Teacher Assistant Trainee-project

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Education and Training
  • Salary: $34,540.68 - $38,081.16 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 an employment opportunity on an hourly basis in a role for Teacher Assistant Trainee-Project. 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 Assistant Trainee-Project position is geared towards individuals who do not have experience or educational background in the field of Early Childhood Education and Development or individuals who are pursuing their post-high school education. The position provides an excellent opportunity for an on-the-job training and development for a potential career in Early Childhood Education.

Under close supervision, cares for and assists in the development and instruction of Infant/Toddler and pre-school children in a childcare and development education program designed to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, creative and linguistic development of young children.

Incumbents must be able to work 32 hours per week.

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. No permanent appointments may be made in this classification.
Typical Tasks
  • Assists in planning and implementing the instructional program to Infant/Toddler and pre-school children
  • Assists in maintaining the safety, cleanliness and attractiveness of the learning environment, including, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, cleaning and sanitizing tables and sinks, and organizing the children's environment
  • Assists children and teachers in transitions at rest time, during meals, and other activities
  • Assists children with toileting and diapering
  • Nurtures the children and families to reach full potential
  • Models appropriate behavior for the children and families
  • Assists the children in solving their own problems and developing self-discipline; follows appropriate behavior management techniques and policy
  • Reports observations of unusual or challenging behaviors to the teachers and relates positive behaviors to parents
  • Facilitates open and effective, professional oral and written communication with families, staff, and children;
  • Follows procedures for making verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and to others as required
  • Reports unusual incidents to supervisor as required
  • Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State and County regulations
  • Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the comprehensive, integrated program

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.

Continuing Education: Eligibility for promotion to the classification of Associate Teacher - Project requires completion of 12 Early Childhood Education units with a passing grade of C or above. Nine (9) of these units must be in the core classes required under the State Permit Matrix.

Other Requirements: As required by law, all appointees to this class must successfully pass a physical examination and fingerprint and tuberculosis clearances.

Physical Requirements: Lift up to 50 lbs. intermittently, able to bend, stoop, and sit in small chairs and on floors regularly. Able to move quickly to keep pace with young children.

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 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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