Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
Posted on: September 21, 2019
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.
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'
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
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
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
10. Maintains confidentiality of records and information of program
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
16. Attends and participates in all staff meetings and required
trainings. Attends in-service training as assigned by the program
17. Shares responsibility for overall quality of education
experience for all children, including child/children with
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
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)
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.
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
4. Must be dedicated to the goals and philosophy the program.
5. Must be concerned with self-improvement and career
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
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
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
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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