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TEACHER ASSISTANT

Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Tustin
Posted on: November 19, 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 FOUNDATION
JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Teacher Assistant
Program: Child Care/Pre-School Program
FLSA Status: Non-exempt - Hourly
Supervised by: Site Supervisor, Program Director, Staff Development Supervisor and/or Teacher(s) General Purpose: To assist in the instruction and care of the children and to provide for adequate adult supervision of children. Responsibilities and Authority:
Under the direction of the Center Supervisor, and the Teacher(s) to whom assigned, assists in instruction and instructors groups of children, following lesson plans, and assists in assessing and documenting children's development. --- Assist teacher in group instruction and activities by teaching, preparation of materials, demonstrating, supervising play and activities, assisting to serve meals, nap time routine, and other activities as assigned.
--- Assumes responsibility for regular activities (indoors/outdoors) assigned and carries them out with minimum supervision.
--- Provides children with a learning environment which will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner to their age and development stage.
--- Takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of the children and insures that children are supervised at all times.
--- Assists in documenting attendance and in maintaining and insures that children are supervised at all times.
--- Assists children during snack and meal time.
--- Assists Teacher in maintaining an orderly environment inside and outside. Cleans and straightens up, maintaining well arranged, orderly, and clean environments inside and outside.
--- Assists in the implantation of safety rules and supervises children in order to ensure their safety.
--- Assists in the cleaning up and setting up the classroom and maintaining a well arranged orderly environment indoors and outdoors.
--- Supervises children activities indoors and outdoors to ensure their safety.
--- Assists Teacher with the preparation of weekly lesson plans and educational
materials/equipment.
--- Teaches arts, crafts songs and games to children.
--- Assists in individual group activities.
--- Provides evaluations and observations to teacher on the progress and development status of each child.
--- Supervises classroom when Teacher is on-site but away from the classroom.
--- Attends staff meetings, conferences, workshops, in-service training, and parents meetings as assigned.
--- Maintains clean and neat appearance in keeping with professional position and as an example to the children. Wears apron (provided by MAOF) daily. Wears appropriate clothes, shoes and apron/uniform provided.
--- Carries out any other activities, which may be necessary for the proper implementation of the MAOF Child Care & Development Program.
Requirements: --- Minimum six (6) units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development. --- Minimum one (1) year experience in working with preschool children. --- Must possess High School Diploma or GED. --- Must be in good physical and mental condition. --- Must pass T.B. test, fingerprints clearance and physical examination. --- Must submit to a flu vaccine once a year. --- Must provide vaccination records for influenza, pertussis and measles, at the time of
employment. --- Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid Certificate required. --- Must possess LiveScan clearance at all times during employment. Revoked
fingerprint clearance will lead to immediate termination of employment. --- Must be able to read, write and communicate. --- Bilingual English/Spanish required. --- Must be able to write clear and concise reports. 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 required to stand, walk, and sit in lower sitting (e.g. floor/rug area, children's chairs, and other children's work areas). 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, Tustin , TEACHER ASSISTANT, Education / Teaching , Tustin, California

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