Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 5363157
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Assistant Infant/Toddler Teacher
Early Head Start

Position Description
Assist the Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher in the day to day activities of the attendees.

Major/Essential Functions
  • Familiarity with and willingness to abide by the Texas Family Code 261.001 as it pertains to the abuse and neglect of young children.
  • Demonstrate the mental, emotional, and physical ability to work with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years and families from various ethnic and socio-economic groups.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with children with disabilities.
  • Serve as a role model for college lab students each semester.
  • Help plan, attend and participate in regular team planning meetings, center staff meetings, and special events.
  • Observe and record the behavior of children to determine needs and interests as a basis of planning. Record formal assessments based on school readiness goals.
  • Maintain professional ethics and positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students, and parents.
  • Provide leadership and mentor Classroom Assistant in all listed job responsibilities.
  • Build relationships with families in order to assist with family assessments and goal setting for children and families.
  • Maintain daily informal interactions with parents as well as assist Lead Teacher with conducting formal interactions as needed. Assist with conducting a minimum of two-parent conferences and two home visits per year per Head Start Standards.
  • Assist Lead Teacher with weekly lesson plans including information based on observations of children (interests and milestones) and IFSPs.
  • Create developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) for children and implement positive guidance strategies.
  • Participate in professional development by attending conferences and professional meetings and by reading professional literature.
  • Assist Lead Teacher with the maintenance of child files including completion of required electronic data entries in ChildPlus and COR.
  • Provide leadership and mentor Classroom Assistant in all listed job responsibilities.

Required Qualifications
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or an associate's or bachelor's degree in child development or related fields

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Early Head Start.
  • Experience with Child Care Licensing.
  • Experience with the National Association of the Education of Young Children.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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