Child Care Resource Center – Chatsworth, CA - Chatsworth, CA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $25,000 - $36,000 a year
Do you want to play a key role in our Head Start program to teaching children aged 3-5? Are you a proven child development educator with experience in a classroom setting helping a diverse group children learn and grow while also engaging with parents?

CCRC is a one of the largest and widely respected non-profits in California. We cultivate child, family and community well-being through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. Our 700+ member team serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Want to work for an agency which believes in team work, having fun and achieving success? If so CCRC could be the right place for you.

Join our team…
General Summary: Under the direction of the Center Director, the Teacher will plan and implement individual and group activities designed to stimulate learning for all children.

Please note: CCRC’s teaching positions are posted continuously as we recruit for Teachers on a year-round basis. We will review applications in the order received and contact qualified candidates as positions are available.

Successful candidates will need the following:
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, or (related field) including a minimum of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

2 years’ experience working with families and children in a preschool setting required.

1 year of experience working with developmentally disabled/delayed or behaviorally challenged children including supporting Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and/or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) using social-emotional curriculum and inclusion methods is preferred.

Hold a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Teacher permit.

Ability to converse, write, and/or translate in Spanish or Armenian preferred.

Criminal Records (e.g. Live Scan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health,Tuberculosis (TB) test and Immunization clearances required.

Hold a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate upon hire or within 30 days of hire.

Must have strong organizational and leadership skills.

Valid California Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance, and clean DMV record required.

Show ability to have flexibility, maturity of judgment, and ability to work collegially.

Ability to supervise pre-school children and ensure a safe environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas and on field trips.

Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.

Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, families, and the community to work as part of a team, and collaborate with colleagues.

Ability to maintain all assigned workflow and a high level of customer satisfaction in a fast paced working environment.

Ability to develop an environment that is free of disruptive influences.

Keys areas of responsibility include the ability to:
Interactions with Children and Families

Develop and utilize the Creative Curriculum to provide age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities to enhance the growth of children in all developmental domains. Encourage experimentation, exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, choices and ask open-ended questions. Adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted and culturally diverse populations. Establish weekly goals that promote individual and group educational plans that support school readiness and facilitates transition into Kindergarten. Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally appropriate curriculum plans and create and change learning centers as needed. Ensure and maintain a clean and safe indoor and outdoor environment on a daily basis. Assist with food service and other classroom needs as requested. Communicate regularly with parents regarding each child’s progress. Conduct the required home visits and parent conferences to establish individual goals, communicate class progress, and provide educational strategies for parents to implement at school and in the home.
Staff Relationships

As a direct supervisor in the classroom, oversee the daily functions of the classroom, act as a mentor and guide to Teacher Assistants in all areas including but not limited to delegating and rotating classroom responsibilities when needed. Supervise, evaluate and train Teacher Assistant as needed. Provide leadership by example and follow CCRC vision principles for all Teacher Assistants and volunteers. Maintain communication and professional boundaries at all times with staff and parents.
Administrative Functions

Ensure reports required by the Agency and the State are complete and submitted within a timely manner. Maintain a system of confidentiality for records and information of Head Start families. Complete and submit weekly lesson plans and goals to Center Director for review and feedback prior to implementation in the classroom. Collect observations for ongoing assessments to ensure child outcomes are meeting agency benchmarks. Read, analyze and interpret data from the DRDP (2015). Implement knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, effective teaching strategies, federal and state regulations including licensing, DCF, and diversity application. Assist with generating and tracking non- federal share on a monthly basis.

CCRC is a one of the largest and widely respected non-profits in California. We cultivate child, family and community well-being through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. Our 700+ member team serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

CCRC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.

CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.