This position will be based in Moreno Valley, CA. Full-time(Non-Exempt).
Family Service Association (FSA) is a large non-profit social service organization. We have over 25 locations through Riverside and San Bernardino counties. For more than 65 years, FSA has been positively transforming lives. We are one of the most passionate,mission-driven places you will find. Our teams are passionate about providing child development services, senior nutrition services, counseling and others. As a living, growing and evolving organization, our team of over 300 employees and hundreds of volunteers are people-focused and people-powered. This is more than a job -- it is a calling -- a purpose. We strive to be a "best place to work." Our employees are part of a thriving organizational culture that rewards our employees with competitive compensation, company-paid health insurance, dental and vision plans, 403(b) retirement savings plan, paid vacation and other benefits.
We deeply value our employees. Our full-time, eligible employees receive:
Competitive wages and salaries;
Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans;
Employer-sponsored retirement savings plan;
Paid time-off and paid sick leave;
Opportunities to receive gift cards; and
Company-sponsored social events.
FSA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues is critical to our success as a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.EEO
Key Responsibilities of Position
Provide supervision of all children both indoors and outdoors to maintain program quality and compliance with Title 22 (Children must be visually supervised at all times).
Assists in planning, preparing, and implementing the daily curriculum as assigned by the Lead Teacher to meet the needs of the children in the classroom and the objectives of the Center.
Assists in Desired Results process by maintaining anecdotal notes for assigned children.
Maintain an environment that is clean, sanitary, and free of safety hazards. Ensure electrical outlets are covered, unsafe materials are locked away from children's access, toys and equipment are not left in walkways thereby posing tripping hazards.
Provide assistance to children in their daily routines such as: toileting, NAEYC appropriate hand washing, rest time, and mealtime which requires bending and lifting children up to 40 pounds.
Assists Lead Teacher to ensure that the daily arrival and departure times are well organized. All children and parents are greeted warmly, hands are washed upon arrival, health checks are conducted and recorded, all children are supervised at all times, and children are actively engaged during the transition time.
Assists in organizing children's developmental progress with objective anecdotal records, photographs, and work samples as directed by the Lead Teacher for inclusion in the child's portfolio assessment.
Support children in their problem-solving skills providing them with age-appropriate language and techniques, including redirection and/or conflict resolution. Facilitate and scaffold children's social interactions.
The Classroom Assistant assists the Lead Teacher and Director/Site Supervisor - assumes responsibility for general supervision, development, and education of all children. Will assume the role and responsibilities of the Lead Teacher in the Absence of the regularly assigned Lead Teacher.
At least 6 months to 1-year of experience working with Preschool children in a center-based program.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain an associate teacher level permit.
Take an average of 1 college class per year towards the renewal or upgrade of the Associate Permit to amount to at least 15-semester units prior to the expiration. Associate permits that have already been renewed must be upgraded to the Teacher level by the second expiration.
Knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards, toileting, supervision, and food handling.
Knowledge of best practices in Early Childhood Education (Desired Results, Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program.
Pass a health screening test, Immunized against: Influenza, Pertussis and Measles, TB test and drug screening
Qualities and Traits
Ability to read and write English and to communicate at the level required for successful job performance
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
Ability to work with disabled or challenging children and diverse populations.
Knowledge of DRDP and ECERS preferred
Background Clearance with a Criminal Record and Child Abuse Index Clearance.
Exemption-free status with Community Care Licensing for the duration of employment with FSA.
Current CA Driver's License
Hold and maintain a current and valid pediatric First Aid/CPR (EMSA) card.
Professional Self Development - Attend workshops, conferences, college classes, or in-service staff development opportunities as recommended and/or provided that enhance skills and knowledge in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and as required to maintain the appropriate and required Child Development Permit and/or lead to degrees.
If you believe you are the right candidate for this role and you can see yourself contributing to FSA's important mission, please apply here: https://www.fsaca.org/jobs
Give your passion a purpose. Be part of our dedicated and amazing team. We look forward to hearing from you.