JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-time, 10- month work year.
  • Requires travel to various local sites on a daily basis.
  • 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 1-3, $22.35/hr - $25.93/hr. Initial salary placement, Step 1

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Child Development Teacher Permit
  • Three semester units of Administration in Child Development, with a passing grade of “C” or better.
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
  • 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).
  • A California Driver’s License, daily use of an automobile, and automobile liability insurance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Command of Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or Spanish preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

While in the classroom:

  • Substitute as needed and directed by the Education Coordinator.*
  • 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/Scope Curriculum.*
  • 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 and programs policies and procedures.*
  • Encourage language development and respect for language diversity in the classroom and community.*
  • Facilitate monthly site staff meetings.*                                    
  • Plan or participate in planning and implementing parent meetings and activities.*
  • Actively participate in in-service trainings.
  • Use sensitivity and good judgment when interacting with children, parents, and staff.*              
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned to create and maintain a quality preschool program.*
  • Work effectively with other team members.*                                                           
  • Supervise Associate Teacher and Aide in the classroom.*
  • 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 Education Coordinator as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

While in the office:

  • Answer phones an accurately take messages.*
  • Give program information to inquiring families.*
  • Light typing as needed.*
  • Accurately file paperwork.*
  • Interact with office and teaching staff in a positive manner.*
  • Assist the Family Services Supervisor while in the office as directed.*
  • Other duties as assigned.

* Denotes essential job functions

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITY

  • 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.

 

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

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