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To inquire you may send a cover letter and resume to: resumes@plazacs.org
Applications are accepted Monday through Friday at 4018 City Terrace Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Plaza is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

The current open positions at Plaza Community Services are:

Preschool Associate Teacher (3 Part Time Floater Positions)
Assists Teacher in the planning of individual and group activities to stimulate learning according to the child’s development level.    Facilitates  children  to  participate  in  activities  designed  to  promote  their  physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth and development.  Assists teachers with conducting ECERSs and preparing and implementing action plans.   Must have current Associate Teacher Permit with 12 units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Preschool Teacher (1 Full Time position)
Responsible for the overall supervision of the classroom including health and safety of the children, staff, parents, volunteers, etc.   Monitor the classroom according to the State Licensing requirements, Funding Terms and Conditions, Title 5, Title 22, Labor Law, etc.  Maintain California’s Desired Results for Children and Families including the completion of Developmental Profiles, Parent Surveys and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale and implementation of the Action Plans  AA degree with 24 semester units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or 60 units of completed coursework at a four year college or university that would lead to a BA/BA Degree in CD or ECE or related field.  Current Child Development Teacher’s permit required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

EHS-CCP  Infant/Toddler Teachers I (4 Full Time Positions and 4 Part Time Positions)
EHS Infant/Toddler Teacher provides quality primary care giving for infants or toddlers in a safe and supervised early care and educational setting.   Promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Early Head Start children enrolled in the program.  Must have an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Must have 6 units in Infant/Toddler units (if courses not completed, they must be completed within the 1st year of employment).   A current Child Development Teacher’s permit is required.   Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

EHS-CCP Mental Health & Disability Specialist (1 Full Time position)
Oversees supplemental Mental Health and Disabilities services and related educational, technical, and consultative support to children, families and staff. Provides facilitation and assistance to Head Start staff and families in the identification,   referral   and   accommodation   of   children   with   disabilities  and   behavioral   needs.   Mental Health/Disabilities  Specialist  will  ensure  that  children  with  disabilities receive  appropriate  intervention  and services, and for managing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive programs for children with disabilities and their families enrolled in the EHS program. Works with teachers, parents, local education agencies, and community agencies in planning obtaining professional diagnoses and assessments of children with suspected disabilities, and developing Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and mental health plans; maintains records and writes reports. BA preferred in Social Service area, (Psychology, Sociology, ECE or related field). Must have 6 units in Infant/Toddler units (if course has not been completed, it must be completed within the first year of employment). Minimum of three years’ experience working with low-income children and families with special or behavioral needs. Experience with Early Head Start preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.  Minimum Starting Pay Rate: DOE

EHS-CCP  Family Advocate (3 Full Time positions)
The EHS-CCP Family Advocate serves as the lead and coach and case manager for the families he/she works with. Under this role, the Family Advocate coordinates and ensures the delivery of comprehensive services which includes and may not be limited to child health, nutrition, family support, referrals, resources, supporting parent’s as their child’s first and most important teacher while increasing knowledge and skills in parenting, advocacy and parent engagement in the children’s education. The Family Advocate will work, deliver, track and monitor servic es for up to 40 families and will serve as a liaison between the parent, other Plaza staff, community agencies and the Family Child Care Providers.   AA degree; BA preferred in Social Services area, (Psychology, Sociology, ECE or related field) or equivalent case management experience.  Minimum of four years experience working with low-income children and families and the ability to obtain the Family Development Certificate within 12 months of hire. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Minimum Starting Pay Rate: DOE.

EHS-CCP  Licensed Vocational Nurse (2 Full Time positions)
The Licensed Vocational Nurse will ensure the quality of Plaza’s health services by promoting optimal health, interpreting health records and data, working with the Health and Nutrition Coordinator to determine appropriate preventive and primary health care for children and families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and state regulations. Works in conjunction with other program content areas to ensure a holistic approach; and assessment of the quality of services provided. BA in Health or Nursing area preferred. At a minimum, an LVN certification required. Valid license to practice in the State of California. Four years related experience. Minimum of two years’ experience working with low-income children and families with special health needs. Experience working in Early Head Start/Head Start programs.  Knowledge of Federal, State, and local guidelines and regulations.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.  Starting Pay Rate:  DOE

EHS-CCP  Site Supervisor (2 Full Time positions)
Under the supervision of the EHS-CCP Education Coordinator, EHS-CCP Site Supervisor will supervise all teachers and will oversee all early childhood development and education activities provided by all staff at the designated child center. The EHS-CCP Site Supervisor is responsible for:  The overall function of the Child Development/EHS- CCP classrooms this includes ensuring  the health and safety of the children, staff, parents, volunteers, vendors and visitors, etc.  Monitoring the Child Development Center and ensuring compliance with the State Licensing requirements, Head Start Performance Standards, Funding Terms and Conditions, Title 5, Title 22, Labor Law, etc. Oversees the completion of the required child and environment assessments which includes the DRDP-2015, Parent Surveys and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale as well as the analysis of findings and creating the Action Plan.  Participates in the overall agency Continuous Quality Improvement Process.  BA Degree in Child Development, or related field with 24 units in Child Development, 6 units in Administration and 2 units in Adult Supervision. Must hold a current Child Development Site Supervisor’s (or above) permit. Must hold a current Child Care CPR and Child Care Preventative Health & Safety training certification. 6 units in Infant/Toddler units (if course has not been completed, it must be completed within the first year of employment). Three years of supervision experience working with families and children in an early childhood center based setting. Knowledge and skills to identify and report suspected child abuse and unusual incidents. Special skills/ knowledge /abilities. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Starting Pay Rate:  DOE

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