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School Age Associate Teacher

Child Development Centers Sacramento Full-Time/Part-Time
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Center teaching staff support the planning and implementation of CDI|CDC’s program for children ranging in age from toddlers, pre-school, kinder, and school age, depending on the site. CDI|CDC Teachers must be able to facilitate a variety of age appropriate activities, support children’s’ social emotional development, and ensure all children are supervised at all times in a healthy and safe environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Create and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum directly connected to the interests and development of children and youth supported by learning foundations and promotes positive child/youth development • Create, implement and maintain intentional, enriched and supportive learning environments connected to curriculum and quality experiences that are appropriate for all children • Provide excellent customer service by establishing and maintaining authentic connections and reciprocal, culturally responsive relationships with children, youth, families, schools, communities and center/classroom team • Keep children/youth healthy and safe by connecting proper supervision, positive interactions, healthy habits, and compliance • Work collaboratively with each other connecting work place values, education and experience to provide the highest quality programs and creative workplaces WORK ENVIRONMENT: All teaching staff are expected to demonstrate behaviors that are essential for successful programs and environment including the following: • Positive interactions with children and youth • Maintain kind, respectful, and safe emotional and physical environments for children • Be on time and present on a regularly scheduled basis • Be active in outdoor and indoor programs • Be physically and mentally capable of interacting with children up to 13 years of age, meeting all their needs and ensuring their safety • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines; report any health & safety issues or incidents to management, and remain calm if providing first aid (as needed) during emergency situations Physical and Environmental conditions: Teaching staff are responsible for various program elements on a daily basis and will routinely be exposed to indoor and outdoor elements. Teaching staff may be required to: • Visually inspect the environment for hazards to children; identify hazards and implement preventative actions (i.e., set up cones to limit the play area) to maintain a safe environment for children • Be comfortable with occasional loud noise in or outside the classroom during active/loud activities • Be comfortable with frequent bending, lifting, twisting, reaching, pushing and pulling • Push, lift, carry, and hold various objects up to 15 lbs. - by individual or team effort - such as equipment carts, emergency back packs, food coolers, classroom furnishings, and other similar program materials • Work inside the classroom or outside the room in all weather conditions which are safe for children • Traverse various terrains (grass, blacktop, dirt) and heights (ladders, playgrounds) depending on the school outdoor environment • Adapt to the physical level of children (example, sitting on the floor, kneeling, squatting) for activities and problem-solving/interactions • Supervise field trips to destinations such as aquatics parks, beaches, and trampoline parks
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: Associate Teachers are members of the teaching team who share responsibility for the care and education of an assigned group of children/classroom. There may be more than one person designated as an Associate Teacher for each group of children. EDUCATION: Education and permit requirements may vary by center needs and/or require age group specific units depending on the program, such as Infant, Toddler, School-Age, Title 5 or Title 22 status. Associate Teacher education/permit requirements: • 12-24 postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units in ECE, CD, or related field such as Recreation, Human Services completed, with passing grades (C or better for Credentialing Process), OR • Associate Teacher or above Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing EXPERIENCE & SKILLS: • 6-12 months of experience in a group care environment where care/teaching was provided for a consistent age group preferred • Effective problem solving, conflict resolution, classroom management, and communication with children and families • Effective organization, time management, curriculum and assessment documentation (lesson plans, portfolios, anecdotal notes) • Ability to work alongside colleagues and maintain a professional team environment • Current adult and infant/child CPR/First Aid certification preferred • Bilingual/Multilingual language preference based on individual center needs Pre-Hire Requirements: If selected for this position you will need to complete the following: o Health clearances for Pertussis, Influenza, Measles and Tuberculosis (TB) o Fingerprinting/Live Scan for criminal background check o Successful Reference Check

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At Child Development Centers and Continuing Development Incorporated, it is our mission to enrich children’s lives through quality, accredited child development programs and a commitment to developmentally appropriate practice. Our programs put children at the center of an interconnected circle of families, teacher and the community.

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