Child Development Technician

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - City of Industry, CA

THE POSITION:

Assists a teacher in a Child Development Center in conducting instructional activities, providing services to children newborn to fifth grade.

 

APPLICANT FILING INFORMATION: The recruitment is open to the public. An eligibility list will be established to fill vacancies for full time, part time, evening, summer, and substitute positions throughout the duration of the eligibility list. Eligibility lists typically last for twelve months. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Pursuant to PC Rule 6.2.10, the eligibility list established for this recruitment may be used for another related classification at the same or lower salary.

 

CURRENT OPENING: There are currently seven part-time (10 month/20 to 25 hours per week) positions. Salary placement will be on Range 10 of the CSEA Salary Schedule "B." Initial salary placement for new employees is customarily at step 1 ($14.53 per hour) of this 6-step salary range.

 

NOTE: Answers to the supplemental questions, a copy of your High School diploma or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency, and transcripts verifying at least 12 units of college coursework (see minimum qualifications) must be submitted with your application. If you have previously held a Child Development permit, a copy of your permit must be submitted with your application. You may upload the documents to your online application or fax them to Denise Maloney-Flores at (626) 333-7416.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Incumbents must apply for and obtain an Associate Teacher Permit through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In addition, incumbents must complete 15 additional units of coursework in early childhood education or child development and obtain the renewal of the required Associate Teacher Permit. Upon completion of the renewal, incumbents are required to maintain the Associate Teacher Permit. Fees related to obtaining and renewing the Associate Teacher Permit are at the employee's expense.

 

In order to obtain the renewal of Associate Teacher Permit, incumbents have to be enrolled in an accredited institution leading to an Associate Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field. By the end of the ten years period, the incumbent must meet the requirements for the Child Development Teacher Permit. Requirements mandated by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start.

 

Optional Second Language: Some positions in this classification require the ability to speak, read, and write a second language in addition to English, and may require bilingual proficiency for which selective certification may apply (Education Code 45277).

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Helps children develop positive self-esteem.
  • Plans and organizes materials for group activities.
  • Observes and documents activities and progress on student records.
  • Monitors or checks assigned areas to assist in enforcing safety limits and provides guidance to children as needed.
  • Discusses child behavior with teacher or administrator.
  • Assists children with personal physical needs (e.g., toileting and diapering).
  • Assists children in problem solving.
  • Participates in play activities.
  • Supervises children in the absence of a teacher. Plans, prepares, and serves snacks or lunches.
  • Prepares instructional, display, bulletin boards, and work materials.
  • Performs various custodial activities such as sweeping, mopping, and cleaning of bathrooms, sinks, toilets, dishes, outside equipment and toys.
  • Lifts children for short periods in order to facility health or mobility needs.

 OTHER RELATED DUTIES

  • May be required to complete coursework as required by the funding source of the position.
  • May perform laundry duties.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency, and completion of a minimum of 12 semester units of course work in early childhood education or child development (excluding field work), including at least one course of at least three semester units in each of the following core areas:

  • Child/human growth and development
  • Child, family, and community, or child and family relations
  • Programs/curriculum

 

Experience:

Six months paid or unpaid experience working with and/or caring for children from newborn to fifth grade.

 

Special:

  • Incumbents must apply for an Associate Teacher Permit through the Commission on
  • Teacher Credentialing within the first six months of employment.
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination. Absence of back problems or any other physical impairments that might preclude the performance of physical labor or lifting must be evident.
  • Some positions in this classification require the ability to speak, read, and write a second language in addition to English.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

Knowledge of:

  • Simple record keeping.
  • Basic housekeeping methods.
  • Developmentally appropriate practices with children.
  • Objective observations of children.

 

Ability to:

  • Communicate orally and in writing for the purpose of providing and obtaining information.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Perform simple routine clerical duties.
  • Operate simple office machines.

 

 

*For a complete job description, including physical demands and work environment pertinent to this job, please see the job bulletin at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hlpusd.

 

How to Apply

Visit website or pick up a paper application from our office (15959 E Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91716), Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Contact Info

jechen@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: PT

Location: City of Industry, CA

Salary: 14.53 - 19.04

Posted On: May 9th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: http://www.hlpusdjobs.org/

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - Personnel Commission is committed to providing professional, timely, efficient and effective service in attracting and retaining the best-qualified employees based on demonstrated job-related merit and fitness for the purpose of providing the District with a quality workforce that promotes a culture of teamwork, fairness and an environment dedicated to student success. We recruit the best classified employees to conduct and provide support to its educational programs. Classified employees hold positions not requiring certification.