Pacific Clinics

Head Start Classroom Aide

Source: Lensa

Starting Rate: $15.00 per hour


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.


  • 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.


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.


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


  • 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.


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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