Assistant Teacher

Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. - Whittier, CA

Summary of Duties

The Assistant Teacher receives general supervision from the Site Supervisor. Assists classroom teaching staff in providing a safe, high quality-responsive, nurturing care to infant and toddlers that is respectful of the child’s development. Provides assistance with implementing individualized learning experiences and evidence based best practices to support children’s growing social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies that support school readiness goals. Assist in completing basic records and shares information with teachers regarding children’s progress. Establishes and maintains positive and productive partnerships with families based on mutual trust and respect. Complies with Head Start Performance Standards, Community Care Licensing, State and Agency’s policies and procedures.


Qualifications & Experience



Associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field; and must possess a California Child Development Center Permit or Child Development  Associates Teacher Permit.


Two (2) years of experience in a classroom setting or combination.


Special Requirements


Medical Examination:

Prior to first day of employment, employees must submit an initial health screening, tuberculin (TB) skin test or chest x-ray clearance, immunization records for measles, pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza.

Fingerprint Clearances:

All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Child Abuse Index, and Megan's Law prior to starting work.

Other Special Requirements:

Must have the use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California drivers license, or have available private transportation.


* Failure to meet medical standards and/or criminal record clearance may result in withdrawal of contingent offer of employment.


Benefit Plans: Plaza offers eligible employees the opportunity to select plans and programs that meet individual and family needs through our comprehensive benefit plans

Health Care: Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and FSA

Financial: 401(k) Plan and Direct Deposit

Time Away From Work: Annual Leave, Holidays, Personal /Sick Days, Leave of Absence, Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave

Work/Life Solutions: Life Assistant Program

Physical Demands The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee may frequently lift and/or move a minimum of 25 pounds up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Employment application packets must include all of the following documentation:  

  • Cover letter
  • Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Associates Teacher Permit


* Only complete application packets will be considered for the screening and selection process.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER In addition to fully meeting its obligations for nondiscrimination under federal and state law, Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, veteran status, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.






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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Whittier, CA

Salary: 16.06 - 17.17

Posted On: May 26th, 2020

Agency Details



Program Summary

Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. (Plaza) is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on school readiness for children zero to five years of age. Developmentally appropriate services are provided for children from low income families, zero to five years of age. Plaza de la Raza currently serves over 1,600 children and their families.