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Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Huntington Park
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture.MEXICAN AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATIONHEAD START/STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM/EARLY HEADSTARTPOSITION TITLE: ASSISTANT TEACHER IIDEFINITION: A STAFF PERSON WHO ASSISTS IN THE TEACHING OF A HEAD START CENTER . INSTRUCTS CHILDREN IN ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THEIR SOCIAL, PHYSICAL, AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH. ASSISTS IN THE PLANNING OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ACTIVITIES WHICH STIMULATES LEARNING, ACCORDING TO THE AGES OF THE CHILDREN. (THIS POSITION IS SITUATED IN THE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE COMPONENT OF HEAD START.R EPO RTS TO: HEAD TEACHER, TEACHER AND/OR CHILD DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISORI. COMPONENT MISSIONThe objective of the Educational Services Component is to:A. Provide children with a learning environment and various experiences which will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.B. Integrate the educational aspects of the various Head Start Service Areas in the daily schedule of activities.C. Encourage parents in the educational activities of the program and to enhance their role as the main influence of their child's education and development.D. Assist parents in increasing their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in child growth and development.E. Assists parents in identifying educational activities for their children in the home.II. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC DUTIES (but not limited to: )A. EnvironmentalAssists teacher in the implementation of safety rules and supervises the children's activities in order to insure their safety.Conducts daily inspection of indoor and outdoor facilities. Removes hazardous debris, unsafe equipment and materials.Daily health check of the children and reports results to the teacher.Assists children during snack and meal time. Demonstrates appropriate dental and personal hygiene.Assists teacher in straightening up and maintaining an orderly learning environment.Assists in the preparation of children's meals.Assists in kitchen responsibilitiesB. Developmental and Educational1. Discusses assigned teaching area with teacher to coordinate instructional efforts.2. Prepares and/or assists with preparation of weekly lesson plans.3. Plans, prepares, and develops various teaching aids.4. Helps develop the social learning and physical skills of the children.5. Demonstrates the proper use of educational materials and equipment.6. Teaches arts, crafts, songs and games to the children.7. Acts out stories with children.8. Helps plan and supervise field trips.9. Leads group activities that re info rce children's concepts related to space, time, numbers, colors, etc.10. Assists in conducting individual and small and large group activities.11. Operates audio-visual equipment when needed.12. Works individually with children needing special attention.13. Supervises children during transition from one activity to another.14. Provides evaluative info rmation to teacher on the progress and development status of each child.15. Assists in the implementation of the Individualized Educational Plan for each child.16. Explains to parents the goals and methods of the classroom program.17. Listens to parents and assists in helping parents solve issues18. Assists in conducting home visits/parent conferences..19. Attends Head Start Center committee meetings.20. Communicates verbally or in writing to parents in adults primary language.21. Supervises the classroom for brief periods when the teacher is on-site but away from the classroom.22. Assists in implementing the programs curriculum, philosophy, policies and regulations.C. PlanningAssists teacher in designing and planning daily classroom program and schedule.D. Administrative1. Takes attendance and records absences.2. teaching team.3. Attends orientations, in-service training, educational programs, conferences and workshops, as required.III. RELATIONSHIPSA. SupervisionThis position may receive indirect and/or intermittent direct supervision from the Child Development Supervisor. However, direct, daily, supervision is provided by the Teacher/Head Teacher in the Child Development Center . Close supervision is not required over this position because of the demonstrated skill level and experience. Employee should use appropriate judgement in the performance qualities. Moderate decision making is permitted in order to carry out duties and responsibilities. Performance education are conducted by the Head Teacher in conjunction with the Child Development Supervisor.B. Internal Relationships1. Child Development Supervisor2. Teacher3. Assistant Teacher4. Health, Nutrition, Social Services, Disabilities, Mental Health and Parent Involvement Components.5. Trainer6. Bus and Van DriversC. External Relationships1. Parents2. Volunteers3. Head Start Center CommitteeIV. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREDA. Education1. High School Diploma or its equivalent.2. Twenty Four (24) Units in Early Childhood Development.3. Enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree from an accredited college or university.4. A Child Development Associate permit.5. Minimum one (1) year experience in working with preschool children.B. Skills1. Must be able to read, write and communicate.2. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.C. Other1. Must posses fingerprint clearance at all times during employment.2. If using vehicle during regular working hours, must posses own vehicle, must have valid CA Driver's License and current automobile insurance.V. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS1. Must have verification of T.B. clearance at the time of employment issued within six (6) months prior to employment, to be renewed every year.2. Must pass pre-employment Health Screening, T.B. Test and Drug Screening.3. Must submit to a flu vaccine once a year.4. Must provide vaccination records for influenza, pertussis and measles, at the time of employment.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Huntington Park , HS TEACHER ASSISTANT, Education / Teaching , Huntington Park, California

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