Teacher Assistant

Description

ABOUT ALBANY COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP: Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) is a source of direct support for families who live in poverty in Albany, New York. The majority of program participants are from economically vulnerable families with incomes below100% of the federal poverty threshold (or $21,960 for a family of three - the average family size of ACAP’s customer population). For 50 years ACAP has been providing a network of programs that serve the needs of children and families living in poverty.Our prominent programs include Early Head Start, Head Start, Energy Assistance and Weatherization, Career Pathways, Healthcare Opportunities Grant, and we support parents through Employment and Dress for Success. Through its programs, ACAP has created positive change in the lives of children and families in Albany County. ACAP embodies the spirit of hope, improving communities and making the Capital Region a better place.

Teacher Assistants work closely with the classroom teacher in a team approach to plan and implement activities for classroom programs. Teacher Assistants promote a safe, nurturing, and healthy environment in compliance with all Early Childhood Education Performance Standards and NYS – OCFS Day Care Licensing Regulations.Teacher Assistants work with the teacher to create positive relationships with children and their families. They assist in completing child record documents and ensure adequate staff coverage for all classrooms and program activities.

Requirements

A Teachers Assistant must have an Associate’s Degree or be actively enrolled in a degree program. OR a candidate must have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with a preschool designation. If you do not have a CDA, you must be willing to complete a CDA Credential within two years of service

BENEFITS:Competitive health benefits; Educational Assistance; Retirement; Paid time off; 403(b) plan
CLASSIFICATION / HOURS:$12.50 hourly based on education with the potential for increase every year based on performance. Non-Exempt, Full-time (30-37.5 hours per week, 44 weeks per year)

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


 For more information or to apply, visit Albany County Opportunity, Incorporated - Teacher Assistant (paylocity.com)

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