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Preschool Teacher Assistant
Job Code:2021-01-008
Location:Madras
Hours Per Week:40
Months Per Year:11
Pay Range:15.18-18.24 hourly
  

Position Summary
Collaborates with the teacher in providing a positive learning environment and curriculum that support children’s social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive development, consistent with Head Start Performance Standards, OCDC policies and procedures, USDA, CCD Licensing regulations and/or other applicable standards. Link to full job details*: English/ Spanish

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Education And Experience Requirements
Preschool Teacher Assistant E1 – PG E4
High School Diploma, GED, or Diploma de Educacion Secundaria with an Oregon Registry Step less than 8 AND
o Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate within 6 months from date of hire; or
o One year Oregon community college certificate2 in field with training or coursework in early childhood development WITH a focus on preschool development within 1 year from date of hire; or
o Enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s program in early childhood education or child development to be completed within 2 years from date of hire.

Preschool Teacher Assistant CE – PG E5
High School Diploma, GED, or Diploma de Educacion Secundaria with an Oregon Registry Step equal to or greater than 8 AND
o Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate within 6 months from date of hire; or
o One year Oregon community college certificate2 in field WITH training or coursework in early childhood development with a focus on preschool development within 1 year from date of hire; or
o Enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s program in early childhood education or child development to be completed within 2 years from date of hire.

Preschool Teacher Assistant C – PG E5
High School Diploma, GED, or Diploma de Educacion Secundaria AND
o Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate; or
o 1 year Oregon community college certificate2 in field WITH training or coursework in early childhood development with a focus on preschool development.

Preschool Teacher Assistant A – PG E6
Associate’s degree or higher in
o Early childhood education or child development; or
o Any field and coursework equivalent3 to a major relating to early childhood education or child development WITH training or coursework in early childhood development with a focus on preschooler development and/or education.

1 PTA-E who meet the education requirements and are on Oregon Registry Step 7 or higher are paid at PG E5 starting on step A-1
2 Oregon Registry Step 8 or higher per certificate or college coursework pathway
3 Oregon Registry Step 9 or higher per degree or college coursework pathway