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Overview

Under the direction of Director of the Childcare Center, the Child Care Float will be responsible for helping to facilatate the day to day operations of all, Infant to School Age Programs. The Child Care Float will monitor and ensure safety and program guidelines in their classroom, provide a safe, happy, and positive environment for all children, plan and implement all activities appropriate for Infant-6th graders, work closely with all public and private school administrators, and communicate with parents daily. The Child Care Float will work as an aide and/or teacher to meet the needs of the child care center’s census.

Knowledge of:

  • Title 22 Regulations
  • Planning and implementing curriculum for Infant-6th graders
  • Current principles and practices in elementary education and/or early childhood education
  • Current classroom supervision requirements for staff and volunteers
  • Family inclusion and education
  • Completing observations and assessments related to the DRDP-K
  • Infant to School-age environmental standards related to the ITERS/ ESCERS/ SACERS
  • Basic computer skills

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and facilitate overall daily routine for Infant-6th graders
  • Exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment in dealing with volunteers, children, and parents
  • Promote the program’s vision, mission and goals
  • Make effective decisions and take initiative to take independent action when needed
  • Work collaboratively with staff and Director attending weekly staff meetings
  • Cooperate, respect and communicate effectively with children, families and volunteers from a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • Complete observations and assessments by required deadlines
  • Check email daily
  • Communicate daily with families regarding concerns and or highlights regarding their child
  • Communicate with Director in a timely manner about sick leave and/or vacation requests
  • Supervise aides and volunteers and provide feedback as needed
  • Provide developmentally appropriate discipline and/or redirection measures for children as needed
  • Continue with training as needed for professional growth
  • Become certified in CLASS

Qualifications

Required Licensing & Certificates:

  • 12 postsecondary semester units in early childhood education from an accredited college
  • Units specified shall include courses covering:
    • Child growth and development
    • Child, family and community
    • Program/curriculum, plus
    • 5 hours of health and safety training
  • Six months of work experience in a licensed Child Care Center or similar program

OR

  • 12 units or 240 training hours, or any combination thereof in:
    • Recreation
    • Physical education
    • Human services and social welfare
    • Elementary or middle school education
  • Current California driver’s license
  • Pediatric CPR/1st Aid Certification
  • TB Clearance
  • MMR, Tdap, and Flu immunizations or waiver verification
  • DOJ and FBI Fingerprint Clearance

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or higher in ECE/CD or Elementary Education
  • 3 semester units of supervised field experience in ECE setting
  • 24 units of ECE/CD including core courses + 16 GE units
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic and socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, children, and families

Preferred Experience:

  • Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or
  • Master Teacher/Site Supervisor Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

EOE

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: Associate's
Minimum Hourly Wage: 16.00
Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes