Teacher Assistant

East Bay
10/21/2018 at 11:30pm
$2,735.00-$3,325.00 Monthly


1220 53rd Street Emeryville, 94608


Teacher Assistant
Hourly Rate: $15.78-$19.18
Monthly Salary: $2,735-$3,325
Annual Salary: $32,820-$39,900

We are hiring! Become part of our dynamic team and help make a difference in kids' lives. Become a Teacher Assistant!


Why consider working for the City of Emeryville?

The City of Emeryville is a premier employer who values diversity and supports outside of the box thinking and innovation. Our employees are our most valuable asset and as such we provide them with training, mentorship, and career growth opportunities, as well as with excellent salary compensation and benefits.


The Position
Under the supervision of a Teacher, this position performs duties that are instructional in nature and serves in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and delivery of educational programs or services and performs related duties as assigned.


You will:

  • Assist teachers in classroom activities and supervision of children in order to coordinate a quality program.
  • Assist in the planning of daily activities designed to develop cognitive, social emotional, and physical development.
  • Assist in planning developmentally and culturally relevant activities.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Instruct and monitor and participates with children involved in structured and free play activities in order to prevent injuries.
  • Interact with the assigned children groups on activities, that promote growth and development.
  • Provides direct supervise of children at all times
  • Supervise and help with breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack distribution and clean up.
  • Follows the California State Department of Education diapering, toileting, and sanitizing regulations.
  • Facilitate the naptime preparation.
  • Make referrals to teachers regarding children with special problems, health needs and behavior problems.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, healthy, and safe environment, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences regarding students’ progress
  • Encourage and maintain a good relationship with staff and parents.


Ideal Candidate

You have:

  • A high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Experience working in a child development program for infants, toddlers and pre-school children.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of child development for licensed center based child care; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; deal with a variety of age groups from infancy to pre-school age and adults; implement current child development practices in accordance with State Department of Education and Community Care Licensing guidelines; help prepare lesson plans and daily activity schedules that facilitate and stimulate child learning; communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally; work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment; help direct the activities of children of varying ages from infancy to pre-school; deal with children in distress and/or are uncooperative; implement program goals; work effectively with those contacted in the course of the work including children, parents, staff, management and consultants; follow oral and written instruction; perform the physical duties of the job.


Fine Print (once hired):

  • Complete a minimum of six (6) units in Early Childhood Education from a recognized program within the probationary period. Failure to complete these units successfully will result in release from probationary status.
  • Complete a minimum of six (6) units in Early Childhood Education from a recognized program within one year of employment.


Special Requirements:

Must be sufficiently physically active in order to monitor and participate in children games and exercise activities; stand, walk, squat, kneel, bend, twist, reach above shoulder level and below waist level, push and pull, lift up to 50 lbs. while monitoring children; sit on the floor while working with infants, toddlers, and children; carry and bottle feed infants/toddlers; grasp and manipulate items such as writing utensils; and sufficiently patient to care for children in distress and/or who are being uncooperative.


Ready to Apply?

To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, submit your application, resume and supplemental questions online at www.calopps.org

Eligible candidates who successfully pass all steps in the recruitment process will be placed on a hiring eligibility list. 

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


Retirement: New* CalPERS Members 2% @ 62 Retirement Plan (based on highest three consecutive years) or Classic* Members 2% @ 60 (based on highest three consecutive years).  Under both plans, the employee picks up the full employee contribution (7% for Classic Members or 6.5% for New Members).  (*As defined by CalPERS).  The City does not participate in Social Security.

  • Vacation: Employee accrues ten (10) working days per year. Maximum accrual of 2x annual accrual rate.
  • Holidays: Fourteen (14) paid holidays per year (inclusive of three [3] floating holidays).
  • Sick Leave: Fifteen (15) days per year, with unlimited accumulation.
  • Health & Welfare: Medical, dental, and vision care coverage paid by the agency (to a capped amount) for the employee and eligible dependents.
  • Misc. Benefits:  City provides life/AD&D, long-term disability (LTD) and employee assistance program benefits.  

A complete benefits summary can be found at: Summary of Benefits

Visit www.calpers.ca.gov for complete information about Classic and New employee retirement information.

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