Instructional Support Technician II - Child Development Center

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Instructional Support Technician II - Child Development Center

Salary: $15.64 - $19.80 Hourly
Job Type: Classified Full Time
Job Number: 2019081202
Closing: 8/26/2019 12:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Child Development Center

**This is a categorically funded assignment contingent upon year-to-year funding.**
Position will work 179 days/year
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Incorporated in 1889, Merced offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county. The college is currently in a time of exciting innovation.

Merced College Child Development Center (MCCDC) is a dynamic model for teaching and learning. As a field-based teaching site, Merced College Child Development Center blends curriculum development and professional outreach to support the changing needs of the community, administrators, teachers, and learners it serves. MCCDC demonstrates a commitment to excellence, respect for diversity, and dedication to creating a community of life-long learners. Additionally, Merced College Child Development Center provides a safe, caring, nurturing, and educational environment for young children. The MCCDC Staff are committed to providing children with the best experience possible through a developmentally appropriate based approach to learning. This means that our program is age and individually appropriate based on the social, emotional, physical, cultural, linguistic, and academic needs of each child.

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

General Description:
Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, oversees the daily operations of the Preschool and Infant/Toddler Center.

Examples of Duties
Essential Functions:
  • Teaches/supervises a group of children
  • Plans and prepares lesson plans
  • Assists in training and supervising instructional aides/associate teachers as team members
  • Makes observations and maintains records for each child
  • Attends and conducts staff meetings and training activities
  • Assists and supervises volunteers
  • Oversees daily record keeping
  • Applies Portage Assessment
  • Schedules and conducts parent conferences
  • Prepares snacks and follows food program guidelines
  • Performs light housekeeping duties
  • Assists with special projects, such as open houses, parent meetings, fund-raisers
  • Informs Site Supervisor of children's developmental issues
  • Acts as supervisor in the absence of the Site Supervisor
  • Participates in professional growth by attending training workshops, conferences, and reading materials pertaining to current issues in child development
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of early childhood education
Ability to:
  • Speak, read and write English clearly.
  • Lift up to 45 pounds.
  • Stand on feet for long periods of time.
  • Work cooperatively with parents, staff, volunteers and community members.

Typical Qualifications
  • Completion of 24 units of early childhood education/child development, including core courses, plus 16 G.E. units, six specialized curriculum units and two adult supervision units
  • In the infant Toddler Center, teachers much have three of their units in infant/toddler development
  • Two years of part-time experience in an infant/toddler center
  • Must be eligible for or hold a valid Regular Children's Center Permit
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development with 12 units of ECE/CD (core courses) and three units of supervised field experience in an ECE setting
  • Child development experience, including classroom instruction of children within the last four years
  • Experience supervising staff and implementing state licensing regulations
  • Experience in developing and implementing staff and parent training
  • Knowledge of word processing, email systems, spreadsheets and social media

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Job No:
Posted: 8/13/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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