Head Start Teacher Assistant

$12.15 - $12.40 hourly
  • Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (O.L.H.S.A.)
  • Oct 11, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description


 Division:            Early Childhood

Department:  Head Start

Supervisor:     Teacher

FLSA Status:  Non Exempt - Union

 Job Mission:Works cooperatively with and assists in the implementation of the Head Start Program. Assists in preparing the children and families by meeting program goals, including family, health and school readiness. Assists in meeting individual needs of children and families. Performs related duties as assigned, in accordance with the Health and Human Services, Administration for Families and State of Michigan licensing requirements.

 Performance Standards:

1.       Assist in providing children with developmental experiences in approaches to learning, social emotional, language and literacy, cognitive and perceptual, motor and physical development. In an environment of multi-cultural experiences through daily lesson plans and classroom activities.  To make appropriate referrals for follow-up of children as needed which includes children with special needs.

2.      Assist classroom teacher in developing and implementing lesson plans which includes individualization for children with an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

3.       Assist classroom teacher in documenting children’s educational experiences in the Child Observation Record (COR).

4.      Maintain constant active supervision with all children in the classroom.

5.      Carry out all other duties as directed by supervisor.


1.       High School Diploma or GED required.  As a condition of employment, an employee must be willing to enroll in a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential program upon employment and successfully complete the certification within two (2) years of employment, per the Head Start Act.

2.      Must be able to meet physical demands of the job.

3.       Valid Michigan Driver’s License and reliable transportation required.

Physical Job Descriptions:

Job requirements in an 8 hour workday: Sit- 1.5 hours- this position varies daily, driving to multiple sites and several floors; Stand- 2.5 hours- picking up children, supplies; Walk- 2.5 hours- interaction with children, families and staff on a daily basis; Bend/Stoop- 1.5 hours. Movements: YES- Crawl- in classroom/activities with children and parents; Reach Above- to get books/binders/supplies; Crouch- low files/ mailboxes/working with children; Balancing- working children; Squat- working with children; Climb- climbing stairs; Shoulder Level- to get books/binders/supplies/files; Kneel- speaking/working with children; Pushing: pushing carts of supplies, files, donations, meeting items. Weight Carried: 26-50 LBS; Weight Lifted: 26-50 LBS

 Hours & Wage:

$12.15 per hour – High School Diploma

$12.40 per hour- Child Development Associates Degree (CDA)

40 hours per week; 44 weeks per year