Preschool Teacher Assistant

Lexington, KY 40511

Growing Together Preschool, Inc. is a nonprofit, United Way agency serving children with and without disabilities and special needs in a fully inclusive environment. We are NAEYC accredited, a Kentucky ALL STARS level 5 center and a Head Start and Early Head Start partnership site. We offer KY’s first Kentucky Proud Farm to Preschool program and are very focused on quality improvement, physical and mental health and nurturing interactions.

The Preschool Teacher Assistant is responsible for providing safe, nurturing care and education to young children including:- daily care routines (feeding, changing, soothing, playing)- developmental screenings and assessments- lesson planning- working as a team with lead teacher and administration toward program improvement- building positive relationships with families.

Compensation depends upon experience, credentials and the content of recommendations from previous employers. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and have contact with blood, urine and feces. If offer of employment is made, a TB test and medical exam is required to certify that the individual is physically and mentally well and capable to work with young children. Criminal background checks must also be completed prior to beginning work. May have to care for children with special medical needs and/or physical and mental disabilities. CDA, AA or BA in Early Childhood education preferred, but not required for hire. CDA required within 1 year of employment and scholarship opportunities are available.

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