Crystal Stairs
  • 30-Jan-2020 (PST)
  • Headstart
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Head Start/Early Head Start - Teacher Assistant

Location: Los Angeles, South LA & Compton areas

The following job summary is for descriptive purposes only. Actual job descriptions and job title is subject to change


Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of activities or operations.




We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Head Start & Early Head Teacher Assistant to join one of our rapidly growing Southern California locations. A successful HS/EHS TA is attentive, helpful, and focused on assisting the Lead Teacher with classroom operations including, planning, curriculum and child assessment implementation, and supervision of children.


Your Passion at Work

  • Supervise children visually at all times to ensure their continuous safety and care; help implement plan to ensure the safety of the children while they are using indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Assists with child assessment including the developmental screening, Desired Results Developmental Profile, Individualized Goals, Observational Notes, Portfolio Assessment, Individual Lesson Plan activities for all children including those with diagnosed disabilities
  • Assists with inspection of facilities for hazardous conditions, unsafe equipment and materials; follows an emergency exit plan and helps conduct monthly emergency exit drills
  • Helps create and maintain a warm emotionally supportive classroom environment that is well managed and provides quality instructional support for children's learning.
  • Assists with home visits as needed.


The Skills You Possess

  • Passionate about our cause with an incredible work ethic
  • Strong interpersonal skills, patience, and flexibility
  • Willingness to be trained and support others
  • Proactive problem-solver


Education and Experience

  • Minimum 24 Early Childhood Education coursework units equivalent to a CDA, including 12 core units as required by California Community Care Licensing and the California Child Development Permit Matrix
  • 6 Units Infant/Toddler coursework is a PLUS
  • A minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year direct experience working with young children, 2-5 years experience in a preschool setting, with culturally and ethnically diverse population


Total Package of Benefits

We have an energetic, focused, and self-starter minded work environment. Our internal emphasis is on health, family, professional growth and our unmatched diverse culture. We believe that the best work comes from a creative environment. We love to laugh, so you should expect to hear roaring laughter from time to time. We're focused on being the very best at what we do in our industry, and promise to do our best to give you the tools to do the same.


  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision/ Life and Pet Insurance
  • 401k Matching Options
  • Flex Spending  
  • Pre-paid Legal Services
  • Sick and Vacation Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Training Days/Staff Development
  • Opportunity for Advancement



Crystal Stairs is one of the largest private non-profit child development corporations in the State of California. We help families locate affordable and appropriate childcare through a variety of services, working with childcare providers, educators, advocates, and community members to positively impact the lives of more than 40,000 children each year.


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