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Bilingual Childcare Program Assistant Teacher

Puente de la Costa Sur
620 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94060
Full-time

Location

620 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94060

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

About Puente (Since 1998, Pescadero, CA)

All individuals, families, and communities have dreams for the future. At Puente, we believe that self-sufficiency is essential to turning those dreams into reality. Every day, we walk side-by-side with our South Coast neighbors to elevate our communities to build confidence for themselves. Because when people have equitable access to local resources that support their dreams, they’re one step closer to realizing them. Read more at www.mypuente.org.

Our mission
Puente fosters wellness and prosperities in the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio by promoting and advocating for equitable access to education, health, and economic security.

Position Summary

Puente de la Costa Sur is seeking a creative, energetic, early childhood Teacher Assistant to join our Bilingual Parent Cooperative teaching team. We are looking for candidates who understand the value of play and demonstrate a commitment to working with young children and families, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an understanding of the complexities of being a part of a bilingual program. A successful candidate must be knowledgeable about early childhood development and developmentally appropriate curricula and have strong communication skills (English and Spanish).

Childcare center operation hours are Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4pm.

Essential qualifications

· A.A/A.S. Degree in ECE or a related field

· Center-based work experience

· Case management work experience

· Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse socioeconomic status

· Familiar with different classroom settings

· Knowledge with childcare program regulations

· Ability to multi-task successfully and manage stressful situations

· Direct experience working with young children aged birth to three

· Successful background check and TB clearance

· CPR First Aid Certification, preferred

· Must be bilingual in English and Spanish

· Basic computer literacy skills (Word and email)

· Valid Driver’s License and vehicle insurance

· Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends (monthly family meetings and occasionally weekend family events)

Program Responsibilities

The Teacher Assistant performs a wide range of duties including but not limited to:

· Supporting Lead Teacher in a class of 8 children (ages 18 months to 36 months) and take responsibility for class when Lead Teacher is absent.

· Meet the specifics needs of children (feeding, napping, preparing meals, etc.

· Work with parents and Lead Teacher to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth

· Support the Lead Teacher in planning and developing the assessment of children’s development (DRDP’s, ASQ’s)

· Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program that is responsive to the emerging interests and needs of children.

· With Lead Teacher assistance, plan and implement 3 home visits per year and family meetings once a month.

· Collaborate with Lead Teacher and families to ensure that the program stimulates and challenges each child to develop their fullest potential.

· Maintain a clean environment for children and families (clean tables, chairs, toys, etc.)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.00 - $28.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff at Puente currently follows masking and COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Early Childhood Assistant teacher: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • English and Spanish (Required)

Work Location: In person