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HEAD START TEACHER ASSISTANT (6700)

at Jefferson Parish Sheriff

Pay: $25970 to $40288/year
$25970 - $40288
Posted: 9/4/2019
Job Reference #: 439924

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Purpose of Announcement

EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED TO SUPPLEMENT THE EXISTING EMPLOYMENT LIST TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JEFFERSON COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM - HEAD START AS THEY OCCUR.

NOTE: POSITION IS DESIGNATED AS "CYCLICAL" AS DEFINED BY THE PERSONNEL RULES. EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ONLY FOR WEEKS WORKED, APPROXIMATELY 44, AND ARE "FURLOUGHED" THE REMAINING 8 WEEKS. EMPLOYEES ARE PAID BI-WEEKLY, AND ANNUAL SALARY IS BASED ON 22 PAY PERIODS. CYCLICAL EMPLOYEES DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAROCHIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Kind of Work

Employee assists the Head Start Teacher in planning and implementing daily program 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.

Minimum Qualifications For Admission to Examination

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.

Kind of Examination

(ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIONAL)

The examination may consist of a written test, a rating of training and experience, an oral panel interview or any combination thereof. Acceptable applicants will be notified of the time, date, and place of any assembled testing. Applicants must supply complete and accurate information concerning their training and experience including a detailed description of their work experience, the names and addresses of all previous employers and the dates of employment. The information is subject to verification and the Personnel Department reserves the right to determine the quality and quantity of education and experience claimed for credit.

JOB POSTING NO. 6700-06A
DATE: 08/22/08
RE-OPENED: 08/30/13
AMENDED:06/13/14