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Afternoon Assistant Teacher

Salary Range

Hourly rate of $15-$20/hour, depending on qualifications and experience, plus health
stipend. This is a year-to-year contract.



Part Time. On campus from 11am-5pm on weekdays during the school year. On campus
from 8am-2pm during 6-week summer camp. Some evening and weekend duties as needed.


Application Due Date

August 1, 2019


Position Start Date

August 20th, 2019


Mission Statement

To create a joyful, play-based cooperative preschool, supporting diverse families in a nurturing
community, preparing them to navigate the world with confidence.


Program Overview

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop is a cooperative preschool, providing parent education, an inclusive and nurturing community, and a play-based learning environment for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age. We are a parent education program affiliated with Santa Barbara City College.


Position Overview

We are seeking a confident, caring and creative Afternoon Assistant Teacher to join our staff. Our
Afternoon Program staff includes a Head Teacher and an Assistant Teacher. Our morning staff includes the
Director and Assistant Director. There is some overlap with the two teams. Responsibilities include, but are
not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with the Head Teacher to ensure that the Afternoon Program provides a
    nurturing, safe, play-based, inclusive learning environment.

  • Nurturing the spirit and curiosity of each child while supporting independence and community.

  • Using and modeling positive behavioral strategies and conflict resolution procedures with children.

  • Collaborating with morning and afternoon staff to build child-centered, open-ended activities for
    the children.

  • Confidently communicating with parents, caregivers and staff.\

  • Work with the Head Teacher to keep the school environment safe, clean and attractive.

  • Maintaining punctuality and regular attendance.


Current knowledge of child development tenets and familiarity with developmentally appropriate practice are essential requirements of the position.  We encourage and support continuing education.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • Associate of Arts (AA) in Child Development, Early Childhood, Psychology, or Family Life Studies is
    preferred. Will consider candidates working toward these goals with 3 or more ECE units.

  • One year or more teaching experience in an Early Childhood Program. Equivalent experience
    as a parent in a cooperative preschool setting may be considered as a substitute.

  • The following CCL requirements must be satisfied, prior to employment:

    • TB test clearance and up-to-date immunization.

    • Current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certificate

    • Criminal background clearance


Preferred Qualifications/Requirements

  • Experience participating in a cooperative workshop environment.

  • A demonstrated commitment to nature-based learning.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.


The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop  605 W. Junipero St. Santa Barbara CA 93110   805-682-7609   © 2018 by The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop