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Teacher Assistant II

Job Details

Hiring Organization Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)
Post Name Teacher Assistant II
Qualification Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 30 To USD 35 Per Hour
Location Los Angeles, California, United States 90017

Job Description

Assists teachers in the care and instruction of preschool children and promote their social, physical, and mental development. Provides supervision of children and supports the planning and implementation of classroom lessons and activities. Serves meals and ensures a healthy and safe learning environment for children.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Under supervision, assists teachers and program staff in planning and implementing classroom lessons, coordinating activities and events for children and parents, interacting with the public and providing customer service by phone, email, and in person, and completing daily classroom paperwork that is required by the early childhood education program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:  

  • Assists Teacher I with teaching responsibilities and other classroom responsibilities, as assigned
  • Ensures child-adult ratio is met at all times
  • Ensure the proper care, safety, and supervision of children at all times while at the site and/or while engaged in program activities away from the site (i.e. field trips, etc.).
  • Provides a well-supervised and safe learning environment
  • Ability to work with children with Individual Educational Plans
  • Conducts safety checks and ensures a safe learning environment
  • Prepares snacks and meals for children, as needed.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all areas of the classroom, including food preparation and eating areas
  • Helps children practice good hygiene, including personal cleanliness and diapering, as needed
  • Provides input in planning lessons and activities for children
  • Assists in gathering classroom observations and other documentation for developmental assessments of children
  • Serves as a translator for parents who do not speak English, when possible
  • Assists in maintaining sign-in/out records and other required paperwork, both manually and digitally.
  • Assists in organizing and maintaining instructional and classroom supplies
  • Sets up classrooms for various purposes and takes down classrooms at shared sites
  • Maintains an organized and developmentally appropriate classroom environment
  • Collects documents from parents during drop-off/pick-up time
  • Provides appropriate customer service to parents, children, community representatives/members, and all PACE staff on a daily basis.
  • Ability to attend assignments away from the assigned sites, such as in-service training, home visits, parent conferences, etc.
  • Attends actively and participates in in-service pieces of training provided by PACE and other agencies.
  • Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Implements agency policies and procedures
  • Cooperates with Site Lead/Regional Site Director and other Service Area Coordinators in planning, supervision, and implementation of overall program
  • Maintains full enrollment, and participates in the recruitment of children as indicated in the ERSEA plan.
  • Assists in accomplishing the program’s non-federal share through access to community resources (services, donations, discounts, and/or goods).
  • Support with child watch as needed.
  • Substitute as needed and when appropriate as instructed by the Site Lead or Regional Site Director.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the position to maintain a quality preschool program

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field
  • Must possess a California Child Development Center Permit or Child Development Associate’s Teacher Permit or must be eligible for a California Child Development Center Associate’s Teacher Permit or higher.  PACE will assist applicants that are eligible and have an active Certificate of Clearance with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to apply for a Temporary County Certificate, Child Development (TCC) through Los Angeles County while waiting for CTC (Commission on Teacher Credentialing) to process.
  • Must be a team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Must have good organizational, written/oral communication, and observation skills
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus
  • All child development and education staff must complete annually at least 15 hours of professional development and have a yearly individual professional development plan. College credit courses taken to meet degree requirements can be counted towards the 15 hours of professional development (courses must be from an accredited college or university).
  • In addition, teachers must obtain 21 hours/year of professional development (105 hours every five years) to maintain their teaching certification.
  • Skills and Abilities: Competency to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, and to plan and implement learning experiences that:
  • Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data; and
  • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate

EXPERIENCE:  

  • At least one (1) year of working experience with preschool children, preferably in a Head Start program.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Live scan must be associated with California Community Care Licensing.

LICENSE/CREDENTIAL/PERMIT:  

  • California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • Current Adult and Pediatric CPR/1st Aid Certificate, to be renewed prior to the expiration
  • Valid California Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance, if applicable
  • Proof of Department of Justice clearance to work with children prior to the start of employment
  • Proof of COVID Vaccine

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The working conditions and physical demands of this position will be those that must be met to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

The physical environment the incumbent will work in is typically a pre-school environment with moderate noise levels that would be expected in that type of work environment. Outdoor and indoor supervision of playgrounds/workplace for ongoing periods occurs regularly. Lift and carry at least 45 lbs or more.

The individual must be able to work with children at their eye level and always maintain visual supervision of children, as well as hear, communicate, and comprehend effectively with children, staff, and parents. The individual also must be able to walk, sit, kneel, crawl, carry, push, pull and participate in activities indoors and outdoors as needed in an environment with children and adults.

Special Requirement:  

  • T.B. Test within the past six months prior to employment, and every two (2) years thereafter (every 4 years for a chest X-ray).
  • Must pass a physical examination at the time of hire, and every 2 years thereafter
  • Provide proof of the following immunizations as required: Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and Influenza.
  • Representative physical demands of the job include normal vision and hearing, standing for extended periods, sitting for extended periods, kneeling and stooping, manipulating objects with hands, reaching overhead, and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 45 pounds.
  • Must provide proof of COVID vaccine (if not, it is required to take COVID vaccine within the first month of employment)

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