Teacher Assistant Job Description

Teacher Assistant Job Description

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Teacher assistant provides supervision to TTAC early childhood staff and participate in the TTAC leadership team, ensuring that TTAC early childhood specialists focus Region 4 work efforts on the objectives set by the VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) and are consistent with the VDOE early childhood special education work plan.

Teacher Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance
Prepares financial statements and food program reports by collecting, analyzing, summarizing account information and trends
Complies with federal,state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements
Receive, approve, and/or decline client invoices with approval from Center Director
Provide inventory support, including maintaining office materials and supplies
Receive requests for materials and equipment related to Third Party and Food Program
Prepare purchase orders accordingly, with approval from Center Director
Prepare appropriate schedules and reports as requested by clients and partners as need in relation to Third Party and Food Program
Maintain food program related inventory, menu, order, training
Monitor Food Specialist inventory procedures, menu planning procedures, ordering procedures, andtraining and development

Teacher Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Teacher Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, NH, NYS

Education for Teacher Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the teacher assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education, Associates, Early Childhood, Arts, Elementary Education, Art, Communication, Human Services

Skills for Teacher Assistant

Desired skills for teacher assistant include:

Child growth/development and behavior characteristics
Child growth and developmentally appropriate practices
Computers and job-related software programs
Early childhood education principles
Proper hand washing and infection control techniques
Regulations associated with the prevention of occupational disease and injury
Activities and approach in accordance with NAEYC standards
Growth and development of the specific age group of children she/he works with through developmentally appropriate language
Effective and appropriate care-giving practices utilized in early childhood care
Child development/early childhood education

Desired experience for teacher assistant includes:

Monitor Alerts on Day Care Works to maintain updated Agency Information
Team with teacher or senior teacher to write developmentally appropriate units of instruction (behavioral objectives and activities)
Responds to needs, questions, concerns of parents and children in an effective and timely manner
Responsible for the daily planning and execution of all classroom and outdoor activities for the group
Supervision for meal times, toileting procedures, inside and outside activities for children in the classroom
Attendance at all staff meetings, parent conferences (as needed), and ongoing training

Teacher Assistant Examples


Teacher Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of teacher assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for teacher assistant
  • Possess knowledge of family-centered and trans-disciplinary practices and will demonstrate aptitudes for participation in team development, implementation and evaluation of professional development activities
  • Must have 45 hour child course started or completed
  • Coursework or a degree in early childhood education or child development or a CDA preferred
  • Certificate of Completion for the 45-Hour Entry Level Course, or higher, or candidate must provide a written agreement to complete this training within six (6) months of date of hire
  • Candidate must also agree to complete a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester (Summer, Fall and Spring) toward an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ability to implement activities in an anti-bias environment
Qualifications for teacher assistant
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs
  • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying
  • Experience working in early intervention
  • Working within an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary model of service delivery
  • Experience using coaching-based interventions
  • Experience with the Creative Curriculum, TS GOLD, and/or CLASS

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