The Salvation Army

Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
Social Services
Regular Full-Time


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

FLSA Status: Part-time & On-Call, 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:



Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Climb or balance




Lift up to 20 pounds




Lift up to 50 pounds












Use hands




Use sight/vision




Walk, bend, kneel





Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army: Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for voluntary term life insurance, short term disability coverage, supplemental insurance coverage options, employer-funded pension plan, and paid absence time.


The Salvation Army Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


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.


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