Teacher Assistant in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 1/7/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.


This position works as a team partner with the teacher in developing activities for preschool children to provide an appropriate learning environment. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards.


1. Assist in developing learning materials and providing activities outlined on the lesson plan and related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
2. Provide instructional services to students under the guidance of the classroom teacher.
3. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of progress in GOLD online system.
4. Record and maintain student records such as Portfolios, AM/PM Checklist, Tooth brushing Logs, Cleaning Logs, etc.
5. Ensure that the classroom environment is clean and orderly.
6. Assist in ensuring that all policies and procedures related to education and safety for children are followed.
7. Generate and document in-kind and volunteer time sheets.
8. Contribute to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) by entering point of service meal counts in appropriate forms or software used by program to support claim reimbursement.
9. Assist with students exhibiting behavioral/management needs.
10. Assume the lead role in the teacher's absence.
11. Make home visits with the teacher as required or requested.
12. Performs any other duties as may be required.

Job Requirements


  • A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;
  • Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;
  • An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or
  • Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.


At least one (1) work related experience.


• Demonstrate the ability to adjust the eye to bring object into focus; judge distance (close and distant), reach with arms extended, and use of hands to manipulate a keyboard.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb, and /or be mobile.
• Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the agency.
• Ability to assume a variety of roles when required
• Maintain a positive professional relationship with colleagues.


Intermediate computer skills.


Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.