Assistant Teacher (Head Start) – Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services Inc – Pico Rivera, CA

Work Location: Los Angeles County (including Highland Park, Alhambra etc.)

Summary of Duties:

The Assistant Teacher assists classroom teaching staff in planning, facilitating, and implementing individual and group activities; completing basic records and sharing information with Site Supervisor regarding student progress in planned activities. This position provides assistance with instructing children in activities designed to promote their social, physical and intellectual growth. The Assistant Teacher will also be involved in the planning of individual and group activities to stimulate learning according to the ages of the children.

Qualifications & Experience:


Associate degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, or a related field is required. Must have a valid California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit; and must have a valid CPR/First Aid certification.


One (1) year of experience as a student intern, tutor, or instructional assistant working in an educational setting with pre-elementary school children is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) and (English/ Mandarin) skills are highly preferred.

Application Procedures:

Applicants interested in the position must complete Plaza de la Raza employment application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application materials. Applicants may obtain an employment application from Human Resources department located at 8337 Telegraph Road, Suite 300, Pico Rivera, California 90660, or may download the application from the Careers section at

Applicants must submit a complete application packet to the Human Resources department via email or by regular mail to:

Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc.

Human Resources Department

8337 Telegraph Road, Suite 300

Pico Rivera, California 90660

Employment application packets must include all of the following documentation:

1. Cover letter

2. Employment Application

3. Resume

4. Official transcripts indicating Associate’s degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, or related field

5. Current California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit

6. Valid CPR/First Aid certification

Only complete application packets will be considered for the screening and selection process.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

In addition to fully meeting its obligations for nondiscrimination under federal and state law, Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, veteran status, political views, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.