Early Childhood Teaching Assistant

June 2024

Since 1965, Capstone Community Action has supported individuals and families in Central Vermont in achieving economic and housing stability and rising out of poverty. Capstone’s early childhood education and family services are central to its mission, offering center-based and home-based Head Start and Early Head Start programs that support positive child, family, and community outcomes that use a whole-child approach and actively engage parents as partners in their children’s early learning and development.

Position: The Learning Together Center (LTC), one of Capstone’s center-based programs for young children, offers full-day, high-quality services in the recently renovated, light-filled Brook Street School in downtown Barre, Vermont. A Teaching Assistant position is currently available in the LTC Infant & Toddler classroom to work collaboratively with and support the team in all classroom activities. Teaching Assistants work directly with children and assist Teachers in facilitating nurturing, and appropriate activities and learning experiences in a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment.

Qualifications: The required, minimum qualifications for the Infant and Toddler Teaching Assistant include a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (or equivalent, state-awarded credential), or enrollment in an undergraduate program leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree or a CDA credential program to be completed within 2 years. Experience working with infants and toddlers is a strongly preferred qualification.

Competencies and other requirements for this position include:

  • Excellent communication skills with both young children and adults.
  • Demonstrated competency in engaging in effective, nurturing interactions with children.
  • Ability to facilitate appropriate, child-centered learning experiences.
  • Positive regard for and ability to engage with diverse populations and people with low incomes.
  • Ability to meet physical demands of working with young children in a center-based setting, including regularly lifting 50-60 pounds; frequently standing, walking, climbing, stooping/bending, squatting/crouching; and occasionally running/sprinting.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a team toward shared goals and objectives.

Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with a 40-hour per week standard schedule and competitive pay at $17.46 – $20.93 per hour. Capstone’s full-time benefits program offers generous paid time off; health, dental, and life insurance plans; and a 401k retirement plan with employer match. Head Start programs also offer and support exceptional opportunities for training and professional development.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter (preferred, but not required unless otherwise stated) and/or a completed application via email to jobs@capstonevt.org; applications may also be mailed via USPS mail to Capstone Community Action Human Resources, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. If you need assistance or an accommodation in the application process, please contact us at jobs@capstonevt.org or at 802-479-1053.

Capstone Community Action is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and consider applications for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Location: Barre, VT 

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