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Teacher Assistant I/II/III 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.
 
About the Organization Diversity Statement
Fresno EOC is reflective of all communities we serve.

Our Vision for our Agency
As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision for Those We Serve
Empowered individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities

Our Vision for our Community
Healthy communities with equal access to social justice, jobs, education and resources.  
Description

Positions Available - Firebaugh/Mendota

Limits of Authority:

Able to implement, with little supervision, the standards mandated by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Community Care Licensing.

SUMMARY

With guidance from the Teacher, assists teacher in the implementation of educational curriculum goals and objectives, classroom activities and parent engagement. When appropriate, assists the Teacher by interpreting.

Assist in achieving the agency’s vision, “For Those We Serve,” by empowering individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIEs/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provides a safe and healthy environment as required by Community Care Licensing regulations and Head Start Performance Standards.

Provides appropriate visual supervision of children at all times.

Assists Teacher(s) and/or Teacher Director in tasks such as toileting, meals and snacks, room set-up, cleaning of furniture and equipment, safety, etc.

Assists Teacher(s) in activity planning and program implementation of curriculum.

Assists Teachers’ effort to support all children reach individual goals, including those with a disability.

Participates in classroom day to day routine, record keeping and planning procedures.

Develops skills in methods of teaching and as skills are gained, takes on more responsibility in classroom planning and preparation.

Observes children and provides feedback to the Teacher for screening and on-going assessment of children.

Assists in completing classroom documentation tasks such as: daily sign-in/out of children, Child Plus, meal service, Developmental Screenings and all other duties necessary for the maintenance of a smoothly running classroom.

Assumes leadership role in absence of Teacher as assigned by Teacher Director/Center Director.

Confers with appropriate staff member(s) prior to intervention in any potential stressful situations with families.

Participates in home visits, parent/teacher conferences and case conferences as requested. Acts as an interpreter when appropriate.

Attends and participates in scheduled center meetings, staff in-services and required trainings/workshops.

Occasionally will be required to work at additional centers/classrooms outside of regularly assigned classrooms/centers.

Adheres to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA-2010) which prohibits discriminatory actions toward children and/or adult with disabilities. In particular, children with disabilities are enrolled in the classroom as mandated by Federal Law.

Maintains strict compliance with universal precautions in the classroom or during home visits and when administering first aid.

Serves as a bus monitor, as assigned.

Assists in the preparation, service and clean-up of meals and snacks.

Maintains confidentiality of records and information on Head Start staff, children and families.

Assists the teacher in promoting parent/family engagement in various program activities, such as family/child home activities, volunteering in the classroom, attending program workshops and meetings, etc.

Observes children and provides feedback to Teacher for on-going assessment & servicing of children.

Travels for agency business using personal/agency vehicle.

Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

May works evenings and weekends as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION:

Teacher Assistant I:

High School diploma or GED.

Must have 12 units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education (core courses)

Must be enrolled in college until completion of A.A. in Child Development or Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 12 units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.

Teacher Assistant II:

High School diploma or GED.

Must have 30 college units (24 units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education and 6 General Education units.)

Must be enrolled in college until completion of A.A. in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.

Teacher Assistant III:

High School diploma or GED.

A.A. Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or A.A. Degree in related field both with a minimum of 24 CED/ECE units.

EXPERIENCE:

Teacher Assistant I:

12 working months experience with pre-school age children.

Teacher Assistant II:

24 working months classroom experience in an ECE/CD classroom, experience with pre-school age children preferred.

Teacher Assistant III:

36 working months classroom experience in an ECE/CD classroom, experience with pre-school age children , which includes18 working months in a full time position with Fresno EOC Head Start.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Hmong/Lao or others as required.

Maintain a valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation, adequate auto insurance as required by State law. Proof of valid insurance will be required.

Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.

Immunized against influenza (flu), pertussis (whooping cough) and measles. The influenza vaccination must be obtained annually during flu season, August 1 through December 1. A person is exempt from the immunization requirements for the following circumstances:

1. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician declaring that because of the person’s physical condition or medical circumstances, the immunization is not safe.

2. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician providing that the person has evidence of current immunity to pertussis (whooping cough) and/or measles.

3. The person submits in writing declaration that he or she has declined the influenza (flu) vaccination. This exemption only applies to the influenza (flu) vaccine.

Fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations, and criminal record statement, background checks as needed, and reference checks are required prior to employment.

Former Head Start/Early Head Start parents preferred.

Employment in Head Start is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Program/Dept. Head Start  
Salary Teacher Assistant - $12.86
Teacher Assistant - $13.98
Teacher Assistant - $15.49  
Benefits Benefit-eligible employees enjoy: Excellent Group Health Insurance, 13 paid holidays, Paid Vacation, Pension Plan, 403(b) Plan  
Keywords teacher, assistant, TA, head, start, fresno, county, children, education, nonprofit, teaching, preschool, classroom  
Division Head Start  
Close Date 3/29/2019  
Number of Openings 6  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number EDU-18-00005  
Location Fresno- Head Start  
Flyers None Specified 

Work schedule/Overtime Required

Mon-Fri

7 hrs Daily (schedule may vary)

10 month position

 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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