Child Development Center Specialist II - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Santa Clara, California


United States
(FY13/14-185FT)

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Detailed Job Description

Under direction of the Child Development Center (CDC) Instructor and CDC Specialist III, the CDC Specialist II plans and implements a developmentally appropriate, emergent play-based curriculum for a multi-aged preschool group. CDC Specialist IIs meet the individual needs of each child within the context of the group experience while providing a rich and varied learning environment and curriculum including full compliance with the State Department of Education, Child Development Division Funding terms and conditions, Title 5 regulations and Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This classification is distinguished from the Specialist I and Specialist III in that the Specialist II functions as a team player and carries out assigned duties within the respective classroom. The Specialist II fully collaborates with the Specialist III in planning and implementing the curriculum. The primary role of the Specialist II is to implement an early childhood educational program for the children in his/her classroom.

Assignment

100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of January 31, 2014. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the Classified Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Child Development Center, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to:

  • 24 college semester units of Early Childhood Education(ECE)/Child Development including core courses AND 16 general education semester units AND 3 units in supervision and administration, AND experience amounting to at least 175 days of 3+ hours per day within the last 4 years; OR
  • Associate’s degree or higher in ECE, or related field, with 3 semester units supervised field experience in ECE setting plus 3 semester units in supervision and administration, AND experience amounting to at least 175 days of 3+ hours per day within the last 4 years; OR
  • CTC Master Teacher or higher level permit, AND experience amounting to at least 175 days of 3+ hours per day within the last 4 years; AND
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution.
  • Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice, thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques and methods used in planning and implementing an early care and education program for young children
  • Theories and research of child development
  • Basic principles of early childhood
  • Developmentally appropriate practices which foster the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional growth of the child
  • Core curriculum components including blocks, socio-dramatic play, art, construction of loose parts, life cycles and nature, language, literacy, science, mathematics and movement
  • Community Care Licensing regulations Title 22
  • First aid and Infant CPR
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy

Ability to:

  • Work with diverse ethnic population of children, families and co-workers
  • Read, interpret and apply curriculum guides, procedure manuals and related materials
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing using correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
  • Make simple arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out oral and written instructions
  • Recognize the scope and limits of assignment
  • Supervise children in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relations with others
  • Learn and work within the policies, functions and requirements of area of assignment
  • Provide input related to the developmental assessment of children in the program
  • Plan and participate in instructional programs and activities for children
  • Prepare the classroom and play yard for children’s activities
  • Maintain records and prepare written materials

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

  • Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate emergent play-based curriculum. Carry out the curriculum in an aesthetic environment with integrated curriculum areas so that the daily flow and routines allow for the optimum use of both the indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Interact daily with each child and his or her learning processes including dialogues and conversations with the child, assisting the child in developing problem solving skills, supporting a child’s movement towards competency and modeling prosocial behaviors for the child. Contribute to the child’s social and emotional development.
  • Assist parent or caregiver and child with the separation process by providing physical and emotional support for both of them.
  • Provide direct support, engagement, and extension of a child’s play and learning experiences by offering assistance, providing additional materials or resources, and creating opportunities for safe risks.
  • Establish a climate of respect for each child’s individual personality, physical characteristics and traits, culture, language and ethnic characteristics, family structure, developmental needs, and behaviors.
  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with each child’s parent(s) and/or caregiver.
  • Converse regularly with parents or caregiver regarding their child’s development and program experiences.
  • Respond sensitively to racial and/or ethnic cultural values, behavior and diversity.
  • Maintain developmental profiles of each child which describes the overall growth and development in the areas of social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive.
  • Conduct parent-teacher conferences once a semester.
  • Collaborate with Specialist III in fostering positive working relationships and learning environment for staff and students with formal and informal discussions, written communications, conversations about children’s behavior and development, and program practice.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly classroom including adjacent indoor and outdoor areas; reporting safety hazards and injuries which occur in the center.
  • Follow health and safety standards for food handling, toileting of young children, hand washing, universal precautions with exposure to blood.
  • Stock classroom with necessary supplies and food which may include participating in the necessary inventory and ordering of supplies.
  • Attend meetings and participate in Department and/or College functions.
  • Assist Specialist III and Instructor in maintaining accurate records, including daily attendance forms, time sheets, food/menu report forms.
  • Fully comply with State Department of Education, Child Development Division funding terms and conditions, Title 5 regulations and Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques and methods used in planning and implementing an early care and education program for young children
  • Theories and research of child development
  • Basic principles of early childhood
  • Developmentally appropriate practices which foster the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional growth of the child
  • Core curriculum components including blocks, socio-dramatic play, art, construction of loose parts, life cycles and nature, language, literacy, science, mathematics and movement
  • Community Care Licensing regulations Title 22
  • First aid and Infant CPR
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy

Ability to:

  • Work with diverse ethnic population of children, families and co-workers
  • Read, interpret and apply curriculum guides, procedure manuals and related materials
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing using correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
  • Make simple arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out oral and written instructions
  • Recognize the scope and limits of assignment
  • Supervise children in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relations with others
  • Learn and work within the policies, functions and requirements of area of assignment
  • Provide input related to the developmental assessment of children in the program
  • Plan and participate in instructional programs and activities for children
  • Prepare the classroom and play yard for children’s activities
  • Maintain records and prepare written materials

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,000–$3,264 (monthly) with a maximum earnable monthly, excluding longevity and educational growth, of $3,917.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents, to include domestic partner.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • Up to 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $35 to $175 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 15 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 20 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.

Application Information

  • To be considered an applicant for a position at West Valley-Mission Community College District, all materials requested in the job announcement must be received no later than the deadline.
  • Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive committee consideration.
  • If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with your application to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies are only required at time of hire.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
  • Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
  • DO NOT SEND unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
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Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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