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Overview

Tehama County Department of Education 

State Preschool Program, Lincoln Street

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $21.10 – $32.40 Per Hour

Job Definition:
Under general supervision of the State Preschool Director and the Site Supervisor, this position is responsible for planning and implementing required curriculum as well as provide a safe and
developmentally appropriate program to promote the social, emotional. and physical development of each child.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:
Any one position may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks, which may be found in positions within this classification.

  • Collaborate with site team to ensure a safe, clean, learning environment for children and families within the Preschool Program.
  • Maintain a collaborative, positive attitude while working with colleagues, volunteers, families, and community members.
  • Develop a positive relationship with each child. family member and colleagues.
  • Collaborate with site team to ensure the development, preparation, and facilitation of weekly lesson plans based on children’s interests and learning goals.
  • Collaborate with site team in determining children’s individual goals and objectives through the following: assessment, observation, and consultation with specialists and family members input.
  • Ensure the gathering of evidence of learning for each child’s growth and development according to the DRDP-2015 adhering to mandated due dotes (anecdotal notes, running records, check off sheets, photos, video, etc.).
  • Maintain a learning portfolio containing individual evidence and observations of each child’s progress according to the DRDP-2015.
  • Demonstrate culturally sensitive interactions and on awareness of individual family cultures.
  • Collaborate with site team educators to ensure a yearly Preschool Environmental Rating Scale is completed for the preschool site during the month of December.
  • Partner with site team in making decisions regarding child welfare and safety, including supporting children with guidance and self-regulation.
  • Collaborate with site team to maintain classroom behavior following all guidance procedures.
  • Keep accurate records regarding attendance, student progress, etc.
  • Collaborate with site team to analyze data to individualize for children and make informed site instruction decisions.
  • Perform respectful daily health checks of children assuring children are well enough to attend school.
  • Partner with Site Supervisor to support the assistant(s), paraprofessional(s), and volunteers.
  • Display a sincere, nurturing, caring attitude toward all children.
  • Sit with children during all meal times demonstrating conversation and preschool mealtime interactions.
  • Responsible for collaborating with program educators to plan and facilitate family engagement events.
  • Report suspected child abuse.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.
  • Drive occasionally for department business.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current, valid Child Development Teacher permit or the ability to obtain this level of permit:
    • OPTION 1: 24 units ECE/CD including core courses (English/Language Arts, Moth or
      Science. Social Sciences. Humanities and/or Fine Arts) plus 16 units in General Education
      AND 175 days of 3+ hours per day of experience within 4 years.
    • OPTION 2: Associates of Arts Degree in ECE/CD or related field with three (3) units of
      supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting.
    • The employee is responsible for completing the criteria set forth by the Commission on
      Teaching Credentialing for this level of permit. TCDE will evaluate all transcripts of all post-secondary education to determine eligibility. A post-secondary degree is not
      automatically qualifying.
  • Completed Criminal Record Statement.
  • EMSA (Pediatric CPR/First Aid) Certification and Preventative Health Closs.
  • Valid California driver’s license and evidence of insurance.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Early childhood development including. but not limited to social/emotional (trauma informed
    practice) language and literacy. cognitive. and physical development.
  • Computer software and applications needed to perform essential functions.
  • Effective family engagement strategies and practices.

ABILITY TO:

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Understand and Implement developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Make decisions regarding child welfare and safety, including assisting children regarding
    behavior and self-discipline.
  • Exercise discretion, tact. and confidentiality when meeting with parents and the public.
  • Interact appropriately and positively with children at all times.
  • Display a sincere, nurturing. coring attitude toward all children.
  • Read. write. speak and understand English.
  • Read. write. speak and understand Spanish preferred.
  • Demonstrate on interest in working with children. parents and volunteers.
  • Implement, as mandated. the Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP-2015). Preschool
    Environment Rating Scale. and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).
  • Understand and follow policies and procedures of the deportment.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Demonstrate success in working as a team member.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here ore representative of those that must be met by on employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Frequently required to stand. walk. sit. and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel. crouch. or crawl.
  • Must be able to exert up to 10-25 pounds of force frequently to lift. carry, push. pull, or otherwise move objects. This type of work involves sitting most of the time. but may involve
    running. walking. or standing for some of the time.
  • Perceiving the nature of sound. near and for visual acuity. depth perception. providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate equipment, and work with various materials and
    objects.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include c lose vision. distance vision, color vision. peripheral vision, depth perception. and the ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Requirements / Qualifications

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 1.) Submit a completed online application via EDJOIN. 2.) Submit all of the required documents as listed below in the DOCUMENTS SECTION. ALL ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION AND MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH EDJOIN. ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

PLEASE REFER TO JOB DESCRIPTION (SEE LINK/BUTTON ABOVE TITLED: Job Description / Essential Elements) FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THE POSITION AS WELL AS FOR QUALIFICATIONS.

  • Credential Copy (Submit verification of Child Development Associate Teacher or Teacher permit. To verify ability to obtain permit, submit copies of transcripts for determining eligibility for permit.)
  • Letter of Introduction (Submit an original letter (not to exceed one (1) typewritten page) stating your educational background, experience as it relates to this position, and reasons for applying. A resume will not be considered a letter.)
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Submit two (2) SIGNED letters of recommendation (unsigned letters will be verified))
  • Resume (Submit a current resume or vita.)

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None