Associate Teacher

Child Start Inc - Fairfield, CA

Child Start, Inc.

Job Description

 

The job characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Job Title: Associate Teacher                                                        Revised: July 2015

Supervisor: Center Director I, II or III

Program:  Head Start part Day/Full Day                         FLSA Status: Non-exempt

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Center Director, provides instruction and assists in planning and implementation of center-based curriculum for children and families to meet all requirements outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Curriculum and Practice

  • Coordinate with Lead Teacher under the supervision of the Center Director to implement developmentally and culturally appropriate child-focused curricula and activities in the classroom.  
  • Assists with planning and providing activities that promote the healthy, emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of each child.
  • Assist with developmental assessments of children and completion of screening requirements.
  • Relate to families and children from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
  • Assist with planning and participating in educational field trips, with input from parents.
  • Participate in home visits and parent conferences.
  • Participate in monthly parent meeting.
  • Assist with recruitment and enrollment process.
  • Maintain a neat and organized classroom and provide an attractive learning environment.
  • Responsible for upkeep of education equipment and materials, assisted by other center staff. 
  • Safeguard confidentiality of personal information of children and families by upholding mandates and policies. 
  • Provide substitute coverage, as needed.

 Food Service, as needed.

 

Training

  • Participate in staff and parent trainings on topics relevant to child development, environments and classroom management.
  • Attend pertinent training, workshops and conferences both within and outside of Head Start at the direction of the Regional Program Manager. 
  • Remain current in ECE/Child Development best practices, through continuing education, regular review of child development journals and resources provided by Child Start department staff.
  • Actively participate in site staff meetings and other appropriate meetings to support and advance services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitoring and Record Keeping

  • At the direction of  Center Director, compile and keep current child and family documentation of home visits and other program services.  Documents progress of each child’s growth and development.
  • Regularly document progress of each child’s growth and development through update of child observation notes, portfolios and any other pertinent material.

 

Networking

  • Further relationships within site, position, region, agency and community to ensure integrated and comprehensive services for families with children.
  • Maintain awareness of larger issues facing the child development community through reading of current child development journals andinternal communications.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

Education and Experience

  • 24 ECE units andat least 3 units Admin/Supervision.Original (or certified copies) of all credentials or certificates andcollege transcripts indicating applicable coursework to meet requirements of position as a condition of employment
  • One year experience working with pre-school children.  Previous Head Start experience desirable.

 

Other Requirements

  • Current 1st Aid and CPR Certification or ability to obtain in 60 days, and remain current throughout employment
  • Ability to pass criminal record clearance
  • Clear TB test and statement of good health from a doctor are required as a condition of employment
  • Actively working towards additional ECE/Child Development units preferred
  • Valid California Driver’s License, required insurance and acceptable driving record maintained
  • Report any suspected child abuse as required by state law.
  • Health and Safety Training Certificate (15 hours) or ability to obtain in 60 days.

 

      Other Skills and Abilities

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Must be able to serve children with special needs.  Some staff may be required to provide services in a full inclusion model/classroom.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with other staff, parents, volunteers and community partners
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with employer safety policies.
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance in compliance with agency Attendance policy.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, email and internet preferred.
  • Previous experience teaching in a Head Start program highly desired

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL, SENSORY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND INTERPERSONAL CHECKLIST

 

Job TitleAssociate Teacher                                                                Date:    7/23/2015         

 

Please complete the following sections by   putting X's in the appropriate boxes

 

In a/an    8        hour work day, this job   requires:      R= Rarely                    (less than 0.625% of time)

O= Occasionally            (0.625%   - 30% of time)

F= Frequently                (31%   - 68% of time)

C= Continually                (69% - 100% of time)

NA=   Not Applicable

 

RFCP=   Requirements for Consecutive Performance (make notes in "Comments"   column)

1.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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Comments (RFCP)

Sitting

 

 

X

 

 

 

Stationary standing

 

X

 

 

 

 

Walking

 

 

X

 

 

 

Ability to be   mobile/running

 

 

 

X

 

 

Crouching (bending at   knees)

 

X

 

 

 

 

Kneeling/crawling

 

X

 

 

 

 

Stooping (bending at   waist)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Twisting   (knees/waist/neck)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Turning/pivoting

 

 

X

 

 

 

Climbing

 

X

 

 

 

 

Balancing

 

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching/lifting   overhead

 

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching extension

 

 

X

 

 

 

Grasping

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pinching

 

 X

 

 

 

 

Pushing/pulling

           Typical weight   20 LBS

           Max. weight      50 LBS     

 

X

 

 

 

 

Lifting/carrying

          Typical weight  15 LBS      

          Max. weight      75 LBS

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Manual   dexterity/keyboarding

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Other   physical demands:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2.  Sensory Requirements

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NA

Comments (RFCP)

Talking in person

 

 

 

X

 

 

Talking on telephone

 

X

 

 

 

 

Hearing in person

 

 

 

X

 

 

Hearing on telephone

 

X

 

 

 

 

Sight

 

 

 

X

 

 

Other sensory   requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Environmental Setting

Comments  

Safety requirements   (e.g., clothing, equipment used, such as ladders)

MUST   WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES THAT PROVIDE SUPPORT TO FEET WHEN WORKING IN CLASSROOM

Exposure (e.g., fumes,   chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, dust, noise, blood and bodily   fluids, contagious diseases)

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK   FREQUENTLY IN OUTSIDE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FREQUENTLY IN MODERATE NOISE   LEVEL

 

Operation of equipment   and machines (e.g., motor vehicles, computers, power and hand tools,   copiers)     

MUST BE ABLE TO OPERATE   AUTOMOBILE, COMPUTER, PRINTER, COPIER AND FAX

Hygiene standards   (e.g., food handling, sterilizing equipment, cleaning blood and bodily   fluids)

MUST HAVE CURRENT CPR   AND FIRST AID CARDS; MUST BE TRAINED IN IMPLEMENTING UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.

Other   environmental requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This position is classified as non-exempt as defined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not exempt from overtime and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEIU, Local 1021.

 

Child Start is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Approved by:

 

     Deborah L. Peralez                                                      7/23/2008                                           Human Resources Director                                                           Date

 

I have read this job description:

 

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The information contained herein is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.       

How to Apply

www.childstartinc.org

Click here to email us about this position

Contact Info

Renay Ordonez 707-252-8931 x2848

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Fairfield, CA

Salary: 13.57 - 15.40

Posted On: December 5th, 2018

Agency Details

Website: www.childstartinc.org

Child Start Inc. is committed to providing quality early learning and essential support services to vulnerable young children and their families.