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Preschool / School Age Program - Associate Teacher

Company: CATALYST FAMILY INC
Location: Riverside
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
50521-Lake Matthews - Riverside, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
Associate Teacher Permit (desired)

Job Shift
M - F 8am - 5pm

Description

Center teaching staff support the planning and implementation of Catalyst Kids' program for children ranging in age from toddlers, pre-school, kinder, and school age, depending on the site. Catalyst Kids Teachers must be able to facilitate a variety of age appropriate activities, support children's' social emotional development, and ensure all children are supervised at all times in a healthy and safe environment. Associate Teachers are members of the teaching team who share responsibility for the care and education of an assigned group of children/classroom. There may be more than one person designated as an Associate Teacher for each group of children.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum directly connected to the interests and development of children and youth supported by learning foundations and promotes positive child/youth development.
  • Create, implement 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.
  • 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 a 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.
      Additional Responsibilities:
      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
      • Parent communication form
      • Center documentation
      • Weekly planning forms
      • Analyzing and Interpreting data/assessment results
      • Facilitate flow of the day/daily routines/daily schedule
      • Appropriate interactions
        Health & Safety
        • Supervise children
        • Counts/whiteboards/updates
        • SIOS sheet audits for signatures
        • Health & safety checklists
        • Ouch reports
        • Safety and emergency drills and procedures
        • Sunscreen application
        • Check attendance/parent calls
        • CCFP daily meal sheets
        • Snack/meal preparation
        • Snack/meal service (family style)
        • Clean/sanitize tables & kitchen
        • Order food
        • Minute menu
        • Bathroom/nap supervision
          Enriched, Intentional Environment
          • Clean, restock, label, organize
          • Summer/Fall environment change
          • Materials/supplies lists
            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
                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.
                • Teaching staff 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 park.

                    Qualifications & Details

                    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.
                    • Associate Teacher education/permit requirements:
                      • 12-24 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
                      • Associate Teacher or above Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
                        Experience:
                        • 6-12 months of experience in a group care environment where care/teaching was provided for a consistent age group preferred.
                          Additional Qualifications:
                          • 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).
                          • Ability to work alongside colleagues and maintain a professional team environment.
                          • Current adult and infant/child CPR/First Aid certification preferred.
                          • Bilingual/Multilingual language preference based on individual center needs.
                            Pre-Hire Requirements:
                            • If selected for this position you will need to complete the following:
                              • Health clearances for Pertussis, Influenza, Measles and Tuberculosis (TB)
                              • Fingerprinting/Live Scan for criminal background check
                              • Successful Reference Check
                                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.

Keywords: CATALYST FAMILY INC, Riverside , Preschool / School Age Program - Associate Teacher, Education / Teaching , Riverside, California

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