Family Life Education Specialist

San Pablo, CA
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Definition

To plan, implement, and supervise a developmental curriculum for pre-school children in the Family Life Education Laboratories; to provide learning opportunities to Family Life Education students; and to discuss activities and development of children with parents.

Position Title
Family Life Education Specialist

Contra Costa College

Posting Number

$4,142.00 - $5,047.00 per month

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: provide learning opportunities and activities to pre-school children in a Developmental Children's Center/laboratory/school in such areas as art, music, storytelling, outside activity, language arts, and concept development. Design and coordinate lesson plans to include activities for the enhancement of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of children. Coordinate a curriculum that provides sequential materials and procedures for both student teachers and preschool children; work with parents and/or students in setting up the daily activities before the arrival of the children. Communicate with parents regarding behavior and activities of children, in conferences, workshops, or other forums for discussion; assist in identifying strengths and weaknesses of children's development. Assist Family Life Education students in acquiring and developing skills and knowledge used in teaching and planning a curriculum. Plan and assist in the preparation of snacks for children and perform clean-up duties. Maintain and update records, assessments, and reports. Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children within the school setting. Assist in identifying and ordering necessary supplies, materials, and equipment; monitor budget for supplies and student assistants; maintain records of fees received. Assist in supervising, training, and evaluating students using the laboratory as a training facility. Assist instructors in maintaining and coordinating Center programs and activities; assist with enrollment procedures. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: education: completion of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in early childhood education or child development or a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 units in early childhood education. Experience: two years of responsible work experience in planning and implementing programs for preschool children.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Early childhood development and child psychology. Physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of children and methods to identify problems and relative progress. Family life education and home economics. Principles and practices of effective lesson planning and designing.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To
Design and implement a model preschool program. Communicate and assist adults in a classroom setting while overseeing activities of children. Provide a stimulating environment for children and adults which is conducive to learning. Assess and evaluate the progress of children. Understand and carry out both oral and written directions. Identify needs and problems of children and impart these to parents in an effective manner. Assist in supervision of on-site students in training. Assist in coordinating and maintaining Center programs and activities. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form and with a variety of individuals. Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications
-A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit (or higher) issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentials or the equivalent.
-Knowledge of the requirements of a college childcare laboratory school program.
-Experience ordering supplies, materials, equipment and monitoring program budgets.
-Ability to use Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Works and Excel.
Experience planning and providing staff development for early childhood teachers.
-Demonstrated sensitivity to, and ability to work with, diverse racial, ethnic, gender disabled and cultural populations.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To plan, implement, and supervise a developmental curriculum for pre-school children in the Early Learning Center; to provide learning opportunities to Early Childhood Education students and to discuss activities and development of children with parents.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,142 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $5,047 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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