- Liberal, KS, USA
- 14 per hour
- Full Time
We provide terrific benefits, including health insurance, paid time off (PTO), sick leave, and vacations.
Kansas Children's Service League in Liberal, KS is looking to hire a full-time Head Start Paraprofessional to assist the Head Start teacher in preparing children for success. Do you love kids? Are you looking to make a difference in someone's life? Would you like to learn skills in the field of education by assisting a knowledgeable professional? If so, please read on!
This teaching assistant position earns a competitive wage of up to $14.00/hour. We provide terrific benefits, including health insurance, paid time off (PTO), sick leave, and vacations. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you to work in education, apply today!
ABOUT KANSAS CHILDREN'S SERVICE LEAGUE
Our mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. We work with children and their families to help them succeed and break neglect, abuse, and trauma cycles. We do this through health, safety, and educational outreach. Our programs help children and parents develop successful skills in their families, schools, and workplaces. We work to create and restore healthy parent-child relationships and pledge to serve through advocacy and community engagement. Stronger families start here!
We treat customers, partners, and each other with respect and strive to always build positive working relationships. Quality, competence, and courageous service are important in all we do. Our employees live up to these values and are key to our mission. For our amazing team, we offer a comprehensive full-time benefits package, rewarding work, and opportunities for growth and advancement!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HEAD START PARAPROFESSIONAL
As a Head Start Paraprofessional, you play a critical role in our education program. Each day, you come to work ready to greet the children and their parents as they arrive at our center. Personable and friendly, you establish an atmosphere of acceptance and respect by being positive with everyone, which helps each child feel seen and heard. You then spend your day helping the teacher manage the classroom, handle the paperwork, follow the lesson plan, and track the children's progress.
Working in tandem, you take cues from the teacher and step in wherever you're needed. Classroom activities are an especially busy time, but they go smoothly because you actively engage the children and keep an eye out for any who are struggling with a task. You also help prepare the lessons for the next day. As you fulfill your duties, the teacher comes to rely on you, and the kids love having you there. You take great satisfaction in watching the children learn and grow through the education you help provide!
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) certification from the Council for Professional Recognition, or the ability to obtain a CDA within two years from the hire date.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
- Demonstrated awareness of the challenges and strengths of children and families living with lower incomes and/or special needs.
Are you caring and kind? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you eager to help wherever you're needed? Do you work well as part of a team? If yes, you might just be perfect for this teaching assistant position!
This full-time teaching assistant position works a steady, year-round schedule.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this teaching assistant job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
KCSL requires all employees to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Religious and medical exemptions are available, weekly testing is required for all approved exemptions. Are you vaccinated or plan on being vaccinated before employment?