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Requisition Number 18-0095
Post Date 5/17/2018
Title Teacher Assistant Head Start
City Chatsworth
State CA
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Teacher Assistant

Want to work for a non-profit agency which believes in team work, having fun and achieving success? If so, CCRC could be the right place for you!

Are you a proven child development educator with experience in a classroom setting helping a diverse group children learn and grow while also engaging with parents? Do you want to play a key role nurturing and caring for preschool aged children?

General Summary:  Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, the Teacher Assistant will plan and implement individual and group activities designed to stimulate learning for all children.

This position works during the school year only typically from August through May or June.

To be successful, you will need:

Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

 6 months experience working with families and children in a preschool setting required.

1 year of experience working with developmentally disabled/delayed or behaviorally challenged children including supporting Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and/or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) using social-emotional curriculum and inclusion methods is preferred.

Hold a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Associate Teacher permit or higher.

 Ability to converse, write, and/or translate in Spanish or Armenian preferred.

Criminal Records (e.g. Live Scan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health, Tuberculosis (TB) test and Immunization clearances required.

 Hold a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate upon hire or within 30 days of hire.

Show ability to have flexibility, maturity of judgment, and ability to work collegially.

Uphold the values and principles of the organization.

Valid California Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance, and clean DMV record preferred.

Ability to supervise pre-school children and ensure a safe environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas and on field trips.

Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.

Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, families, and the community to work as part of a team, and collaborate with colleagues.

Ability to maintain all assigned workflow and a high level of customer satisfaction in a fast paced working environment.

 

Keys areas of responsibility include the ability to:

Within the team structure, provide quality preschool services for children enrolled in the Head Start program which include the following responsibilities:

Interactions with Children and Families

  • Develop and utilize the Creative Curriculum to provide age appropriate activities indoor and outdoor for children’s growth in all developmental domains. Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, choices and ask open-ended questions. Adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted and culturally diverse populations. Establish weekly goals that promote individual and group educational plans that support school readiness and facilitates transition into Kindergarten. Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans and create and change learning centers as needed.   Ensure and maintain a clean and safe indoor and outdoor environment on a daily basis. Assist with food service and other classroom needs as requested. Communicate regularly with parents, regarding each child’s progress. Conduct the required parent conferences and home visits to establish individual goals, classroom progress, and provide educational strategies at school and home.

Staff Relationships

  • Ensure the daily routine and functions of the classroom are working and being implemented; rotate classroom responsibilities and support other staff to complete all classroom duties on a daily basis. Actively involved in the Individual Education Plan processes by participating in meetings, making referrals, active in assessments, goals planning, and ensuring children are receiving services. Maintain communication and professional boundaries at all times with staff and parents.

Administrative Functions

  • Maintain a system of confidentiality for records and information of Head Start families. Ensure monthly reports are accurate and submitted to Lead Teacher and Center Director. Collect observations for ongoing assessments to ensure child outcomes are meeting agency benchmarks. Read, analyze, and interpret data from the DRDP(2015).  Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, effective teaching strategies, regulations, licensing, DCFS, and diversity application. Assist with generating in-kind.

 

CCRC is a one of the largest and widely respected non-profits in California. We cultivate child, family and community well-being through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. Our 700+ member team serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

CCRC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes:  Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.

CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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