Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
Posted on: June 23, 2022
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County,Inc.
Helping People. Changing Lives.
CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values
CAPSLO has a vaccination policy for employees. If you are hired, we
will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19
vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be
Provides care and education for children and their families in a
child care center. Responsible for the implementation of the
program in an assigned classroom and center. Supervises
Instructional Assistants and Associate Teachers in the classroom
setting per Center Supervisor. Supports CAPSLO's mission by
ensuring that children are served, along with their families, at a
high level providing a rich education experience for all who are
Required Education and Experience:
1. AA/AS (2) (6)
2. 24 units ECE/CD (1) (4)
3. 6 months related teaching exp. (3)
4. RCCP, Teacher Permit or higher (5)
1. BA/BS (2) (6)
2. 12 units ECE/CD (1) (4)
3. 1 year related teaching exp. (3)
4. 3 units Supervised Field Experience
5. Teacher Permit or higher (5)
Additional Education & Experience
1. Semester Units in ECE/CD include course work in early childhood
education/child development and at least one course in each of the
following core areas 1) child/human growth and development 2)
child, family and community, or child and family relations; 3)
programs/curriculum. Must have received passing grade of "C" or
better or credit.
2. Degree must include sixteen diversified semester units in
general education (i.e., at least one course in each of the
following areas: Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Math
and/or Science and English/Language Arts.
3. Experience must be in a licensed day care center, comparable
home day care or group child care program for children ages 0 - 5
under the supervision of a person who would qualify as a Center
Supervisor. College internships and labs served in a licensed day
care center will count as experience.
4. For infant/toddler center(s), 3 semester units in infant/toddler
development and/or programs must be included as part of the course
work requirement for all of the above.
5. Must hold appropriate Children's Center Permit or qualify for an
appropriate Children's Center Permit prior to beginning employment
and apply within 60 days of commencing employment. State Child
Development program requires permit be held prior to beginning
employment (Temporary County Certificates also acceptable).
6. MSHS, HS, EHS programs require AA/AS or BA/BS in Early Childhood
Education, Child Development or closely related field including
coursework equivalent to 24 semester units ECE/CD.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience working with children with disabilities.
License & Certifications:
1. Valid California Driver's License and reliable insured vehicle
available for business use (mileage to be reimbursed) and
acceptable driving record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance
will be required. (Not required for Substitutes)
2. Must possess a valid Children's Center Teacher Permit or
3. Must provide certificates of completion of approved pediatric
first aid and pediatric CPR training within (30) days of hire.
4. Must renew and maintain a valid Children's Center Teacher Permit
or higher at all times.
5. Must provide certificates of completion of approved pediatric
first aid and pediatric CPR training within 30 days of hire.
Employee is responsible for renewing and maintaining a valid
CPR/first aid certification at all times.
6. Must complete 16 hours of training on preventative health
practices, as required by Health and Safety Code within 30 days of
7. Must complete Safety Training (Performance Standards; 1302.47)
within three months of hire;
1. Supports the Center Supervisor in carrying out responsibility at
the center level for the overall quality of the experience offered
to children and families including the assurance that laws,
regulations, guidelines and policies are adhered to on a daily
2. Coordinates and conducts home visits and parent conferences as
needed and schedules the visits at times that are suitable for the
families (may require evenings and weekends).
3. Coordinates planning the overall education plan for the center
and assumes responsibility for implementing the plan in the
classroom. The plan will include program individualization for each
child, tracking each child's development and development of
individual goals for each child with input from the parent.
4. Responsible for maintaining accurate documentation and tracking
of the appropriate instruments and forms to ensure all program
requirements are met in the mandated time frame as per program
standards, including the following:
1. Child/Family Files
2. Lesson Plans
3. Curriculum planning
4. Ongoing Assessment and Transition Plans
5. Meal counts as delegated
6. Tracking sheets as delegated
7. Other documents as assigned
5. Plans and implements the curriculum and ensures the center
environment (indoor and outdoor) is developmentally appropriate,
safe and offers children a wide variety of experiences.
6. Must have visual supervision of all children at all times.
Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Participates in physical activities (games, music and movement,
outside play) with children, which involve lifting, bending,
carrying, twisting, stooping, pulling, pushing, reaching and other
2. Attends and participates in all staff meetings and required
trainings. Attends in-service training as assigned by the program
3. Keeps Center Supervisor informed of any problems or concerns
relating to individual children/families and/or the operation of
4. Has primary responsibility for overall quality of educational
experience for all children, including child/children with
5. Preschool: Aids children in developing self-help skills;
toileting, feeding, dressing, napping, etc. Infant/Toddler: Takes
care of tasks such as diapering, feeding, dressing, preparing room
for naptime, setting out snacks and meals, and clean-up.
6. Assesses and implements, as a member of a multi-disciplinary
team, each child's Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual
Family Service Plan (IFSP) and participates in case conferencing,
7. Utilizes program policies and procedures to guide the day-to-day
operations of the center.
8. May participate in daily housekeeping duties at the center level
including vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc., which
involves twisting, lifting, bending, carrying, pulling, pushing,
reaching, etc. Ensures that the cleaning procedures are followed
and the proper sanitation products are implemented, as designated
by the Health Coordinator.
9. Maintains confidentiality of records and information of program
10. Provides appropriate guidance to all children. Ensures personal
rights of children are maintained at all times.
11. Responsible as a Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Accordingly, follows procedures for reporting known or suspected
child abuse and neglect.
12. Must use reasonable precaution in the performance of one's
duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices; and
act in such a manner as to assure at all times, maximum safety to
one's self, fellow employees and children.
13. Performs other duties as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of teaching principles and methods for curriculum
design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and
the measurement of training effects.
2. Knowledge of classroom management principles, resource
allocation and overall implementation of program standards.
3. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
1. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be
able to communicate effectively with clients and program staff.
2. Must have strong computer skills with experience working with MS
Office programs (Word, Excel), database programs and general
3. Must demonstrate sound judgment, supervisory and administrative
4. Must be skilled in the development and implementation of
educational lesson planning for groups and individuals, some of
whom are individuals with disabilities;
1. Must have knowledge of and the ability to comply with applicable
laws and regulations.
2. Must be able to maintain good working relationships with other
3. Must be self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of
4. Must be willing to increase basic knowledge of child development
and early childhood education, as well as techniques of working
with children with special needs and their families. Infant/Toddler
center staff must be willing to participate in Program for
Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) cohorts as they become available.
5. Must be able to direct the work of others, when applicable.
6. Must be able to supervise a group of children.
7. Must be able to organize and maintain accurate record keeping
8. Must be able to recognize emergencies and areas where action is
9. Must be dedicated to the goals and philosophy the program.
10. Must uphold program Standards of Conduct at all times.
11. Must be able to relate well to all people of the community
regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy,
age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability
or socio-economic level.
12. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward
accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures
of the agency.
Assumes supervisory responsibility for an assigned classroom and
manages the overall operation of the center in the absence of the
Center Supervisor. Assumes supervisory responsibility as delegated
by the Center Supervisor.
This job operates in a classroom environment as well as outdoors.
Additionally, this role routinely uses standard office equipment
such as computers, printers, copiers and phones.
1. 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.
1. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and have
unrestricted use of the upper and lower body.
2. Must be able to bend, squat, reach, kneel, and climb stairs.
3. Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking,
twisting, and bending for long periods of time.
4. Must be able to move from a sitting to standing position
quickly, safely, and without difficulty.
5. Must be able to chase a fleeing child. Must be able to join the
children's active play including jumping and running indoors and
6. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as
reaching above and below shoulder level.
7. Must be able to withstand exposure to noise in a daycare
8. Must be able to assist children with diapering, toileting, and
change of clothing.
Vision, Hearing and Speech
1. Corrected or uncorrected vision and hearing within normal
2. A clear speaking voice and other abilities necessary to ensure
child safety in the classroom, other areas and when in the
Must have dependable, insured transportation and valid California
Driver's License (mileage to be reimbursed) and acceptable driving
record. A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required.
(Not required for Substitutes)
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age by date of hire.
2. Must submit proof of current vaccination status for measles,
pertussis, and influenza (or a current, signed influenza
declination form) in compliance with SB 792.
3. Must comply with the CAPSLO COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, either
being fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption.
4. Must complete a health screening physical completed within 30
days prior to employment and a current TB skin test/Chest
5. Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and
background requirements: criminal history check (Inclusive of DOJ,
FBI and Child Abuse), acknowledgement of child abuse reporting
responsibility, criminal record statement (Form LIC508), etc. A
criminal history clearance is required prior to employment.
6. Upon hire agency staff will check the Megan's Law (or the
current sexual predator website) to ensure each staff being hired
is clear for employment. Program administrative staff will check
the website annually to ensure all program staff are cleared to
7. Must meet the Head Start Performance Standards and State
8. Employment in Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and
Seasonal Head Start Programs is contingent upon approval of the
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
I have read and understand the Essential Functions of this
position, including the Responsibilities and Duties. I also
acknowledge that the Responsibilities and Duties for this position
may change in the future with or without prior notice.
I further understand that I can request a reasonable accommodation,
should one be necessary for me to carry out the Essential Functions
of this position. I can perform these with or without reasonable
Compensation and Benefits Package
Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan
CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program.
CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the premiums to cover
full-time employees, and half (50%) of the premiums to cover
eligible part-time employees. Eligible employees may elect, at
their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance
coverage for their dependents. Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long
Term Disability ("LTD") insurance program for eligible
Retirement Savings Plan
CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a
portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan.
Employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO
matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of
15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits) after 6 months
Twelve paid holidays during the course of the each calendar year.
Employees also receive one extra workday off with pay as a
CAPSLO awards 80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum
accrual of 320 hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time
is accrued at 8 hours per month (based on weekly hours) with a
maximum accrual of 280 hours. CAPSLO also offers the opportunity to
convert unused sick time to vacation and a vacation cash out for
eligible employees once a year.
CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance
program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for
cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, and
additional time off for positions classified as exempt, and
workers' compensation insurance.
For questions regarding the application process or open positions,
contact the Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355 or email
EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization. We
are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against
applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national
origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
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