Join Our Team Teaching Assistant

Our teaching staff brings warmth, patience, and understanding to the classroom every day, encouraging children to learn and grow. They inspire children to be lifelong learners promoting social, physical, verbal, and cognitive development. Our staff is committed to making our center successful and know that creating meaningful relationships with children, families, and their team play a crucial role in that success.

All teaching assistants must:

  • Support the lead teacher in implementing curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child.
  • Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn.
  • Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children.
  • Support IVYP’s success; partner with staff and leadership to achieve goals around enrollment, accreditation, and engagement
  • Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Helps create and implement an individual service plan for each child in the classroom.
  • Effectively and positively assists babies / toddlers to manage their behavior and successfully participate in programming using methods established by the Children’s Center. Methods include: redirection, giving choices, reflecting feelings, and setting limits (when age-appropriate).
  • Helps maintain a safe, clean and interesting environment for the children in the classroom and on the playground.
  • Assists in such care taking tasks as preparing bottles and food, changing children, sterilizing equipment as needed and cleaning.
  • Assist in care-giving tasks such as eating meals with children, cleaning up, and preparing the room for nap as scheduled.
  • Provides individual attention to each child.
  • Communicates with teacher regarding observations of the children’s needs and development, creates anecdotal notes to document children’s growth.
  • Communicates with coordinator on significant matters of concern such as health and safety of children, parents, staff, or self.
  • Assists teachers in maintaining open and informative communication with parents both verbally and written. Fills out a daily information form for each child he/she is assigned to as primary caregiver.
  • Attends and participates in staff development meetings according to schedule.
  • Read children’s daily information form, monthly newsletter, pertinent information on sign-in board, and other assigned materials.
  • Ensures facility health standards are met by; cleaning and disinfecting bathroom and diaper changing area, maintaining floors, carpets, and furniture, washing toys or dishes and disposing of trash in classroom if necessary.
  • Performs other duties as designated.

Required skills and experience:

  • A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day.
  • Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play and learning happens.
  • Outstanding customer service skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively.
  • Minimum 18 years old/high school graduate.
  • Early Childhood Education Experience (preferred).
  • Necessary paperwork and screening as required by Community Care Licensing and State of California.
  • Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with chil-dren.

General Requirements

  • Must pass the DOJ/FBI/Child Abuse Index fingerprint process.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and tuberculosis clearance.
  • Show verification for the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccinations.

Salary

Salary range is $15.00-$17.00 per hour depending on permit level and experience. This is a non-exempt, hourly position. In addition to a rewarding career where you help shape children’s futures, IVYP provides a competitive compensation package; including:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Discounted child care
  • Generous Vacation and Sick
  • Education assistance and reimbursement

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to ivyouth@ivyp.org.

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