Head Start/Early Head Start Teacher Assistant (Tier 2) Multiple Immediate Openin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Job Description
SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Teacher Assistant (Tier 2) Multiple Immediate Openings (7855) (Job ID7855)
Admin/Prof Staff FT Cont/Reg
643496 - Head Start

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The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program is looking for qualified Early Childhood Education Teacher Assistants.The Head Start/Early Head Start Program serves more than 1,400 children, ages six weeks through five years of age, throughout St. Clair County and provides a rigorous school readiness program, health and dental screenings, family engagement activities, and access to community resources. Program participants represent diverse backgrounds and qualify through a weighted needs assessment.

Responsibilities of the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Teacher Assistant include supporting the implementation of developmentally appropriate lesson plans (including instruction during family style dining), promoting individualized classroom instruction, and assisting with classroom behavior management. Teacher Assistants support the completion of developmental screenings and assessments, record data relative to daily operations, and participate in home visits/parent -teacher conferences.

Head Start Teacher Assistant positions are nine- month (September - May), full-time positions, and serve children three through five years of age. Early Head Start Teacher Assistant positions are twelve- month, full-time positions, and serve children six weeks through three years of age. The program operates fourteen early childhood education centers (seven directly managed centers and seven collaboration sites) throughout St. Clair County. Centers are located in Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, East St. Louis, and Lovejoy. Assigned center location is based on programmatic needs and is determined upon hire.

This posting is an ongoing, open recruitment posting to fill immediate openings as Early Childhood Education TeacherAssistants at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program.

Applicants must submit (upload) a letter of application, resume, unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE, and a list of at least three professional references through HireTouch.

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Applicants will be subject to a background check and drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

For information on this or other positions with the Head Start/Early Head Start program at SIUE, please contact Sue Small at 618/489-8399.

1. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential;


2. Currently enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, having already completed at least half (50%) of the coursework.

-Experience in teaching pre-school aged children.
-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
-Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with all levels of staff, parents and center volunteers.

$1,712.76 Monthly
East Saint Louis Campus

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

SIUE is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with SIUE, please call 618-650-2190 or email EmploymentHR@siue.edu.

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