The state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development/Parenting Education Center has an opening and seeks to fill the position of Teacher Assistant. Under the careful supervision of the teacher, teacher assistants will cooperatively provide a quality environment to care for children in an assigned group. Assistants must have the ability to lead the class in the absence of the teacher.
Responsibilities • Meet the daily needs of children • Maintain the necessary and appropriate routines • Use age appropriate classroom curricula activities and management practices • Greet parents and children upon arrival and departure • Assist teacher in setting up daily activities • Model appropriate behaviors for children • Demonstrate acceptance and respect for families of diverse cultures and structures • Assist the Lead teacher with planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate lesson plan • Create a safe, supportive learning environment utilizing developmentally appropriate practices • Assist with cleanliness and organization of the classroom environment • Establish relationships with the children using positive, responsive care-giving and interactions and developmentally appropriate practices • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications • Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education or 60 credit hours from an accredited university in Early Childhood Education • At least two years experience working with young children and families • Must speak correct English at all times • Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning
Other Required Skills & Abilities • Savvy in technology, to include but not limited to use of computers and IPads, videotaping and editing, to electronically collect and analyzed data for program improvement • The ability to supervise and to collaborate with cooperating teachers, administrators, faculty and student teachers • To review and analyze assessments and provide input in the process of construction and evaluation • The ability to write reflective reports for interactions with stakeholders • Flexible in convening and participating in meetings • The ability to be objective and establish high expectation and at the same time understand the contextual setting • Classroom management • Skill set in interpersonal relations
Physical Requirements Successful candidates must have the ability to travel frequently from one site to another. Should have adequate sight to engage in word processing, view screens, the ability to climb stairs, ability to sit for extended periods of time in meetings and observations, etc. Must be capable of lifting at least 15 pounds.
Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three references online.
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About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe's beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions. Harris-Stowe's diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.
Harris-Stowe State University's primary mission, as set forth in Senate Bill 153, is to address the higher education needs of the metropolitan St. Louis region. Toward the fulfillment of this mandate, the University offers a solid General Education curriculum, which serves as the foundation for the University's various baccalaureate programs in three broad professional areas, including baccalaureate degree programs in business, education, and arts and sciences.
In addition, the University is thoroughly committed to meeting to the greatest extent possible the needs of a student population that is diverse in age, culture, ethnicity and experiential backgrounds. In short, Harris-Stow...e State University is strongly committed to providing a high-quality higher education experience that is both affordable and accessible to the diverse populations within and beyond the metropolitan St. Louis region.
The University seeks to accomplish this overarching goal through an extensive academic support program, a college-preparatory academy for urban youth, supervision of student progress and through many community outreach and collaborative partnerships with businesses, government and educational institutions.
Underlying this commitment to a high-quality education is the University's emphasis on professional growth and personal development that is essential for an educated person entering a professional field.
In pursuit of its mission, Harris-Stowe State University offers a variety of programs and services that include, but are not limited to:
-Recruiting a diverse population of interested and qualified students, faculty and staff.
-Supporting student development through academic support services, extracurricular activities, student government,
cultural and community involvement, professional organizations and honor societies.
-Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the student's learning environment through a variety of innovative and creative
instructional techniques and delivery systems involving modern technology and through day, evening and Saturday
courses, which accommodate the students' varying educational and scheduling needs.
-Offering a broad and solid general education curriculum that serves as the foundation for professional studies and
lifelong learning while accommodating transfer students.
-Offering educational experiences that emphasize excellence in all areas and promote the development of effective
communication skills, interpersonal growth, critical thinking, workplace readiness and an understanding of and
appreciation for diversity.
-Participating in educational and collaborative partnerships and outreach programs with business, government and other
educational institutions, including K-12 and higher education.
-Providing a diverse range of cultural and educational services to the urban community, including in-service educational
opportunities for professional growth and development of teachers, educators and other professionals. Conducting
ongoing institutional assessment and modifying institutional operations, accordingly.
University Facts and Economic Impact:
-In the last four years, Harris-Stowe's graduation rates have increased by 35.6% percent.
-Freshman classes are at capacity and students now come from 50 states and 17 countries
-Enrollment has grown significantly to an all-time high of 1724 - 34% increase and the highest percentage increase of both
public and private four-year higher education institutions in Missouri.
-The UNCF performed an independent, extensive study of HBCUs and their impact on state and local economies. All
factors combined, HSSU's impact on the St. Louis metropolitan area is more than $65 million per year.