Infant Toddler Associate Teacher
Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Co
Location: Los Osos
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County,Inc.
Helping People. Changing Lives.
CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values
CAPSLO has a vaccination policy for employees. If you are hired, we
will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19
vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be
Provides care and education for children and their families in a
child care center. Supports Administration, Center Supervisor and
Teacher(s) at the center in carrying out overall program goals and
objectives in a positive, open and productive manner. Shares
responsibility for overall quality of childrens educational
experience. May support the Bus Driver in the safe transportation
of children to and from the child care center. Assumes
responsibility of a Teacher in the absence of the Teacher, and may
give direction to Instructional Assistants, parents, community
volunteers or other staff. Supports CAPSLOs mission by ensuring all
children in the program are taught effectively to promote growth
within the program.
Required Education and Experience:
- 12 semester units ECE/CD(a)(b), with a grade C or better, or
CDA Credential or CTC. 6 months related experience with children
ages 0 - 5(c).
- Associate Teacher Permit or higher
- HS/EHS/MSHS/State-Braided Associate Teachers must also meet at
least one of the following criteria:
- Have a child development associate (CDA) credential or the
California equivalent of an Associate Teacher Permit
(12 ECE semester units including core courses; and for EHS and
infant/toddler classrooms must also have 6 infant/toddler semester
* Be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed
within 2 years
* Have an associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area) or be
enrolled in a program leading to such a degree.
Additional Education and Experience:
- Semester Units in ECE/CD include coursework in early childhood
education/child development and at least one course in each of the
following core areas:
1) child/human growth and development 2) child, family and
community, or child and family relations 3) programs/curriculum.
Must have received passing grade of "C" or better or credit.
* For infant/toddler center(s), 3 semester units in infant/toddler
development and/or programs must be included as part of the
* Experience must be in a licensed day care center, comparable home
day care or group child care program for children ages 0-5 under
the supervision of a person who would qualify as a Center
College internships and labs in a licensed day care center will
count as experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience working with children with a diversity of special needs
License & Certifications:
- Valid California Drivers License and reliable insured vehicle
available for business use (mileage to be reimbursed) and
acceptable driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance
will be required. (Not required for Substitutes)
- Must possess a valid Associate Teacher Permit or higher, or
qualify for and apply for one within 60 days of commencing
employment. State Child Development program requires permit be held
prior to beginning employment (Temporary County Certificates also
- Supports the Teacher(s) and Center Supervisor in carrying out
responsibility at the center level for the overall quality of the
experience offered to children and families including the assurance
that laws, regulations, guidelines and policies are adhered to on a
- Assists in the safe supervision of children engaged in learning
and play activities by: a) paying close attention to the safety of
the children at all times, and b) maintaining firm, but gracious
- Participates in planning the overall education plan for the
center and assumes responsibility for ensuring the plan in the
classroom. The plan will include Weekly Lesson Plans, written
observations, program individualization for each child, tracking
each childs development and development of individual goals for
each child with input from the parent.
- Assists the Center Supervisor and Teacher(s) in planning
developmentally appropriate activities for all children by:
a) collecting supplementary books, paper, art supplies and other
materials for instructional use.
b) providing input into lesson plan development.
c) participating in learning and small group activities.
d) encouraging language development conversation with children
(including the childs first language, if other than English).
e) encouraging children to be involved in activities with respect
to their individual preferences.
Responsibilities & Duties:
- May conduct home visits and parent conferences, and schedules
the visits at times that are suitable for the families (may require
evenings and weekends), as delegated by the Center
- Participates in physical activities (games, music & movement,
outside play) with children which involve lifting, bending,
carrying, twisting, stooping, pulling, pushing, reaching and other
repetitive motions. In addition, centers caring for infants &
toddlers will require lifting, carrying, diapering, changing,
feeding and cleaning of children.
- Plans, with the Teacher(s) and/or Center Supervisor, the
environment at the center, including learning areas.
- Aids children in developing cognitive, physical, one-to-one or
small group skills.
- Performs special exercises, follow-up occupational or physical
therapy, and other related activities, as needed by individual
- Must have visual supervision of all children at all
- Aids children in developing self-help skills; toileting,
feeding, dressing, napping, etc.
- Assists with, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, each
childs Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Family Service
Plan (IFSP) and participates in case conferencing, as
- Assists Teacher(s) in maintaining narrative records on each
child, including anecdotal records and daily charts.
- Attends and participates in all staff meetings and required
trainings. Attends in service training as assigned by the program
- Assumes responsibility for center maintenance, including
orderliness and cleanliness levels that ensure proper standards of
safety and sanitation. Participates in the housekeeping duties
including lifting, moving furniture and equipment, dusting,
sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dishwashing, etc.
- Keeps Center Supervisor and Teacher(s) informed of problems and
concerns related to individual children, families and/or operations
of the center program.
- Documents parent contacts and child abuse reporting.
- Shares responsibility for overall quality of education
experience for all children, including child/children with
- Ensures that all pertinent laws, guidelines and policies are
- Maintains confidentiality of records and information of program
- Provides appropriate guidance to all children. Ensures personal
rights of children are maintained at all times.
- Responsible as a Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Accordingly, follows procedures for reporting known or suspected
child abuse and neglect.
- Must use reasonable precaution in the performance of ones
duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices, and
act in such a manner as to assure at all times, maximum safety to
ones self, fellow employees and children.
Responsibilities & Duties (when assisting on the bus):
- Assists in the safe supervision of children engaged in
boarding, riding and exiting the bus by:
- Welcoming and helping children get on and off the bus
- Assisting the children in fastening seat belts
- Paying close attention to the safety of the children at all
- Maintaining firm, but gracious limit setting
- Keeping children seated while the bus is in motion
- Assisting the children during emergency evacuations
- Keeps Bus Driver informed of problems and concerns related to
individual children or families.
- Participates in occupying the children during the ride with
activities (games, songs & conversation).
- Assists with bus inspections at the end of each trip. Part of
the daily inspection includes straightening seat belts, picking up
trash and checking for children and items left in the
- Ensures that the established bus seating chart is
- Verifies that at the end of the day children are being released
only to the parent/legal guardian or other individual identified in
writing by the parent/legal guardian.
- Assists the Bus Driver at the end of each bus route, to check
that all children have been dropped off. Sign in sheets should be
used to verify delivery.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must have knowledge of and the ability to comply with
applicable laws and regulations.
- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and
be able to communicate effectively with clients and program
- Must demonstrate sound judgment, supervisory and administrative
- Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other
- Must be self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of
- Must be willing to increase basic knowledge of child
development and early childhood education, as well as techniques of
working with children with special needs and their families.
Infant/Toddler center staff must be willing to participate in
Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) cohorts as they become
- Must be able to direct the work of others, when
- Must be dedicated to the goals and philosophy the
- Must uphold program Standards of Conduct at all times.
- Must be able to relate well to all people of the community
regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy,
age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability
or socio-economic level.
- Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward
accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures
of the agency.
May supervise Instructional Assistant(s), volunteers and
This job operates in a classroom environment as well as outdoors.
Additionally, this role routinely uses standard office equipment
such as computers, printers, copiers and phones.
- Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
- Must be able to bend, squat, reach, kneel, and climb
- Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking,
twisting, and bending for long periods of time.
- Must be able to move from a sitting to standing position
quickly, safely, and without difficulty.
- Must be able to chase a fleeing child. Must be able to join the
childrens active play including jumping and running indoors and
- Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as
reaching above below shoulder level.
- Must be able to withstand exposure to noise in a daycare
environment. 8. Must be able to assist children with diapering,
toileting, and change of clothing.
Vision, Hearing and Speech
- Corrected or uncorrected vision and hearing within normal
- A clear speaking voice and other abilities necessary to ensure
child safety in the classroom, other areas and when in the
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
Flexible work hours required, including, but not limited to
evenings and weekends. Head Start: Regular, Fulltime, 40 hours per
Must have dependable, insured transportation and valid California
Drivers License (mileage to be reimbursed) and acceptable driving
record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required.
(Not required for Substitutes)
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
- Must be at least 18 years of age by date of hire.
- Must submit proof of current vaccination status for measles,
pertussis, and influenza (or a current, signed influenza
declination form) in compliance with SB 792.
- Must comply with the CAPSLO COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, either
being fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption.
- Must complete a health screening physical completed within 30
days prior to employment and a current TB skin test/Chest
- Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and
background requirements: criminal history check (Inclusive of DOJ,
FBI and Child Abuse), acknowledgement of child abuse reporting
responsibility, criminal record statement (Form LIC508), etc. A
criminal history clearance is required prior to
- Upon hire agency staff will check the Megans Law (or the
current sexual predator website) to ensure each staff being hired
is clear for employment. Program administrative staff will check
the website annually to ensure all program staff are cleared to
- Must meet the Head Start Performance Standards and State
- Employment in Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and
Seasonal Head Start Programs is contingent upon approval of the
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
I have read and understand the Essential Functions of this
position, including the Responsibilities and Duties. I also
acknowledge that the Responsibilities and Duties for this position
may change in the future with or without prior notice.
I further understand that I can request a reasonable accommodation,
should one be necessary for me to carry out the Essential Functions
of this position. I can perform these with or without reasonable
Compensation and Benefits Package
Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan
CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program.
CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the premiums to cover
full-time employees, and half (50%) of the premiums to cover
eligible part-time employees. Eligible employees may elect, at
their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance
coverage for their dependents. Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long
Term Disability ("LTD") insurance program for eligible
Retirement Savings Plan
CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a
portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan.
Employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO
matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of
15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits) after 6 months
Twelve paid holidays during the course of the each calendar year.
Employees also receive one extra workday off with pay as a
CAPSLO awards 80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum
accrual of 320 hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time
is accrued at 8 hours per month (based on weekly hours) with a
maximum accrual of 280 hours. CAPSLO also offers the opportunity to
convert unused sick time to vacation and a vacation cash out for
eligible employees once a year.
CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance
program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for
cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, and
additional time off for positions classified as exempt, and workers
For questions regarding the application process or open positions,
contact the Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355 or email
EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization. We
are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against
applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national
origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Regular Full Time
- Min Hiring Rate $15.50
- Max Hiring Rate $18.39
- Required Education Equivalent Experience
- Sunnyside Center, 880 Manzanita, Bldg 1, Los Osos, California,
United States of America
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