Teacher II - Head Start/State Preschool*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 02, 2023
Full Time Education and Training
  • Salary: $39,208.00 - $53,934.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job


The Preschool Services Department (PSD) is recruiting for Teacher II's - Head Start/State Preschool 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 San Bernardino County.

*Official Title: PSD Teacher II - Contract

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

For more information about PSD benefits, see links for: PSD 9 Month Contract or PSD 12 Month Contract .
Click here to view the Preschool Services Department Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).


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 complete the AB 1207 - Child Care Providers: Mandated Reporter Training prior to placement at a school site.
4) 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.
5) 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.
*(Remote/telework not available for this position.)


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, Care Provider Management Bureau (CPMB). With the exception of minor traffic violations, all convictions, including misdemeanors, felonies, and convictions occurring a long time ago, require an exemption. CPMB 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


OPTION 1 CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Must possess a valid/active CA Child Development Teacher Permit (or higher-level permit) issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
EDUCATION: Must possess a completed/awarded Associate degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Education, Home Economics, Family Studies, or other fields closely related to Early Childhood Education/Child Development.

OPTION 2 MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL: Must possess a valid/active CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential issued by the CTC. Applicants qualifying under this option requirement must show completion of 12 semester (18 quarter) units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development coursework which includes a Family, Child & Community course.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION ( Must be attached ):
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 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 via fax to (909) 387-5819 Attn: Teacher II-Head Start/State Preschool Teacher or email to employment@hr.sbcounty.gov Subject: Teacher II-Head Start/State Preschool Teacher. Failure to provide the requested documents at the time of application submittal may result in disqualification of the application.

For information on how to obtain a Child Development Permit, click here . (Inquire within for further questions on Permit requirements.)

EDUCATION 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.

CURRENT EMPLOYEES Current Employees of the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department with a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit may apply with Temporary County Certificate (TCC) issued by the department. (TCC must be attached if applicable and must still meet education requirement .)

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. Infant & Toddler coursework is highly desired and should be included with transcripts, if applicable.

Selection Process

There will be a determination of minimum qualifications based upon a review of the Application and 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 :
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 and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted, 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.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

NOTE: There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-apply for the same job classification (title and level).

For important information on employment processes and submitting job applications, see links below: Guide to Completing a County Job Application
Applicant Information and the County Employment Process

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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