CDC Teaching Assistant

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Closing Date: 4/22/21*

*For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.  

Full Salary Range: $18.80 - $24.77 (per hour); Salary Grade: C2-30

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the hourly classified position above.  

The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success.  We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability.  Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students.  We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression 
  • Information literacy 
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking 

Position reports to the Assistant Director, Child Development Center at De Anza College.  A 12-month assignment, Monday through Friday, three (3) hours each day, not to exceed sixteen (16) hours per week. 


  1. Assist in the care, development, and instruction of children.
  2. Provide small group, or individual, instructional assistance for children.
  3. Provide assistance in content support, learning strategies, and organization.
  4. Assist in providing developmentally appropriate educational activities for children.
  5. Maintain cooperative, effective working relationships in a team setting.
  6. Apply policies, procedures, rules, and regulations appropriately.
  7. Help teachers with multicultural education curriculum development and implementation.
  8. Maintain progress and attendance records.
  9. Meet schedules and timelines.
  10. Attend meetings as appropriate.


A Child Development Assistant Permit – To qualify for the Child Development Assistant Permit, individuals must satisfy all of the requirements listed in one of the following options:

Option 1

  1. Complete six (6) semester units of early childhood education or child development course work.
  2. School-Age Emphasis under this option requires that three of the six semester units in early childhood education/child development be completed in school-age course work.

Option 2

  1. Complete an approved Home Economics and Related Occupations (HERO) or Regional Occupation Program (ROP) in Child Development Related Occupations.


  1. Twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Development including core courses, child/human growth and development, child/family community, or child and family relations; and programs curriculum.
  2. Bilingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Hebrew or Spanish.
  3. Experience with and commitment to working in a diverse teaching team while assisting culturally inclusive teaching practices as well as participating in dialogues on equity in education.
  4. Experience in assisting culturally sensitive parent engagement.
  5. Experience with assisting inclusive teaching and learning environment.


Knowledge of:

  1. Best practices in the field of Child Development.
  2. Record-keeping techniques.
  3. Oral and written communication skills.
  4. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Ability to:

  1. Demonstrate commitment to the increased understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for all cultural groups, women, and the disabled.
  2. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 
  3. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  4. Plan and organize work. 



  1. Classroom environment.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard. 
  3. Seeing to read a variety of materials.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.  
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application.  Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.  

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  

Position: Part -Time, Permanent, 12 months
Starting date:  As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

The District is a participating member of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Association of Classified Employees (ACE) Union.  The current union agreement can be found online at: 

We are happy to assist individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to complete the employment process, provided that you notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant. 

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time