June 21, 2024


Preschool Associate Teacher - ECE

Hiring Company
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Foster City, CA
Years Experience

Job Description:

Salary Range: $24.55 - $26.24 Hourly

Overview of the Role:
The role of the Preschool Associate Teacher is to support the teacher in creating a warm, inviting and developmentally appropriate classroom environment.  Under the guidance of the teacher, collaborating on curriculum design and relationship building.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists teacher in creating a classroom environment that supports the needs of each individual child with concerns for their interests, individual learning style and stage of development.
  • With teacher support, plans individual and group activities to stimulate the children’s growth in language, social, emotional, math and motor skills.
  • Incorporates learning about Jewish holidays, values, and culture into the classroom environment.
  • Supports the children in development of self-efficacy and autonomy, including the practice of self-care. Supports children in toilet training as needed.
  • Prepares healthy snacks for children and supports children with meal time.
  • Supports teacher in family communication including email, in-person conversation and annual parent-teacher conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree or equivalent, in Child Development, a plus
  • 12 core units of approved Early Childhood Education (Coursework to include: Child Growth & Development, Curriculum, Principals & Practices, & Family and Community) OR completed 6 core units with 6 in progress
  • Associate Teacher permit, preferred
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions, a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word; processing software; and perform email functions

Physical Demands: 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 may be required to:

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Occasionally required to climb and/or balance
  • Alternates periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and fatigue.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. While performing the duties of this job, the work environment can be noisy, and you may be working in close proximity to others. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as phones, computers, and printers. You will have access to a restroom, copy room and break room facilities.

Learn more & apply today at pjcc.org/jobs