Teaching Assistant - Children's Learning Center $750 SIGNING BONUS

Location(s) US-IN-Clarksville
Full Time
$11.00 per hour


A signing bonus of $750 will be paid at 90 days of employment.


Under direct supervision, the successful Teaching Assistant assists Lead Teachers with establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy, nurturing, and educational environment: assisting with the planning and implementation of daily classroom activities in accordance with program philosophy and guidelines; assisting with the training and mentoring of new staff; supervising children in the absence of Lead Teacher. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function below satisfactorily.



  • Represent Goodwill in a positive, pleasant manner by providing excellent customer service at all times. Serve as role model and adhere to Agency guidelines. Handle requests and concerns in a friendly, fair and impartial manner.  Support the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy, nurturing, and educational classroom environment to facilitate growth and development and promote self-esteem; assist with maintaining child to adult ratio per state licensing requirements; supervise children in the absence of Lead Teacher; use developmentally appropriate practices when working with children directly.
  • Assist with preparation of weekly lesson plans using Creative Curriculum; assist with implementation of plans upon approval; assist with observing and assessing children; assist with documenting observations about each child’s development; share appropriate information to ensure each child’s continuity of care.
  • Assist with maintaining parent communication through parent projects, newsletters, weekly notes, daily notes, and telephone calls; assist with parent-teacher conferences as needed.
  • Ensure that all paperwork is completed in an accurate and timely manner; ensure classroom binders (attendance and child records) are current; ensure CACFP attendance records and meal counts are recorded at the point of service; maintain confidentiality of information related to children and their families, operations, financial matters and personnel issues.
  • Ensure safety and security of facilities and Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana assets; effectively handle workplace incidents by obtaining appropriate medical treatment for injured children, parents and employees; report known or suspected safety and loss prevention problems promptly and according to procedure.
  • Ensure all work and play areas, including toys and other objects that children use, are kept clean and free of clutter; maintain supplies, equipment, and materials in a responsible manner; ensure the order of arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the center.
  • Assist with the orientation and mentoring of new employees, trainees, and volunteers.
  • Administer prescription medications that are supplied by parents when parents have provided a copy of the prescription, signed a written consent and a waiver form, and have documented exact times and dosage for medication to be administered to their child; provide minor, minimally invasive procedures (i.e. catheterization, etc.) as required when parents have provided the materials, signed a written consent and a waiver form, and have documented exact or applicable times procedures should be administered.
  • Attend and participate in regular child care meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
  • Cooperatively participate in shared responsibilities; assist with backup coverage and perform other related duties as assigned, requested or required.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age if supervising infants and toddlers; at least eighteen (18) years of age if supervising older age groups
  • At least six (6) months experience working with children birth to six (6) years old preferred
  • Must be able to accommodate the operational schedule of the Children’s Learning Center
  • Successful completion of pre-employment background investigation, including periodic drug screening, physicals and yearly TB tests
  • Successful completion of all applicable training requirements: new hire training manual and checklist; twenty-four (24) hours of annual child development training; annual training on medication, universal precautions, and food program; CPR and first aid certification
  • Good interpersonal skills; good written and verbal communication and presentation skills; ability to speak persuasively to a variety of audiences, especially children; participate in a strong team atmosphere
  • Good leadership skills; demonstrated ability to lead people and get results; high energy motivator
  • Ability to follow instructions and comply with policies & procedures; ability to read, analyze and interpret instructions and documents relating to child care
  • Ability to complete reports accurately as assigned; ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to promote a safe working environment and to ensure that all safety procedures are followed
  • Ability to create a work environment that embraces, appreciates and fosters diversity


Part -time and full-time employee benefits include:

  • 25% discount for dependents enrolled at the Children's Learning Center
  • Continuing education and leadership development


Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Life, dental and vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
  • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums 


To learn more about our Mission and Values, please click here.


Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled


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