Teacher Assistant

Position Type: 
Assistant Teacher
Organization Name: 
Metropolitan Family Services
Job Location: 
City of Chicago downtown
Contact Information: 

 In order to apply for this position, please visit the Metropolitan Family Services’ webpage (www.metrofamily.org) and select the “careers” tab located at the top of the page.  Once on the careers page, select “career opportunities” and then choose “Head Start Teachers/Teacher Assistants”.

Type 04 Certification required: 

 Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Master Teacher, the Teacher Assistant functions as a member of the teaching team working with children ages 3-5.  Candidate maintains compliance with all documentation and actions that are required by licensing agents: Head Start, Preschool for All, the Department of Family and Support Services, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Metropolitan Family Services.  Teacher Assistant assists in providing activities which support children in their social emotional, cognitive, and physical development.


Candidate is responsible for assisting in screening children within the prescribed timeframes using the Early Screening Inventory and the Ages and Stages Social Emotional Questionnaire.  Candidate must contribute to education files and provide weekly observations for the children’s portfolios.


Job Requirements:

Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development


Language Requirements:

Bilingual preferred



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