Teacher Assistant - Relief - Head Start, Burlington NJ

***$500.00 Sign on Bonus ***  The bonus will be paid in two installments.  The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.  In the event you leave the Center for Family Services within 4 months of your date of hire, you will be responsible for reimbursing the Center for Family Services for the entire signing bonus.

Center For Family Service is seeking an experienced educational professional for our Early Head Start Substitute Teacher Assistant Position. This position will  assist the Teacher with the daily operations of planning, carrying out classroom activities and maintaining the classroom environment. The Substitute Assistant Teacher may all assist in planning, record keeping and other classroom related duties as assigned by the Teacher.

Locations: Burlington, New Jersey

 Duties and Responsibilities:

The Teacher Assistant treats colleagues and students as individuals with respect and dignity. This individual promotes and provides culturally competent client care and staff interactions that respond respectfully to the strengths and skills of diverse ethnicity, cultures and other diversity related factors. The  Substitute Teacher assistant is a role model and assists students in completing assignments and staying on assigned tasks. This individual help copy necessary worksheets for instruction, prepares bulletin boards, performs clerical and non-instructional assignments as assigned, help keep the classroom clean and organized and assists teacher with home visits and conferences. The Substitute Teacher Assistant attends all required staff meetings and activities, reviews progress in professional development and growth objectives with supervisor and discusses any issues with designated appropriate staff. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local regulations and also reports any suspected child abuse and neglect per New Jersey's guidelines and conducts self as a role model when interacting with staff, colleagues and funding sources in accordance with Center For Family Services' Code of Ethics. 


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Child Development Assoc. (CDA) or higher but an Associate Degree in ECE or related field is preferred
  • 1 year experience working in a classroom setting
  • Must meet current Head Start Mandates
  • Maintains First Aid and CPR certifications

All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Center for Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.