Teacher II HS - Careers At PACE (2023)

To apply via text, text the word "teach" to 213-513-7223

Position Compensation: $22.0970/hr- $22.6495/hrplus excellent benefits.


Under general supervision of the Regional Site Director and Site Lead Teacher, delivers high quality Early Childhood Development services to children enrolled, including educational, social, physical, nutritional, and psychological development of children under their care. Communicates with parents about their child’s individual progress and maintains records of attendance and educational achievement.


Responsible for the care and supervision of all enrolled PACE Education Division children, planning and implementing classroom lessons, conducting meetings and conferences with parents, coordinating activities and events for children and parents, interacting with the public and providing customer service by phone, email and in person, and preparing correspondence, reports, records, and other paperwork required by the early childhood education program.


  • Ensure proper care, safety, and supervision of groups of children always, for up to 7 hours per day.
  • Maintain appropriate child/teacher ratio is always met.
  • Ensure classroom routine is conducive to learning, safety, and development.
  • Plan and implement classroom lessons and activities for children indoors and out in accordance with all PACE Education Division selected curriculums and Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Conducts learning and developmental assessments of children, including but not limited to DRDP-2015, ASQ-3, ASQ: SE2, etc. according to timelines.
  • Ability to work with children of varying abilities and adhere to Individual Educational Plans.
  • Conduct interior and exterior environmental safety checks to ensure a safe learning environment.
  • Prepare and assist in serving family style meals to children.
  • Clean and sanitize all areas of the classroom, including food preparation, eating and toileting areas.
  • Help children practice good hygiene, including personal cleanliness and toileting/diapering, as needed.
  • Serves as a translator for parents who do not speak English (as appropriate)
  • Conducts annual teacher-parent conferences and home visits
  • Maintains records of enrollment, attendance, and other required paperwork, both manually and digitally.
  • Actively attends and participates in-service trainings provided by PACE and other agencies.
  • Works effectively with other team members
  • Ability to attend assignments away from assigned site, such as in-service trainings, home visits, parent conferences, etc.
  • Organizes and maintains instructional and program supplies
  • Maintains an organized and developmentally appropriate classroom.
  • Sets up and takes down classrooms, as needed.
  • Participates in recruitment of children to maintain full enrollment and an active waitlist.
  • Recruits, trains and supervises parents and other volunteers.
  • Uses non-teaching hours to complete paperwork, home visits, conferences, and other requirements.
  • Ensures accurate, complete, and up to date children’s files, paperwork and documentation, according to agency policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to agency policies and procedures
  • Provides direction and coaching to Teacher Assistant(s) and provides performance feedback to Regional Site Director to aid in their professional development.
  • Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate customer service to parents, children, community representatives/members, and all PACE staff daily.
  • Cooperates with Site Lead Teacher, Regional Site Director and Service Area Managers in planning, supervision, and implementation of overall program
  • Substitute as needed in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Attend all assigned meetings and trainings as required by the program.
  • Supports and ensures the achievement of recruitment and enrollment goals.
  • Assists in accomplishing the program's non-federal share through the access of community resources (services, donations, discounts, and/or goods).
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.


  • Education and Work Experience
    • Associate degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field from an institution of higher learning accredited by a regional accreditation association recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
    • Must possess a current and valid Child Development Teacher Permit or higher
      • The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, including preschool. PACE will accept a valid credential in lieu of a Child Development Permit.
    • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Knowledge and Skills
    • Ability to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, and to plan and implement learning experiences that:
      • Ensure effective curriculum planning and implementation based upon individual children’s development continuum and integrate child assessment data in individual and group planning.
      • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.
      • Include developmentally appropriate learning experiences in language, literacy, social and emotional development, math, science, social studies, creative arts, and physical development that are focused on achieving progress outlined in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five.
      • Establish and maintain a healthy learning environment; and
      • Encourage families’ engagement with their children in all Head Start programs to support the development of relationships between children and their families.
    • Must be a team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Must have good organizational, written/oral communication and observation skills
    • Basic computer skills required.
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus, but not required


  • Current Adult & Pediatric CPR/1St Aid Certificate
  • Valid California Driver’s License and insurance coverage
  • Must pass the following background checks prior to start of employment:
    • Sex Offender Registry
    • Child Abuse and Neglect State Registry
    • State or Tribal Criminal History Check, including fingerprints
    • FBI Criminal History Check, including fingerprints
  • Must have verification of T.B. clearance at time of employment, to be renewed every two (2) years (every 4 years for chest x-rays).
  • Must complete a physical examination at time of employment, to be renewed every two (2) years.
  • Provide proof of the following immunizations as required: Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and Influenza.
  • COVID vaccination required; must have two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna or a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson. Those that need a medical or religious exemption must reach out separately.

  • Must complete 15 clock hours of professional development annually that builds the knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities of staff to improve child, family, and staff outcomes. Of this, a minimum of 50% of the 15 hours (or 7.5 hours) must be focused on the specific content area or job assignment. Must also complete an annual Professional Development Plan (PDP) to be reviewed 3 times during the year.
  • Must obtain 21 hours/year of professional development (105 hours every five years) to maintain their teaching certification.
  • PACE will assist applicants that are eligible and have an active Certificate of Clearance with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to apply for a Temporary County Certificate, Child Development (TCC) through Los Angeles County while waiting for CTC (Commission on Teacher Credentialing) to process.


The working conditions and physical demands of this position will be those that must be met to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The physical environment the incumbent will work in is typically a pre-school environment with moderate noise levels that would be expected in that type of work environment. Outdoor and indoor supervision of playgrounds / workplace for on-going periods occurs regularly. Lift and carry up to 45 lbs. or more. The individual must be able to work with children at their eye level and always maintain visual supervision of children, as well as hear, communicate, and comprehend effectively with children, staff, and parents. The individual also must be able to walk, sit, kneel, crawl, carry, push, pull and participate in activities indoors and outdoors as needed in an environment with children and adults.

  • T.B. Test within the past six months prior to employment, and every two (2) years thereafter (every 4 years for a chest X-ray).
  • Must pass a physical examination at the time of hire, and every 2 years thereafter
  • Provide proof of the following immunizations as required: Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Influenza, and COVID-19.
  • Representative physical demands of the job include normal vision and hearing, standing for extended periods, sitting for extended periods, kneeling, and stooping, manipulating objects with hands, reaching overhead, and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 45 pounds.
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