Substitution Teacher I
LACOE Benchmark Classification:
Early Childhood Education/Direct Support Services
Site Supervisor/Child Development Supervisor
Provides Direction to:
School Sites; South bay, San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles
Non-exempt, 9.5, 10, 10.5 months
Under general supervision of Site Supervisor and Child Development Supervisor, delivers high quality Early Childhood Development services to children enrolled in site programs, including educational, social, physical, nutritional and psychological development of children under their care. Communicates with parents on their child’s individual progress and maintains records of attendance and educational achievement. Plans lessons, serves meals and ensures healthy and safe learning environment for children.
Responsible for planning and implementing classroom lessons, conducting meetings and conferences with parents, coordinating activities and events for children and parents, interacting with the public and providing customer service by phone, email and in person, and preparing correspondence, reports, records and other paperwork required by the early childhood education program.
Essential duties of the position include:
· Implement daily classroom lesson plans in accordance with curriculum plan
· Supervise children while at the site
· Conduct safety checks and ensure a safe learning environment
· Prepare breakfast and serve prepared meals for children
· Clean and sanitize food areas
· Help children practice good hygiene, including personal cleanliness and diapering, as needed
· Plan classroom lessons and activities for children
· Conduct learning and developmental assessments of children
· Organize and lead physical education activities for children
· Serve as an interpreter for parents who do not speak English
· Conduct teacher-parent conferences and home visits
· Maintain records of enrollment, attendance, achievement and other required paperwork, both manual and digital
· Organize and maintain instructional and program supplies
· Set up classrooms for various purposes and take down classrooms at shared use sites
· Assist in recruitment of new students and parent volunteers
· Participate in community events and solicit in-kind community donations to the program
· Supervise Teacher Assistants and provide performance feedback and coaching to aid their development
This position requires an experienced pre-school teacher with knowledge of early childhood education and development theory and practice. Must be a team player with outstanding interpersonal skills and good organizational, written and oral communication and observation skills. Basic computer skills desirable.
Minimum of 1-3 years experience as a pre-school teacher, aide or assistant, preferably in a Head Start program. Must be at least 18 years old. Must show proof of Department of Justice clearance to work with children prior to the start of employment . Life scan must be associated with California Community Care Licensing.
· Associates Degree in Child Development or related field preferred
· 24 ECE units completed
· State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher
· CPR/1 St Aid Certificate
· Valid California Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance
· Proof of Department of Justice clearance to work with children prior to the start of employment
The working conditions and physical demands of this position will be those that must be met to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The physical environment the incumbent will work in is typically an office environment with moderate noise levels that would be expected in that type of work environment. Outdoor supervision of playgrounds for short periods occurs regularly.
· T.B. Test within the past six months prior to employment
· Must pass a physical examination at the time of hire
· Representative physical demands of the job include: normal vision and hearing, standing for extended periods, sitting for extended periods, kneeling and stooping, manipulating objects with hands, reaching overhead, and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 35 pounds
Compensation Range: $15.78 hourly
PACE is a private not-for-profit corporation that provides employment, small business assistance, and education, housing and other community services in the Los Angeles City and County areas. PACE is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. PACE does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.
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