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Instructional Assistant

Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
Location: Delano
Posted on: September 21, 2019

Job Description:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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 (Full/Part-Time, Substitute/Temporary)


All paid and unpaid leaves are observed as required by California state and federal laws.

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, and workers' compensation insurance.

Position Summary:Supports Administration, Center Supervisor, Teacher(s) and Associate 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. Supports CAPSLO's mission by ensuring quality education and learning environments for all children involved in the program.Responsibilities & Duties:1. 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 limit setting.

2. Assists the Center Supervisor, Teacher(s), and Associate 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.

3. Provides a clean safe environment by participating in center/bus set-up and housekeeping. Duties include: lifting and moving equipment and furniture, and cleaning activities such as dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dish washing, etc. Assumes responsibility for center maintenance, including orderliness and cleanliness levels that ensure proper standards of safety and sanitation.

4. 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.

5. Aids children in developing cognitive, physical, one-to-one or small group skills.

6. Performs special exercises, follow-up occupational or physical therapy, and other related activities, as needed by individual children.

7. Must have visual supervision of all children at all times.

8. Aids children in developing self-help skills; toileting, feeding, dressing, napping, etc.

9. Assists Associate Teacher(s) and/or Teacher(s) in maintaining narrative records on each child, including anecdotal records and daily charts.

10. Maintains confidentiality of records and information of program families.

11. Maintains health and safety in the classroom as reflected in health and safety policies. Responsible for maintaining and tracking daily safety checklist and sanitation log.

12. Implements each child's Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

13. Keeps Center Supervisor, Teacher(s) and Associate Teacher(s) informed of problems and concerns related to individual children, families and/or operations of the center program.

14. Documents parent contacts and child abuse reporting.

15. May attend home visits to assist Teacher or Center Supervisor as needed; is available for evening or weekend home visits, meetings or special events to meet the needs of working families.

16. Attends and participates in all staff meetings and required trainings. Attends in-service training as assigned by the program manager.

17. Shares responsibility for overall quality of education experience for all children, including child/children with disabilities.

18. Provides appropriate guidance to all children. Ensures personal rights of children are maintained at all times.

19. Responsible as a Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect. Accordingly, follows procedures for reporting known or suspected child abuse and neglect.

20. Performs other duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor, Teacher(s) or Associate Teacher(s).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. Participates in occupying the children during the ride with activities (games, songs & conversation).

3. Keeps Bus Driver informed of problems and concerns related to individual children or families.

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 6 units ECE/CD, with a grade C or better or credit.

2. Must be at least 18 years of age.

3. Experience working with children with a diversity of special needs is desirable.

4. Preferred: Units in ECE/CD include courses from the following core areas 1) child/human growth and development 2) child, family and community, or child and family relations; 3) programs/curriculum.

5. HS/EHS/MSHS/State-Braided Instructional Assistants 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.

Additional Requirements:

1. 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.

2. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to communicate effectively with clients and program staff.

3. Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other program staff.

4. Must be dedicated to the goals and philosophy the program.

5. Must be concerned with self-improvement and career development.

6. Must uphold program Standards of Conduct at all times.

7. 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.

8. Must complete a health screening and TB skin test or chest x-ray prior to beginning employment.

9. 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. A criminal history clearance is required within seven days of completing the Live Scan.

10. 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.

11. Must complete 15 hours of training on preventative health practices, as required by Health and Safety Code within 30 days of hire.

12. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of 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, children, clients and other employees.

13. All Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start positions are contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.

14. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency.Physical & 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.

For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355.
EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused OrganizationWe 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.

CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values

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