Requisition ID:  29693

Teacher Assistant

Job Summary


Serve as Teacher Assistant for Ben and Maxine Miller Child Development Laboratory School, interacting with and teaching children.  Assist teachers with birth to 5-year-old children.  Set up and clean up art activities, snacks, and lunches. Serve as nap time attendant and assist classroom teachers with children's activities.


What you will be doing:

  • Assist teacher with the daily routine of the classroom including indoor activities
  • Outside recess, and Teacher directed small/large group supervision.      
  • Prepare and set up classroom 
  • Clean up curriculum activities in the classroom environment such as painting, distributing books, etc
  • Assist in displaying children’s work 
  • Attend children during their nap time, assist in set up and removal of cots, and assist children in dressing and bathroom routines as needed. 


What we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of children's development; manage groups of children
  • Minimum of a high school diploma/GED
  • Candidates must be 21 years or older.  
  • This position requires a pre-employment drug screening test and a health assessment as well as running a criminal history background check. 
  • Good verbal communication, ability to work with children


What we desire:

  • Child Development Associates (CDA) or equivalent


Additional Information:  

  • Pay will be 15.00 an hour 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette