General Summary: Under the direction of the Teacher, the Teacher Assistant will promote activities designed to stimulate learning in all developmental domains. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. Develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into Kindergarten.
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.