Head Start Substitute I - Teacher Aide
Northern Arizona Council Of Governments (NACOG)     Winslow, AZ 86047
 Posted 12 days    

$14.63/hr, Up to 35 hrs/wk


In compliance with Federal Law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

The Substitute I -Teacher Aide directly works with all children in the classroom.  Assists the classroom Teacher in planning and implementing appropriate early childhood activities with the assistance of parent volunteers.  Works under the supervision of the Teacher.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Directly supervise and assist children in performing planned activities
Actively participates in classroom operations. Assist Supervising Teacher in development of developmentally appropriate lesson plans that incorporate language development, pre-math skills, Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and developmental assessment goals, demonstrate positive staff and child interactions. Assist with implementing appropriate room arrangement and classroom environment, setting goals and objectives, conducting on-going child assessment system including observation and, collection of work samples.  Assist in planning classroom activities and reinforce behavior management.
Encourage parents to participate and volunteer in classroom and other Head Start Activities.
Communicate with families on a daily basis.
Maintain a clean and safe classroom.
Actively participate in the recruitment of eligible Head Start children and families.
Assist with (2) home visits per child each year.
Assist with the planning and implementation of parent meetings and related parent activities.
Assist with parent/teacher conferences ensuring that parents are kept informed about their child’s progress
Participate in Head Start Family Style Meal Service program. Assist children in serving food, practicing appropriate table behavior, and good nutritional habits using CACFP guidelines.
Maintain strict child & family confidentiality.
Assists with children’s screenings and follow up activities including but not limited to audio, vision, height/weight, anemia, Individual Education Plans (IEP).
Complete reports as assigned by supervisor with accuracy and timeliness.
High tolerance for paperwork, documentation and meeting district and federal deadlines
Works with center staff, when applicable, to ensure that the center is kept sanitary and within the local, state, and national health and safety regulations
Performs related duties, as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Experience and training equivalent to High School Diploma or GED and experience working with preschool children.  Must meet all health and licensing regulations as prescribed by the Arizona Health Services Department. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be self-motivated.  Preschool classroom experience or related experience necessary.  Must be able to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written format.  Knowledge of Early Childhood Education.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.  Must be bondable.  Bilingual proficiency and/or experience working with multicultural setting preferred.

Other Skills and abilities

Must have the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos demonstrating the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to write simple correspondence.  Must be effective presenting information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.  Must possess the ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Must have the ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Must be able to apply common sense understanding.  Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates and Licenses

Obtain Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card

Obtain Food Handlers Certification if required by the County Health Department

Obtain CPR and First Aide Certification

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Benefits include: Sick Pay

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Job Details

Field of Interest

Behavioral Science and Human Services

Employment Type

Part Time

Number of openings


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