Title: Child Development Associate Teacher - Full-Time
First Review Date: 03/26/2019
Months of Employment: 10-Months
Salary: $12.48 - $15.18 per hour
Job Category: FT-Classified
The Associate Teacher provides direct oversight, instruction, and care of infant and/or toddler children. Provides meaningful and developmental recreational-based learning to infant and/or toddler children. The Associate teacher is the second level in a 3-tiered series supporting the child development center. The position involves direct oversight, activities, and instruction of school age children.
***There are two positions available.***
Education and Experience:
The position requires a high school diploma and at least 24 college units in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or other related curriculum, 16 hours of general education, and 3 hours of infant/toddler education. Requires a minimum of six months of experience in an infant/toddler enrichment program or day care setting.
Licenses and Certificates
Associate Teacher Permit (required) or Teacher permit from the California State Department of Education. May require a first-aid certificate. May require a valid driver’s license.
Knowledge and Skills
Requires advanced working knowledge of child guidance practices and an understanding of the goals and objectives of a preschool program focusing on infants and toddlers. Basic knowledge is required in the emotional, physical, and mental variations and needs of infant-to-preschool aged children. Knowledge of arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading sufficient to direct students with learning exercises or projects is required. Requires well-developed communication skills to interact with students, staff and parents, to conduct recreational-based instruction of a small group.
Ability to perform the essential responsibilities and work tasks of the position. Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction to infant/toddler children. Ability to understand the needs and differences of children and to reach and motivate them. Requires the ability to balance emotional support and discipline to deal with behavior problems. Ability to observe, categorize, evaluate, and critique children's performance. Ability to comply with State guidelines. Ability to perform hygiene care of infants and toddlers.
Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff and students. Requires visual acuity to read numbers and words. Requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (greater than 2 hours), to lift light to medium objects on an occasional basis (10-25 lbs), and to push or pull lightweight objects.
Participates in planning, designing, and providing meaningful learning and developmental activities for infants/toddlers, specifically designed to enhance and develop children's mental, physical, emotional, and physical capabilities
Participates in parent education activities as they relate to program requirements and needs
Maintains a supportive learning environment by applying current thought in learning aids and devices
Ensures a safe environment for children; inspects equipment, furniture, and learning devices
Gives each child individual and special attention each day; responds to each child’s particular needs and characteristics; insures that all children receive equal attention
Maintains records on children including attendance, health, personal, and academic; phones individual parents regarding child’s attendance and performance; assures confidentiality of information.
Assists Teachers by providing input to conferences with parents on the progress of infants/toddlers including topics such as motor development and speech
Encourages parent involvement in educational support activities; prepares and delivers recreation-based learning exercises enhance infant and toddler development and encourage the parents to become involved
Ensures that program policies and procedures are followed at the Center
Provides personal hygiene assistance to children; this includes but is not limited to toileting and diapering, napping, feeding, etc; physically assists children for short periods of time to accommodate health or mobility needs
Prepares teaching aids, labels, charts, bulletin boards and displays as instructed
Performs light housekeeping to maintain the room in a safe and orderly manner
Assists in planning, preparing and serving simple nutritious snacks; prepares for snacks by cleaning and setting tables, assisting with feeding, and instructing on proper use of utensils
Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Other, Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcripts (Degree Posted)