Assistant Teacher

Training and Research Foundation - Los Angeles, CA

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Teacher withproviding children ages 3 to 5 years old with a learning environment and experiences which will help them develop socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.


  • Supports the implementation of the agency’s school readiness goals and CLASS.
  • Ensures proper care and supervision of children at all times, the practice of head counts, classroom arrangement, general safety rules, monitoring equipment and working knowledge of classroom management.
  • Assists Teacher with teaching responsibilities and other classroom responsibilities, as assigned
  • Ensures child-adult ratio is met at all times
  • 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.
  • Assist with child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, in-kind contributions, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations.
  • Assists in organizing and maintaining instructional and classroom supplies
  • Sets up classrooms for various purposes.
  • Maintains an organized and developmentally appropriate classroom environment
  • Collects documents from parents during drop-off/pick-up time
  • Assist parents to organize and implement parent activities; encourage, facilitate, and support parental involvement in all aspects of the Head Start Program.
  • Provides appropriate customer service to parents, children, community representatives/members, and all TRF staff on a daily basis.
  • Ability to attend in-service trainings, home visits, parent conferences, etc.
  • Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Implements agency policies and procedures
  • Cooperates with Site Director/CDS and other Service Area Coordinators in planning, supervision and implementation of overall program.
  • Substitute as needed and when appropriate as instructed by Site Director.

Education/Certifications:  Must have 15-24 units in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a field related. Child Development Permit (Associate Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Teacher etc. is required). Strong written and oral communication skills. Displays effective time management and multi-tasking skills. Self-motivated, energetic, team player.


  • Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance, pertussis, measles and influenza vaccinations.
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Must complete & pass a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).
  • Must possess a CA driver’s license, access to an automobile, and evidence of automobile insurance.


Benefits Include:

  •  Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and LTD
  • 3 Weeks Salary Continuation (Winter Break/Spring Break)
  • 9 Days Sick Leave Accrual
  • 14 Holidays



How to Apply

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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: 14.00 - 17.00

Posted On: January 9th, 2019

Agency Details


Training and Research Foundation is a non-profit Head Start organization that serves low-income preschool children and families by providing comprehensive child development and school readiness services including education, family services, health, nutrition, and mental health.  For more than 50 years, TRF has been committed to improving the lives of children in the Inglewood, Lennox, Hawthorne, and West Los Angeles areas.  As a part of this commitment, is the long range program goal to prepare children to succeed in school and life.