School Age Program - Assistant Teacher

CDI/CDC (Continuing Development Incorporated/Child Development Centers) – Anaheim, CA

Center teaching staff support the planning and implementation of CDI|CDCs program for children ranging in age from toddlers, pre-school, kinder, and school age, depending on the site. CDI|CDC Teachers must be able to facilitate a variety of age appropriate activities, support childrens social emotional development, and ensure all children are supervised at all times in a healthy and safe environment.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Support the implementation of executing developmentally appropriate curriculum directly connected to the interests and development of children and youth supported by learning foundations that promote positive child/youth development
  • Support and maintain intentional, enriched and supportive learning environments connected to curriculum and quality experiences that are appropriate for all children
  • Provide excellent customer service by establishing and maintaining authentic connections and reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with children, youth, families, schools, communities and center/classroom team
  • Keep children/youth healthy and safe by connecting proper supervision, positive interactions, healthy habits, and compliance
  • Work collaboratively with each other connecting work place values, education and experience to provide the highest quality programs and creative workplaces

  • WORK ENVIRONMENT:



    All teaching staff are expected to demonstrate behaviors that are essential for successful programs and environment including the following:

  • Positive interactions with children and youth
  • Maintain kind, respectful, and safe emotional and physical environments for children
  • Be on time and present on regularly scheduled basis
  • Be active in outdoor and indoor programs
  • Be physically and mentally capable of interacting with children up to 13 years of age, meeting all their needs and ensuring their safety
  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines; report any health & safety issues or incidents to management, and remain calm if providing first aid (as needed) during emergency situations
  • Physical and Environmental conditions: Teaching staff are responsible for various program elements on a daily basis and will routinely be exposed to indoor and outdoor elements. Staff hired in the Assistant Teacher position may be required to:

  • Visually inspect the environment for hazards to children; identify hazards and implement preventative actions (i.e., set up cones to limit the play area) to maintain a safe environment for children
  • Be comfortable with occasional loud noise in or outside the classroom during active/loud activities
  • Be comfortable with frequent bending, lifting, twisting, reaching, pushing and pulling
  • Push, lift, carry, and hold various objects up to 15 lbs. - by individual or team effort - such as equipment carts, emergency back packs, food coolers, classroom furnishings, and other similar program materials
  • Work inside the classroom or outside the room in all weather conditions which are safe for children
  • Traverse various terrains (grass, blacktop, dirt) and heights (ladders, playgrounds) depending on the school outdoor environment
  • Adapt to the physical level of children (example, sitting on the floor, kneeling, squatting) for activities and problem-solving/interactions
  • Supervise field trips to destinations such as aquatics parks, beaches, and trampoline parks
  • Qualifications & Details

    Assistant Teachers support the needs of the classroom under direction/supervision of another staff. In general, the Assistant Teacher position is intended as an entry level position. Center teaching staff qualifications include education, specialized training and job experience.


    EDUCATION:
    Education and permit requirements may vary by center needs and/or require age group specific units depending on the program, such as Infant, Toddler, School-Age, Title 5 or Title 22 status.
    Assistant Teacher education/permit requirements:

  • 6 postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units in ECE, CD, or related field such as Recreation, Human Services completed, with passing grades (C or better for Credentialing Process) OR
  • Regional occupation program certificate of training in child care issued and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Has completed at least 95 hours of classroom instruction in child care and development and child care occupations and at least 150 hours in supervised filed experience in a licensed day care center or comparable group child care program
  • EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • 6 months of experience in a group care environment with care/teaching was provided for a consistent age group preferred
  • Effective problem solving, conflict resolution, classroom management, and communication with children and families
  • Effective organization, time management, curriculum and assessment documentation (lesson plans, portfolios, anecdotal notes) preferred
  • Ability to work alongside colleagues and maintain a professional team environment
  • Bilingual/Multilingual language preference based on individual center needs
  • Typical Activities Assistant Teacher
    Actual job duties/tasks of staff may vary depending on staff schedules, part-time status, and staffing levels of the site and are not dependent on the job title.

    Curriculum/Program Implementation:

  • Anecdotal notes
  • Portfolios - Support
  • Parent communication form - Support
  • Center documentation
  • Weekly planning forms
  • Support the implementation of the flow of the day/daily routine/daily schedule
  • Appropriate interactions
  • Health & Safety:

  • Supervise children
  • Counts/whiteboards/updates
  • Health & safety checklists
  • Ouch reports
  • Safety and emergency drills and procedures
  • Sunscreen application
  • CCFP daily meal sheets
  • Snack/meal preparation
  • Snack/meal service (family style)
  • Clean/sanitize tables & kitchen
  • Minute menu
  • Bathroom/nap supervision
  • Enriched Intentional Environment:

  • Clean, restock, label, organize
  • Summer/Fall environment change
  • Materials/supplies lists Support
  • Customer Service:

  • Daily communication to school partners
  • Behavior documentation
  • School events (K roundup, etc.)

  • Teamwork/Collaboration/Professionalism:

  • Staff development - identify goals for permit, QRIS, performance
  • Follow schedule/rest/meal breaks/attendance
  • Attend events at school
  • Answer center phones
  • Maintain positive work environment/support colleagues day to day
  • We Offer:

  • Career Development and Training
  • Discounted Childcare
  • Paid Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Discounts
  • We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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