Teacher Assistant

Website Norwescap Early Head Start


9 Boulder Hills Boulevard, Wantage, NJ 07461


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  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

Be a part of something BIG. Committed to giving every vulnerable child an opportunity to succeed, we deliver high quality services that empower families, make children healthier, and communities stronger.

Find your purpose: We’re dedicated to growing employees who want a career in helping at-risk children and families succeed. Employees get ongoing training opportunities to include job-related certificates, credentials, and tuition reimbursement.

Keep the balance: We value employee wellness by offering 15 paid holidays off including a one-week paid holiday break, and a generous time off policy that increases over time. We invest in free mental health services for staff, along with free, unlimited access to an employee health portal designed just for staff wellness.



Job Overview
We are fast-paced and high-demand, non-profit program that depends on everybody in every position to help our centers function with ease. You will gain diverse experience working with an at-risk population. Cross-training is available and expected for all positions.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist teacher in maintaining a safe, clean, and healthy work environment
  • Assist in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment for the classroom
  • Assist in the maintenance of recordkeeping and reporting systems to ensure accurate information, with timely completion and follow-up
  • As needed, provide education services to children and families using virtual learning platforms as noted in Norwescap Head Start virtual learning policies and procedures

Minimum Education Level
High School Diploma/GED and working towards a CDA

Preferred Education Level
CDA, Associates, or higher, in early childhood education, social work, or related field

Some experience preferred, Head Start experience preferred

Preferred Experience
2+ years of direct experience with children birth to 5 and their families
1+ year of Head Start experience

Personal characteristics: Self-motivated, compassionate, flexible, dependable, enthusiastic, inclusive
Certifications: CDA (to be completed within two years) or equivalent, driver’s license
Physical abilities: Lift 30 pounds

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.12 – $19.17 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Are you fluent in both English and Spanish?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Norwescap provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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