CDC Associate Teacher (Part-Time)

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CDC Associate Teacher (Part-Time)

Salary: $18.04 - $22.82 Hourly
Job Type:
Job Number: 201700256
Closing: 7/14/2021 12:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Child Development Center

Range 16179 days/year10 months/year19 hours/week
This is a categorically funded assignment contingent upon year-to-year fundingInterviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of July 19, 2021
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. 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.

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 direction of the classroom lead teacher and assistant director, the associate teacher assists with and oversees the daily operations and teaches an assigned group of children using developmentally appropriate practices in the preschool or infant/toddler program that includes an environment that fosters active exploration; encourages independent choices and active problem solving along with sharing experiences with others. Successfully integrates and individualizes care and curriculum for all children regardless of abilities. Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly environment. Filling three (3) part-time positions.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:

  • Acts as a part of a teaching team that assists with teaching and supervising a group of children that include planning and providing an appropriate classroom environment; in addition, provide activities and experiences for all areas of children's development
  • Oversees classroom operations and staffing in the absence of the lead teacher
  • Assists with warmly greeting each parent upon arrival and departure and consistently communicate with parents
  • Assists with administering assessments and screenings; conduct on-going observation and assessment of assigned children's growth and development and record results
  • Maintains required records and develop portfolios for assigned children to document developmental growth
  • Contributes in planning and preparation of lesson plans based on child observations, Individual Education Plan (IEP), Family Service Education Plan (FSEP) goals, and assessment results
  • Under the guidance of the lead teacher and instruction of the Family Service Education Coordinator and/or health consultants, implements intervention practices based on individualized goals; works collaboratively with speech and language pathologists, psychologists, medical professionals, and other support persons
  • Supports the full integration of children with special needs into the classroom; assists with planning and providing daily experiences, activities, and routines that achieve the goals of the IEP/FSEP, and/or individual intervention plans
  • Adapts curriculum and prepares specialized materials to meet the needs of children with disabilities
  • Works collaboratively with lab instructors and provides modeling and support for college lab students training in the classroom
  • Assists with scheduling and conducts parent/teacher conferences; develops goals for the child's growth with the parent
  • Participates in staff meetings and training activities, case conferences, parent conferences, center meetings, IEP meetings, and other meetings as directed
  • Provides training and guidance for classroom volunteers
  • Prepares snacks and follows food program guidelines; participates in family style meal service; prepares and sets up tables, guides children in cleanup activities following meals and snacks, washes and sanitizes dishes according to center procedure
  • Carries out authorized emergency and safety procedures and administers first aid
  • Reports suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in accordance with Title V regulations and policy
  • Performs housekeeping duties such as sweeping, laundry, windows, etc.
  • Assists with special projects, such as open houses, parent meetings, fundraisers, etc., during or after normal work schedule
  • Complies with Child Development Center (CDC) policies and procedures, administrative regulations, State of California Health and Welfare Codes, and Child Development Division Title V regulations
  • Performs other related duties as required

  • Knowledge of:
    Principles and practices of Early Childhood Education (ECE)

    Ability to:
  • Speak, read and write English clearly
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records using proper spelling and accurate calculations
  • Stand, walk, bend over, grasp, reach overhead, stoop, twist, push, pull and move, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds
  • Stand on feet for long periods of time; sit on floor or child-sized chair
  • Work cooperatively with others

  • Typical Qualifications
    • 24 units of ECE/CD + 16 units of GE; plus 2 adult supervision units and 3 units in Infant and Toddler Development within first year of employment
    • Must possess or be eligible for a Teacher Permit
    • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
    License or Certificate:
    • Certificate of TB Clearance OR negative TB Skin Test
    • Proof of Immunizations - Influenza (between August 1 and December 1 OR written statement declining the influenza vaccine), Pertussis, and Measles
    Conditional Employment: If a person meets all other requirements for employment, but needs additional time to obtain and provide his or her immunization records, the person may be employed conditionally for a maximum of 30 days upon signing and submitting a written statement attesting that he or she has been immunized as required.


    Associate's degree (AA/AS) in ECE/CD (or closely related field) OR AA/AS in any field plus 24 units of ECE/CD; plus 2 adult supervision units and 3 units in Infant and Toddler Development

    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions

    Work is performed primarily in a classroom environment; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings

  • Work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations
  • Hear and understand speech at normal levels
  • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
  • Read printed matter and computer screens
  • Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 50 pounds
  • Vision:
    See in the normal visual range with or without correction

    Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (Download PDF reader)
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency).

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, interviews will be scheduled via Zoom. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview.

    Employee Benefits:
    Permanent part-time employees receive paid holidays as well as prorated vacation and sick leave. While permanent part-time employees are not eligible for health/vision/dental care coverage or group life insurance, the District does offer an optional supplemental benefits suite.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job No:
    Posted: 6/8/2021
    Application Due: 6/8/2033
    Work Type: Part Time