Child Care Specialist (Temporary Position)

    Peralta Community College District
    Oakland, CA 94604, Oakland, CA
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $12.00 - $16.54

    Job Description

    Posting Details

    College Information

    Peralta/College Information Benefits Information


    The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

    • Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*
    • Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
    • Long-term disability coverage.
    • Employee Assistance Program.

    In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 11.416% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees' Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalPERS member handbook is available at, please visit the website at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

    Other voluntary benefits include:

    • Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
    • Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
    • Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
    • Credit union membership
    • Prepaid legal plan participation
    • Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children
    • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.

    Position Information

    Job Title Child Care Specialist (Temporary Position) Time Base 40 hrs/week 11 months/year Compensation Salary Range: $15.51 - 18.65/Hour Position Type Classified Department Child Care (411) Job Description Summary

    Under general supervision, performs a variety of para-professional early childhood education related duties.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Plans and coordinates the educational program for a group of children ages twelve (12) months to five (5) years of age.
    • Responsible for implementing the program's curriculum through planning the environment while providing individual, small group and large group activities.
    • Provides age-appropriate language arts, social studies, cognitive arts, computers, science, art, music, and physical development educational experiences for children in the group. Supervises and mentors assigned staff and volunteers.
    • Participates in evaluation and planning sessions with supervisory and/or Center staff
    • Assures that safety precautions are adhered to.
    • Follows and carries out all State, District and Center policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Follows and carries out all State, District and Center policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Supervises and interacts with the children in the classroom and on the playground.
    • Responsible for all written information in regards to assigned classroom.
    • Coordinates all State and Center paperwork for assigned classroom, including attendance, child and program records.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Possession of a Child Development Teacher Permit or a Regular Children's Center Instructional Permit is required as a condition of employment.


    1. Completion of twenty-four (24) semester units of coursework in early childhood education/child development including at least one course in each of the following core areas:
    • child/human growth and development;
    • child, family and community, or child and family relations; infant/toddler;
    • programs/curriculum


    1. Completion of 175 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program, working at least three hours per day within the last four years. (Experience may include paid and/or volunteer work.)


    1. Sixteen (16) diversified semester units in general education courses (i.e., at least, one course in each of the following areas: Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Math and/or Science, and English/Language Arts).

    2. Knowledge of early childhood education as related to child development and infant/toddler or nursery school programs.

    3. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

    Desirable Qualifications

    1. Knowledge of early childhood education as related to child development and infant/toddler and pre-school age programs.

    2. Ability to work effectively within a team structure and relate to parents, students and staff of various ethnic backgrounds.

    Environmental Demands

    Occasional work performed alone

    Constant work around and with people

    Other Requirements


    • Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs
    • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.
    • Occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs.
    • Occasional twisting of body
    • Occasional use of manual dexterity
    • Occasional use of tactile acuity
    • Occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color
    • Frequent work at a rapid pace
    • Frequent reaching, high, low, and level
    • Frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech
    • Frequent visual acuity for reading
    • Constant sitting
    • Constant use of clear oral communication


    • flexibility or ability to respond to multiple demands

    Tools & Equipment Used

    • Computer
    • Standard office machines and equipment
    • Multi-line telephones
    • Department-specific equipment

    Application Deadline Date Open Date 08/12/2016

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

      • How did you find out about the position?
    • Asian Week
    • California Community College Chancellor's Office website
    • Career Builder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper
    • Community College Jobs Website
    • Community College Times
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • El Mundo
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Job Fair, Conference or Workshop
    • Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)
    • Oakland Post
    • Peralta Jobs Website
    • Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Word of Mouth
    • 24-Hour Job Line
    • Other

    • If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question, please provide details

    (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

    • List of References
    • Other Document
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Transcripts
    • Training/Certification Document
    Posting ID: 531370148Posted: 2020-01-09