The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit
The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau has immediate openings for qualified classroom staff to work with and meet the emotional, social, cognitive, creative, physical and linguistic needs of young children enrolled in the Head Start and Child Development Programs. These are excellent opportunities for persons interested in the care, development and instruction of young children and the cooperative involvement of their families.
Under supervision of a Site Supervisor in a full-day, full-year classroom, Teachers establish and maintain an effective classroom environment, and lead a team of instructors to plan, organize and present a full range of developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children 2.5 - 6 years of age.Typical Tasks
Minimum Qualifications License Required:
- Plans and supervises Child Development classroom activities
- Assesses children's needs and development
- Holds parent conferences about children's development twice a year
- Models appropriate behavior for the children and classroom staff
- Leads the classroom team in planning and implementing the developmental program
- Assists in training instructional staff with the goal of building a team approach to meeting the children's needs
- Works with parents in building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation
- Reports issues of concern to the Center Administrator
- Makes verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and of unusual incidents to Community Care Licensing
- Maintain commitment to training and continuing professional development
- Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State and County regulations
- Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation
Possession of a valid California Vehicle Operator License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.Education:
Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate and possession of 1) an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education; or 2) An Associate degree in related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education, with experience teaching preschool-age children; or 3) Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education; or 4) Baccalaureate degree in any subject and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children.Permit Required:
Possession of a Child Development (CD) Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or issuance Contra Costa County Teacher Temporary County Certificate (CCC TCC). Possession of a current CD Teacher Permit or CCC TCC at all times is a condition of employment.Other Requirements:
As required by law, all appointees to this class must successfully pass a physical examination and fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances.PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must submit official or unofficial transcripts and verification of their Child Development Teacher Permit with the application. Make sure to include your name on all application documents.If you are unable to attach your permit and/or transcripts to your online application you may email scanned copies to firstname.lastname@example.org within seven (7) days of applying. Failure to do so will result in your automatic rejection.
For full information regarding the requirements of all Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as instructions on how to apply, please see the Child Development Permit Leaflet.
You may obtain additional information and assistance by contacting:
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-7000
Web Site: www.ctc.ca.govSelection Process 1. Application Filing:
All applicants must apply on-line atwww.cccounty.us/hr
and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.2. Application Evaluation:
Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.3. Examination:
The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)The Human Resources Department may make changes to the examination steps noted above in accordance with Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.CONVICTION HISTORY
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.