SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Resource Teacher receives general supervision from the Site Supervisor. Assists classroom teaching staff in providing a safe, high quality-responsive, nurturing care to infant and toddlers that is respectful of the child’s development. Provides assistance with implementing individualized learning experiences and evidence-based best practices to support children’s growth in educational, social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies that support school readiness goals. Assist in completing basic records and shares information with teachers regarding children’s progress. Establishes and maintains positive and productive partnerships with families based on mutual trust and respect. Complies with Head Start Performance Standards, Community Care Licensing, State and Agency’s policies and procedures.
Associate’s degree in early childhood education, child development, Psychology, Social Science, or related field; must possess a California Child Development Center Permit or Child Development Teacher Permit. In addition, Resource Teachers must have six 6 semester units in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development. If at the time of employment, candidate only has three (3) of the six (6) infant and toddler units, the remaining three (3) units are to be completed within the first year of employment as it will be indicated in an educational plan upon employment.
Two (2) years of experience as paid staff/volunteer in a classroom setting serving children under 5 years old is required.
C. Physical Demands
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, 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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee may frequently lift and/or move a minimum of 25 pounds up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
D. Medical Examination
Prior to first day of employment, employees must submit an initial health screening, tuberculin (TB) skin test or chest x-ray clearance, immunization records for measles, pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza.
E. Fingerprint Clearances
All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index, Megan’s Law and System for Award Management prior to starting work.
F. Other Special Requirement
Must have the use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage and a valid California driver’s license or have available private transportation.
*Failure to meet medical standards and/or criminal record clearance may result in withdrawal of contingent offer of employment.
Plaza offers eligible employees the opportunity to select plans and programs that meet individual and family needs through our comprehensive benefit plans listed below:
Health Care: Medical (Kaiser only), Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and Flexible Spending Account
Financial: 401(k) Plan and Direct Deposit
Paid Time Off: Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Jury Duty
Work/Life Solutions: Life Assistant Program
TEMPORARY APPLICATION PROCESS
Agency’s website is currently under construction and as such, Plaza’s online employment application is not accessible. Therefore, interested applicants must forward the required documentation listed below to Careers@pdlr.org:
1) Cover Letter; 2) Resume; and 3) Transcripts reflecting degree major and conferred date.
If applicant meets minimum requirements for the position, an employment application will be sent to the email address listed on the resume received.
*Only complete application packets will be considered for the screening and selection process.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
In addition to fully meeting its obligations for nondiscrimination under federal and state law, Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, veteran status, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.
Location: City of Industry, CA
Salary: 16.53 - 17.72
Posted On: June 9th, 2021
Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. (Plaza) is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on school readiness for children zero to five years of age. Developmentally appropriate services are provided for children from low income families, zero to five years of age. Plaza de la Raza currently serves approximately 1,100 children and their families.