Associate Teacher - Project

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Education and Training
  • Salary: $36,054.12 - $43,824.00 Annually USD

Job Description

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 development of young children in the Head Start and Child Development Programs. These are excellent opportunities for persons interested in the care, development and instruction of young children.

Under supervision of a Teacher, Associate Teachers assist in planning and conducting full-day, full-year classroom activities for preschool children 2.5 - 6 years of age.

Typical Tasks
  • Assists in assessing the needs of children enrolled in the program
  • Assists in organizing the children's learning environment
  • Assists in planning and implementing the developmental program
  • Assists in working with parents in building a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation
  • Models appropriate behavior for the children and other adults
  • Makes verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Child Protective Services and report unusual incidents to others as required
  • Performs duties and responsibilities of the Teacher-Project during hours when the Teacher-Project is not assigned to the classroom
  • Reports issues of concern to the Teacher-Project or Site Supervisor-Project
  • Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the instruction program

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor 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 12 semester units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, including core courses. Prefer an Associate of Art (A.A.) degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university.

Permit Required: Possession of a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or a Contra Costa County Associate Teacher Temporary County Certificate (CCC TCC).

Other Requirement: 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 Associate 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 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:

Certification Officer
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-7000
Web Site:
Selection Process
Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at 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.

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 identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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