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Job Opening: Tehachapi Tots Teacher Aid                                         

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Tehachapi Tots Teacher Aid. We will be accepting applications until position is filled.  


Pay Range 
Salary Range:Minimum - $22 per hour DOE
Position:Tehachapi Tots Teacher
Reports To:Tehachapi Tots Teacher
FLSA Status:Non-Exempt
Position Summary 

Under the general direction of the Tehachapi Tots Teacher, the Tehachapi Tots Teacher Aid assists in leading and teaching a comprehensive tots program. This includes assisting the Tehachapi Tots Teacher in developing, implementing, and evaluating age-appropriate curriculum. Performs other work as required and may    work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.

Essential Job Functions 

The following duties are an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the position and do not constitute an all-inclusive list.


  • Consistently promote a positive, professional image of the District and provide excellent customer service.
  • Assist and collaborate with the Tehachapi Tots Teacher to develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum, activities, and special events for the Tehachapi Tots program.
    • Daily circle time lessons
    • ABC letter/sound recognition
    • Counting, colors, shapes
    • Singing and dancing
    • Activities and games
    • Story time
    • Create craft to be completed by tots.
    • Manage and prepare learning table centers.
  • Support the Tehachapi Tots Teacher to create a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children.
  • Provide opportunities for hands-on experiences, creative expression, and problem-solving.
  • Recommends and suggests purchasing and inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Displays a positive attitude and personality in the classroom and with parents.
  • Assist in setting and cleaning up all classroom activities daily.
    • Vacuum/sweep flooring
    • Sanitize all surfaces used
    • Empty all trashcans
    • Refill paper towel, tissue, toilet paper, and hand soap.


  • Reports accidents & unsafe conditions as they occur.


  • CPR and First Aid, Mandated Reporter, and Sexual Harassment training.

Core Competencies and Skill Sets

• Knowledge in early child education.

•Knowledge of proper cleaning methods.

• Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required.

•Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

• Ability to function successfully within a team and individual environment.

•Commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

•Ability to interact with parents/ guardians and co-workers in a positive and courteous manner.

•Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.

•Ability to pass a fingerprint and background check.

Personal Attributes

•Minimum 18 years old.

•Communicate effectively.

•Adhere to TVRPD core values and principles.

•Self-motivated with ability to manage work with limited direct supervision.

•Exercise independent judgment and initiative with competent analytical and problem-solving skills within established guidelines.

•Ability to operate effectively under stress, work in a flexible, adaptable, and resilient manner.

•Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.

•Willingness to adapt and learn new skills/approaches.

•Understand, read, and follow instructions.

Education, Training, & Experience

•High school diploma or equivalent.

•Preferred: 12 College Units in early childhood education


Physical Demands & Working Conditions 
  • Ability to lift 55 pounds.
  • Perform work activities that include lifting, carrying, and moving objects; walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, and climbing; reading and communicating with others in writing and orally.
  •  Work environments include:
    • Indoor pool environment; and
    • Outdoor environmental conditions
  • Required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and multiple shifts when needed.
  • Possess personal qualifications including emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with various organizations, respect for children and adults from various cultures and backgrounds, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.
  • Use of protective equipment per OSHA/Cal OSHA regulations is required.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Hourly, commensurate with experience.
  • Parttime sick leave
  • Employment offer contingent on satisfactory DMV and SSCI background check.
How To Apply 

Interested candidates should submit online application by clicking below. 


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