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Teacher Assistant

Teacher Assistant

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Regular Full-Time

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Location/Department: The Right Place – Sigourney (Hartford, CT)

FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-exempt


Scope & Purpose of Position:

Assist Lead Teacher in the planning and implementation of a stimulating program of activities that contributes to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of young children.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Assist with planning and implementation of curricula that address both individual and group needs among children.
  • Assist with all paperwork that may arise in the classroom, including but not limited to attendance, nutrition, lesson plans, daily health checks, fire drill records, narratives, and daily notes.
  • Monitor and maintain the classroom environment, including cleanliness, organization, minor repairs, and health and safety components.
  • Actively participate in all required meetings, including but not limited to orientation, team meetings, parent groups, and training sessions.
  • Assist in classroom management and aids in the administration of children’s activities. This includes engaging in ongoing teacher-parent meetings and assisting with center, department, and agency tasks and activities as requested.
  • Provides cooperation and assistance in obtaining and maintaining NAEYC accreditation standards.
  • Adhere to all classroom procedures in the absence of the Lead/Head Teacher.
  • Observe and record physical and behavioral observations of children daily and assist with progress reports and goals.
  • Contribute to agency cohesiveness by maintaining collaborative and team oriented relationships.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to accommodate program needs.
  • Maintain appropriate business attire, manners and environment reflective of professional standards.
  • Responsible for understanding personnel policies and procedures as outlined in the staff and agency handbooks.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes  _x_  No


  • Must be able to develop a positive relationship and communicate effectively with young children and their families
  • Must be 18 years of older
  • Must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and Child Development Credential (CDA). Candidates without a CDA must have prior experience working with young children and their families and an approved educational plan to attain a CDA or higher within an established period of time.
  • Must hold a current certificate in CPR and First Aid
  • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.