Assistant Teacher - The Children's School, Position #2247

Claremont, California
Apr 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


This position is responsible for assisting in providing care for children ranging in age from two to six years. Work cooperatively with other staff members in a classroom setting and with children individually, in small groups and in the whole group.



Reporting to the Director of The Children’s School, performs or works independently/collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

• Provide care for children ranging in age from two to six years. 
• Work cooperatively with other staff members in a classroom setting and with children individually, in small groups and in the whole group.
• Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position. 

EDUCATION: Associate’s degree, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities plus a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units are required to meet State licensing criteria.

EXPERIENCE: Classroom experience with pre-school children is required. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, squat, reach and lift up to 40 lbs. from floor to waist level without assistance. Must be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to perform successfully the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

• Ability to take and follow directions.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others.
• Ability to receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
• Ability to display a positive attitude.
• Ability to multitask. 


HOURS: Applicants for this position must be available to work from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. Depending upon the needs of the school, the applicant will work a minimum amount of 30 hours per week. This is a 9 month position from September through May.

CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: This is a regular part-time or full-time non-exempt level position, depending on the needs of the College or department. This is a benefits-eligible position.

IPEDS Category Job Code: 25-9000 Education, Training and Library Occupations

Physical Requirements: up to 40 lbs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Help supervise students from The Claremont Colleges.

GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. 

BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check and present Livescan Criminal Background Clearance. 

ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

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