Teacher Assistant

North Santa Barbara County
Santa Maria
Full Time

Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Join CommUnify’s team by becoming a Head Start Teacher Assistant! Our agency provides employees with a positive work environment with the ability to balance work & home. We provide excellent benefits that include: medical, dental, vision/sick, vacation & holiday pay/Retirement Plan with a 5% match.

Positions are full-time & part-time with benefits in Lompoc and Substitute positions open in all other locations. Start out at $16.25 – $17.25 per hour.

Under the supervision of a Site Supervisor, the Teacher Assistant supports the classroom teachers of a center to carry out a high-quality early childhood program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • When in the teacher/child ratio, maintains 100% supervision of all children, by sight and sound at all times.
  • Consistently uses positive child guidance methods.
  • Develops positive relationships with each child and with parents.
  • 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.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of records and information about enrolled families.
  • Attends and contributes to regular staff meetings and curriculum planning meetings.
  • Helps to implement the curriculum under teacher direction, including small group, field trips, mealtimes, and one on one activities with children.
  • Contributes to child observations and ongoing assessment.
  • Assist children with toileting, diapering and/or feeding and other physical care needs.
  • Is aware of all center’s children with food allergies, and ensures they receive the doctor recommended substitutions.
  • 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.

Education and/or Experience:  Child Development Teacher Assistant Permit or higher from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and enrolled in a Child Development Associate credential program to be completed within two (2) years of hire.

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

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Obtain and maintain a current Child Development Permit for position held.   Must obtain and maintain a Pediatric First Aid and CPR card.

Other Skills and Abilities:  Experience working with children with disabilities desirable; bilingual preferred.

Other Qualifications:  Successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.   Obtain a tuberculosis clearance and clear Community Care Licensing fingerprint process.  Provide verification of State required vaccines upon hire for: Influenza (from August 1 to December 1), Pertussis, and Measles.  Acceptable verifications include immunization record and physician statement.  Exceptions to vaccinations: Flu can be waived by completing annual waiver.

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

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