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AEM - HEAD START Assistant Teacher in GLASGOW, Montana

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: *High school diploma or equivalent *Child Development Associate, or ability to obtain a CDA within one year of employment *Knowledge of the basics of working with preschool children *Ability to relate well to, coordinate and communicate effectively with staff members and with children/families of low income and varied backgrounds *Ability to gather and analyze data and make concise, accurate reports *Ability to assist Teacher in providing a developmentally appropriate classroom setting for Head Start children *Ability to lift 50 pounds, bend, stoop, sit on floor and other activities as they pertain to working with preschool aged children *Willing to create an individual Career Development Plan *Ability to work well with staff, follow directions and take initiative *Ability to keep all information on families strictly confidential *Ability to make non-routine choices, establish precedence with limited supervision *Knowledge of the purpose of the Head Start Program preferred DUTIES INCLUDE: *Assist teacher in maintaining a safe, clean, healthy, attractive, developmentally appropriate learning environment *Assist the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities *Participate in the screenings, observation and documentation of children including assessment results, goals for each child, plans and results of individual activities *Help supervise children at mealtime; eat meals with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills *Be familiar with each child and parent *Use initiative and imagination to assist the children and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child individually *Assist the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises *Help with family visits with the teacher as required and document them *Oversee the classroom in the teacher's absence *Work with the teacher to maintain all program forms and documentation applicable to job role (daily lesson plans, attendance records, telephone contacts, etc.) submitting forms to designated person *Follow the state and federal regulations pertaining to child abuse and neglect, and maintain strict confidentiality of all information *With assistance from the Education Coordinator and Teacher, work with children to reinforce learning of materials and skills *Share with the teacher the responsibility of maintaining records on children including assessment results, goals, plans and results of individualized activities and classroom documentation records *Serve as resource person, when requested, for the child's personnel evaluation team *Encourage parent involvement in each classroom *Establish a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents/guardians of the children *Assist with facilitation of monthly Center Committee meetings with parents *Participate in the training of parents as requested *Assist Teacher to involve parents in the education activities of the program to emphasize their role as the principal influence of the child's education and development and, to assist parents to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development *Assist with identifying and arranging for parents to volunteer in the classroom as volunteers and substitutes *Assist with the supervision of all community volunteers in your classroom *Serve as an advocate for Head Start and Action for Eastern Montana and promote positive public relations *Attend all workshops and all meetings as deemed necessary by the supervisor *Promote effective communication and cooperation with staff *Work with other members of the Head Start Staff in sharing concerns and implementing plans to meet identified needs of Head Start children and families Seasonal position, working 35 hours per week. Will work seven hours per day, Monday - Friday, on days school is in session. $11.75 per hour to start. To apply, submit a completed Action Head Start applica