Teacher’s Assistant
Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment - Los Angeles, CA

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Occupational Grouping:


Position Title:

Teacher Assistant

LACOE Benchmark Classification:

Assistant Teacher I


Early Childhood Education/Direct Support Services

Reports to:

Teacher I/Teacher II

Provides Direction to:



School Sites

Employment Status:

Non-exempt, 9.5, 10 and 10.5 month positions

Job Purpose:
Assists teachers in the care and instruction of pre-school children and promotes their social, physical and mental development. Provides supervision of children and supports the planning and implementation of classroom lessons and activities. Serves meals and ensures healthy and safe learning environment for children.
Position Responsibilities:
Under supervision, assists teachers and program staff in 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:
· Share teaching responsibilities with a Teacher I or II
· Supervise children while at the site
· Conduct safety checks and ensure a safe learning environment
· Prepare snacks and meals for children
· Clean and sanitize food areas
· Help children practice good hygiene, including personal cleanliness and diapering, as needed
· Assist in planning lessons and activities for children
· Assist in learning and developmental assessments of children
· Serve as an interpreter for parents who do not speak English, when possible
· Assist in conducting teacher-parent conferences
· Maintain records of 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 sites
The position requires a responsible adult who likes working with children and a team player with a positive attitude and good organizational, time management and communication skills. Basic computer skills desirable.
Minimum of 1 year working experience with pre-school children, 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.
Employees hired prior to July 1, 2012; High school diploma with 24 Early Childhood Education/Development units; employees with less than an Associate’s Degree must be enrolled in a degree program and take six semester units or nine per quarter units towards the degree. Must have Associate’s Degree and a minimum of Associate Teacher Permit by July 1, 2013.
Employees hired after July 1, 2012 must have an Associates of Arts Degree or a junior in community college with ongoing enrollment towards an Associates of Arts Degree and 24 college units of Early Childhood Education/Development. Applicants with 12 college units of Early Childhood Education/Development may be consider with proof of ongoing enrollment. Applicants with less than 24 units in Early Childhood Education/Development must be enrolled in a degree program and take at least six semester units or nine per quarter units towards an Associate’s Degree. Must have Associate Teacher’s Permit by July 1, 2013. Bilingual a plus.
All teacher assistants must have Associates Degree in Early Child Development or a related field and a minimum of an Associate Teacher’s Permit by July 1, 2013.
· Associate Teacher Permit
· 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
Physical Demands:
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 $1798- $2540 monthly plus benefits (revised as of 7/1/11).


Applicants must complete a PACE application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application materials. Interested individuals may obtain an application from: Human Resources Department, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1428, Los Angeles, CA 90017; Tel. (213) 353-3982; Fax (213) 353-1227; Web site: www.pacela.org.



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The Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment is a nonprofit organization committed to expanding opportunity for the people of California. We...