Student Assistant

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County area
Full Time, Part Time

The student teacher assistant supports center staff to carry out a high-quality, human service, early childhood program. This is a learning position that requires enrollment in college courses and a professional development plan.

Our agency provides employees with a positive work environment and the ability to balance work & home along with excellent benefits. Our benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance including sick, vacation, and personal leave with 11 paid holiday’s and a fully vested retirement plan with and up to 5% match.

2 positions open in each location: Santa Barbara area, Lompoc area & Santa Maria area. Each location has one full-time with full benefits position and one part-time, no benefits position working between 20-29 hours per week. Position starts out between $16.00 – $16.50 per hour. North County work location is the Santa Maria, Guadalupe & Cuyama areas; Lompoc includes Buellton & Santa Barbara area is also Goleta & Carpinteria.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Enroll in, attend, and complete college classes as per the goals of the Individualized Professional Development Plan that will be created with a supervisor or manager during the onboarding process.
  • Consistently follows the Code of Conduct and all policies, showing respect for all clients and coworkers, providing positive guidance to children, and focusing attention on health and safety at all times.
  • Develop positive relationships with each child and parent/guardian.
  • Assists in meal preparation, mealtime, and clean up.
  • Sets cots or mats out for nap time and assists children during napping.
  • Helps to maintain a clean, organized, and sanitary classroom environment, inside and out.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of records and information about enrolled families.
  • Attends and contributes to regular staff meetings and curriculum planning meetings.
  • Helps to implement activities under the direction of teaching staff, including reading to children, helping children with projects, preparing materials, assisting during transition times, etc.
  • Under the supervision of a teacher, assist children with dressing, toileting, diapering, feeding, and other physical care needs.
  • Is aware of all center’s children with food allergies.
  • Is sensitive to children with special needs.
  • Functions as a positive team member.  Communicates effectively with families and co-workers.
  • Attends parent meetings and home visits when requested.
  • Performs other comparable related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill & Ability Required 

Education and/or Experience:  This position is intended for people interested in working in the Human Services and/or Early Care and Education fields who do not currently have the experience and education to hold teaching or Family Service positions. This is an opportunity to obtain the experience needed, and the time to meet any educational requirements.  

Computer Skills:  To perform this position successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; and Word Processing software. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must enroll in college level classes in order to attain the education needed to qualify for higher positions, as per their Individual Professional Development Plan  Must obtain and maintain a Pediatric First Aid and CPR card.   

Other Skills and Abilities:  Bilingual preferred.

Please note: CommUnify has a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy with ability to request a vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons.

CommUnify, AA/EOE

CommUnify has been chosen by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce as the 2024 Nonprofit of the Year!

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