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Head Start Teacher Assistant

Company Name:
Jefferson Parish Community Action Programs
200 Derbigny Street, Suite 3100
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Contact Name:
Ashley Jambon
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Job Details

Job Type:

Employee assists the Head Start Teacher in planning and implementing daily program including schedules, routines, and lesson plans for the total development of a group of pre-school age children. Responsibilities include supervising the children and assessing their progress, performing specific teaching activities, preparing room for meals and rest periods, visiting participants’ homes, and maintaining related records. Also, assumes responsibilities of teacher when necessary.

Note: For this position, 22 pay periods of the year will be 40-hour work weeks. 4 pay periods (2 pay periods at beginning of fiscal year and 2 pay periods at fiscal year-end) will be 35-hour work weeks. Non-exempt from overtime compensation. May be required to adjust schedule to include occasional different starting and stopping times based upon the needs of the service. May require occasional evening and weekend work. Will be required to work whatever hours are necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties and demands of the position.

Minimum Education:
High School Diploma
Other Qualifications:
Applicants must meet one (1) of the following:
  1. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent; PLUS certification as a Child Development Associate (CDA).
  2. Possession of an Associate’s degree or higher degree from an accredited college in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or in an equivalent education major in which the primary focus of study is the care and development of preschool children (i.e., children 3 to 5 years-of-age).
  3. Possession of an Associate’s degree or higher degree from an accredited college in any subject, including at least eighteen (18) credit hours of coursework relating to ECE.

NOTE: Coursework relating to ECE may include courses offered in various departments (e.g., Education, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology…etc.); however, this coursework must address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages 3 to 5 years.

Must be able to pass a state background check with no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions deemed relevant to work performed in this classification. Any conviction listed in the Louisiana Child Protection Act (Louisiana R.S. 15:587.1) is considered disqualifying, unless written proof of pardon is submitted in time for consideration with the application.
How to apply:

Applicants must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/jeffparish/jobs/439924/head-start-teacher-assistant-6700?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

*An official application must be completed in order to be considered for the position; we cannot accept only a resume as the application.

If you have any questions please call the Personnel Department at 504-364-2730 or email Jeffjobs@jeffparish.net.

For assistance, come into one of our Personnel offices at:

East Jefferson – Room 206, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.  Jefferson, LA 70123


West Jefferson – Suite 3100, 200 Derbigny Street Gretna, LA 70053

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