PLN 1000

Afterschool Associate Teacher - CMS

Charter Middle School, 835 Stanford Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States of America Req #50
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

About PLN

Founded on Skid Row in 1980, Para Los Niños provides education and wraparound support, serving over 10,000 children, youth, and families annually in some of the most underserved areas in Los Angeles. PLN fosters pathways to success by striving for excellence in education, family support, and comprehensive social-emotional, and community-based services.

Through early education, TK-8th grade education, youth workforce services, and family and community services Para Los Niño’s’ model provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to break the cycle of poverty and help children and youth thrive.

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Associate Teacher is responsible for the supervision and planning of large and small group activities for the children according to their needs, interests and individual development. The Associate Teacher will implement the goals and objectives of the program through activities that are physically, intellectually, creatively stimulating and require the active participation of the Associate Teacher. The Associate Teachers support the Site Supervisor in all aspects of the program administration and goals.



Associate Teachers perform a full range of duties, including, but not limited to the following:


Climate, Culture and Curriculum

  • Participates in creating weekly age appropriate curriculum (activity plans) to nurture and stimulate the psycho social, cognitive, and cultural needs of the student in their care guided by program curriculum.
  • Completes attendance records, maintains up to date emergency forms, lesson plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed.
  • Provides homework assistance and tutoring for students.
  • Regularly assess student to inform and refine instruction to best meet student needs.
  • Prepare and implement academic and social enrichment activities.
  • Work cooperatively with team teaching staff to review student progress and co-plan weekly activities.
  • Assist in guiding the parents of an orientation of the program.

Classroom Management

  • Completes checklist to ensure that classroom is kept neat and orderly.
  • Completes documentation and reports of all incidents, accidents or behavioral outbursts.
  • Complete daily, weekly, and monthly logs and reports as requested by supervisor.
  • Work with teachers and school staff to build and support positive behavior expectations by reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations in classrooms and elsewhere on campus.
  • Reinforce school-wide rules and expectations throughout the campus.
  • Assist in completing and developing short and long term goals for individual child and overall group.

Supervision and other duties

  • Participates in supervision meetings on a weekly basis with site supervisor.
  • Provides supervision and care to children in the classroom and actively participates in classroom and yard activities.
  • Completes daily ratio counts and ensures that ratios are met at all times.
  • Reports regularly to the supervisor any issues of concern that need immediate attention.
  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or the Child Abuse Hotline.
  • Completes daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of children.

Professional Growth

  • Participate regularly in professional development opportunities, grade and subject specific, collaborative meetings, staff meetings, and both on- and off-site trainings.


Qualifications and Experience Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.

Education and Certification Requirements

  • Minimum of 60 units in either, or combination of; Child Development or related fields: Recreation (art, music, and dance) or Physical Education (indoor and outdoor sports activities), Human Services and Social Welfare (nursing, psychology, or home economics) or units earned toward an elementary or middle teaching credential. Experiences working with children in child care setting.
  • 1 year experience working with students and/or youth.
  • Bilingual (E/S) preferred.
  • Current certification in CPR/First Aid

Special Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and diverse priorities.
  • Must have the ability consistently show good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Possess strong creative and organizational abilities.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Computer literate with hands-on experience.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • TB test clearance, to be renewed every two years.

Physical Requirements

Employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Observe, see, hear, and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
  • Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person’s health.
  • Crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Communicate verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing after school care services.


Expectations for All Para Los Niños Charter Schools /After School Program Faculty & Staff

Candidates for employment at a Para Los Niños Charter School or After School Program, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
  • Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and a belief in the PLN approach of student’s leading their learning.
  • Commitment to academic excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
  • Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
  • Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Other details

  • Job Function Part Time
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.22
  • Max Hiring Rate $22.90
  • Required Education Some College
Location on Google Maps
  • Charter Middle School, 835 Stanford Avenue, Los Angeles, California, United States of America