Teacher Assistant/Teacher Aide

Office of Compliance

Job Description

Summary

The incumbent serves as a Teacher Assistant or Teacher Aide and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day delivery of exemplary child care services to the House Community. The duties and responsibilities will be carried out under the direction of the Lead Teacher. The position does not have supervisory/managerial responsibilities unless otherwise directed.

Responsibilities

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 650 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel. The incumbent serves as a Teacher Assistant or Teacher Aide and is responsible

for assisting in the day-to-day delivery of exemplary child care services to

the House Community.The duties and responsibilities will be carried out

under the direction of the Lead Teacher.The position does not have

supervisory/managerial responsibilities unless otherwise directed. PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Support and assist with the oversight of the

day-to-day delivery of child care services in assigned classroom.Provide

care for children including changing diapers/toileting, feeding, and

comforting.Ensure all children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional needs

are met. 2. Provide leadership support.Model high quality work and assist with

leading and coaching team.Support Lead Teacher with all aspects of

classroom operations.Provide classroom-level management in the absence of

the Lead Teacher. (Teacher Assistant only) 3. Prioritize health and safety; includes, but is not limited to: conduct daily

child health and safety checks, maintain child to staff ratios, provide active

supervision of children, be aware of all special health and dietary needs,

monitor and respond appropriately to illness & injury and emergency

situations, follow cleaning & sanitation guidelines, and utilize universal

precautions.Immediately raise/bring to Lead Teacher and Directors’

attention any relevant information or issues concerning or related to staff,

children, and/or families. 4. Support and assist with the oversight of developmentally appropriate,

child-centered curriculum and assessment planning, implementation, and

documentation.Support children and families through transitions including

enrollment and withdrawal, between classrooms, to and from home each day, and

between activities throughout the day. 5. Contribute to the classroom, Child Care Center, and CAO team.Show

initiative towards the improvement of provided services by sharing ideas and

participating in meetings.Participate in special limited term and

long-term projects and initiatives.Participate in after action reviews

and provide feedback as appropriate. 6. Maintain accurate records and logs in a timely and organized fashion. 7. Develop and maintain familiarity and compliance with, and established

systems for meeting all applicable legal requirements, House Rules, Committee

and CAO policies and procedures, as well as specific House Child Care Center

practices and procedures.These include, but are not limited to: The

Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Officers and Inspector General, as

well as the supplemental policies and procedures thereof; CAO Work Schedule

Policies; and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

standards. 8. Use materials and resources effectively.Inform administration of

unusual problems and unanticipated constraints of resource requirements in a

timely manner. Monitor usage and inventory levels of all supplies

and materials, and advise Administrators of related needs and

issues.Return relevant items to designated storage areas and maintain

organization throughout the classroom and Center. 9. Treat all children, families, and staff with dignity and respect, allowing

for individual differences.Establish positive relationships with each

child, family member, and coworker. Communicate effectively and professionally

orally and in writing.Maintain confidentiality.Continually remain

calm in challenging situations.Utilize developmentally and situationally

appropriate behavior management techniques. 10. Seek and attend ongoing professional development and demonstrate an

attitude of continual growth. 11. Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 650 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel. The incumbent serves as a Teacher Assistant or Teacher Aide and is responsible

for assisting in the day-to-day delivery of exemplary child care services to

the House Community.The duties and responsibilities will be carried out

under the direction of the Lead Teacher.The position does not have

supervisory/managerial responsibilities unless otherwise directed. PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Support and assist with the oversight of the

day-to-day delivery of child care services in assigned classroom.Provide

care for children including changing diapers/toileting, feeding, and

comforting.Ensure all children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional needs

are met. 2. Provide leadership support.Model high quality work and assist with

leading and coaching team.Support Lead Teacher with all aspects of

classroom operations.Provide classroom-level management in the absence of

the Lead Teacher. (Teacher Assistant only) 3. Prioritize health and safety; includes, but is not limited to: conduct daily

child health and safety checks, maintain child to staff ratios, provide active

supervision of children, be aware of all special health and dietary needs,

monitor and respond appropriately to illness & injury and emergency

situations, follow cleaning & sanitation guidelines, and utilize universal

precautions.Immediately raise/bring to Lead Teacher and Directors’

attention any relevant information or issues concerning or related to staff,

children, and/or families. 4. Support and assist with the oversight of developmentally appropriate,

child-centered curriculum and assessment planning, implementation, and

documentation.Support children and families through transitions including

enrollment and withdrawal, between classrooms, to and from home each day, and

between activities throughout the day. 5. Contribute to the classroom, Child Care Center, and CAO team.Show

initiative towards the improvement of provided services by sharing ideas and

participating in meetings.Participate in special limited term and

long-term projects and initiatives.Participate in after action reviews

and provide feedback as appropriate. 6. Maintain accurate records and logs in a timely and organized fashion. 7. Develop and maintain familiarity and compliance with, and established

systems for meeting all applicable legal requirements, House Rules, Committee

and CAO policies and procedures, as well as specific House Child Care Center

practices and procedures.These include, but are not limited to: The

Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Officers and Inspector General, as

well as the supplemental policies and procedures thereof; CAO Work Schedule

Policies; and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

standards. 8. Use materials and resources effectively.Inform administration of

unusual problems and unanticipated constraints of resource requirements in a

timely manner. Monitor usage and inventory levels of all supplies

and materials, and advise Administrators of related needs and

issues.Return relevant items to designated storage areas and maintain

organization throughout the classroom and Center. 9. Treat all children, families, and staff with dignity and respect, allowing

for individual differences.Establish positive relationships with each

child, family member, and coworker. Communicate effectively and professionally

orally and in writing.Maintain confidentiality.Continually remain

calm in challenging situations.Utilize developmentally and situationally

appropriate behavior management techniques. 10. Seek and attend ongoing professional development and demonstrate an

attitude of continual growth. 11. Perform other duties as required or assigned.

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