Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. (Plaza) is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on school readiness for children zero to five years of age. Developmentally appropriate services are provided for children from low income families, zero to five years of age. Plaza de la Raza currently serves over 1,000 children and their families.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Assistant Teacher, assists classroom teaching staff in planning, facilitating, and implementing individual and group activities; completing basic records and sharing information with Site Supervisor/Education Coordinator regarding student progress in planned activities. This position provides assistance with instructing children in activities designed to promote their social, physical and intellectual growth. The Assistant Teacher will also be involved in the planning of individual and group activities to stimulate learning according to the ages of the children.
An Associate degree (or higher) in early childhood education, child development, or a related field; and a valid/current California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit is required.
One (1) year of experience as a student intern, tutor, or instructional assistant working in an educational setting with pre-elementary schoolchildren is required.
C. Physical Demands
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee may frequently lift and/or move a minimum of 25 pounds up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
D. Medical Examination
Prior to first day of employment, employees must submit an initial health screening, tuberculin (TB) skin test or chest x-ray clearance, immunization records for MMR, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Influenza and Covid-19 (or Covid-19 vaccination exemption).
E. Fingerprint Clearances
All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index, Megan’s Law and System for Award Management prior to starting work.
F. Other Special Requirement
Must have the use of an automobile with adequate insurance coverage, a valid California driver’s license or have available private transportation, and have a valid/current CPR/First Aid certification.
*Failure to meet medical standards and/or criminal record clearance may result in withdrawal of contingent offer of employment.
Plaza offers eligible employees the opportunity to select plans and programs that meet individual and family needs through our comprehensive benefit plans listed below:
Health Care: Medical (Kaiser only), Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and Flexible Spending Account
Financial: 401(k) Plan and Direct Deposit
Paid Time Off: Vacation (Scheduled), Holidays, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, and Jury Duty
Work/Life Solutions: Life Assistant Program
Interested applicants must complete an online employment application on www.plazadelarazacds.org; and submit the required documentation:
1) Cover Letter; 2) Resume; 3) Transcripts reflecting degree major and conferred date*; and 4) California Associate Teacher Permit.
*Official transcripts will be required prior to the start of hire for this position.
Only complete application packets will be considered for the screening and selection process.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
In addition to fully meeting its obligations for nondiscrimination under federal and state law, Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, veteran status, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.