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Teacher Aide

South Santa Barbara County
Part Time

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Storyteller Children's Center

Teacher Aide Job description
Early Childhood Education Teacher Aide

ABOUT US: Storyteller Children’s Center provides high-quality, trauma-informed care to children of Santa Barbara County. We receive funding from Head Start and the California Department of Education. All of our children receive subsidies for their tuition. We are seeking a passionate educator committed to serving low-income, minority, and children with disabilities. The Classroom Aide will assist a Teacher or Associate Teacher in providing for the care and education of a group of children enrolled in a Community Head Start/CSPP or Toddler classroom.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

● Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units (ECE) preferred.
● Experience as a Classroom Aide or volunteer in a preschool educational program preferred.
● Must be sensitive to the needs of low-income families and cultural differences.
● Ability to maintain a pleasant and responsive attitude toward children, parents, and staff.
● Ability to accurately complete written reports and required documentation.
● Fluency in speaking and writing Spanish is desirable. Familiarity with the Head Start/Child Development program.
● Ability to meet requirements of Community Care Licensing; pass and update as required, a general physical exam, TB skin test, fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice, and First Aid certification.

POSITION CHARACTERISTICS:

● Assists teachers in carrying out planning and curriculum and activities for children in the program.
● Assists special needs children with toileting and/or feeding if necessary.
● Meets on a monthly basis with the education staff to plan activities to meet the needs of the children in the program.
● Sets up for breakfast and lunch. Cleans up as required.
● Attends parent meetings and home visits when requested.
● Assists in keeping the classroom clean and orderly.
● Works with individual children or groups of children on assigned projects or activities.
● Assists with children during lunch, on the playground and on field trips as assigned but not without supervision.
● Attends in-service training as assigned.
● Performs other comparable related duties as required.
● While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, talk and listen. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit; use hands to hold or feel; reach with arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position floats between classrooms and sites.

SALARY: $16.50-19.50/hour, dependent upon experience. This is a non-exempt/hourly exempt position. Full-time positions will be eligible for benefits after 30 days, including: health, dental and vision insurance, sick/vacation accrual, paid holidays and 401k retirement plan.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Storyteller Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $16.50 – $19.50 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:

We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for employees based on guidelines from the CDC, Cal OSHA, and local health departments and other reputable health and professional organizations.

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