Easterseals Florida
  • Tampa Murray
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • $11.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

This is a full-time position with a benefit package that includes: health insurance, life insurance, Section 125 plan, 403(b) annuity program, optional dental and AFLAC insurances, vacation, personal and sick time.


Who we are:

Easterseals Florida provides services daily that make a profound, positive difference in the lives of people living with disabilities and their families.  We believe in the potential of each individual's ability to live, work, learn and play in their own communities.
 
 
What we're looking for:

We are seeking a professional Head Start Assistant Teacher to join our team of early childhood educators in making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and special needs.  The Head Start Assistant Teacher will provide a positive, safe, stimulating and inclusionary learning environment to allow the children to grow and develop to their fullest potential. 
 
 
What you'll be doing:
 
  • Work collaboratively and professionally with the Teachers in the classrooms, as well as other program staff, to maintain and support a positive, nurturing, safe, healthy, and inclusive classroom environment that supports individualized learning based on children's needs and interests
  • Assist the Teachers in providing individualized attention to the children to enhance their learning and development
  • Form trusting professional relationships with the children and families by creating a positive, nurturing environment and encouraging the involvement of families
  • Assist with preparing and implementing lesson plans based on each child's assessments
  • Assist with implementing the developmental assessment for each child
  • Expand the children's learning and understanding by providing language development opportunities and role modeling of desirable behavior and interactions to increase social-emotional development
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity and maintain professional boundaries with clients and staff
 
 
What we value:
 
  • An energetic, engaging, creative, and professional individual who is passionate about working with children with disabilities and special needs and seeing them achieve their developmental milestones
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  • A minimum of a National Child Development Associate (NCDA) credential or an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Successful completion of the Florida Department of Children & Families 45 hour Child Care Training
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Ability to meet our approved driver requirements to be able to drive to required training programs
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed to meet the needs of the program
 
 
Easterseals Florida is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Candidates are subject to all required background checks & drug testing procedures in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act.
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