Teacher - Project Substitute

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Education and Training
  • Salary: $42,663.84 - $51,858.12 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position
Bargaining Unit: Local 1 - Family and Children's Services Unit

The Community Services Bureau in the Employment and Human Services Department is offering employment opportunity on hourly bases in a role for Teacher -Project Substitute. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested to work with young children ages 0-5 years old in a classroom setting in state-of-the art licensed childcare facilities. The Teacher -Project Substitute position is assigned to the Community Services Bureau Head Start and/or State Funded Child Development centers and administers an educational program design to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, creative and linguistic development of young children.

Under supervision, plans, organizes and conducts variety of classroom activities for the children enrolled. The position can be assigned to working with pre-school or Infant/Toddler children. The Teacher-Project substitute is responsible to provide training and supervision to subordinate staff.

Incumbents in this class are exempt from the classified service and work in Federally and or State funded project positions administered by Contra Costa County.

Typical Tasks
  • Plans and supervises Head Start and 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
  • Maintains 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

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's 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 possess of one of the following: 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: Possession of a Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or possession of a Contra Costa County Temporary Teacher Certificate 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.
Selection Process
Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Community Services Bureau directly at 925-608-5020.

Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/72164/2021824-Mandatory-Vaccination-Policy-PDF?bidId=

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.

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.

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.

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