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Job Description Job Description Associate Teacher – Preschool Job Summary: The Associate Teacher assists the Lead Teacher and Director/Site Supervisor, assumes responsibility for general supervision, development, and education of all children. Will assume the role and responsibilities of the Lead Teacher in the absence of the regularly assigned Lead Teacher. Salary : $13.00 – $16.00 per hour (Non-Exempt) Plus benefits, benefits include Health, Dental Vision, Life, EAP, Sick, Vacation, and Ho Essential Job Duties: The Associate Teacher assists the Lead Teacher and Director/Site Supervisor, assumes responsibility for general supervision, development, and education of all children. Will assume the role and responsibilities of the Lead Teacher in the absence of the regularly assigned Lead Teacher. Provide supervision of all children both indoors and outdoors to maintain program quality and compliance with Title 22 (Children must be visually supervised at all times). Prepare and implement the daily curriculum as assigned by the Lead Teacher and to meet the needs of the children in the classroom and the objectives of the Center. Implement a Developmentally Appropriate daily schedule as assigned. Collaborate and work as part of the classroom team to create planned activities for the outdoor environment. Provide assistance to children in their daily routines such as: toileting, NAEYC appropriate hand washing, rest time and meal time. Document and report on children’s attendance/absences and meals, including counts of children and meals served and eaten in assigned classroom keeping accurate documentation for inclusion in audits and reports. Work with the Lead Teacher to ensure that daily arrival and departure times are well organized. All children and parents are greeted warmly, hands are washed upon arrival, health checks are conducted and recorded, all children are supervised at all times, and children are actively engaged during the transition time. Observe and document children’s developmental progress with objective anecdotal records, photographs and work samples as directed by and submitted to the Lead Teacher for inclusion in the child’s portfolio assessment. Support children in their problem solving skills providing them with age appropriate language and techniques, including redirection and/or conflict resolution. Facilitate and scaffold children’s social interactions. Maintain an environment that is clean, sanitary and free of safety hazards. Cleaning to include toys, shelves, counters, floors, sinks, etc. Ensure electrical outlets are covered, unsafe materials are locked away from children’s access, toys and equipment are not left in walkways thereby posing tripping hazards. Participate in the opening and/or closing routines including preparation for the current day or next day’s program activities. Create an atmosphere that supports confidentiality of family and children’s information with staff and the community. Assume the role of the Lead Teacher in the Teacher’s absence. Attend in-service training and staff meetings. Timely Regular Attendance. Other duties as assigned and necessary. Report to : Lead Teacher and/or Center Director/Site Supervisor Qualifications: Responsible individual, sensitive to the needs of children. Take an average of 1 college class per year towards the renewal or upgrade of the Associate Permit to amount to at least 15 semester units prior to the expiration. Associate permits that have already been renewed must be upgraded to Teacher level by the second expiration. 1 year prior experience in working with Preschool children in a center-based program. Knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards, toileting, supervision, and food handling. Knowledge of best practices in Early Childhood Education (Desired Results, Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Exemption-free Background and Criminal Record Clearance and Child Abuse Index. Ability to work with disabled or challenging children and diverse populations. Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program. Carry out the physical duties associated to working with young children. Pass a health screening, Immunized against: Influenza, Pertussis and Measles, TB test and Drug screening. Maintain a clear test and active exemption-free status with Community Care Licensing for the duration of employment with FSA. Ability to read and write English and to communicate at the level required for successful job performance. Must be 18 years or older. Licenses & Certifications : Current California Driver’s License or California ID Hold and maintain a current and valid pediatric First Aid/CPR (EMSA) card. Possess a valid California Child Development Permit at a minimum level of Associate Teacher. Physical & Mental Demands : Ability to bend, lift 40 pounds Bend and to sit on the floor as necessary Bend and to sit on the floor as necessary Other Requirements: Professional Self Development - Attend workshops, conferences, college classes, or in-service staff development opportunities as recommended and/or provided that enhances skills and knowledge in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and as required to maintain the appropriate and required Child Development Permit and/or lead to degrees. Company Description Family Service Association has been a leader among non-profits serving families in need since 1953. Over the years, FSA has responded to the changing dynamics of families, by expanding the scope of services to include comprehensive care for families in need. We have been blazing the way for our community and encouraging our neighbors to think outside-the-box when it comes to caring for each other. Our mission is Building community one family at a time, through compassion, advocacy and comprehensive model services, fostering self-sufficiency and sustainable impacts. Family Strength is Community Strength Help make a difference. Apply today and join our family!

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