Teacher Assistant

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Teacher Assistant

Department: Child Care Center

Summary: The Early Childhood Teacher Assistant ensures a safe and healthy environment for children; promotes physical, mental, and social development for children while providing child care services to infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. The Teacher Assistant will act in

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares and sets up classroom providing materials and supplies needed for daily activities
  • Organizes and participates in games, reads to children, guides them to use art materials painting, drawling, songs, dance and movement and similar activities
  • Directs children in hand washing, eating, resting, excising and toileting
  • Helps children develop habits of caring for own clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books.
  • Maintains discipline in the center
  • Assists in recording each child’s progress and growth; confers with parents as needed
  • Maintain daily progress reports, activity logs, and accident reports; assists in maintaining educational and activity sheets/ calendars
  • Serves meals and refreshments to children and regulates rest periods
  • Assist in preparing food and cleaning quarters
  • Maintains professional knowledge by attending meetings, conferences and educational workshops
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required
  • Responsible and capable to perform in teacher position when lead teacher is absent
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, diet and nutrition guidelines
  • Some knowledge of Mojave traditions, language, history and culture is helpful
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to be flexi able to work extended hours and various work schedules on short notice
  • Must be aware of possible occupational hazards please see attachment
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations
  • Skill in operating various work processing programs and other office equipment
  • Skill in administering disciplinary rules to children and resolves situations conflicts among children
  • Administers and provides First Aid to the children as needed
  • Maintain required 18 hours of annual training
  • Performs other duties assigned


Must have a high school diploma or GED, must have, 6-9 Early Childhood College Credits, Must have six months classroom experience,

Language Ability:

Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate chronological age of children for developmental assessment, attendance records, time card calculations.

Computer Skills:

Be able to use a computer, with Microsoft Office Software


Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Material Utilization:

Be able to operate a vacuum cleaner, Shop Vac, Computer, Fax Machine, printer, cutter, shape cutter. Digital camera, and laminator

Certificates and Licenses:

Child Development Associates Certificate or be willing to obtain within two years of employment; first aid and CPR (preferably infant, child, adult certification,) food handlers card or be willing to obtain within 3 months of the job


Work Environment:

Must maintain an age appropriate learning materials and equipment in classroom environment based on Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale and work space


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises and provide guidance and direction to childcare aides, parent volunteers, Volunteers, and summer youth workers. Maintains professional knowledge by attending mandatory meetings, Conferences and educational workshops to meet required 18 annual Early Childhood training


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit climb, or balance, and taste and smell. The employee must lift and move up to 25 pounds or more. Please review occupational hazard (caring for Our Children; National Health and Safety Performance Standards)

The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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