Program Support/Miscellaneous

Child Development Assistant Teacher

Full-time FULL_TIME



Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley


Send resume to:

Gina Coulter
Villa Park, Illinois US

Email: gcoulter@eastersealsdfvr.org

Download Posting: child-development-teacher-assistant.pdf


To assist and support the classroom teacher and therapy staff in program implementation.  Provide day to day care and supervision of enrolled children.

Basic Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the planning, implementation, and supervision of daily classroom activities
  2. Assist with organizing the learning environment, setting up learning centers, and preparing materials and supplies. Supervise, interact and engage children in a group setting with up to 18 children in the classroom and on the playground.
  3. Supervise the classroom in the absence of the teachers  
  4. Perform general classroom housekeeping duties, including: preparing snacks and lunch, feeding children, pottying and diapering children, sweeping, mopping and general clean up, laundry etc.
  5. Work under the guidance of the teacher and therapists and assist in developmental activities
  6. Assist in maintaining a clean and organized classroom
  7. Ensure a safe and nurturing environment in the classroom with primary importance on the safety and well- being of each child
  8. Exercise appropriate and positive discipline procedures as established by Center policy
  9. Attend and be a part of in-service sessions, classroom meetings and staff meetings
  10. Become knowledgeable about the individual needs and well-being of each child in the classroom
  11. Maintain open communication with the parents and all other family members
  12. Know and follow DCFS licensing standards
  13. Become familiar with and adhere to the philosophies and policies of the center
  14. Be willing to learn and be instructed in the skills required for working in a special education, early childhood, or infant development program
  15. Develop a cooperative and supportive attitude as a team member.
  16. Provide services consistent with established Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley Mission, Values, and Philosophy.
  17. Maintain client confidentiality and respect the rights and dignity of all individuals.
  18. Adhere to Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley Code of Ethics.  Comply with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
  19. Participates in other activities that support department and Center projects and goals as requested.


  • High school graduate or the equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. up to 20 times per day
  • Must relate well to children and families
  • As required by DCFS, all employees must possess the following qualities:
  1. Emotional maturity when working with children and their families
  2. Cooperation with purpose and services of the program
  3. Respect for children and adults
  4. Compassion, understanding and patience
  5. Physical and mental health that do not interfere with job description
  6. Good personal hygiene
  7. Sensitivity to children’s socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and abilities


  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • CCP or CDA certification, equivalent college credits, or other state credential as an approved child care provider
  • 15 credits in early childhood education or child development, and participation in a professional development program
  • One year of experience working with young children

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