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compensation: $12 to $13.50 per hour, non-exempt
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

For more information on job details and requirements please visit our website and apply online at https://capslo.org/employment.

For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the Recruiting Department at (805) 544-4355 or recruitment@capslo.org

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.
Position Summary:
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 children's 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 CAPSLO's mission by ensuring all children in the program are taught effectively to promote growth within the program.


Responsibilities & Duties:
1. 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 daily basis...
2. 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 limits setting.
3. 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 child's development and development of individual goals for each child with input from the parent.
4. 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 child's first language, if other than English). e) encouraging children to be involved in activities with respect to their individual preferences.
5. 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 Supervisor.
6. 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.
7. Plans, with the Teacher(s) and/or Center Supervisor, the environment at the center, including learning areas.
8. Aids children in developing cognitive, physical, one-to-one or small group skills.
9. Performs special exercises, follow-up occupational or physical therapy, and other related activities, as needed by individual children.
10. Must have visual supervision of all children at all times.
11. Aids children in developing self-help skills; toileting, feeding, dressing, napping, etc.
12. Assists with, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, each child's Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and participates in case conferencing, as needed.
13. Assists Teacher(s) in maintaining narrative records on each child, including anecdotal records and daily charts.
14. Attends and participates in all staff meetings and required trainings. Attends in-service training as assigned by the program manager.
15. 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.
16. Keeps Center Supervisor and Teacher(s) informed of problems and concerns related to individual children, families and/or operations of the center program.
17. Documents parent contacts and child abuse reporting.
18. Shares responsibility for overall quality of education experience for all children, including child/children with disabilities.
19. Ensures that all pertinent laws, guidelines and policies are followed.
20. May supervise Instructional Assistant(s), volunteers and visitors.
21. Maintains confidentiality of records and information of program families.
22. Provides appropriate guidance to all children. Ensures personal rights of children are maintained at all times.
23. Responsible as a Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect. Accordingly, follows procedures for reporting known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
24. Performs other duties as assigned.


Responsibilities & Duties (when assisting on the bus):
1. Assists in the safe supervision of children engaged in boarding, riding and exiting the bus by:
a. Welcoming and helping children get on and off the bus
b. Assisting the children in fastening seat belts
c. Paying close attention to the safety of the children at all times
d. Maintaining firm, but gracious limit setting
e. Keeping children seated while the bus is in motion
f. Assisting the children during emergency evacuations
2. Keeps Bus Driver informed of problems and concerns related to individual children or families.
3. Participates in occupying the children during the ride with activities (games, songs & conversation).
4. 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 vehicle.
5. Ensures that the established bus seating chart is enforced.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Educational & Experience Requirements:
1. Must have completed 12 units ECE/CD(a)(b), with a grade C or better, or CDA Credential or CTC.
2. A minimum of 6 months of experience with children ages 0 - 5(c).
3. Must hold a current 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 acceptable).
4. Experience working with children with a diversity of special needs is desirable.
5. 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 units including core courses; and for EHS and infant/toddler classrooms must also have 6 infant/toddler units); OR
• Be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years; OR
• Have an associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree.

(a) Units in ECE/CD include course work 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.
(b) For infant/toddler center(s), 3 semester units in infant/toddler development and/or programs must be included as part of the coursework requirement.
(c) 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 Supervisor. College internships and labs in a licensed day care center will count as experience.


Additional Requirements:
1. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with clients and program staff.
2. Must have knowledge of and the ability to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
3. Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other program staff.
4. Must renew and maintain a valid Children's Center Associate Teacher Permit or higher at all times.
5. Must complete health screening and TB skin test or chest x-ray prior to beginning employment.
6. Must have dependable, insured transportation and valid California Driver's License (mileage to be reimbursed) and acceptable driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required. (Not required for Substitutes)
7. Must demonstrate sound judgment, supervisory and administrative skills.
8. Must be self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision.
9. 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 available.
10. Must be able to direct the work of others, when applicable.
11. Must be dedicated to the goals and philosophy the program.
12. Must uphold program Standards of Conduct at all times.
13. Must provide certificates of completion of approved pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR training within 30 days of hire. Employee is responsible for renewing and maintaining a valid CPR/first aid certification at all times.
14. Must complete 15 hours of training on preventative health practices, as required by Health and Safety Code within 30 days of hire.
15. Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, education verification, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. Employment is contingent upon receiving a clearance from appropriate authorities.
16. Must use reasonable precaution in the performance of one's 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 one's self, fellow employees and children.
17. 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.
18. Employment in Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start is contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.
19. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency.

Physical and Environmental Requirements:
Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, and bending. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as reaching above below shoulder level. Requires working outdoors, as well as indoors in temperature-controlled environment with some exposure to copier and printer chemicals/ fumes. Must be able to withstand exposure to noise in a daycare environment.
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 children's 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 CAPSLO's mission by ensuring all children in the program are taught effectively to promote growth within the program.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs.


Employee Benefits

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 (regular, seasonal, and limited term) 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.

Retirement Savings Plan
CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan. Full-time 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).

Holidays
Twelve paid holidays* and one paid Personal Holiday during the course of each calendar year.

Vacation/Sick Leave
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 with a maximum accrual of 280 hours.

Additional Benefits
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, workers' compensation insurance, and additional time off for positions classified as exempt.
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