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Associate Teacher at Shasta Head Start in Redding, California

Posted in Education 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Close Date: 1/20/2021


  • Shasta Head Start offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • 15 paid holidays per year

  • 401(k) to eligible employees after one year

  • Extensive training opportunities

Position Summary

We are currently looking for an Associate Teacher with a proven track record of early childhood teaching experience. If you enjoy building positive relationships, hard work and innovation, and providing quality services to children and families, you may be who we are looking for.


  • Assist supervisor in maintaining a safe, clean, and healthy work environment

  • Assist in the compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, federal and state regulations, and Community Care Licensing requirements

  • Assist in the implementation of Shasta Head Start written curriculum plan

  • Assist in the planning and implement Shasta Head Start developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment for the classroom

  • Assist in the supervision and management of children in the classroom in order to ensure a safe, clean, and healthy learning environment

  • Conduct home visits for center children in accordance with Head Start performance standards

  • On-going professional development through education, training and resources

  • Maintain professional and ethical standards


  • Twelve (12) units of Early Childhood Education including core classes: Human/Child Development (3 units); Family, Child and Community (3 units); and Program/Curriculum (3 units)

  • A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education or related degree preferred

  • Six (6) months related experience

  • Must have or obtain a Child Development Matrix Permit at the Associate Teacher level or higher within one year of hire date. Must maintain Child Development permit until desired education obtained.

  • Must have and maintain current EMSA First Aid/CPR

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both individually and in group settings, with community members, groups, managers, regulatory agencies, and families

  • Ability to plan and facilitate group and individual experiences for children according to their needs, strengths and interests

  • Ability to work with others in supporting a positive work environment

  • Ability to speak with groups or individual parents regarding child development, curriculum planning, goal setting, and kindergarten readiness

  • Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Publisher

  • Pre-employment requirements:

    • Valid California Driver License and clean DMV record

    • Criminal background check required

    • Pre-employment Strength Assessment

    • Pre-employment drug test

    • Pre-employment TB Test

    • Up to date records of pertussis, measles, and influenza vaccines

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations 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 sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Shasta Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer