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Teacher Assistant

Nassau County, NY, USA

Job Type

The Teacher Assistant under the direction and supervision of the Site Supervisor will be responsible for:


1. Assist the Teacher in supervising children in the classroom, all Head Start Program areas (inclusive of bathrooms) and outdoor play areas; during the day-to-day program operations. Consistently maintaining ongoing accountability and supervision of children in care.
2. Support the ongoing social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of all children in care.
3. Assist the Teacher in maintaining children’s records and planning lessons based on individual and group needs.
4. Cooperating with all staff personnel in protecting the health, safety, and well-being of children.
5. Assist at parent meetings and other meetings regarding child development.
6. Assist Teacher in implementing all of the Head Start School Readiness Domains (that are aligned with Early Learning Standards) to increase child outcomes in early learning and successfully prepare children for transitioning into the kindergarten setting.
7. Participate in scheduled workshops, in-service trainings and formal trainings (both individual and small group as required or requested).
8. To carry out Head Start Performance Standards in accordance with all discipline areas.
9. Any other duties deemed necessary by the CEO/Executive Director or Senior Management and all program activities as it relates to the Mission of the Agency.
10. In accordance with the Head Start Performance standards 1302.91, is willing to participate and benefit from Intensive Practice Based Coaching to enhance and strengthen Professional Development and Teaching Practices in the classroom setting.


  1. Prior experience or knowledge working with young children.

  2. High School Diploma or GED.   Current Child Development Associate (CDA) or enrolled in CDA Class and will obtain credential

  3. Show warmth and understanding in working with children and adults of all ethnic background.

  4. Ability to work well in team relationship (i.e. Teacher, Family Service Worker, Supervisor.)

  5. Good health

  6. Ability to speak effectively.

  7. Ability to write effectively.

  8. Interested in learning.

  9. Computer literate

  10. Ability to complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentialing Program.

About the EOC:

The Economic Opportunity Commission is the designated anti-poverty agency in Nassau County; an innovative Community Action Agency devoted to facilitating and strengthening basic social relationships between individual, families, and social organizations.

For over 50 years, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc., has provided programs and services to the low-income Nassau County residents. During the past year, approximately 41,000 unduplicated low-income children, youth, individuals, and families accessed EOC programs and services. As a Community action Agency, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc., is a direct support for the county's residents who live at or below the federal poverty level. This includes those who are recognized as "working poor".


EOC believes that all employees are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or lawas and ordinances. EOC's Executive Management Team and Leadership is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activityes, access to facilities and programs and general treatment during employment. All personnel decissions are based on merit and finances. The EOC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Organization.

The Office of Head Start helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs. The Head Start program promotes children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.

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