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ECE Program Staff Substitute

Job Details

Jewish Silicon Valley - Los Gatos, CA
Part Time
$18.00 - $25.00 Hourly



Substitute teachers to work as needed at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center Preschool (part of Jewish Silicon Valley).


Areas of Responsibility

  • Supervise and insure 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.


Qualifications and competencies:

  • Minimum of 12 early Childhood units

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:

  • Ability to lift and carry at least 30lbs and
  • Physical ability to sit on the floor or low chair and to squat down to be at eye level with children for up to 15 minutes at a time and
  • Ability to stand and walk for up to one hour at a time and
  • Level of physical fitness that allows for keeping pace with the activity level of young children.


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.