Head Start Classroom Aide

Pacific Clinics Pasadena , CA 91101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Minimum Starting Rate: $16.11 per hour

Who We Serve:

Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education programs to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to our region's culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in 18 counties across California.

Who We Are:

Pacific Clinics is California's largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Its team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of individuals and families through culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults. The agency offers services in 18 counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare and Ventura.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Great benefits

  • Great learning opportunities

  • Great supervision

  • Supportive, friendly work environment

  • An established, reputable, stable company

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community visits.

We comply with Assembly Bill AB1933, candidates are required to show proof of full vaccination (including Booster) to begin work. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, cannot begin work until they are fully vaccinated and waited fourteen days post second vaccine. Requests for Medical and Religious exemptions may be submitted post offer for consideration.

Unvaccinated May Not begin work until:

  • Received one Johnson & Johnson or two Pfizer or Moderna and waited 14 days past the last vaccine.

  • Pfizer second dose - taken after 21 days = can start after 35 days from 1st dose

  • Moderna second dose - taken after 28 days after first dose = can start work after 42 days from 1st dose

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