• Palm Academy Preschool Teacher


    Qualification Requirements:

    •    1.  12 semester units of Early Childhood Education covering the following areas:

                Child Growth and Development

                Child, Family, and Community

                Preschool Curriculum (e.g. art, literature, music)


    2.      6 ECE units completed and enrolled in at least 2 semester units of ECE each semester

    • Compliance with Title 22 – Facility Licensing Regulations for Preschool Teacher

    • 1 year experience as teacher desirable

    • Good verbal and written communication skills

    • Ability to use computer skills, including word processor and spreadsheets

    • Patient and flexible and able to work with others

    This person would report to: Program Director

    Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Preschool Staff Development & Classroom Supervision. The Teacher will:

    a. In class supervision, train and support of assigned teaching assistants, aides and student

    Interns/practicum students through providing ongoing feedback, input for the evaluation process.

    b. Attend regular Preschool staff meetings.

    c. Assist in making arrangements for substitutes and/or teach classes in the absence of the lead teacher, and assist in the classroom when needed.

    d. Prepare and effectively communicate lesson plans for substitute and have necessary materials available.

    e. Assist in the development and evaluation of age-appropriate curriculum that meets the Preschool’s mission.

    f. Assist in planning Winter & Spring Preschool programs

    2. Communication and Leadership. The Teacher will:

    a. Effectively communicate with the Preschool Board, parents/guardians, students, student teachers, volunteers and maintaining student confidentiality at all times.

    b. Attend workshops and conferences as negotiated with supervisor and Preschool Board to maintain/update educational requirements for licensure.

    c. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    3. Classroom Expectations. The Teacher will partner with the Lead teacher to:

    a. Plan yearly curriculum with staff prior to the start of school year.

    b. Develop and prepare high-interest lessons and activities for each day of class – according to the particular age group. Vary lessons – teacher lead vs. child lead.

    c. Encourage and guide children as they interact with activities and with each other.

    d. Become familiar with parents and family members of children. Share pertinent information with them concerning their own child.

    e. Conduct assessments of each child within class (fall and spring). Prepare information to share with parents during conferences.

    f. Prepare a brief article on classroom activities for the preschool newsletter on a monthly basis.

    g. Assist staff with clean-up, room arrangement and organization of material as needed.

    Work Schedule and Compensation

    1. The teacher will partner with the Lead teacher daily, to provide a high quality

    preschool experience for all students. Hours per week are negotiable.

    2. Compensation is negotiable.

    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Experience in Early Childhood Education or related field.

    2. CPR/First Aid certified.

    3. TB Negative

    4. Temperament and personality traits suited for work with young children and their parents.

    5. Supervisory experience.

    6. Basic computer skills.

    7. Time-management skills, self-motivation, and good organizational skills.

    8. Flexibility and openness to growth.

    9. Criminal Background check

     Mission Valley ROP does not provide resume or application assistance. The job process is the applicants’ responsibility. 
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  • Associate Teacher

    Definition: The Associate Teacher assists the Teacher, Master Teacher, or Center Director and assumes responsibility for general supervision, development and education of children.
    Reports To: The Master Teacher or Center Director.
    Position Supervises: Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant, Substitute Teacher and Classroom Volunteers.
    Essential Functions:
    1. Assists in planning, preparing and implementing daily program.
    2. Assists in planning and preparing the learning environment, and preparing needed materials and supplies.
    3. Performs primary care giving responsibilities.
    4. Desired Results Process.
    5. Assists in maintaining the environment in a clean, safe manner.
    6. Assumes responsibility for regular parent communication, including parent conferences and chatters.
    7. Supervises Teacher Aides, Substitute Teachers and Volunteers as requested.
    8. Assumes responsibilities in absence of Teacher, Master Teacher, or Center Director.
    9. Assumes general responsibility for health, safety, and well-being of all children in the agency.
    10. Prepares written reports as directed.
    11. Attends meetings as requested.
    12. Participates in activities that further own professional growth.
    13. Maintains confidentiality of children, families and employees.
    14. Works as a member of the agency team by promoting the mission and philosophy of the organization.
    15. Greets children, parents, staff, and guests as needed.
    16. Assists other centers when requested.
    17. All other duties as assigned by Master Teacher or Center Director.
    -Possess an Associate Teacher Permit.
    -1 year prior experience in working with young children preferred.
    -Hold a current and valid Pediatric First Aide/CPR, Health and Safety (EMSA) certification within 3 months of employment and maintain the certificates current by the standards of the issuing organization during the course of employment with Kidango.
    -Must have 3 Infant/Toddler units to be an Infant/Toddler Associate Teacher
    -Complete three hours of training in Infectious Disease Prevention within three months of employment.
    -Able to lift 30 pounds chest high.
    -High school graduate or equivalent.
    -Must be 18 years or older.
    Other Requirements:
    Pass health and TB screening and Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
    Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace
    Full Time (40 hrs)/Non-Exempt
    Salary Grade 3
    $13.23 per hour
     Mission Valley ROP does not provide resume or application assistance. The job process is the applicants’ responsibility. 
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