JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Full Time
  • Twelve month 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 1A – 5, $18.98/hour - $23.65/hour.  Initial salary placement is Step 1.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:       Open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants has been established.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA/BA degree in Child Development or related field.** 
  • Child Development Teacher Permit
  • Three semester units in administration, with a passing grade of “C” or better
  • Three years teaching experience.
  • Current certification in Pediatric CPR (yearly), Pediatric First Aid (yearly) and Preventive Health which is acceptable to Community Care Licensing (Health and Safety code 1596.866)
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Plan and implement preschool program based on the High/Scope Curriculum.*
  • Prepare and implement individual educational plan for each child.*
  • Supervise and interact with children in a positive manner.*
  • Develop and maintain learning centers which reflect the interests 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.*
  • Read and implement all agency/division and program policies and procedures.*
  • Encourage language development and respect for language diversity in the classroom and community.*
  • Plan or participate in planning and implementing parent meetings and activities, including Family Nights.
  • Actively participate in in-service training.*
  • Supervise Associate Teacher, and Assistant Teacher in the classroom.*
  • Use sensitivity and good judgment when interacting with children, parents, volunteers and staff.*
  • Cooperate with the Site Director in planning, supervision, and implementation of the overall program.*
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned to create and maintain a quality preschool program.*
  • Work effectively with other team members.*
  • 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 Site Director as needed.*
  • Assist the Education Coordinator as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works under direction of the Education Coordinator

BENEFITS: Options for Learning provides flexible spending credits which can be applied toward the purchase of any of the following benefits: 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.

PLEASE APPLY BELOW

Division: Full-Day Preschool
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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