Head Start/State Preschool Teacher - Contract*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Education and Training Purchasing and Warehouse
  • Salary: $37,128.00 - $51,064.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The Preschool Services Department (PSD) is recruiting for Head Start/State Preschool Teachers who provide teaching instruction and supervision to pre-school age children at a Head Start site or home-based program.Teachers will develop and provide educational, nutritional, and health/safety activities; conduct home visits; attend staff and parent committee meetings, observe, report and document on the progress of children; document disabilities; report suspected child abuse; communicate with staff, parents, and children; and supervise teacher aides.

These are contract positions to work approximately 9 to 12 months per year.

An eligible list will be established to fill current and future vacancies as they occur throughout the County. ( Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.)

*Official Title: PSD Teacher II - Contract

For more detailed information, refer to the PSD Teacher II - Contract job description.


Click here to view the Preschool Services Department Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). You can also refer to the PSD 9 Month Contract Benefits PSD 9 Month Contract Benefits Summary or PSD 12 Month Contract Benefits Summary for more information on the benefits package this employment opportunity has to offer.

1) Must be able to lift and carry a small child (up to 50 lbs) as needed/in the event of an emergency. Other physical demands include: sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, twisting, grasping, fine manipulation, pushing/pulling, reaching, stooping, using smell and touch, working outside and vision and hearing.
2) Must pass a pre-employment physical including a tuberculosis test and required immunizations (SB792).
3) Must obtain a valid San Bernardino County Food Handler's card and qualifying First Aid/CPR cards within two (2) weeks of hire and maintain throughout employment.
4) Travel throughout the County may be required.A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance may be required at the time of hire for the person providing the transportation.


Job offers are contingent upon passing a background investigation which includes a fingerprint check and search of the Child Abuse Index before appointment. If an individual has been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, the individual cannot work or be present in any community care facility unless they request and subsequently obtain a criminal record exemption from the Community Care Licensing Division, Caregiver Background Check Bureau (CBCB). With the exception of minor traffic violations, all convictions, including misdemeanors, felonies, and convictions occurring a long time ago, require an exemption. CBCB also examines arrest records to determine if there is a possible danger to clients. Crimes against children and convictions of a violent nature, such as sex offenses, murder, manslaughter, arson, and robbery are crimes for which an exemption cannot be issued. (Health & Safety Code section 1596.871)

Minimum Requirements

Applicants MUST meet one of the following options:

OPTION 1 :Education: A completed/awarded Associate's degree (or higher)in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Science, Physical Education & Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, or other Early Childhood Education/Development related fields.

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Child Development Permit: Possess a valid/active CA Child Development Teacher Permit (or higher level permit) issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). For information on permit requirements, click here . Applicants who possess a Children's Center Permit may also qualify under this option.

Single/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: Must possess a valid/active CA Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential issued by the CTC. Applicants qualifying under this option requirement must show completion of 9 semester (15 quarter) units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development coursework which includes a Family, Child & Community course . Transcripts must be attached.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:Option 1: A copy of the required valid/active CA Child Development Teacher Permit (or higher level permit), a legible copy of transcripts (unofficial are accepted) AND a copy of the degree.
Option 2: A copy of the required valid/active CA Single/Multiple Subject Credential AND legible copy of transcripts (unofficial are accepted) indicating required ECE/CD coursework.

Required documentation must be attached to your application or submitted to: County of San Bernardino Human Resources-Employment Division, 157 W. Fifth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0440, Attn: Head Start/State Preschool Teacher-Contract, via fax to (909) 383-2394, or email to employment@hr.sbcounty.gov , Subject: Head Start/State Preschool Teacher. Failure to provide the requested documents at the time of application submittal may result in disqualification of the application.

Note: Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in one of the qualifying fields listed above.

Additional Specialized Coursework:Some positions require incumbents to work as a teacher-in-charge in the absence of the Site Supervisor.In addition to the minimum requirements, these positions require the following Early Childhood Education and coursework; 6 semester (9 quarter) units in Administration and 2 semester (3 quarter) units in Adult Supervision.Coursework must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better from a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Selection Process

Examination Procedure :
There will be a determination of minimum qualifications based upon a review of the Applicationand the Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure :
Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely andsuccessfulsubmission of your onlineapplication, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automaticallylogged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfullysubmitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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