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Child Dev. Center Aide

South Orange County CCD

Irvine, CA
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South Orange County CCD
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South Orange County Community College District | Child Development Center (CDC) Aide - SC

Child Development Center (CDC) Aide - SC

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Position Information

Classification Title: Child Dev. Center Aide
Job Category: Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date:
Job Close Date:
Position ID: NBU363
Job Opening ID: NBU363
Position Title: Child Development Center (CDC) Aide - SC
Department: Children's Center (SC-024-067)
Salary Schedule:
Pay Basis: Hourly
Pay Rate: $11.50-$20, depending on exp./permit/certs (eff. 07/01/17)
Hours Per Week: Varies as needed.
Summary Description:

The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.

This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. This advertisement is to create a pool of applications to be used when there is an available opening. 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 or the Children’s Center regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website.

To perform 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.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

Instruct and supervise children involved in various Center activities including recreational and educational programs; provide a professional and nurturing environment; listen attentively to children; encourage children’s confidence and self-esteem; apply appropriate guidance and disciplinary actions; model appropriate social and emotional behavior.

Maintain children’s health and safety at the Center; monitor and convey potential health and safety hazards to appropriate staff; administer basic first aid and CPR as necessary; report accidents to supervisors.

Assist in the housekeeping functions of the center including the cleaning and feeding of animals.

Implement sound nutritional practices; plan, order, and prepare snacks; supervise meal and snack times and encourage appropriate social behavior in these settings.

Establish and maintain relationships with children, parents, co-workers, and other professionals;

Observe, record, assess, and evaluate each child’s level of activity, performance, behavior, and stage of development and skill; assist the teachers with a variety of techniques to create a profile of each child’s development and to evaluate/assess the effectiveness of the curriculum/program offered; provide daily, monthly, and annual verbal and written communication with parents using informal talks, notice boards, newsletters, and other mechanisms; schedule and participate in parent conferences and special education IEP’s.

Perform related duties as required.

Additional Classification Information:
Assignment Type: Non-Bargaining Unit Short Term Temp
Link to Job Brochure:

Part-Time Faculty Positions

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience Required:
Desired Qualifications:
Classification Benefits:

Non-Bargaining Unit and Substitution Positions

Knowledge of:

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.

Ability to:

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. 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:
License or Certificate:

Current valid CPR and First Aid certifications.

Conditions of Employment:
Work Environment:

Work is performed in a child development center; exposure to communicable diseases; subject to noise from children and equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person with children, parents, students, staff, and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a child development center; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate classroom equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history, DOJ background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees. It is the employee’s responsibility to pay costs associated with Pre-Employment Live Scan Fingerprinting. The fee is approximately $50. Please note that all NBU positions are paid once per month. The NBU pay period runs from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next. They are paid the month after on the 10th. Upon successful completion of the Human Resources NBU pre-employment process, NBU employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated. NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. NBU employees working as Classified substitutes for vacant positions may be able to serve up to 90 calendar days while the District recruits to fill the position. NBU positions do not offer benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked. Upon hiring, Payroll requires that you present your original Social Security Card for IRS purposes. This requirement is in no way connected to completion of the I-9 form for employment eligibility purposes.

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