Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Assistant Teacher in Lawrence, Massachusetts


We are looking for an Assistant Teacher to join our team! The Assistant Teacher will be

responsible for maintaining a cooperative, harmonious relationship with professionals and

others within Head Start Program setting, while providing coverage for teachers in the



Classroom and Curriculum

  • Assume the duties and responsibilities of the Teacher when the Teacher is away from the classroom.

  • Support the implementation of classroom curriculum and document individualizations for primary teachers to upload in Teaching Strategies Gold

  • Monitor, support and assist children?s individual needs.

  • Maintain clean, safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate environments (e.g. gym, outdoors, classroom, etc.)

  • Support positive nutrition and engage in conversations during family-style meals.

  • Support children?s acquisition of self-help skills (e.g. dressing, toileting, washing hands, and brushing teeth.)

  • Support classroom teachers in the facilitation of self-control in children by using consistent,

  • positive guidance techniques such as; listening, reinforcement and redirection.

Family Engagement

  • Support parent engagement and school readiness goals and activities to foster strong homeschool

  • connections as assigned by Education Supervisor/Case Management Supervisor.

  • Support Family Advocate in community outreach and recruitment.


  • Maintain confidentiality and high level of professionalism at all times.

  • Provide classroom coverage for vacations, preparation/planning and/or call outs.

  • Provide coverage to intake at the discretion of the Education Supervisor/Case Management Supervisor.

  • Upholds the goals, mission and values of the GLCAC and Head Start programs.

  • Maintain compliance with all federal, state and local regulations related to MA Department of Early Education and Care, QRIS, NAEYC and Head Start regulations.

  • Must establish and maintain effective communication with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Assist with other cross component activities as assigned by the Education/Case Management Supervisors.

  • If bilingual may be asked to act as interpreter and translator.

  • Participate in professional development, reflective supervisions and attend monthly staff meetings.

  • Support school readiness activities and parent engagement.


  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred and one to five years teaching experience preferred.

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED.

  • In process of achieving at least a Child Development Associate (CDA) or preferred degree within first year of employment.

  • Must have an EEC Teacher Preschool certificate through the Department of Early Education and Care or in process.

  • Desire to work with low income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families and individuals. Experience preferred.

  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of an active learning environment; bending, sitting, walking, standing for 30 minute intervals and the ability to get up and down.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced, growing and changing environment.

  • Must have the ability to follow instructions and perform duties with minimum supervision

  • Assistant Teacher must maintain a positive relationship with parents, children, and co-workers The position requires punctuality and reliability

  • Must have use of a car/means of transportation and valid Driver?s License.

  • Flexible schedule is required to meet the needs of our children and families; including some evenings/weekends.

  • Ability to read, write, and express oneself in English required.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable.

  • CPR and First Aid certificate preferred or ability to maintain CPR/ FA within 30 days of hire.

  • Show documented proof of current physical exam, negative TB test and proof of MMR immunity.(Hepatitis B immunity is advisable).

  • Must have a suitable CORI, SORI & DCF background check on file prior to employment.

  • Must have a suitable fingerprint check completed within the first thirty (30) days of employment.