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Full-Time Preschool Teacher
Jewish Silicon Valley / Addison-Penzak JCC
14855 Oka Road
Suite 200
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Principal Responsibilities:

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Full-time teachers to work a minimum of 30 hours per week with full benefit package at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center Preschool (part of Jewish Silicon Valley).

Pay Range: $20.00-$30.00 per hour

Areas of Responsibility

Supervise and ensure safety of children at all times.

Be alert to the needs of children as individuals and as a group.

Plan and implement an enriching curriculum that helps move children as individuals and a group toward meeting our stated developmental goals. Work with co-teacher/ associate teacher or teacher's aide, if applicable.

Plan and implement activities and projects that support children's learning in the area of Jewish culture, holidays and values.

Work with teaching team to set-up and maintain classroom. Keep classroom shelves, counters, storage areas and bathrooms orderly and free of clutter.

Prepare snack for children and sit with them while they eat.

Conduct two individual parent/teacher conferences per year with each family in assigned class.

Attend Back to School Night and Open House.

Be familiar with and follow all Preschool and APJCC Policies detailed in the APJCC Employee Handbook, the APJCC Preschool Staff Handbook and the APJCC Parent Handbook.

Maintain punctual and consistent attendance.

Keep preschool administration informed of any special needs or concerns about individual children.

Attend all staff meetings, in-service training, set up/clean up days and team planning meetings.

Write informative parent newsletters monthly.

Fill out all required paper work in a timely manner. This includes, but is not limited to accident reports, incident reports, curriculum plans and team meeting reports.

Communicate frequently with parents in a professional and respectful manner. Areas of concern about children should be discussed with co-teacher, associate teacher and/or assistant teacher, but communicated to the parent by a teacher, or associate teacher not a teacher's assistant.

Communicate with colleagues and administration in a professional and respectful manner.

Always keep developmentally appropriate practice in mind when planning for and communicating with children and families.

Represent the preschool and the APJCC in a positive manner both on campus and off.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications and competencies:

24 units of ECE/CD, including the core courses. Core courses are 3 semester units or 4 quarter units in each of the following areas: child development; child/family/community or child family relations and program/curriculum and

Working Conditions/Physical requirements:

The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to:

This position is contingent upon the completion and cleared background check of a fingerprint and life scan assessment.

Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and, when possible, to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between JSV and its employees.


$45,000 - $55,000

Agency Information:

Amenities include fitness center, heated pool, children's pool, lighted tennis courts, full gymnasium, event auditorium and meeting rooms, athletic field, physical therapy clinic, free parking, acclaimed preschool for ages 18 months-5 years, day camp, recreation program for children with special needs, birthday parties, Center for Jewish Life & Learning, holiday celebrations, Judaica and Hebrew classes, enrichment classes on a variety of topics for all ages, sports programs for children and adults. Event rentals available.