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