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Katan Summer Camp Preschool Teacher

Job Details

Jewish Silicon Valley - Los Gatos, CA
$20.00 - $28.00 Hourly



Seasonal Full-time teachers to work a minimum of 30 hours per week for the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center (part of Jewish Silicon Valley) Summer Camp.


Areas of Responsibility

Duties including, but not limited to:

  1. Supervise and ensure safety of children at all times.  Be alert to the needs of children as individuals and as a group.
  2. 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.
  3. Plan and implement activities and projects that support children’s learning in the area of Jewish culture, holidays and values.
  4. Work with teaching team to set-up and maintain classroom.  Keep classroom shelves, counters, storage areas and bathrooms orderly and free of clutter.
  5. Supervise mealtimes closely, sit with children while they eat.
  6. Dress children for swimming and after swimming.
  7. When children are in the big pool, one teacher from each group must be in the pool with the children.
  8. Be familiar with and follow all Camp Katan and APJCC Policies detailed in the APJCC Employee Handbook, the APJCC Camp Katan Staff Handbook and the APJCC Camp Family Handbook.
  9. Maintain punctual and consistent attendance.  
  10. Keep camp administration informed of any special needs or concerns about individual children.
  11. Attend all staff meetings, in-service training, and set up/clean up days.
  12. Write informative daily emails to parents that summarize the children’s day, including photos.
  13. Fill out all required paper work in a timely manner. This includes, but is not limited to accident reports, incident reports, and curriculum plans.
  14. 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 rather than a teacher’s assistant.  
  15. Communicate with colleagues and administration in a professional and respectful manner.
  16. Always keep developmentally appropriate practice in mind when planning for and communicating with children and families.
  17. Represent Camp Katan and the APJCC in a positive manner both on campus and off.


Qualifications and competencies:

  • 12 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
  • 175 days of 3 hours per day of work experience in an ECE/CD setting within 4 years.
    • Or:
  • AA or higher degree in ECE/CD or related field and
  • 3 units supervised field experienced in an ECE/CD setting.


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.