POSITIONS OPEN FOR THE 2017 – 2018 SCHOOL YEAR 

Head Start Classroom Center Assistance Teacher / Bus Rider Aide


JOB SUMMARY:       
Assisting parents in the role as their child’s first and most important teacher by being responsible for assisting the teacher with the children and with the various activities in the center and on field trips.  In addition, being responsible for assisting in the transportation of children to and from the center and on field trips, adhering to transportation guidelines.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Bus Rider Aide
·       Provides on-going education on safety of children being transported; completes with assistance of bus driver three bus evacuation drills per program year.
·       Adheres to established procedures and policies as outlined in the transportation manual and personnel policies.
·       Uses effective and developmentally appropriate discipline techniques with children to maintain order on the bus at all times.
·       Assures safe transportation of all Head Start children, staff, and volunteers.
·       Attends transportation meetings and trainings.
·       Provides assistance to bus driver as requested.
Classroom Assistant Teacher
·       Participates in group activities providing assistance to teachers as requested. 
·       Insures the safety of the children at all times.
·       Provides assistance to the teacher with her discipline techniques.
·       Insures the cooperative play and positive reinforcement of the children.
·       Prepares for and helps with the departure of children.
·       Chaperones field trips.
·       Interpret for children, families and teachers in the classroom, during home visits, parent night meetings, parent teacher conferences, etc. necessary.
·       Participates in Head Start recruitment, advocacy and parent involvement activities as  required.           

Adheres to the Head Start Performance Standards. 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Child Development Associate credential, or willingness to obtain credential or Associate Degree; Parent or past parent of Head Start child preferred. 

SKILLS / ABILITIES:               
Bilingual skills required

Ability to work with three to five year old children.  Ability to take directions from supervisor.  Ability to lift and carry supplies.  Valid MN Driver’s License and access to a car.  Confidentiality.