The Resource Connection of Amador & Calaveras Counties, Inc.
  • Calaveras County, CA, USA
  • $11.03 - $13.15
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Expectations for all Employees

All employees are expected to support the Resource Connection mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: commitment to the sustainability of the organization and to the mission and vision, teamwork, honesty, and ethical behavior in all dealings with co-workers, community members and program recipients.

 Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor or Teacher, the Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting in the operation of their classroom in accordance with all applicable policies and regulations.

 

Key Areas of Responsibilities and Duties

The duties of this position are those described below. This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

 

1.       Program Services/Operations  (87%)

o   Responsible to assist supervisor in the day-to-day operations of the center including, planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, supervising children, parent/teacher conferences, guidance of classroom volunteers and overall maintenance of center

o   Responsible for implementation of area plans

o   Responsible for maintaining compliance with Performance Standards,

Community Care Licensing and State Regulations

o    Responsible for compliance with screening and assessment requirements

  

  1. Educational Curriculum (8%)
    • Assists supervisor in implementing program curriculum, ensures compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and other regulations
    • Works with supervisor in the development of curriculum, classroom environments and development of education forms including lesson plans, assists supervisor in implementing program curriculum, ensures compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and other regulations
    • Works with supervisor in the development of curriculum, classroom environments and development of education forms including lesson plans,

 

  1. Employee Development (5%)
    • Responsible for completing self-appraisals and ensuring appropriate time frames are met
    • Completes an annual professional growth plan, maintains requirements needed for Child Development Permit (Assistant level)
    • Promotes team collaboration with all staff at center
    • Attends trainings as directed by supervisor

 

Qualifications

Education/Experience

o    Early Childhood Education, 9 units preferably core courses

o    Some experience working with young children

o    Child Development Assistant Teacher permit required within six months of hire

o    California Health and Safety Certificate

o    Current CPR and First Aid

Skills

o    Have experience working effectively with minority and low-income families and adults at all levels of the socioeconomic structure of the community

o    Possess knowledge of the needs of rural children and their families

o    Interacts with children and is able to relate to them in a supportive and non-judgmental way in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards

o    Be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written or oral form

o    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide - compute percentages

o    Ability to express, exchange ideas in proper English (bilingual preferred - Spanish/English) and work cooperatively with staff, clients, and community from varied backgrounds and experiences

o    Possess the ability to read a variety of materials such as work procedures and safety rules. Write reports, record observations, and document conversations with proper spelling, grammar, and format

o    Capability to meet deadlines and work under tight-time schedules

o    Must portray a positive attitude towards children, families, and staff

o    Capacity to function as a team player/member

o    Ability to react with flexibility and sensitivity to changing situations and needs

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Required Physical Activities:

o    Must be agile enough to perform the job of teaching small children: able to walk, run, climb, bend, reach, etc.

o    Be able to stand for up to 7 hours at a time and sit for up to one hour at a time

o    Lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds

 

 

 

Special Requirements

o    Criminal background clearance as required by licensing agency

o    Physical Examination, proof of current negative TB test, immunizations required by Community Care Licensing and current influenza shot.

o    Valid California Driver's License and proof of current automobile insurance coverage

o    Willingness to work irregular hours, attend night meetings, and travel as required by the organization

The Resource Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ADA

The Resource Connection of Amador & Calaveras Counties, Inc.
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