Head Start Instructor

City of Oakland Human Services - Oakland, CA



The Position


The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill several Head Start Instructor vacancies (in either/or Center-based and Home-based settings) within the Human Services Department. Oakland is proud to offer their employees a generous comprehensive benefit package and is committed to the well-being of its employees. Benefits can include: Medical coverage, dental plans, vision care as well as deferred compensation, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

The Head Start Instructor instructs children enrolled in the Head Start Program/State Preschool Program; instructs parents on early childhood development concepts; assists in developmental assessments; organizes and sets up education and play materials for classroom and/or makes home visits; and performs related duties as assigned.

**Required at the time of application:  Copy of College Transcript and copy of a State of California Child Development Permit at Master Teacher level or higher (or copy of proof of application).  Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attached the required documents to your online application. 

This is a public contact position.  Although no current vacancies require a specific language, the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within The City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable.

This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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How to Apply


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Contact Info


Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: FT

Location: Oakland, CA

Salary: 39760.50 - 48847.50

Posted On: May 15th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca/jobs/1718563/head-start-instructor-continuous?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Minimum Requirements for Application


Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.
Bachelor's or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or related field including  twelve (12) post-secondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development, plus three (3) units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting completed at an accredited or approved college or university;
AND hold, or qualify for, a Master Teacher Child Development Permit (or higher level permit) issued by the State of California.
Six months of full-time work experience or one year of part-time experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.

Copy of college transcript is required and must be attached. A State of California Child Development Permit at Master Teacher level or higher (or proof of application) is also required. Applications submitted without the required documents will be considered incomplete.  Please be sure to scan and attached the required documents to your on-line application.

Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the  ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.

Must obtain a State of California Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher Child Development level within six months and maintain throughout tenure of employment. Must demonstrate proof of application for Master Teacher (or higher level) permit from the State of California upon hire. Failure to obtain relevant teaching permit within six months will be grounds for removal during probation.

Must obtain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications within one year of employment and maintain throughout tenure of employment.

Depending on nature of assignment, candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, and have a physical examination including a TB screening.

Proficiency in a foreign language may be required.