Infant/toddler 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 has immediate openings for qualified classroom staff in a full-day childcare and education program serving approximately 2500 low-income infants and young children and their families throughout the County. Under supervision of a Site Supervisor, the Infant/Toddler Teacher leads a team of instructors to plan, organize and conduct a full range of developmentally appropriate activities for children 0-3 years of age enrolled in the Head Start and Child Development programs. 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

* Plans and implements a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive program, meeting needs of all children and families according to appropriate State and Federal regulations, policies and procedures

* Organizes and maintains a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive learning environment; ensures 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

* Collaborates with parents as the child's first teachers in building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation; conducts conferences, home visits and communicates verbally and in writing as required and as needed

* Observes and records individual and group behavior and refers significant behaviors or concerns to specialists

* Monitors and maintains all appropriate records, documents and files, submit reports in a timely and accurate manner as required and follows confidentiality guidelines

* Uses required screening and portfolio assessment within required time frames and uses assessment to plan developmentally appropriate group and individualized activities

* Implements appropriate behavior management techniques and follows policy

* Models conflict resolution and problem solving for adults and children

* Models and provides appropriate guidance and leadership to other instructional staff and children

* Facilitates open, effective, and 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

License Required: Possession of a valid California motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate. Possession of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses, 6 semester Early Childhood Education units related to infant/toddler care, plus 16 General Education (GE) units.

Prefer an Associates of Arts (AA) degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: At the time of application, all applicants must attach official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development 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 Justin.Lagman@hrd.cccounty.us 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

E-Mail: credentials@ctc.ca.gov

Web Site: www.ctc.ca.gov

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 www.cccounty.us/hr 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.

THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND

VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION

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.

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