Infant/toddler Associate Teacher - Project

County of Contra Costa, California Martinez, CA

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit

The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau is announcing an employment opportunity to fill vacancies in a full-day childcare and education program serving approximately 2500 infants and young children and their families throughout the County. These positions assist in planning, organizing and conducting a full-range of developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 0 – 3 enrolled in the Head Start and Child Development Programs. Infant/Toddler Associate Teachers will be assigned in a team-teaching model under lead direction of the Infant/Toddler Teacher. These positions require the ability to establish a nurturing classroom environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, creative, physical and linguistic development of infants, toddlers and young children in cooperative involvement with their families.

Typical Tasks

* Supports the Teacher-Project in organizing and maintaining a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive learning environment; ensuring a healthy, safe, clean environment both inside and out of the facility

* Provides nurturing routines such as diapering, dressing and feeding infants and toddlers

* Assists toddlers with toilet training and development of self-help skills

* Supervises sleeping infants and toddlers

* Supports the Teacher-Project in collaborating with parents, building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation; and communicating verbally and in writing as approved by the Teacher-Project

* Assists the Teacher-Project in monitoring and maintaining all appropriate records, documents and files, submitting reports in a timely and accurate manner as required while following confidentiality guidelines

* Supports the Teacher-Project in screening and portfolio assessment within required time frames and uses assessment to plan developmentally appropriate group and individualized activities

* Supports the Teacher-Project in implementing appropriate behavior management techniques

* Models conflict resolution and problem solving for adults and children

* Models appropriate professional behavior to other instructional staff'

* Facilitates open and effective, professional oral and written communication with families, staff and children

* Maintains commitment to training and continuing professional development

* Follows procedures for making verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and to others as required

* Reports unusual incidents to supervisors as required

* Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State and County regulations

* Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the comprehensive, integrated program

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of 15 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses, and six (6) units in Infant/Toddler Care and Education. Preference is given to candidates with an Associate of Art (A.A.) degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university. Possession of six (6) units in Infant/Toddler Care and Education is a must regardless of level of education.

Permit Required: Possession of a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or a Contra Costa County Associate Teacher Temporary County Certificate (CCC AT TCC).

Other Requirements: As required by law all appointees must successfully pass a physical examination, fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances.

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must submit official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Associate Teacher Permit with the application. Transcripts obtained from college websites will not be accepted. Applicants who completed their education outside of the United States must submit verification of degree/equivalency with their application. Include your name on all application documents.

If you are unable to attach your permit and/or transcripts to your online application you may email scanned copies to within seven (7) days. Failure to do so will result in your automatic rejection.

For full information regarding the requirements of all Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as instructions on how to apply, please see the Child Development Permit Leaflet.

You may obtain additional information and assistance by contacting:

Certification Officer

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1812 9th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814-7000


Web Site:

Selection Process

1. Application Filing: Applicants, including County Employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources and submit the required information at time of application. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit to see the detailed job description.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

Conviction History Form, Fingerprinting and Physical Exam: As part of the application and selection process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History Form, submit to fingerprinting and a physical examination. Please note that the Conviction History Form should only be submitted when requested.

The Human Resources Department may make changes to the examination steps noted above in accordance with Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.



It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.