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.
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
• 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
Assisting with other assignments, including:
• Safety checks, organizing storage areas and supplies, playground maintenance
and other projects
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
• Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalency.
• Must meet criminal history requirements for TDFPS Child Care Licensing.
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.