child interactions. Assist with implementing appropriate room
arrangement and classroom environment, setting goals and
objectives, conducting on-going child assessment system including
observation and, collection of work samples. Assist in planning
classroom activities and reinforce behavior management.
Encourage parents to participate and volunteer in classroom and
other Head Start Activities.
Communicate with families on a daily basis.
Maintain a clean and safe classroom.
Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, training
sessions, Child Development Associates (CDA)/ Early Childhood
Education classes, and related career development classes.
Actively participate in the recruitment of eligible Head Start
children and families.
Assist with (2) home visits per child each year.
Assist with the planning and implementation of parent meetings and
related parent activities.
Assist with parent/teacher conferences ensuring that parents are
kept informed about their child's progress
Participate in Head Start Family Style Meal Service program. Assist
children in serving food, practicing appropriate table behavior,
and good nutritional habits using CACFP guidelines.
Supervise and monitor children on buses as a bus monitor, if
Maintain strict child confidentiality.
Assists with children's screenings and follow up activities
including but not limited to audio, vision, height/weight, anemia,
Individual Education Plans (IEP).
Complete reports as assigned by supervisor with accuracy and
High tolerance for paperwork, documentation and meeting district
and federal deadlines
Works with center staff, when applicable, to ensure that the center
is kept sanitary and within the local, state, and national health
and safety regulations
Travel within the NACOG region using own vehicle, including
occasional overnight stays.
Performs related duties, as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Education and/or Experience Experience and training
equivalent to High School Diploma or GED and six months experience
working with preschool children. Must meet all health and licensing
regulations as prescribed by the Arizona Health Services
Department. Must enroll in and actively pursue Child Development
Associate credentials (CDA) training upon employment to earn within
2 years of hire. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Must be
self-motivated. Preschool classroom experience or related
experience necessary. Must be able to communicate effectively in
English in both verbal and written format. Knowledge of Early
Childhood Education. Ability to maintain effective working
relationships with people of varied social, cultural, and
educational backgrounds. Must be bondable. Bilingual proficiency
and/or experience working with multicultural setting preferred.
Other Skills and abilities Must have the ability to read and
comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
demonstrating the ability to carry out instructions furnished in
written, oral, or diagram form. Must be able to demonstrate the
ability to write simple correspondence. Must be effective
presenting information in one-on-one and small group situations to
customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Must
possess the ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to
multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Must have the ability to
perform these operations using units of American money and weight
measurement, volume, and distance. Must be able to apply common
sense understanding. Must have the ability to deal with problems
involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Certificates and Licenses Obtain Department of Public Safety
Fingerprint Clearance Card Obtain Food Handlers Certification if
required by the County Health Department Obtain CPR and First Aide
Certification Physical Demands and Work Environment The physical
demands and work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or
feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl; and
talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and
climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up
to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally
exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually loud. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE
TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. Benefits include: Agency Paid Health,
Dental, Vision, Arizona State Retirement (ASRS); Sick & Holiday Pay
NACOG follows all CDC Guidelines for COVID-19
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