Teacher's Assistant - Elkton

Maryland Rural Development Corporation Elkton , MD 21921

Posted 6 days ago

The Teachers Assistant aides the teacher in planning and maintaining a safe, clean, learning environment ensuring the well being and safety of the children in their care. They exhibits a genuine nurturing, caring attitude to all children. He/she also maintains a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with HS Director, Coordinators, Center Director and staff to insure the adherence of Head Start Performance Standards and Child Care Administration regulations
  • Assist in conducting or arranging for formal developmental and behavioral screenings for each child within 45 days of enrollment
  • Assist in observing and recording childrens progress using the agencys on-going assessment method
  • Using the assessment results, assist in providing on-going opportunities for each child to develop skills related to the Head Start Child Outcomes in preparation for School Readiness and lifelong learning
  • Apply positive classroom management and discipline techniques
  • Incorporate a good health/ mental health and nutrition program into the daily/ weekly plans
  • Assist children who are not potty trained as needed
  • Assist in compiling information on childrens behavior for discussion with Mental Health/ Disabilities Coordinator and parents.
  • Assist in implementing IEP objectives and evaluating progress
  • Attend home visits and Staff/Parent Conferences with Teacher as required
  • Work in partnership with parents, individually and collectively, to insure childrens success in all aspects of the program through: parent education & training, parent involvement & planning, parent & staff collaboration
  • Provide on-site assistance to staff, parents and volunteers increasing their knowledge and skills of child development concepts to effectively work with children
  • Actively participate in the process of transitioning children and families to and from other programs, such as Early Head Start, Public School, Child Care Settings
  • Attend and participate in meetings and training as required
  • Must assume responsibility for lead teacher when absent
  • Perform all other duties as designated by the Teacher, Center Director, Education Coordinator and/or the Head Start Director


  • Preferred: A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Minimum: Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and willingness/ability to work towards AA degree in ECE or related field
  • Bilingual staff person is a requirement at centers where it is necessary (1304.52(g)(2))
  • One (1) year experience working in a licensed Child Care facility
  • Must have current or ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to fully participate in a program for active youngsters. This includes lifting young children, getting up and down from the floor, lively outdoors activities and moving furniture
  • Must be able to demonstrate care and concern for Head Start children and families
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with various professional and community groups throughout the three counties
  • Ability to organize and delegate in an efficient manner and work with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing/able to travel
  • Must obtain and pass a physical, TB test, and criminal background check
  • Must be knowledgeable in Maryland Child Abuse laws and act accordingly
  • Must have reliable means of transportation
  • Must have computer skills and ability to work with Word, Excel and other database software

Maryland Rural Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Teacher's Assistant - Elkton

Maryland Rural Development Corporation