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Teaching Assistant - Certified

Job Title: Teaching Assistant  (Certified)

CP Rochester Winton Road Facility


$17.00 - $19.00 per hour commensurate with experience

This is a full-time 37.5 hours per week position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday during business hours (8:30am-4:00pm). Evening work may be required as job duties demand.


The Teaching Assistant is the primary assistant to the classroom teacher in ensuring a meaningful educational experience.  The Teaching Assistant will function in a leadership role in the teacher’s absence.

  1. High school diploma.
  2. One year experience in an early childhood education setting.
  3. NYS certification as a Teaching Assistant
  4. Knowledge of classroom management preferred.
  5. Must have demonstrated commitment to performing job duties and tasks at a high level of performance.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications None.

Essential Functions:
  1. Imparts agency philosophy of “Equal Opportunity, Independence and Realization of Individual Potential” to children, families, program staff and community resources.
  2. Maintains confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with agency policy.
  3. Functions as the primary assistant to the classroom teacher, ensuring a meaningful educational experience.
  4. Functions in the leadership role in the classroom during the teacher’s absence.
  5. Implements each child’s educational, therapeutic, and behavioral plans under the supervision of the teacher and team.
  6. Supervises children and ensures safety.
  7. Works with individual students or groups of students on instructional projects to achieve individualized goals for each child.
  8. Provides the teacher and team with information about students, which will assist in the development of appropriate learning experiences for students.
  9. Assists in the development of instructional/classroom materials.
  10. Assists the classroom teacher in related instructional work as required.
  11. Maintains classroom cleanliness and the orderly appearance of classroom equipment, supplies and displays of children’s work.
  12. Attends all meetings as required and appropriate, as determined by the classroom teacher and Program Director.
  13. Assists children with behavioral/management needs.
  14. Participates in conferences, workshops. Department meetings and in-service training as needed or recommended to enhance job skills and personal growth and development.
  15. Adheres to agency’s policies and procedures as well as department guidelines.

Competency Requirements

  1. Communication Proficiency.
  2. Initiative.
  3. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  4. Stress Management/Composure.
  5. Learning Orientation.
  6.  Leadership abilities.


Supervisory Responsibility:  None.

Other Duties:  This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment:  This job operates in a preschool classroom environment. This role uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 30 pounds.


Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day but employee will be expected to work at any of our partner agencies.  Some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected. 

What We Offer:

Our comprehensive benefit plan includes but is not limited to:

  • Affordable Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • 5 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) and/or ROTH Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Additional Insurance Offerings – Voluntary Short-Term Disability, Specified Disease Insurance w/ Cancer Rider, Accident Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
  • Employer Paid Health Reimbursement Arrangement (high deductible medical plan)
  • Employer paid Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement plus a 25% Tuition Discount for benefit-eligible Employees and Family Members at Roberts Wesleyan College
Submit Resume To:
HR Generalist 3399 Winton Road South Rochester, NY 14623 Fax: (585)334-1646
 Our Vision: We envision a community where people of all abilities lead rewarding lives. Meaningful partnerships are nurtured to ensure all doors are open and opportunities are available for everyone.

The agencies are equal opportunity employers.   We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in the hiring, promotion, compensation, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence or any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest and conviction records or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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