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Early Childhood Education Assistant II

College of the Redwoods

Job Description

 

Position Information

 

College of the Redwoods

 
Position Title
Early Childhood Education Assistant II

Position Type
Staff

Department
Child Development Center

Location
Eureka

Summary
Assists in planning and implementing innovative child-centered curriculum and effective functioning for a State-funded preschool and infant-toddler child development program. Models developmentally appropriate educational techniques to students enrolled in ECE courses. Permit Level: Teacher

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participates with other staff members to provide instructional presentations and educational programs to children. Monitors large and small groups of children during indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Plans and implements child-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum for children based on goals for the children as a group and the individual needs and interests of each child.
  • Model appropriate educational techniques for students from the ECE department and other disciplines. Assist the ECE Associate in directing student aides, work study students, and other classroom personnel.
  • Participate in writing anecdotal and running record observations and other authentic assessment methods. Contribute information to the ECE Program Associate to assist in the development and implementation of individual education plans for each child. Implements weekly plans to provide developmental and educational outcomes for children.
  • Assists in the documentation of children’s learning through activities such as panels, books, class diaries.
  • Participate in parent-child orientation at the beginning of each semester; communicate with parents informally.
  • Maintain the classroom and outside areas in a clean, safe and child-centered manner. Walk through the area scanning for potential hazards or conditions. Enforce health and safety policies for children, staff, and students.
  • Assist in the implementation and documentation of regular fire and other emergency preparedness drills. Assist in the preparation of nutritious snacks.
  • Contributes to the ongoing efficient functioning of classroom operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Qualifications

 

Knowledge and Skills
Requires in-depth knowledge of child development principles and practices and an understanding of the goals and objectives of a preschool program. Special knowledge is required in the emotional, physical, and mental development, variations, and needs of preschool and elementary school aged children. Knowledge of arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading sufficient to direct students with learning exercises or projects is required. Requires knowledge of licensing requirements, funding, and contract terms governing child development centers. Requires well-developed communication skills to interact with students, staff, children, and parents, to conduct formal instruction of a small group, to resolve confrontation, and hold conferences. Requires sufficient writing skills to document students’ and children’s files.

Abilities
Ability to perform the essential responsibilities and work tasks of the position. Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction to children. Ability to understand the needs and differences of children and to reach and motivate them. Requires the ability to balance emotional support and guidance techniques to deal with behavior problems. Ability to observe, categorize, and evaluate children’s development. Ability to comply with State guidelines. This position requires sensitivity to and understand of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.

Physical Abilities
Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff and students. Requires visual acuity to read numbers and words. Requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (greater than 2 hours), to lift light to heavy objects on an occasional basis (10-50 lbs), and to push or pull lightweight objects.

Education and Experience
Requires an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education that includes required curriculum. Completion of course-work to obtain a Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher level within two years. Requires 1 year of early childhood teaching experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity
It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Licenses and Certificates
Child Development Permit at the Teacher level. Eligibility for Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher level or above within two years.

Hours
1,640 Hours / Year, 10 Months / Year,
40 Hours / Week

Salary Grade
110

Salary
$21.24 - $23.90 Hourly (20-step salary range continues to a maximum of $37.23/Hourly)

Contact(s)
Human Resources

Contact Phone
707-476-4140

Contact Email
hr@redwoods.edu

Start Date
TBD
Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number
S00307P

Requisition Number
24-62

Job Open Date
07/31/2023

Job Close Date
08/21/2023

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants

 
Quick Link for Posting
https://employment.redwoods.edu/postings/3999

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

California School Employees Association is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods classified employees. Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

The salary range indicated is reflective of a 20-step salary schedule.

Benefits
Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents.

Application Process
Application Process

Required Materials

Apply online at https://employment.redwoods.edu/

You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position
2. Professional resume
3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

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