The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge; skills required perform the job successfully.
Minimum of 6 months experience as a student intern, tutor, or instructional assistant working with an educational setting with pre-elementary school children is required.
24 or more units of postsecondary semester education or equivalent quarter units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.
California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
AA Degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, or a related field OR be enrolled in a program leading to an Associate’s degree or higher.
Valid Class C California driver’s license, (depending upon position assignment).
First Aid and CPR certification is required.
Knowledge of Creative Curriculum preferred
TB test clearance to be renewed every two years.
Verification of Immunizations required by the California Department of Health (Pertussis, Measles and Influenza)
DOJ clearance and all other required background checks
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Early Education Staff must be able to perform the following physical activities:
Observe, see, hear, and respond to children’s needs, emergencies, and conflicts that may occur in the early education center or on the playground.
Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
Reach a child 20- 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person’s health.
Crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
Be aware of the cognitive, social, and physical needs of children.
Verbal and written communication in English to the degree that children, parents, and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing early childhood services.
EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL PLN STAFF
Candidates for employment at a Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:
Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and families
Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to effectively handle challenging situations
Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance.
Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.