Early Childhood Playground Assistant Level 1
Early Childhood Playground Assistant Level 1
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
SALARY:	$12.00 /Hour
OPENING DATE:	04/12/17
CLOSING DATE:	Continuous
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
*PRIORITY DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH*
MPC is hiring 12 Early Childhood Playground Assistants at 3 different levels; LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2, and LEVEL 3. You may apply for ALL THREE LEVEL POSITIONS separately to be considered for each one.
Under the supervision of the Lab School Director and guidance of the Early Childhood Education Lab Mentor work as a member of the teaching team to promote active learning in the lab school environment by assisting in planning and implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practices and by assisting in creating an environment in which Early Childhood Education Department (ECED) students gain mastery of running a quality program for three to five year old children; assists in maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly physical environment which meet Title 5 and Title 22 guidelines for health and safety.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Assist the Lab Mentor and Early Childhood Playground Assistants Level 3 and 2 in the smooth operation of the Lab School in relation to all regulatory agency guidelines and requirements.
2. Assist in the set up for the daily lab use in collaboration with the Early Childhood Playground Assistant Level 3, 2, and the Lab Mentor.
3. Assist in the development and implementation curriculum and environments under guidance from the Early Childhood Playground Assistant Level 3, 2 and the Lab Mentor.
4. Assist in support of ECED students by offering assistance or direction in close guidance with the Lab Mentor.
5. Develop quality relationships with children and families in close collaboration with the Lab Mentor.
6. Assist in the overall organization and maintenance of all lab classrooms and environments, classroom kitchens, indoor/outdoor storage areas and offices that meet regulatory agency guidelines and align with best practices in health and safety for early childhood environments with guidance from the Lab Mentors and Early Childhood Playground Assistants Level 3, 2 and the Lab School Director.
7. Maintain ethical code of conduct in compliance with the NAEYC, Title 5, Education Code, and FERPA.
8. In collaboration with the Lab Mentor, work effectively with individuals of diverse gender, educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs.
9. Assist in all aspects to maintain laboratory classrooms and environments with guidance from the Lab Mentor and Early Childhood Playground Assistants 2 and 3.
10. Work as a team with the Early Childhood Playground Assistants, Lab Mentor and Lab School Director in collaboration with the ECED Department Chair.
11. Communicate any needs and concerns to the Lab Mentor and the Lab School Director.
12. Assist in use of computer as needed to support the Lab School and ECED program under guidance of the Lab School Director.
13. Promote safe laboratory conditions and practices per state guidelines; follow all standard safety procedures during work; recognize/help rectify any potential safety problems by communicating issues to the Lab Mentor or Lab School Director.
14. Meet regularly with the Lab Mentor and the Early Childhood Playground Assistants to support the development and implementation of curriculum and environments.
15. Meet with the Lab School Director, Lab Mentor, and Early Childhood Playground Assistants as needed.
Qualified for or possession of a valid Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or ability to obtain permit within 90 days of employment. Proof of completion of a college level Observation and Assessment Course within the first year of employment. Must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled in college courses leading to an ECE Degree or permit specialization. Proof of completion of 15 hours training in preventative health practices, including pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and pediatric first aid within the first year of employment.
Previous work experience with children ages 18 months to 5 years.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Ability to: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in the English language, work effectively with individuals of diverse gender, educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs, develop and maintain quality relationships with young children and their families, assist in setting, maintaining and taking down quality environments that support children's development and meet health and safety guidelines per Title 5, assist in maintaining healthy and safe standards throughout the lab school center, work with young children in a variety of situations to support their early growth and development, assist in development of early childhood curriculum that meets the developmental needs and interests of groups of children, assist in observing, recording, and assessing young children., assist in preparation and maintenance of accurate records, and maintain a positive attitude, patience and genuine interest in working with students, children, parents and staff.
Knowledge of: NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice, FERPA, individuals of diverse gender, educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs, healthy and safe standards, maintenance and confidentiality of records, including pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and pediatric first aid, applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, and ECE curriculum and environments.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use the telephone, and operate center equipment; Vision sufficient to read printed materials and to see at a distance. Hearing sufficient to conduct in person conversations with children and adults and telephone conversations; Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone, and in addressing groups; Physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, and to reach overhead, stand, walk, and run; Physical mobility sufficient to move rapidly about the work environment on varied indoor and outdoor surfaces and respond to emergency situations; Physical strength sufficient to lift fifty (50) pounds and occasional climbing of ladders and overhead work; Physical stamina sufficient to sit in a child's chair, squat at children's eye level for prolonged periods of time; Physical, mental, and emotional tolerance to be exposed to the noise generated by children in an enclosed environment; Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
Work environment includes indoor/outdoor work with periodic exposure to environmental extremes; some exposure to hazardous chemicals.
WORK SCHEDULE / SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Hours: 5 hours/day; 20 hours/week
Work Year: 180 days & 3 days for New Employee Orientation
Employment Status: Exempt from classified service in accordance with Education Code §88003.
Maintain required permits and certificates throughout duration of employment.
How to Apply: Visit http://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-resources/human-resources/employment and select "classified and other positions." Here you will find the announcement and the "apply" button in the upper right hand corner. You will be asked to log-in or create a new user account.
• Complete all required fields of the application AND:
• Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your cover letter which describes your interest in and qualifications for the position. AND
• Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your resume AND
• Attach unofficial transcripts, if applicable AND
• Attach all of the certificates and permits listed in the required qualifications
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools, or transcripts with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required.
Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints. for California Department of Justice clearance. California School Employees Association Membership or an approved alternative is required.
NOTE Organizational Security: This is a classified position and California School Employees Association membership or an approved alternative is required in accordance with our agreement with the employee organization. As a condition of employment, you will have 30 days from the date of hire to join the union (paying union dues), or authorize a salary deduction of appropriate fees.
NOTE Smoking Policy: Smoking on campus is limited to designated smoking areas.