Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.
Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 - 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond. Head Start positions are generally Monday through Friday, (10-1/2 months per year).
The Head Start Teacher Assistant assists teaching staff in instructing children and stimulating learning. This position assists in planning individual and group activities to stimulate learning according to the ages of the children. The Teacher Assistant performs the following:
Helps provide children with an environment that includes varied activities to help children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically in manner appropriate to their age and stage of development, with the overall goal being to achieve social competence for the child;
Helps integrate various HS services into the learning, such as parent involvement, social services, nutrition, health and mental health services;
Helps provide a physical environment consistent with state and local licensing requirements and the health and safety needs of the children;
Helps provide a planned program of activities, which supports and enhances the role of parents as the prime educators of their children;
Helps provide a learning environment that reflects the varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the children in the program and the larger communities and societies in which they live;
Other duties as assigned.
Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or related area preferred
Transcripts required to prove a minimum of 12 semester units in Early Childhood Education / Child Development
Valid Child Development Associate Teacher permit
Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Fingerprint clearances required prior to employment
Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to other school sites
Must have experience working with children with in the home or in an education program
Must be able to clearly impart information to children in a manner that is understandable to them according to age and background
Proof at the time of hire
TB clearance within 6 months prior
Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 - Dec 1)
Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
Health screening at the time of employment
Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
Able to lift up to 50 lbs
Frequently kneel and squat
Ability to move quickly
Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) desirable
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.