Child Development Center Assistant, Senior - Extended
Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
Location: El Cajon, California
Internal Number: 4780684
Child Development Center Assistant, Senior - Extended
R-01885 San Diego County - Cuyamaca College
Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.
The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.
Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!
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Job Summary Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.
Department: Child Development Center
Months worked out of the Year: 12 months
Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Shift Differential: None
Starting Salary Range: Range: CL-28: $3,658 (Step A) or $3,868 (Step B) Based on education and experience
Anticipated Start Date: February 2024
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of specialized duties related to care and education of young children and provide direction and training of child development majors in the Child Development Center and affiliated programs.
Provide care and education for classrooms of children, 2 years old through preschool age, and interact with the children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
The planning and implementation of age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, which reflect the philosophy of the Child Development Center.
Attend and participate in staff meetings which may include meeting with instructional faculty.
Maintain open oral and written communication with parents, including both formal parent conferences which occur twice yearly and informal parent conferences as needed.
Participate in planning and implementing team plans for children, in a developmentally appropriate inclusive environment.
Follow established District and child development safety practices.
Continually assess children based on program requirements and curriculum development needs.
Maintain departmental area(s) in a safe, clean and orderly condition; assure compliance with established safety procedures and regulations. Provide an environment which enhances the social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development of young children.
Maintain currency of qualifications for area of assignment.
Participate in classroom rotations as assigned.
Assist students in class assignments which may include scheduling of an activity and evaluation of the activity.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Provide direction to student staff in the classroom of assignment.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Child development theories and its application to providing curriculum and guidance for young children.
Appropriate principles, practices and procedures used in child care and preschool programs.
Pediatric CPR, first aid, and health practices.
Effective team teaching skills for working with team members and students.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy in assisting college students, parents, and children.
Telephone techniques and etiquette.
Communicate effectively with children, parents, staff, students, and community representatives.
Provide appropriate curriculum and guidance for children.
Provide a safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate environment for young children.
Work collaboratively with other staff, faculty , students, work study, and volunteers.
Provide leadership to team in establishing long term and short term goals.
Demonstrate effective interaction and guidance techniques with children in accordance with the center philosophy.
Operate basic Windows programs for data entry/retrieval and correspondence.
Learn the policies, procedures, activities and programs of assigned area.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, conduct child assessments and parent conferences.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Graduation from high school and completion of college coursework required for a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing child development teacher level and ongoing continuing education hours to maintain or upgrade permit level.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid California Child Development Teacher Permit, Pediatric CPR, first aid and documented training in health practices as required by Title XXII.
Child Development Center program; subject to childhood communicable diseases; must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds, see and move to help a child across the room or playground.
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REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING THREE ITEMS):
A current resume.
A 1 - 2 page cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of the position. Please also address the following four items within your cover letter:
Summarize your philosophy of care and education for children birth through five years and their families.
The position is at a community college campus lab school and child care program which requires working with adults including students, parents, and co-workers. Describe some of the methods you have used to establish and support collaborative relationships with each of these groups.
Please define how you view your role in the lives of children.
Do you have a valid California Child Development Teacher Permit or have you taken the courses required for the California Child Development Teacher Permit?
Official or unofficial transcripts verifying degree(s) or course work.
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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.
The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.
The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.
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Transforming lives through learning isn’t just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens. The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer. Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!