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Employment Opportunity

Child Development Center    
$16.72/hr                          EXTENDED
Range 15
19 hours/week; 10 months/year
Closing Date:
October 15, 2012
Beginning Date:
November, 2012 (approximate)

This is a categorically funded assignment contingent upon year-to-year funding.  The Instructional Support Technician III will assist in providing a high quality infant, toddler and preschool program.



  • Associate degree from an acceptable accredited institution, in a field related to child development and 24 units in child development with BA obtained in the next 5 years.
  • 60 units of college course work, including 24 units in ECE/CD, three units must be in Infant and Toddler or may be completed in first year of employment and three years of experience in child development.
  • Must possess or be eligible for a Site Supervisor Child Development Permit.
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Bachelorís degree from an acceptable accredited institution, in a field related to child development
  • Child development experience, including classroom instruction of children within the last four years. 
  • Experience supervising staff and implementing state licensing regulations.
  • Experience in developing and implementing staff and parent training.
  • Knowledge of word processing, email systems, spreadsheets and social media

General Description:

Under supervision of the Child Development Center Director assists with the planning, organizing, and implementation of program educational services for children, parents and staff. These services include assisting with the classroom instruction with the children; curriculum development; staff development; coordination of daily operations; ensure compliance of child development program funding regulations and state licensing regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Works cooperatively with lab program and instructors and provide modeling and support for college lab students training in the classroom.
  • Teach and supervise a group of children as needed.
  • Supports staff with planning and implementing of curriculum.
  • Assist with the supervision and monitoring of all classroom practices- room arrangement, lesson plans, daily schedules, routines, and transitions to assure their adherence to program policies
  • Assist with the supervision of childrenís assessment; review of childís development assessment and work; data entry of childrenís assessment and outcome reports. Including observations of children and staff in each classroom.
  • Assist with program compliance, audits, evaluations, accreditation and assessments.
  • Assist with maintaining required staff documentation to ensure compliance with licensing, 
  • Complies with Child Development Center (CDC) policies and procedures, administrative regulations, State of California Health and Welfare Codes, and Child Development Division Title V regulations.
  • Develops and participates in pre-service and monthly in-service training for teaching staff.
  • Assist with special programs, classroom events, open house, fundraisers and parent orientation and meetings.
  • Assist with health screenings, attend I.E.Pís,   and refer children when indicated.
  • Verifies Web Time Entries for work study and general fund students.
  • Compiles and tabulates statistical data.
  • Assist with inventories and purchasing of consumable supplies.
  • Assist with writing monthly parent newsletters
  • Assist with coordinating fire drills and emergency evacuation drills.
  • Assist coordination of staff to maintain adult/child ratios.
  • Assist and supervises volunteers.
  • Carry out authorized emergency and safety procedures and administer first aid.
  • Performs light housekeeping duties such as sweeping, laundry, windows, etc.
  • Reports suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in accordance with regulations and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of early childhood education.

Ability to:

  • Speak and write clearly.
  • Work effectively with children, parents, staff, volunteers and community members
  • Lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Stand on feet for long periods of time.

How to Apply: The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by the closing date.  If materials are faxed or emailed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
All college transcripts (undergraduate/graduate), official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Human Resources Analyst
        Merced College
        Office of Human Resources
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: Paid sick leave and holidays

Condition of Employment: 

The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.   In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States.  An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Classified members, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA.  All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer