Teacher Assistant (2 openings)

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Posting Date January 15, 2019 Position Title Teacher Assistant (2 openings) Vacancy # VC-416 and VC-1593 Department Ben Samuels Children's Center Division Academic Affairs Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher, the teaching assistant will be a member of the teaching team and will share in the development and implementation of a developmentally appropriate educational program promoting social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development of the children served.


  • Function as a member of a trans-disciplinary teaching team; share ideas and information with colleagues; participate in the University community of learners.
  • Contribute to the planning, organization and implementation of lesson plans that stimulate children's growth and development; assist in the provision of opportunities for children to experience, play and learn in a warm, safe, nurturing environment.
  • Contribute to the creation of a community in the classroom that is nurturing, caring, safe and conducive to learning for all members.
  • Assist in the provision of physical care for children: helps to prepare meals; helps to feed children; helps in washing hands and faces; changes diapers; assists in toileting; assists in teaching self-help skills.
  • May be required to engage in lifting children who are non-ambulant, semi-ambulant and/or have physical needs.
  • Assist in maintaining classroom and playgrounds in a neat, clean, safe, attractive manner; examine environment for any potential hazards; maintain proper condition of materials and equipment in classroom; maintain inventories of materials and complete materials requests.
  • Advise, instruct, supervise and mentor student staff and volunteers assigned to the room; model appropriate professional behavior.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of charts, checklists, anecdotal records on children which will be used in the development of plans to meet children’s individual and collective needs.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with families; maintain open, positive, respectful lines of communication with families about their children and the Center.
  • Attend meetings, workshops, or courses to maintain compliance with NJ in-service requirement.
  • Identify for the teacher any child whose behavior and physical condition appears to differ from the norms.
  • Report any instances of suspected child abuse to DCPP, classroom Teacher and Center Director.
  • Maintain valid Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
Qualifications & Requirements


NOTE: Since this is an entrance level position, there are no formal education and/or experience requirements.
NOTE: Appointees must be able to physically lift, move, and position clients as needed.


  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Child Development or related field.
  • Valid New Jersey Teaching Certification for Pre-School – Grade 3.
  • Three (3) years of work experience with toddlers and/or preschoolers in a child care setting as a teacher assistant/aide.
  • Ability to engage with children during outside classroom activities and playgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Salary Range

Salary Range A11: $34,510.37-$48,160.94
*NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to no more than $39,060.56.

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Posted: 1/23/2019
Application Due: 3/12/2019
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