**This position is 42 Weeks for Head Start and 43 Weeks for Early Head Start. **

**It is for 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday.**

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor (or designated teaching staff) aids in the instruction of children.

Employment Requirements:

Knowledge of: • Computers and related software programs. Must be computer literate.
Ability to: • Assist in creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for children and others; • Work effectively with children, parents, family, and community; • Have regular, consistent attendance; • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; • be sensitive to the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse groups; • Speak a second language desirable.


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.

Licenses, Certifications & Special Requirements:

Certification in pediatric first aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of employment.  Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (fingerprints, TB, physical, immunizations). 

1) All persons hired in this position will be required to take (on their own) and successfully complete (with at least a “C”) a minimum of six (6) units of Child Development (CD) or Early Childhood Education (ECE) at an accredited college or university within 12 months of employment.

2) Will assist in breaks and planning time for teacher and associate teacher, as needed.  This position may not be left alone supervising children unless person has at least 12 units of child development (CD) or early childhood education (ECE) at an accredited college or university.

Example of Major Functions:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

  • Assists in the instruction of the pre-school aged children;
  • Assist in implementing weekly lesson plans, which integrate activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool children; that reflect Head Start curriculum and philosophy, and comply with the Performance Standards;
  • Aid  in developing and maintaining a safe and pleasing environment for the children which facilitates their ability to grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually;
  • Assists in administering the screening of each child using appropriate assessment tools but not the translating/interpreting of those assessments:
  • Assists in ensuring that daily hygiene needs are met by modeling such routines as tooth brushing, hand washing, use of the bathroom, and meal times;
  • Assists in ensuring the safety of the classroom as well as the outdoor playground;
  • Assist in providing emotional support and encourages high self-esteem in the children;
  • Participates in required training;
  • Administers first aid when needed;
  • Participates in center level case management meetings as needed;
  • Observes the development of IEP’s for children with special needs;
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly reports on attendance, excused absences, daily sign in/put sheets, in-kind and CCFP meal count;
  • May help with conducting home visits and parent/teacher conferences;
  • Participates in cross-component tasks; works with community resources to identify child/family needs and refer to proper resources for assistance;
  • Helps in the supervision of outdoor play environment and field trips;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 



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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: PT

Location: San Diego, CA

Salary: 13.00 - 13.00

Posted On: June 4th, 2021

Agency Details

Website: hhttps://www.nhais.org/

NHA Head Start preschool programs provide comprehensive services to children ages 3 – 5 years of age. The preschool curriculum is research-based, developmentally appropriate and is designed to develop Kindergarten readiness skills. Additional services include:

  • Child health, mental health, nutrition and family social services
  • Training and workshops for parents

Head Start service options are designed to meet the needs of families, and are:

  • Home-Base: comprehensive services for children from 3 to 5 years of age that includes individualized weekly home visits and two monthly group socializations for families
  • Center -Base: comprehensive services for children ages 3 to 5 years of age. Hours are either full day (6 or more hours) or part day (3.5 hours). The full day option is available to families that meet requirements for employment and/or enrollment in a vocational/training program

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

Vision: Healthy and educated communities–where dreams become reality.

Values: Consistently delivering exceptional service that demonstrate “I CARE.”


Honesty in words and action; Transparent and responsible stewardship


Treating all with dignity and respect


Noticing and considering the needs of others, the agency, and community


Engaging in positive action to support meeting needs


Delivering optimal quality service and products with professionalism, effectiveness, and compassion