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Infant/Toddler Specialist, Part-time (Two or more positions) Child Development Center

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California 92692
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Saddleback College

Infant/Toddler Specialist

Job Close Date:01/16/2018


Work ScheduleOne position will work Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The second position will work Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Pay Range: 122; Starting salary for this part-time position is at $2,779.00 monthly.


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

Under general supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, performs a variety of duties involved in planning and implementing instructional and recreational activities appropriate for the developmental needs and skills of infant/toddler aged children enrolled at an assigned Child Development Center; communicates effectively with parents, other staff members, and other professionals regarding health, safety, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive issues affecting each child; and ensures a safe, nurturing learning environment.


This is a journey level class within the Child Development job family. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Child Development Specialist by the age group of the children under their care. It is further distinguished from the Senior Child Development Specialist in that the latter position serves as Assistant Manager/Director and as a lead supervisor over lower level child development staff at the assigned Center. Employees at the Infant/Toddler Specialist level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit and are expected to perform duties with minimal direction and immediate supervision.


Knowledge of:

• Basic operations, services, and activities of a full service child development center.

• Principles and applications of child development theory including PITC (Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers) methodology.

• 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.

• Prepare for and conduct parent conferences.

• Serve as a mentor teacher to students enrolled in the Early Childhood Development program.

• 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:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to two years of college level course work in early childhood education, child development, education, or a related field, with at least six* semester units in infant/toddler care.


(*Three semester units is qualifying providing an additional three infant/toddler semester units are completed within one year of hire date as a condition of employment.)



One year of recent instructional experience employed as an infant/toddler teacher in a child development center.


License or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Early Childhood Education Certificate.

Possession of Fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Child Development Master Teacher Permit.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid C.P.R. Certification.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid basic First Aid Certification.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required for some positions to drive a District or personal vehicle.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, the Healthy Schools Act Basic Pest Management certification, Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan Training, and the Mandated Reporter Training – AB 1207.

Must submit required new employee forms, pre-employment physical examination, negative tuberculosis test, required shot records and criminal record background check per the California Department of Social Services Agency and the South Orange County Community College District.



To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  



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