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Position Title:
Head Start Itinerant Teacher Assistants
Publish Date:
07/01/2019 00
Brief Overview:
This position is accountable for the overall operation of the Head Start/Pre-K Counts classroom that complies with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. This includes planning, coordinating, and managing in order to provide a conducive environment for the child’s healthy well-being and total development—socially, physically, emotionally, cognitively, nutritionally—with the support of the teacher and Education Specialist. The incumbent will substitute in the classroom during emergencies and in the absence of the teacher. *Itinerant teacher assistant is required to travel to all Head Start/Pre-K classrooms in Allegheny County to meet the daily needs of the program.

By leveraging strengths in AIU’s Core Competencies, the Teacher Assistant works closely with staff to provide children and families with a positive experience in AIU’s educational programs and activities.

AIU’s Core Competencies are: Accountability, Effective Communication, Establishing and Maintaining Trust, Teamwork and Professionalism and Ethics.
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Job Responsibilities:
Accountability: Understanding of the importance of being accountable and ability to focus on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting work commitments.
Effective Communication: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
Establishing and Maintaining Trust: Knowledge of methods and ability to develop trusting business relationships and provide solicited, respected and valued perspectives to clients/peers that guide thinking, facilitate issue resolution and enhance client/peer capabilities.
Teamwork: Knowledge of the necessity and value of teamwork; experience with and ability to participate effectively as part of a team.
Professionalism and Ethics: Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate professionalism and integrity in all aspects of conduct and appearance, and adherence to applicable codes of practice-including confidentiality. In addition, must have ability to comply with the AIU Conduct Policy.

Job-Specific Competencies
Accuracy & Attention to Detail Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
Continuous Learning Understanding of the rationale behind the necessity to continually learn and grow and the ability to seek performance feedback and identify approaches to improve own performance and that of others.
Flexibility & Adaptability Knowledge of successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; ability to adapt as needed.
Producing Results Understanding of the criticality of getting things done in spite of current circumstances and the ability to utilize assigned resources and leverage back-channel resources (individuals or teams) to achieve or exceed planned outcomes.

Responsibilities / Key Functions
1. Helps to coordinate the educational, social, emotional, and physical development of the children in the Head Start/Pre-K Counts program appropriate to the developmental level of each child, and plan the curriculum with the team.

2. Assist the teacher in facilitating a variety of appropriate activities and experiences, which encourage questioning, probing, and problem solving skills that stimulate children to explore and express their creative abilities and prom
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Required Experience
1-2 years
Required Studies:
Associates Degree
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Health, Dental and Vision Benefits
Paid sicka and personal days
Tuition reimbursement
Professional Development
HSEA Bargaining Unit
Expected Start/End Time:
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Keystone STAR Level:
Not in STARs
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Minimum Number of ECE Credits Required:
Minimum Career Lattice Level:
Not Applicable
Required Experience:
1-2 years
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