Sacramento Employment and Training Agency | Sacramento, CA

Posted Date 9/06/2021

We are looking to fill multiple Associate Teacher AND Associate Teacher/Infant Toddler positions.  These are specialized classifications for positions assigned to provide a variety of educational activities at a program sites for children from birth to 6 years of age for the Head Start Program operated by the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency.  Responsibilities include educational activity planning, teaching, and promotion of parent involvement in site activities. 

Position Summary:

ASSOCIATE TEACHER TIERS I, III, AND IV: Under general supervision, an Associate Teacher conducts school readiness and educational activities for children 18 months to 6 years old in a Head Start and/or California Department of Education child development program; to supervise and assist children with learning activities; to assist teachers with daily classroom activities; to work with parents; to provide direction to parent volunteers; and to do related work as required. Minimum Qualifications:



EDUCATION:  A minimum of six (6) college units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and obtain a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher as issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with 24 months of hire date.

EXPERIENCE:  Successful completion of the permit will qualify a Tier I/Substitute as a Tier III/Permitted Associate Teacher.  The time in the position will be dictated by the Individual Staff Development Plan (ISDP) as approved by the employee and the Supervisor.


EDUCATION:  Possession of a current Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher as issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or, possession of a CDA.

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one (1) year of successful work experience as a teacher or a teacher assistant in a child development program in an educational or recreational setting.

TIER IV: Degreed

Must meet the training and experience requirements of Tier III and possession of an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or similarly applicable field of study.  If degree is not in ECE or similarly applicable field of study, a CDA or permit at the Associate Teacher level or higher is required.


HOW TO APPLY:  A completed SETA application must be submitted using the online application which can be found at   Copies of all degrees, permits, and credentials must be attached to the application.

WHO MAY APPLY: This is an OPEN examination. Open to the public and all current employees and employees eligible for transfer or voluntary demotion. 

*Due to COVID-19, the recruitment for this position may be a virtual recruitment, meaning exams, and interviews will utilize electronic mediums such as video conferencing, and/or online exam.

Upon job offer individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment health screening, TB test, and background check, and provide copies of immunization records for MMR, TDAP and flu (or flu waiver). 

SETA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

POSTING DATE:  Continuous Filing.  Applications will be reviewed and candidates screened on an ongoing basis.

Salary15.00 Hour
Job Category
Full time | Part time

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