• Teacher Assistant Floats, Head Start

    Posted: 03/26/2024

    Full Job Description

    Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking individuals for paid on-the-job training as a Teacher Assistant/Float in our Head Start preschool classrooms in Newport.

    Due to the critical nature of this position to provide services to the children, EBCAP is offering a two-step sign on bonus totaling $1000 for external applicants.

    This position requires that job candidates are willing to participate in training and college coursework to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within one year of hire. EBCAP will provide or recommend professional development training, and a CDA consultant at no cost to the employee. College course tuition reimbursement is provided, up to $2,100 per year. College coursework and some professional development training must be completed after work hours.

    This is a full-time (40-hour/week) position. EBCAP provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes heavily subsidized medical and dental insurance plans (BCBSRI), supplemental vision insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 3% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance & long term disability, generous paid time off that includes vacation/holidays/personal days/sick time, mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, opportunities for center-paid training/CEUs, employee assistance program, and so much more!

    The job candidate must have a high school diploma or a GED and

    RI Department of Education Certificate of Completion of Teacher Assistant Training or

    6 college credit hours in Early Childhood Education coursework.

    Other candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of child development, a desire to teach and nurture young children, and a desire to learn and develop new skills as an early education teacher.

    Under the direction and supervision of a Lead Teacher, the teacher assistant/float will work with a classroom team of professionals to provide a supportive classroom environment, assist in classroom activities and ensure that children are always supervised.

    Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at East Bay Community Action Program.

    EBCAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.

    Interested parties may apply here.

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