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Are you looking for a career that will make a difference in the lives of families in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties?

MVCAA is currently recruiting individuals to work with at risk youth, preschool age children and their families Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. (MVCAA) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. MVCAA Offers a Generous Benefit Package!

Early Head Start Assistant Teacher


Full time


Utica, NY



Assists the teacher in conducting an appropriate program.  Assumes the Teacher’s role in his/her absence.



  • Assists Teacher with curriculum planning. Assistant Teacher is responsible for developing one week of lesson plans per month which supports the Creative Curriculum.
  • Will support Teacher in collecting documentation on individual children. ( One observation per day; progress notes collected throughout the week)
  • Assists Teacher with record keeping.
  • Assists Teacher with implementing consistent daily routine which supports children’s individualized goals.
  • Ensures that classroom environment is in compliance with NYSOCFS regulations and HS Performance Standards.
  • Communicates with children in a positive, developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Conducts and plans parent involvement activities and encourages parent participation.
  • Responsible for maintaining meal counts and entering information into data base.
  • Cleans up activity materials, sweeps and mops floor after each meal in cooperation with other staff. Provides custodial duties not provided by the Lease Agreement.
  • Conducts Home Teaching Visits under supervision of Teacher as required.
  • Secures classroom volunteers, or substitute when absent.
  • Attends to the physical needs of the children (i.e. diapering, toileting, feeding, resting, rocking, holds children).
  • Obtains and reports program In-Kind.  Adheres to Agency Personnel Procedures.
  • Attends training and staff meetings as required.  Participates in annual self-assessment.
  • Supports program School Readiness goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates commitment to mission, values and policies in the performance of daily duties.
  • Understands and supports MVCAA, Inc. Supervision of Children policy.



  • Performs other duties as requested by the Classroom Teacher, Site Supervisor, Education Manager, or Director of Child Services.



  • Current Infant/Toddler CDA, or AAS in Early Childhood with infant/toddler specific coursework.
  • Able to travel to all Head Start sites, training, visits, etc. as necessary and requested.
  • Annual physical examination.  CPS Clearance
  • Ability to relate to people from varied backgrounds.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb a flight of stairs several times a day and get down on the floor and interact with children.


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