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Teacher Assistant - (General Child Care)

Children's Services | North Hollywood, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Responsibilities:

The Teacher Assistant assists teaching staff in instructing children and stimulating learning.  This position assists in planning individual and group activities to stimulate learning according to the ages of the children. The Teacher Assistant performs the following:

  •  Provide children with an environment that includes varied activities to help children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically in manner appropriate to their age and stage of development, with the overall goal being to achieve social competence for the child
  • Helps integrate various HS services into the learning, such as parent involvement, social services, nutrition, health and mental health services
  • Help provide a physical environment consistent with state and local licensing requirements and the health and safety needs of the children
  • Helps provide a planned program of activities, which supports and enhances the role of parents as the prime educators of the children
  • Helps provide a learning environment that reflects the varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the children in the program and in the larger communities and societies in which they live
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Transcripts required to prove a minimum of 12 semester units in Early Childhood Education / Child Development
  • Valid Child Development Associate Teacher permit
  • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Fingerprint clearances required prior to employment
  • Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to other school sites

Health Requirements:

  • Must have health screening at the time of employment
  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have experience working with children with in the home or in an education program
  • Must be able to clearly impart information to children in a manner that is understandable to them according to age and background
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) desirable

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer