Tina & Rick Caruso Early Education Center
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Para Los Niños (PLN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and their families succeed in school and in life. Founded in 1980 as a child development center for 45 children living in Skid Row hotels, the organization has grown to annually provide comprehensive services to over 20,000 children and their families living in poverty. Our programs include early childhood education, elementary and middle school, family services, mental health, youth development and workforce services.
Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Teacher is responsible for the academic, social and emotional growth and development, as well as the supervision of up to 24 children which ages may include: infant/toddler and preschooler’s. Responsible for the supervision of the Associate Teacher and the Teacher Assistant assigned to the classroom.
• Carries out Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors.
• Participates in the overall agency Accreditation Quality Improvement process.
• Adhere to professional conduct at all times (i.e. proper tone and language use in the classroom, respectful, proper for children, parents and peers at all times).
• Attends and participates in all Professional Development meetings.
Planning and Creating the Learning Environment
In the classroom and yard teachers are in charge of:
• Providing a learning environment that reflects the PLN Guiding Philosophy
• Providing a learning environment that promotes curiosity and inquiry
• Providing a learning environment that is flexible and changes according to the needs and interests of the children.
• Providing a classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning
• Planning and providing experiences for children that promote critical thinking and inquiry
• Planning and providing experiences for children that nurture and stimulate their cultural needs
• Conducts supervision on a weekly basis with Associate Teacher and assistant. Ensures that Associate Teacher and Teacher Assistant are kept updated in all matters concerning the classroom i.e. teacher meetings, lesson plans, policies and procedures.
• Completes performance evaluations and provides functional training and guidance to staff members assigned to the classroom.
• Completes incident reports for Supervisor regarding staffing or classroom concerns.
• Completes age appropriate curriculum (lesson plans) to nurture and stimulate the psycho social, cognitive and cultural needs of the children in their care.
• Completes attendance records, maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed.
• Completes and develops short and long term goals for individual child and overall group.
• Completes orientation of the classroom with parents.
• Completes checklist to ensure that classroom is kept neat and orderly.
• Completes training evaluation form for staff meetings and trainings attended.
• Completes daily ratio counts for supervisor.
• Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or the Child Abuse Hotline.
• Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of children.
• Completes DRDP’s with the Associate Teacher for all children twice a year for Preschool and three times a year for Infants and Toddlers (completes a DRDP summary of findings yearly).
• Completes classroom and parent conferences after each DRDP is completed.
• May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
These requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.
• AA degree with 24 semester units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education including core courses (Child/Human Growth and Development, Child, Family and Community, Program/Curriculum).
• Teacher working with infants/toddlers shall have 3 additional units in Infant/Toddler Program
• 60 Units of completed coursework at a four year college or university that would lead to a BA/BS Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or related field.
• The individual must possess a current Child Development Teacher’s Permit, plus 2 years teaching experience. Must keep permit valid and updated at all times
• Knowledge in Desired Results, Developmental Appropriate Practices
• Knowledge in Creative Curriculum and Reggio Emilia Approach
• Knowledge of Title 22 and Title 5 regulations
• Knowledge of COA and NAEYC standards.
• Commitment to Accreditation through COA and/or NAEYC
• Current certification in CPR/First Aid
• Must be a team player
• Bilingual (E/S) preferred
Criminal background check and TB test clearances; TB test to be renewed every two years.
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Child Development employees 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 child development center or on the playground.
• Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
• Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person’s health.
• Crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at 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.
• Communicate verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
• Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing childcare services.
Hourly Rate: Starting - $12.22, negotiable depending on experience.
Status: Non-Exempt / Full-time
Location: 845 E 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
Benefits: PLN offers an excellent benefit package, which includes full health,
dental and life insurance, vacation, sick days, holidays, EAP and 401k plan.
**Position is open until this announcement no longer shows on our website.
Para Los Niños is an equal opportunity employer