Associate Teacher

Job description

Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-07-03
Req: R0002383
Job Description:




Work directly with children as a member of the teaching team under the supervision of the Master Teacher. Participate in designing and implementing curriculum. Demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of anti-bias education. Provide support to team members and practicum students. Ability to run, walk, stand for extended periods of time, bend, climb, see up close and at a distance, sit on the floor with children, lift up to 40 pounds, and reach children quickly in the event of an emergency.

This position is PART-TIME (25-30 hours per week) located in Pasadena and reports directly to the Executive Director.



  • Work contracted number of hours per week as scheduled. Demonstrate punctuality and adhere to appropriate attendance standards
  • Cooperatively plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum in conjunction with the Master Teacher and Teacher
  • Assist in the development and execution of a daily routine to include small and large group experiences and individual time with children
  • Be responsive to the developmental needs of each child as well as to those of the group; individualizing curriculum to meet the unique needs of each child
  • Observe, record, and assess children’s interactions and experiences
  • Establish limits; facilitate problem solving, conflict resolution, and model respect
  • Establish trusting relationships with children with a focus on anti-bias attitudes and actions
  • Protect the health and safety of all children at all times
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to the progressive philosophy of the Children’s School
  • Maintain a safe, purposeful, clean, and organized environment for all children


  • Establish collaborative partnerships with parents including a respect for cultural differences, family configurations and a variety of parenting styles
  • Involvement in an ongoing communication system for families within the program including:
  • Recording daily notes as required
  • Completing developmental summaries as required
  • Participating in parent/teacher conferences as assigned


  • Model appropriate skills in working with parents and children


  • Attend Children’s School staff meetings, parent orientations, and sponsored events at the Children’s School as required
  • Demonstrate continuing professional growth and development
  • Use appropriate channels for problem solving and communication
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality
  • Attend and participate in daily/weekly staff meetings
  • Attend all in-service trainings and program orientations
  • Abide by the rules and policies of the Children’s School and support the mission of Pacific Oaks such as encouraging inclusion and embracing diversity
  • Communicate with members of the school community openly, directly, promptly, and constructively without resorting to gossip or rumor
  • Model appropriate ethical behavior for children, families, and colleagues while exemplifying care, respect, and honesty


  • Maintain a safe, clean, and purposeful environment for all children
  • Teach care and respect for the environment and the personal property of others through modeling and practice
  • Maintain equipment and materials
  • Setup developmentally appropriate activities for children utilizing indoor and outdoor spaces to promote purposeful play
  • Inform Master Teacher of needed supplies/materials


  • Minimum of 12 ECE units, but an AA is preferred
  • Previous experience working with children (6 months min.)
  • Must be able to pass a LIVESCAN Background screening; as required by Department of Social Services standards
  • Effective communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Entry level position

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at:

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.




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Job No:
Posted: 7/4/2019
Application Due: 9/2/2019
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