Under the supervision of the Teacher, the Teacher Assistant will assist the Teacher and Associate Teacher in the supervision and care of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
• Carries out Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors.
• Participates in the overall agency Accreditation Quality Improvement process.
• Adhere to professional conduct at all times (i.e. proper tone and language use in the classroom, respectful, proper for children, parents and peers at all times).
• Attends and participates in all Professional Development
Planning and Creating the Learning Environment
In the classroom and yard Teacher Assistant must participate in:
• Providing a learning environment that reflects the PLN Guiding Philosophy
• Providing a learning environment that promotes curiosity and inquiry
• Providing a learning environment that is flexible and changes according to the needs and interests of the children.
• Providing a classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning
• Planning and providing experiences for children that promote critical thinking and inquiry
• Planning and providing experiences for children that nurture and stimulate their cultural needs
• Completes supervision and meets on a weekly basis with Teacher and Associate Teacher.
• Provides supervision and care to children in the classroom and actively participates in classroom and yard activities.
• Participates in completing an age appropriate curriculum (lesson plans) along with the Teacher and Associate teacher to nurture and stimulate the psycho social, cognitive and cultural needs of the children in their care.
• Assists in completing attendance records, maintaining up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed.
• Assists in completes and developing short and long term goals for individual child and overall group.
• Assists in completing checklist to ensure that classroom is kept neat and orderly.
• Completes documentation and reports of all incidents, accidents or behavioral outbursts (be they client, parents and or staff) immediately.
• Assists in completing daily, weekly, and monthly logs and reports.
• Completes ratio counts in the classroom on a day-to-day basis ensuring constant children supervision.
• Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or the Child Abuse Hotline.
• Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of children (if required by the teacher).
• May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge; skills required perform the job successfully.
• High School diploma or equivalent AND 6 units completed in Child Development
• Experience providing care to infants/toddlers and pre-school children
• The Individual must possess a current Child Development Teacher Assistant Permit or have the requirements to apply for one immediately. Must keep permit valid and updated at all times
• A Teacher Assistant working with infants/toddlers shall have 3 additional units in Infant/Toddler Program.
• Knowledge in Desired Results, Developmental Appropriate Practices
• Knowledge in Creative Curriculum and Reggio Emilia Approach
• Knowledge of Title 22 and Title 5 regulations
• Knowledge of COA and NAEYC standards.
• Commitment to Accreditation through COA and/or NAEYC
• Bilingual (E/S) preferred
• Must be a team player
TB test clearance, to be renewed every two years.
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Child Development employees must be able to perform the following physical activities:
• Observe, see, hear, and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
• Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
• Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person’s health.
• Crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
• Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
• Communicate verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
• Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing childcare services.
Hourly Rate: Starting - $9.40, negotiable depending on experience.
Status: Non-Exempt / Full-time
Location: 5054 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90037
Benefits: PLN offers an excellent benefit package, which includes full health,
dental and life insurance, vacation, sick days, holidays, EAP and 401k plan.
**Position is open until this announcement no longer shows on our website.
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