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Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County - SANTA ROSA, CA


Exempt:  No                                                    SALARY LEVEL: Refer to current Salary Chart 

SUPERVISOR: Center Director                                     LOCATION: Assigned Site                              

HOURS: 8 Hrs/Day, Monday thru Friday, 10 or 11 Months/Year                        

Policy Council Approval Date: 06/29/2017       Approved by:  HR Manager



With supervision, team teaches with Head Teacher, Teacher II, Language Resource Aide and Full Inclusion Assistant, and volunteers as guided by Head Start Performance Standards, Service Area Written Plans, Procedures, and Policies and California State Community Care Licensing regulations.  Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable federal and state laws. 



  • Develop, participate in and lead classroom activities for children
  • Assists in the daily supervision of children
  • Maintains warm, friendly and professional working relationships with children, parents and coworkers
  • Has meaningful, respectful conversations with children throughout each day
  • Assists with screenings, observations and on-going assessment of children
  • Encourages language development in children in primary and secondary language
  • Promote good health and nutrition and provide an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness; share in daily cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Work within health and safety standards for children and staff
  • Assist with daily paperwork as directed
  • Ensure confidentiality of client information and records
  • Assist with special and on-going projects relevant to classroom activities
  • Assume special assignments required by the Center Director and Teacher II
  • Work in partnership with service area managers, supervisors and center staff to ensure quality services to children and families
  • Participate in training and meetings as required
  • Participate in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in a constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort.
  • The health, safety and supervision of children in the program is essential, therefore every employee is responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are present at the center
  • Other relevant duties as assigned


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  1. Twelve units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Early Childhood Development (ECD) in the area of child/human growth and development; child, family and community and program curriculum; and
  2. A California Children's Center Permit/Child Development Associate Teacher Permit; or the willingness to apply for and receive one within the first 3 months of hire. Employee must also continue to meet the requirements to keep Permit current with the state.

In addition to A, B, or C:

  • Six months teaching experience in a pre-school classroom
  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job
  • Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance, must be up to date on immunizations and have a current (within one year) TB clearance and Health Screening Report.
  • Willingness to complete Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety Course



  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of child development and adult learning styles.
  • Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education
  • Basic personal computer skills with word processing and email experience
  • Basic oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families
  • Basic skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations 
  • Basic ability to write reports and correspondence.  Basic ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents, children and staff  
  • Basic ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,      common fractions, and decimals
  • Basic ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations with good judgment
  • Basic ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form



  • Highly dependable, takes initiative, has good judgment and is able to function with minimal supervision
  • A sincere interest in the development of all children and in building partnerships with families and team members


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met 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 talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to sit at a desk and sometimes use a computer. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee drives, approximately 5% of the time, to meetings, trainings, and home visits as scheduled throughout the year. The employee spends approximately 5% of the time writing and/or keyboarding. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions a minimum of 90 minutes a day.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes noisy.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Community Action Partnership (CAP), an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for our open positions, please apply online OR download and email/mail/fax/drop-off the CAP employment application. Resumes and cover letters are welcome and can be attached to the online application, however they will not be accepted in place of the CAP’s employment application. For Head Start positions, please attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts.

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Email your application: recruiting@capsonoma.org

Mail & Drop-Off: Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
141 Stony Circle Ste 210
Santa Rosa, California 95401

Fax: (707) 578-2037

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Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: SANTA ROSA, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: August 14th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://www.capsonoma.org

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County has been partnering with low income families and individuals to help them achieve economic and social stability; to build community, and to advocate for social and economic justice since 1967 and has a rich history and strong allies here in Sonoma County.