Pacific Clinics

Head Start Classroom Aide

Source: Lensa

Starting Rate: $15.00 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Classroom Aide works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom as needed. This position works with typically developing children and/or children with special needs/disabilities. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, indoor and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.
  • Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
  • Helps supervise at mealtime, feeding and/or eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.
  • Care for children in all daily caregiving routines including diapering/toileting, feeding, and napping.
  • Visually supervises children at all times and provides care and safety in both indoor and outdoor center environments.
  • Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
  • Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, preparing snacks, making phone calls, etc.).
  • Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.
  • Works with assigned children with disabilities.
  • Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, supervisors in carrying out individuals plans for children with special needs.
  • With direction from professional staff, follows Individualized Education Program (IEP)/ Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) designed for children with disabilities.
  • Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Models Pacific clinics' approach, mission and core values in all communication and correspondence.
  • Communicates effectively in a culturally competent and diverse consumer population and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/INTERACTION:

Initiate and maintain professional interactions and communication with Clinic's employees and/or others.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have 12 units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from the core units Commission on Teaching Credentials (CTC)-equivalent to Child Development Associate (CDA).
  • Maintain current DOJ, FBI, and Child Abuse Index Clearance.
  • Current Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • 6 (six) units of infant/toddler courses preferred.
  • Child Development Teacher Permit preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in Windows environment (including Word and Excel).
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • May be required to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
  • Travel/overnight many be required associated with attendance at conferences, meetings and other duties.
  • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
  • Some evenings and weeke

5 days ago

Altadena, Ca

Pacific Clinics

Full Time

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