People as Teachers in Training (PATT)
Join the PATT program today and take the first step towards a rewarding career in early childhood education. Embrace your passion, gain practical experience, and unlock a world of possibilities as a full-fledged teacher. Don't let anything hold you back from making a difference – PATT is here to support your journey towards success!
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:
*Work as a Part-Time Education Aide
Those hired as part-time Education Aides will work up to 20 hours per week inside a Head Start classroom, assisting the teachers and assistant teachers with meeting child development goals and curriculum implementation. This will also help fulfill the required 420 hours of classroom experience necessary to obtain a CDA.
*Receive On-demand Training
Each PATT participant will receive 120 hours of online, on-demand courses in order for the individual to obtain their Child Development Associate Credential, necessary to become a full-time teacher.
*Participate in Weekly Professional Development
Once a week, participants will meet with Step Forward's Professional Development team to increase their knowledge of early childhood education, Step Forward policies and procedures, and workplace professionalism.
*Obtain your CDA
Once the 16-week cohort is over and participants obtain their Child Development Associate Credential, individuals can be promoted to assistant teacher and beyond. Individuals will help prepare and implement all classroom activities while ensuring the care and safety of children within the Head Start program.
*Work in a Rewarding & Educational Setting
As a part of the Head Start program, our professionals have the unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of young children and their families, laying the foundation for a brighter future.
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to assist the Teachers and Assistant Teachers in the care and safety of children in the Head Start Program
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assists the teachers and assistant teachers with meeting Head Start child development goals and curriculum implementation.
Maintains the classroom with regards to equipment materials, and supplies and ensure the safety of the classroom operations; ensures any sources of danger to the children are kept out of their reach; keeps classroom neat and orderly by assisting with picking up toys, materials, and other potential hazardous to the children.
Assists the teachers and other staff in meal service and family style dining with the children and helps with the clean-up of the tables and getting children to finish their meals; assists with toileting, dressing, eating, tooth brushing and any other areas of health, safety and hygiene.
Assists the teachers with outdoor play activities and chaperoning on field trips; ensures children are constantly being monitored during both indoor and outdoor play times.
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and other trainings to keep current and up to date with policies and procedures, Head Start rules and regulations and for professional development to increase the skills and experience of the job.
Performs other related duties as required.
High School Diploma or GED required; One year of experience in a child care position preferably in an educational environment preferred.
Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).
Step Forward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Agency will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.