Head Start/Early Head Start Assistant Instructor, Part Time

City of Oakland - Oakland, CA

Examples of Duties


  • Assist with instructing children in basic infant/toddler/preschool education concepts.
  • Assist with organizing and setting up developmentally appropriate educational and play materials for the classroom.
  • Assist with conducting fire, disaster and safety drills in the classroom; inspect facility for safety standards and maintenance needs.
  • Assist with organizing and scheduling daily activities at the center classroom.
  • Prepare snacks and serve meals.
  • Assist with conducting outreach and recruiting children and families for enrollment in the Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Program.
  • Observe, visually supervise and monitor children, and take action as needed during activities to ensure their health and safety at all times.
  • Observe children for unusual behavior or illness and notify Head Start/Early Head Start Instructor or Early Childhood Center Director.
  • Provide support during parent conferences.
  • Maintain a clean and organized indoor and outdoor environment, including the food service area.
  • Assist with maintaining routine records for daily attendance and progress of children in the classroom.
  • Partner with parents to adhere to individualized educational programs (IEPs) for their children.
  • Support the parent education, planning, and goal setting for parents.
  • Promote parent/child bonding and nurturing parent/child relationships through modeling developmentally and culturally appropriate interactions and communications.
  • Administer Pediatric First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), as needed.
  • Minimum Requirements for Application
  • Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.

    Six (6) units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) from an accredited college or university.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS: Education must include three (3) units of Infant/Toddler coursework.

    None required. Experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program is highly desirable.

    Copy of college transcript(s) is required and must be attached. Applications submitted without the required documents will be considered incomplete.  Please be sure to scan and attach the required documents to your on-line application.


    Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.

    Must possess a State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit at time of appointment. Failure to obtain relevant teaching permit upon receipt of conditional job offer will be grounds for removal.

    Must obtain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications within one year of employment and maintain throughout tenure of employment.
    Depending on nature of assignment, candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, and have a physical examination including a TB screening.

    Proficiency in a foreign language may be required. 

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Contact Info


Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: PT

Location: Oakland, CA

Salary: 29848.00 - 36254.00

Posted On: December 10th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://www.oaklandca.gov/

The Position


The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill several Head Start/Early Head Start Assistant Instructor, Part-Time (PT) vacancies within the Human Services Department. 

Under direction in the Human Services Department, the Head Start/Early Head Start Assistant Instructor position assists with instructing children enrolled in Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Programs; assists with introducing parents to early childhood development concepts; observes during developmental assessments and may document observations; assists in organizing and setting up educational and play materials for classrooms; and performs related duties as assigned.