• Full-time, nine and three-quarter month approximate work year.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
  • Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any other factor may be affected by changes in governmental regulations, the agency’s contracts, or at agency discretion.

SALARY:  Range of Steps 1 – 4, $16.48/hr - $18.72/hr.  Initial salary placement, Step 1.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:       Open until filled


  • Twelve semester units acceptable to licensing in Child Development with passing grade of “C” or better.
  • One year experience working with children.
  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, CDA credential, AA or BA degree in early childhood education. **
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
  • A California Drivers License, daily use of automobile and automobile liability insurance.
While in the classroom:
  • Substitute as needed and directed by the Child Development Supervisor.*
  • Adjust to the schedule and needs of the site where assigned.*
  • Be flexible in daily assignments and be ready to change site assignments if necessary.*
  • Plan and implement preschool program based on the High/Cope Curriculum.*
  • Supervise and interact with children in a positive manner.*
  • Develop and maintain learning centers which reflect the interest and needs of the children enrolled in the program.*
  • Provide a wide variety of experiences for children with an emphasis on active learning.*
  • Provide a well-supervised, safe environment.*
  • Use sensitivity and good judgment when interacting with children, parents, and staff.*
  • Read and implement all agency and program policies and procedures.*
  • Encourage language development and respect for language diversity in the classroom and community.*
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned to create and maintain a quality preschool program.*
  • Actively participate in in-service training.*
  • Work effectively with other team members.*
  • Cooperate with the Teacher in planning, supervision, and implementation of the overall program.*
  • Plan or participate in planning and implementing parent meetings and activities.
  • Provide a clean and sanitary facility (inside and out) on a daily basis according to Options center based cleaning checklist.*
  • Recruit, train and supervise parents and other volunteers.
  • Promote full enrollment, and participate in recruitment of children as directed.
  • Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and documentation, on a timely basis, according to agency policies and procedures.*
  • Assist the Teacher as needed.*
  • Other duties as assigned.
While in the office:
  • Answer phones and accurately take messages while working in the office.*
  • Give program information to inquiring families.*
  • Light typing as needed.*
  • Accurately file paperwork while working in the office.*
  • Interact with office and teaching staff in a positive manner.*
  • Other duties as assigned.
*Denotes essential job functions
  • Works under direction of the Head Start Teacher and Child Development Supervisor.

Benefits: Options for Learning provides flexible spending credits which can be applied toward the purchase of any of the following: Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life Insurance, Legal Assistance Plan, AFLAC, Dependent Care, 403(b) Retirement Savings, or a Cash out option.  Options for Learning also provides 9 paid holidays, Paid Personal Time Off, Basic Life Insurance coverage, Long Term Disability and an Employee Assistance Program at no additional cost to its employees.


Division: Head Start
This is a non-management position
This is a part time position

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