Universal Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
Mar. 18 2024

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the ultimate direction of the UPK Supervisor, the UPK Teacher Assistant is responsible to assist the UPK Teacher in the planning and implementation of a program for social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children in the UPK classroom. He or she is responsible for assisting in the daily provision of activities and establishing a healthy routine for a group of children in the Utica City School District’s UPK program. He/she/they assists in providing age appropriate curriculum, daily activities and a positive framework for a safe and enriching classroom environment.


Assists the UPK Teacher with preparation, implementation and evaluation of the classroom activities and curriculum as a whole as well as specific activities.

  • Cares for children’s physical needs, which may involve lifting and carrying very young children if necessary.
  • Assists in maintaining an environment that is safe, healthy, orderly and appealing.
  • Shares with the UPK Teacher observations and insights relating to specific children in the group.
  • Alerts the UPK Teacher to children with special needs, to problems, incidents and emergencies to ensure appropriate intervention is taken.
  • Develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with UPK students’ parents and guardians.
  • Assists in planning and implementing educational and recreational activities that meet varying student needs.
  • Reports to the UPK Teacher the need for supplies, materials, equipment and repairs.
  • Participates effectively in supervisory conferences and staff meetings
  • Assists with other related responsibilities as assigned.
  • Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working.
  • Must reside in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Schoharie Counties
  • Maintains self in professional manner at all times and adheres to The Neighborhood Center policy, procedures and Agency Mission Statement


  • A High School Diploma or its equivalent

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $16.50 per hour

Expected hours: 37.5 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Grade levels:

  • Pre-Kindergarten


  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Public school

Ability to Relocate:

  • Waterville, NY: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Locatcon: In person

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