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  TOWN OF ENFIELD

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TEACHER ASSISTANT - CHILD DAY CARE 

·         APPLICATION DEADLINE:  TUESDAY, November 27, 2007

·         SALARY RANGE: $23,842 - $27,418

·         HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week.  Hours of work could be straight or split shift during the hours of the Day Care - 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

·         EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development or related field, or Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate, and one (1) to two (2) years of experience in dealing with young children.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must meet all standards for NAEYC accreditation. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This position involves responsible work assisting the teacher of a day care class in the development of children aged eight weeks through twelve (12) years.  May act as teacher in teacher's absence. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Head Teacher and reports to Head Teacher concerning lesson plans and general duties in the classroom. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Will supervise aide if necessary. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Cooperates with and assists the teacher in planning, carrying out activities and evaluating children; maintains records as instructed; plans and arranges all necessary teaching material with the teacher; attend staff and training meetings as required; keep classroom in order; keep equipment and supplies in good condition; regular & punctual attendance. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Perform related work as required. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, crouch; and is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.   

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions or airborne particles.  Must be able to perform tasks requiring independent knowledge in addition to procedures or instructions provided.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Some knowledge of teaching children ages eight weeks  through twelve (12) years; ability to maintain simple records; ability to maintain orderly conduct; ability to communicate with children and their parents.  Required to take 18 hours of professional development courses to meet state guidelines. 

Interested applicants apply by November 27, 2007.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply: (1) Mail completed applications to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082 (2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or (3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F

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