Tehama County Department of Education
Salary: $15.45 – $21.65 per hour DOE
Under direct supervision of the Site Supervisor, this position is responsible for implementing planned and emergent curriculum as well as collaborate with the teaching team to ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate program to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child and create a welcoming, inviting, family environment.
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 Associate Teacher permit or the ability to obtain this level of permit:
- OPTION 1: 12 units ECE/CD including core courses (English/Language Arts, Math, or Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, and/or Fine Arts) AND 50 days of 3+ hours per day experience in an ECE/CD environment within 2 years.
- OPTION 2: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
- Associate Teacher Permit is valid for 5 years. Employee must complete 15 additional units toward a Teacher Permit in this timeframe. Permit can only be renewed once. If employee does not qualify to obtain a Teacher permit at the end of 10 years, employee will go back to Preschool Assistant.
- Completed Criminal Record Statement.
- Strong verbal, written, mathematical, and interpersonal skills.
- Computer literacy included email and data entry.
- Valid California driver’s license and evidence of insurance.
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