Child Development Center Aide III (Master Teacher)
San Mateo County Community College District
Child Development Ctr SKY (DEPT)
Percentage of Full Time:
Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year:
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Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals. The Districts Students First Strategic Plan
is focused on Student Success, Equity and Social Justice. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District:
Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE)
Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
This position involves the planning, coordination and implementation of programs and activities for a Community College Child Development Center. Under general supervision, the Child Development Center Aide III (Master Teacher) assists the Coordinator in providing general programs and services, including compliance with legal policies and regulations. The Child Development Center Aide III (Master Teacher) leads the work of teachers, student assistants, clerical and other staff, volunteers and parents as assigned. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to address the needs of the children, families, and students in the program. Public contact is extensive, primarily involving children, their family and/or other guardians and College staff for the purpose of exchanging program information.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Trains, supervises, and evaluates the childrens program, including the environment, daily schedule, and curriculum which supports the developmental stage of each child and the childs individual needs, partners with the family, supports home language and culture, celebrates ethnic and family diversity, and reflects the evolving practice of anti-bias curriculum. The program is inclusive of children with special needs and promotes self-concept, social development, sensory awareness, problem-solving, concept formation, pre-literacy skills, pre-math skills and physical/motor development, which enhance childrens sense of competence, self-esteem, and community interdependence through daily routines, such as hand washing, meal/snacks, diapering, toileting, rest time, and other classroom practices
2. Trains, supervises, and evaluates staff assessment process and data collection, including ongoing assessment of childrens development, completing developmental profiles and portfolios, including recording observations, dictation, checklists, photo/video examples, work samples, and other documentation as required, developing individualized curriculum and services to meet individual child and family needs, including personal care routines to complete the Desired Results Developmental Profile in compliance with state regulations
3. Trains, supervises, and evaluates guidance techniques used by staff to support the social and emotional development of children using positive guidance and redirection and ensures that all children and adults are treated with dignity and respect; collaborates with staff to identify health and social service needs of children, and makes referrals to campus and community resources as needed in conjunction with the faculty coordinator
4. Trains, supervises, and evaluates staff communication skills used with families; develops and maintains positive relationships with families using strength-based communication skills and review of files to obtain information about family backgrounds, learning styles, needs and interests, health and dietary information, and/or other information relevant to the care and well-being of children in the program; communicates regularly with families to provide feedback on their childs interests, activities, peer interactions, etc. through conversation, in writing, and using other multimedia methods as required; includes planning, scheduling, and conducting developmental screenings, family conferences, etc.
5. In conjunction with the faculty coordinator initiates, plans, and implements in-service trainings, components of family engagement, home visits, program activities, events, and celebrations
6. Trains, supervises, and evaluates staff compliance with health and safety guidelines; understands and maintains health and safety guidelines in compliance with federal, state, and program policy while completing general housekeeping tasks, including diapering and toileting; and demonstrates health and safety procedures and protocol for use of program and classroom equipment and supplies
7. Trains, supervises and evaluates Child Development Center Aide II (Teacher), Child Development Center Aide I (Associate Teacher), student assistants, students, and volunteers
8. Assists Early Childhood Education faculty in conjunction with the faculty coordinator in the supervision and mentoring of students
9. Exchanges information with families, faculty, staff, student assistants, students, and volunteers regarding policies and procedures associated with the Child Development Center
10. Researches current information related to child development theory/practice, teaching techniques, materials, equipment and resources, and makes recommendations to the faculty coordinator for their implementation
11. Participates in professional development activities, including attending meetings, conferences, workshops, and classes to maintain required certifications/permit and remain current with emerging practices and technology in the field
12. Makes presentations to individuals and groups regarding programs and services offered
13. Recommends the purchase of supplies, materials/equipment, food, and other materials as needed in order to maintain adequate inventory, which also may require driving
14. Uses a database and a variety of computer software to enter, modify, and retrieve data, and to compose and prepare correspondence, memoranda and reports as assigned
15. Maintains professional ethics at all times, including confidentiality, collegiality, and flexibility in working with other staff to resolve problems and conflicts
16. Trains and leads the work of other staff as assigned
17. Performs other related duties as assigned
Possession of a Child Development Master Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Please note: Childrens Center Instructional Permits obtained prior to February 1997 are considered equivalent to the Child Development Teachers Permit (Child Development Permit Matrix).
Bachelors degree in early childhood education/child development or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum three years of successful experience teaching children 0-5 years of age in a center-based child development program
Experience supervising and training the work of child development center staff in a center-based setting
Skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking, effective communication with parents, and appropriate communication with children
Experience researching, compiling and formatting data for reports
Experience with the organization and maintenance of electronic and manual files and records
Experience with the use of software and other media as an integral part of a developmentally appropriate child development curriculum
Current CPR and Pediatric First Aid certification
15 hours of Health & Safety training as required by licensing
Please upload verification of completed hours to your application materials.
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
This classification requires oral communication with individuals and groups in close proximity; data comparison, analysis and interpretation; tact and patience; flexibility and adaptability to sudden changes; lifting 50 lbs., bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching; reaching overhead; moving objects of moderate weight; quick movements and running in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of the techniques and program activities related to developmentally appropriate early childhood education
2. Skill in establishing and maintaining respectful, sensitive and effective communication and working relationships with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
3. Skill in teaching, teaching and guiding children 0-5 years old in structured learning and play activities
4. Skill in program planning, implementation and evaluation
5. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
6. Skill in researching and compiling data for studies and reports
7. Skill in interviewing and assessment
8. Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Possession of a Site Supervisor Permit or a Childrens Center Supervision Permit and bilingual ability in a language other than English are desirable for positions in this classification.
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
First Review Date:
Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2020 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2020 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2020 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2020 Annual Security Report
is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/