Assistant Teacher

Child Development Resources - Oxnard, CA

 job description


 Under the supervision of the assigned teacher, the assistant teacher shall be responsible to:

  1. Assist teacher in carrying out goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards.
  2. Assist with supervision of children at all times.
  3. Assist in an equal share of joint housekeeping and class preparation, ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, and learning environment of the classroom in cooperation with other staff.
  4. Assist teacher with collection and input of ongoing assessment documentation (anecdotal records, developing IEPs, CCPR’s and performing daily health observations.)
  5. Assist the teacher in developing and implementing daily and weekly lesson plans.
  6. Assist in planning and carrying out open-ended activities for different levels of development and multicultural diversity of enrolled children.
  7. Assist the teacher in maintaining effective communication with parents, including home visits for parent/teacher conferences.
  8. Attend staff meetings and inservice training.
  9. Assist with the recruitment effort.
  10. Contribute to a healthy and successful nutrition program by eating center prepared meals with the children.
  11. Other duties as assigned.



Required Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 12 completed units in child development/ECE; (must include child/human growth & development and child/family & community) AND a state awarded child development associate teacher permitor higher. Those hired without the permit must qualify for and apply within 60 days of hire, renew prior to expiration, and maintain active as a condition of employment.
  • Minimum of six (6) months of verifiable paid or volunteer work experience in a preschool instructional capacity.

Preferred Criteria: Associate degree or higher in child development/ECE or *related field may substitute for the required permit. *A degree in a related field must include the following courses: child/human growth & development and child/family & community. Related fields are defined as: Liberal arts, psychology, sociology, home economics, nutrition, special education, general education, human development or health education, and with coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood education.

Knowledge and Abilities: Requires ability to speak, read and write English fluently. Ability to effectively speak and read English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese or English/Chinese preferred. Sensitivity to needs of low-income population and to multicultural beliefs and practices.  Ability to work with high risk families.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.  Flexibility and ability to work as a team member.

Physical Abilities:  Ability to see at normal distance. Hear normal conversations and sounds.  Physical ability to bend, squat, sit on floor, skip, run, and climb stairs, as part of daily center activities.  Ability to safely lift or assist children weighing up to 40 pounds in emergency situations only.  Use hands and fingers to fill out required forms on regular and NCR paper.

License or Other Requirements. Must submit to a job pertinent pre-employment agency paid physical examination, negative tuberculosis test and criminal record background checks.  Must hold Infant First Aid and CPR certificate and renew upon every expiration. Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of all required tests and background checks mentioned above.  Periodic physical examinations and TB clearances will be required if hired.  Possession of a valid California driver’s license and automobile with appropriate insurance coverage is preferred but may be required depending on the needs of the department at the time of hire. Mandated reporter.

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Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Oxnard, CA

Salary: 15.08 - 19.36

Posted On: March 30th, 2021

Agency Details


Come join Child Development Resources (CDR), a non-profit corporation committed to enriching and strengthening the lives of children and their families in Ventura County through quality child care and developmental services. For more information, please visit our site at

 CDR OFFERS A COMPETITIVE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDING: Major Medical Plans, Dental, Vision, Life, Short & Long Term Disability, and Long Term Care Ins. for full-time employees (30+hrs/wk). Profit-Sharing (Retirement) Plan and Optional 403(b) Contribution, Paid Vacation, Personal, Sick, and Holiday Leave.

Initial wage/salary placement is within the range advertised for each position and based on each individual’s related experience, skills, and education. All positions are considered full-time and open until filled unless indicated otherwise. Note: Most positions are year-round except for select Head Start teaching and food services staff who usually works Sept-May or June depending on assignment. New hire candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment job-related physical examination (paid by CDR). Candidates selected for a position in the Head Start Program will also be required to pass a pre-employment federal & state child abuse and criminal background clearance and TB test. Review the pertinent job description for driver license, auto, and insurance requirements. An agency application must be completed to be considered. CDR is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities and applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures to apply.