In-Person - Classroom Assistant - Children's Lab School (212204)

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Published: July 9, 2021
Area of Study
Education, Health Sciences


Work-Study Position Title: In-Person Classroom Assistant
Department: Children's Lab School
Campus: Eastview Campus
Reports To: Manager, Children's Lab School
Related Area(s) of Study: Education; Health Sciences
Compensation Rate: $15.60 Hourly
Hours: Up to 19 hours per week - Weekly maximum is based on the student’s work-study award. Available hours could be between 7:30 am and 5:45 pm
Purpose: Assist teachers with the care and learning of preschool children in a classroom setting.

Job Description:

Description Duties and Tasks:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Assisting in the classroom with:
• Classroom management (for example, supervision and guidance of children and
positive interactions)
• Cleaning related to the care of children (for example, cleaning up after meals and
snacks and sanitizing toys and equipment)
• Routines related to the care of children (for example, diapering/toileting and

Assisting in the kitchen with:
• Laundry, washing dishes, preparing snacks, preparing bleach water, and cleaning

Assisting at the front desk with:
• Answering the phone, making copies, filing, opening, and closing duties, and
other projects

Assisting with other assignments, including:
• Safety checks, organizing storage areas and supplies, playground maintenance
and other projects

Required Skills:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• Ability to conform to an established work schedule.
• Ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner.
• Ability to understand and follow instructions.
• Ability to use computers.
• Effective interpersonal skills.
• Ability to exercise tact and discretion.

Additional Job Specifications:

All work-study students are expected to:
• Communicate positively with parents, co-workers, students, and community
• Protect the health and safety of children and adults (for example, inform or
correct health and safety problems and wash hands).
• Behave professionally and ethically (for example, wear nametag, dress
appropriately, arrive on time ready to work, inform supervisor when absent).
• Assist with keeping classrooms, hallways, and storage areas organized.
• Participate in required training

Other Requirements
• Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalency.
• Must meet criminal history requirements for TDFPS Child Care Licensing.

Special Instructions

To be eligible for work-study, you must show financial need on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet additional requirements such as:

  • Remain enrolled in at least 6 credits (half-time) on your degree plan for each term you are employed. If you drop below half-time enrollment, you must stop working immediately.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards each semester (e.g. a cumulative 2.0 GPA & 67% completion rate).
  • If offered work-study on Self-Service, complete a Criminal History Background Check and submit Human Resources paperwork to the Financial Aid Office.

Visit to review full eligibility requirements. Please contact the Work-Study/Outreach Coordinator at with any questions.

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