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Basic Job Assignment:

Under the general supervision of the Site Supervisor, Assistant Site Supervisor and/or Teacher, assists in the instruction of the pre-school or toddler aged children and assists in providing an environment and experiences that maximize learning of each child at his/ her individual level of development. Assistance may be provided in the classrooms, on the playgrounds, and/ or in the kitchen.

Employment Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, independent worker who possesses a genuine interest in Early Childhood Education and Child Development theories and practices; adult learning principles and the Family Child Care philosophy; Federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the Head Start program; Head Start Program Performance Standards; goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the NHA Head Start program. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, managers, clients/ participants, and individuals of varying levels outside of the organization; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Association management, employees, parents, and others encountered in the course of work; assist in creating and maintaining  a safe learning environment for children and others; is well organized, coachable, punctual, and dependable; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Operate a computer using word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications, and operate other standard office equipment. In addition, the candidate should be approachable a collaborative team player, and has demonstrated experience working and effectively communicating with culturally and ethnically diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations.


1) Substitute Teacher, completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university; plus possession of a valid Teacher (or higher level) permit. Only Substitute Teachers may be left alone supervising children. ($16.00/hr.)

2) Substitute Associate Teacher: possession of a valid Associate Teacher permit; ($12.50/hr.)

3) Substitute Teacher Aide, a typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is completion of six (6) units of early childhood education or child development (with a grade of “C” or better) from an accredited college/university; or four (4) months of ROP Training in a Child Development Program; ($12.00/hr.)

4) Substitute TAT, High School Diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or High School Proficiency Certificate required. Child Development or Early Childhood Education units from an accredited college/university or ROP Training in a Child Development Program preferred. ($12.00/hr.)

  • A minimum of six (6) months experience in a licensed preschool or infant/toddler care center required;
  • A passion for working with preschool age children required;
  • Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a child care centerincluding fingerprints, TB, physical and immunizations;
  • Current Certification in CPR/Pediatric First Aid or the ability to obtain within the first 90 days of employment required;

For Early Head Start: A minimum of at least three (3) units of demonstrated coursework with Infants and Toddlers required;

Example of Major Functions:

  • Assists in developing and implementing weekly lesson plans, which integrate activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool children;
  • Support in integrating Head Start curriculum and philosophy; and comply with the Performance Standards;
  • Assists in developing and maintaining a safe, pleasing, and nurturing environment for the children
  • Provide breaks and planning time for Teacher and Associate Teacher;
  • Assists in screening each child using appropriate assessment tools;
  • Support monthly reports on attendance, excused absences, daily sign in/out sheets, In-kind, CACFP meal count;
  • Ensures that daily hygiene needs are met by modeling such routines as tooth brushing, hand washing, use of the bathroom and meal times;
  • Supervises indoor/ outdoor play environment;
  • Ensures the safety of the classroom as well as the outdoor playground;
  • Provide emotional support and encourage high self-esteem in the children;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


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Contact Info

HR Recruiting: (858) 715-2642

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: PT

Location: San Diego (Various Sites), CA

Salary: 12.00 - 16.00

Posted On: August 12th, 2019

Agency Details



Mission To enrich lives through a continuum of education and wellness services.


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