Provides care and education for children and their families in a child care center. Responsible for the implementation of the program in an assigned classroom and center. Supervises Instructional Assistants and Associate Teachers in the classroom setting per Center Supervisor.
Responsibilities & Duties:
1. Supports the Center Supervisor in carrying out responsibility at the center level for the overall quality of the experience offered to children and families including the assurance that laws, regulations, guidelines and policies are adhered to on a daily basis.
2. Coordinates and conducts home visits and parent conferences as needed and schedules the visits at times that are suitable for the families (may require evenings and weekends).
3. Coordinates planning the overall education plan for the center and assumes responsibility for implementing the plan in the classroom. The plan will include program individualization for each child, tracking each child's development and development of individual goals for each child with input from the parent.
4. Responsible for maintaining accurate documentation and tracking of the appropriate instruments and forms to ensure all program requirements are met in the mandated time frame as per program standards, including the following:
Ongoing Assessment and Transition Plans
Meal counts as delegated
Tracking sheets as delegated
Other documents as assigned
5. Plans and implements the curriculum and ensures the center environment (indoor and outdoor) is developmentally appropriate, safe and offers children a wide variety of experiences.
6. Participates in physical activities (games, music and movement, outside play) with children, which involve lifting, bending, carrying, twisting, stooping, pulling, pushing, reaching and other repetitive motions.
7. Assumes supervisory responsibility for an assigned classroom and manages the overall operation of the center in the absence of the Center Supervisor. Assumes supervisory responsibility as delegated by the Center Supervisor.
8. Attends and participates in all staff meetings and required trainings. Attends in-service training as assigned by the program manager.
9. Keeps Center Supervisor informed of any problems or concerns relating to individual children/families and/or the operation of the program.
10. Has primary responsibility for overall quality of educational experience for all children, including child/children with disabilities.
11. Must have visual supervision of all children at all times.
12. Preschool: Aids children in developing self-help skills; toileting, feeding, dressing, napping, etc. Infant/Toddler: Takes care of tasks such as diapering, feeding, dressing, preparing room for naptime, setting out snacks and meals, and clean-up.
13. Assesses and implements, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, each child's Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and participates in case conferencing, as needed.
14. Utilizes program policies and procedures to guide the day-to-day operations of the center.
15. May participate in daily housekeeping duties at the center level including vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc., which involves twisting, lifting, bending, carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching, etc. Ensures that the cleaning procedures are followed and the proper sanitation products are implemented, as designated by the Health Coordinator.
16. Maintains confidentiality of records and information of program families.
17. Provides appropriate guidance to all children. Ensures personal rights of children are maintained at all times.
18. Responsible as a Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect. Accordingly, follows procedures for reporting known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
19. Performs other duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor or Area Manager.
Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements:
AA/AS (2) (6)
24 units ECE/CD (1) (4)
6 months year related teaching exp. (3)
RCCP, Teacher Permit or higher (5)
BA/BS (2) (6)
12 units ECE/CD (1) (4)
1 year related teaching exp. (3)
3 units Supervised Field Experience
Teacher Permit or higher (5)
*Experience working with children with disabilities desirable.
(1) Units in ECE/CD include course work in early childhood education/child development and at least one course in each of the following core areas 1) child/human growth and development 2) child, family and community, or child and family relations; 3) programs/curriculum. Must have received passing grade of C or better or credit.
(2) Degree must include sixteen diversified semester units in general education (i.e., at least one course in each of the following areas: Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Math and/or Science and English/Language Arts.
(3) Experience must be in a licensed day care center, comparable home day care or group child care program for children ages 0 - 5 under the supervision of a person who would qualify as a Center Supervisor. College internships and labs served in a licensed day care center will count as experience.
(4) For infant/toddler center(s), 3 units in infant/toddler development and/or programs must be included as part of the course work requirement for all of the above.
(5) Must hold appropriate Children's Center Permit or qualify for an appropriate Children's Center Permit prior to beginning employment and apply within 60 days of commencing employment. State Child Development program requires permit be held prior to beginning employment (Temporary County Certificates also acceptable).
(6) MSHS, HS, EHS programs require AA/AS or BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field including coursework equivalent to 24 units ECE/CD.
Please submit transcripts with employment application showing relevant Child Development or Early Childhood Education coursework and general education classes. Transcripts may be copies or unofficial.
1. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with clients and program staff.
2. Must have knowledge of and the ability to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
3. Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other program staff.
4. Must renew and maintain a valid Children's Center Teacher Permit or higher at all times.
5. Must complete health screening and TB skin test or chest x-ray prior to beginning employment.
6. Must have dependable, insured transportation and valid California Driver's License (mileage to be reimbursed) and acceptable driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required. (Not required for Substitutes)
7. Must demonstrate sound judgment, supervisory and administrative skills.
8. Must be self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision.
9. Must be willing to increase basic knowledge of child development and early childhood education, as well as techniques of working with children with special needs and their families. Infant/Toddler center staff must be willing to participate in Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) cohorts as they become available.
10. Must be able to direct the work of others, when applicable.
11. Must be dedicated to the goals and philosophy the program.
12. Must uphold program Standards of Conduct at all times.
13. Must provide certificates of completion of approved pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR training within 30 days of hire. Employee is responsible for renewing and maintaining a valid CPR/first aid certification at all times.
14. Must complete 15 hours of training on preventative health practices, as required by Health and Safety Code within 30 days of hire.
15. Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, education verification, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. Employment is contingent upon receiving a clearance from appropriate authorities.
16. Must use reasonable precaution in the performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all times, maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees and children.
17. Must be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level.
18. Employment in Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.
19. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency.
Physical and Environmental Requirements:
Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, and bending. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as reaching above below shoulder level. Requires working outdoors, as well as indoors in temperature-controlled environment with some exposure to copier and printer chemicals/fumes. Must be able to withstand exposure to noise in a daycare environment.
Application Process: Please visit our website and apply online at www.capslo.org/employment. A completed CAPSLO application must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the recruitment closing date. For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the HR Department at (805) 544-4355.
Selection Process: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applications will be evaluated on the extent and quality of submitted application materials.
Employment Requirements: All offers of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of all job requirements listed on the job announcement, including but not limited to references, criminal history background checks, pre-employment drug tests and health screenings. All appointments are subject to past employment verification and documentation of one's identity and legal right to work in the USA in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
At-Will Statement: Employment at CAPSLO is employment at will. This means that an employee is free to leave his or her employment at any time, with or without cause or notice, and that CAPSLO retains the same right to terminate the employee at any time, with or without cause or notice. Please understand that continued employment cannot be guaranteed for any employee.
Internal Recruitments: Only current regular, seasonal and limited term employees may apply during the internal recruitment period. Regular, seasonal and limited term employees may apply for transfer positions. Internal transfers (positions in the same or lower salary grade) require three months successful employment in current position; Regular and seasonal employees may apply for promotional positions. Internal promotions (positions in a higher salary grade) require six months of successful employment in current position.
Benefits: Full time regular, seasonal and limited term employees are eligible for 100% employer paid benefits. Part-time regular, seasonal and limited term employees, working 20-29 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for 50% employer paid benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance; paid vacation, paid sick leave, 13 paid holidays per year and opportunities to participate in a 403 (b) retirement plan and section 125 cafeteria plan.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs. When appropriate, reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue hardship to the Company may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is a nonprofit agency that focuses on helping people and changing lives through serving nearly 40,000 persons across Central and Southern California. Community Action Partnership is committed to eliminating poverty by empowering individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through a comprehensive array of community-based programs.
In a commitment to eliminate the causes of poverty, the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation, aims to empower individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through a comprehensive array of community-based programs and actions.
All people should have an equal chance to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination for themselves and their families. As a result of increased self-sufficiency, the community and its citizens will reap the benefits of a more productive, responsible and economically viable society.