The Resource Connection of Amador & Calaveras Counties, Inc.
  • Calaveras County, CA, USA
  • $11.39 - $14.33
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 403(b), EAP, Life & Long-Term Disability Insurance

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 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 Associate Teacher will be responsible for the assisting in the operation of their classroom in accordance with all applicable policies and regulations, and the supervision of assigned staff.

Key Areas of Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Program Services/Operations (87%)
  • 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
  • Responsible for implementation of area plans
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with Performance Standards, Community Care Licensing and State Regulations
  • Responsible for compliance with screening and assessment requirements


  1. Educational Curriculum (8%)
  • Implements 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, individual learning plans, home visit and conference forms and additional forms as appropriate
  • Includes parents in curriculum planning and overall program involvement
  • Trains staff in curriculum implementation
  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
  • Promotes team collaboration with all staff at center




  • Some experience working with young children
  • Child Development Associate Teacher permit required within six months of hire
  • 12 ECE units, including core courses. 6 ECE units related to the care of infants within one year of assignment (EHS Associate Teacher)
  • California Health and Safety Certificate
  • Current CPR and First Aid


  • Have experience working effectively with minority and low-income families and adults at all levels of the socioeconomic structure of the community
  • Possess knowledge of the needs of rural children and their families
  • Interacts with children and is able to relate to them in a supportive and non-judgmental way in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards
  • Be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written or oral form
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide - compute percentages
  • 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
  • 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
  • Capability to meet deadlines and work under tight-time schedules
  • Must portray a positive attitude towards children, families, and staff
  • Capacity to function as a team player/member
  • Ability to react with flexibility and sensitivity to changing situations and needs

Work Environment

The work environment consists of: 75% of work time in a classroom divided by activity areas consisting of furniture and materials designed for preschool children. 25% of work time outdoors in a playground designed for preschool children. Playground contains uneven surfaces including cement, gravel, grass, sand, and dirt.  Playground equipment necessitates climbing up and down slide or other apparatuses to assist or retrieve child.  Outdoor environment can range from seasonal cold and snow to heat and bodily discomfort from the weather. Office space includes standard size counters, tables, and desks.  Storage shelving from ground level to ceiling.  Automobile travel locally and out-of-area, year round, under all weather conditions.  Clients' homes, which include all types of environments, many non-handicap accessible.


Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Must be agile enough to perform the job of teaching small children: able to walk, run, climb, bend, reach, etc.
  • Be able to stand up for up to 7 hours at a time and sit for up to one hour at a time


Special Requirements

  • Valid California Driver's License and reliable vehicle
  • Proof of current automobile insurance coverage at State minimum
  • Criminal Record clearance
  • Physical Examination within 7 days of employment
  • Proof of a negative TB within 7 days of employment
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, attend night meetings, and travel as agency business requires

The Resource Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ADA

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