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CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT I

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S157
This position is open to Open to All Applicants
Job Title CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT I
Department Center for Early Learning
Position Type Non-Exempt
Employment Status Full-Time
Salary Minimum $10.16 per hour
Open Date 09/12/2017
Close Date 09/26/2017
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The purpose of this position is to assist in meeting the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of a group of young children and model for CDEC students’ appropriate teaching and care-giving practices.

This is accomplished by assisting in writing and implementing daily activity plans; by helping children with physical skills, self-esteem, social, cognitive, and communication skills and observing children for developmental milestones.

Minimum Qualifications

Twelve credit hours in child development or early education, or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

Six (6) months teaching experience in a center-based child care setting.

Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds

Current Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification (documentation of current certification is required prior to first day of employment).

Food Handler’s Certificate (documentation of current certification is required prior to first day of employment).

Required Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of Texas Child Care Minimum Standards and developmentally appropriate teaching and care-giving practices for children 18 months through 4 years.

Work requires the use of standard technical skills appropriate to the work environment of the organization, including data entry, receptionist duties, customer service, word processing and general clerical duties.

Strong written and verbal communication skills in communicating with other staff, parents, and DMC students and faculty and in modeling appropriate language, vocabulary, and writing for children.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a security-sensitive position. Employment resulting from this advertisement is subject to federal laws that require the verification of identity and the legal right to work in the United States. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background and reference checks. The College reserves the right to cancel or extend all recruitment actions. Del Mar College is an AA/EO employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The College is committed to diversity in its workforce.

Job Duties

Job Duty

Supervises children during indoor and outdoor activities and routines as required by regulating entities governing the activities of the CEL and in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices; and may work without direct supervision for all or portions of a day.

Job Duty

Assists with maintaining a safe, healthy, and attractive learning environment both inside and outside, and assists with writing and implementing daily activity plans to develop safe and healthy habits, physical skills, self-esteem, creative expression, social skills, cognitive skills, and communication skills of the children assigned to his or her group and assists with sharing information with parents.

Job Duty

Assists with completing center forms, which include developmental portfolios, daily meal count, attendance records, health checks, and safety checklists.

Job Duty

Maintains confidentiality of children and family information.

Job Duty

Stops unsafe activities, and reports suspected child abuse and neglect as required by law.

Job Duty

Models for CDEC students appropriate teaching and care giving practices.

Job Duty

Other duties include participating in staff development activities and communicating with parents.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have twelve (12) credit hours in Child Development or Early Education, or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential?
    • I have twelve (12) credit hours in Child Development or Early Education (Submission of Transcript is Required).
    • I have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (Submission of Credential is Required).
    • No.
  2. * Do you have six (6) months teaching experience in a center-based care setting?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  3. * Do you have the ability to lift fifty (50) pounds?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  4. * Do you have a current Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification (documentation of current certification is required prior to first day of employment)?
    • Yes (Submission of certification is recommended).
    • Can obtain and provide documentation of certification prior to first day of employment.
    • No.
  5. * Do you have a current Food Handler’s Certificate (documentation of current certification is required prior to first day of employment)?
    • Yes (Submission of certification is recommended).
    • Can obtain and provide documentation of certification prior to first day of employment.
    • No.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Certification(s)