Project Eagle
Published
September 8, 2022
Location
444 Minnesota Ave., Suite 100, Kansas City
Job Type
Desired Education
Child Development Associate (CDA) with 1 year experience working in Early Childhood field
Desired Experience
Experience in Work Childcare Field(s) and working with children ages 3-5.
Job Type
Assistant Teacher
Company Contact
Jody Feuerborn
Contact Phone
913-281-2648

Description

Sign On Incentive ($500 at hire and $500 after 6 months of employment)

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Health, dental, vision, employer paid life, LTD, flexible benefits plan, miscellaneous voluntary plans available, paid vacation and sick (begin accruing upon hire), paid holidays, paid discretionary day, paid bereavement leave, paid jury duty leave, military leave, paid parental leave, retirement plan. For more information https://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefits.html

Project Eagle Video:

For more information about Project Eagle please review this video: https://www.kumc.edu/project-eagle/our-programs/educare-kansas-city.html

About Project Eagle

Project Eagle is an early childhood program focused on preparing children, engaging families, and promoting excellence for children and families in Kansas City, Kansas. Project Eagle provides home-based and center-based services to pregnant women and/or children ages birth to five through a variety of programs, the largest being Early Head Start. Project Eagle is also a member of the Educare Learning Network, part of a national initiative that serves as a platform for broader change, inspiring high-quality programs in communities, improving public policies within each state, and demonstrating a comprehensive approach to the first five years of life and learning.

Position Summary

The Teacher Aide is responsible for assisting the Teacher and Associate Teacher with the daily operation of an assigned classroom to meet all federal and state guidelines.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Meet One of the following
    • Child Development Associate (CDA) or Early Childhood Certificate
    • College degree in any field and 9 Early Childhood credits
    • At least one year of teaching experience in the Early Childhood field and must be willing to participate in higher education (CDA, Early Childhood Certificate, or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field within 2 years).
  • Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • Pass background check including fingerprinting.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Associate Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education from an accredited College or University.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish.
    • Experience working with children ages 0-3.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist teachers in preparing educational materials and setting up classroom for daily activities, supporting classroom staff, children and parents. Supervise children under his/her care at all times to ensure their safety. Rotate from classroom to classroom as needed or required. Follow all established organizational and classroom specific policies and procedures. Notify supervisor immediately of any unusual or at-risk situations.
  • Predict unsafe situations and take precautions; provide child first aid; diaper children and participate in potty training and toileting; implement procedures that prevent the spread of infectious diseases; promote oral and physical health; and appropriately respond to emergencies/crises. Assist in food preparation, serving and clean up. Adhere to all Head Start Performance Standards, Kansas Child Care Licensing Regulations, and Educare Learning Network core features.
  • Ensure that all children are under appropriate supervision and guidance at all times. Provide a supportive social-emotional classroom climate. Complete daily activity and accident reports. Establish rapport with families. Assist Co-teacher in providing daily written communication to parents regarding their child's involvement in classroom activities and progress toward learning goals.
  • Intentionally support children’s growth and development through play-based experiences.
  • Meet with the Mentor Teacher on a regular basis for reflective supervision. In partnership with the Mentor Teacher, develop an action plan for professional development that is based on classroom assessments, center goals, and self-assessments. Must be available to work occasional evenings to assist with childcare at parent meetings.
  • Actively participate in all classroom assessments as part of the Educare Learning Network cross-site evaluation. Work in partnership with Teachers to implement classroom action plans based on assessment and evaluation results.
  • Participate in staff meetings, parent meetings and in-service training as required.
  • Work collaboratively in the classroom with community partners, volunteers, and evaluation partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter addressing how you meet required and preferred qualifications
  • 3 professional references
  • Copy of Transcript

 

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE:

Health, dental, vision, employer paid life, LTD, flexible benefits plan, miscellaneous voluntary plans available, paid vacation and sick (begin accruing upon hire), paid holidays, paid discretionary day, paid bereavement leave, paid jury duty leave, military leave, paid parental leave, retirement plan. For more information https://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefits.html

 

KUMC is an AA/EO Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including marital status, race/ethnicity, color, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, creed, religion, ancestry, disability status as a Vietnam-era veteran, special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran or other protected veteran, or genetic testing and screening information.