(Preschool Teacher) Child Development Specialist (Substitute)
Location Saddleback College
Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Pay Range: $24.39/hour
In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu
The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.
Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
This position is a short-term, temporary, Non-Bargaining Unit assignment not to exceed 160 days during each fiscal year. The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website.
Under general supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, performs a variety of duties involved in planning and implementing instructional and recreational activities appropriate for the developmental needs and skills of children enrolled at an assigned Child Development Center; communicates effectively with parents, other staff members, and other professionals regarding health, safety, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive issues affecting each child; and ensures a safe, nurturing learning environment.
This is the journey level class within the Child Development Specialist series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Senior Child Development Specialist in that the latter position serves as Assistant Manager/Director and as a lead supervisor over lower level child development staff at the assigned Center. Employees at the Child Development Specialist level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit and are expected to perform duties with minimal direction and immediate supervision
The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.
Basic operations, services, and activities of a full service child development center. Principles and applications of child development theory. Principles and practices of curriculum planning. Age appropriate and emergent curriculum. Methods and techniques of instructional and recreational program development. Appropriate activities for children of various age and skill level to develop each child socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively, and physically to his/her fullest potential. Socialization techniques. Child development assessment techniques. Principles of basic first aid and CPR. Potential safety issues within a group care setting. Basic nutritional requirements for young children. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations governing the operations and activities of a child development center.
Learn and apply the policies and procedures of the Child Development Center. Plan, prepare, and implement daily, weekly, and monthly curriculum. Define and interpret curriculum goals and objectives. Participate in planning, preparing and implementing daily, weekly, and monthly curriculum. Develop and implement instructional and recreational activities according to the needs of the children and Center policy. Instruct and supervise children of various ages involved in Child Development Center activities. Observe, evaluate, and record child development. Recognize and define present and potential behavioral and learning problems of children. Apply appropriate disciplinary action. Prepare for and conduct parent conferences. Serve as a mentor teacher to students enrolled in the Early Childhood Development program. Apply and ensure adherence to pertinent rules and regulations governing the operation of a child development center. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Equivalent to two years of college level course work in early childhood education, child development, education, or a related field.
One year instructional experience in a child development center.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Early Childhood Education Certificate. Possession of Fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Child Development Permit. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid C.P.R. Certification. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid basic First Aid Certification. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required for some positions to drive a District or personal vehicle.
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.
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