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PT Hourly Pool-Child Care Assistant
Orange Coast College in Huntington Beach, California
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Date Posted 06/15/2018
Admin-Child Care Services
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled


Assignments are short-term, temporary, and will not exceed 28 hours per week or 160 days per Fiscal Year. This is a continuous recruitment to create a POOL of applicants to be used as needed for temporary support. You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department/division be interested in scheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of Human Resources regarding the status of your application. (All applications will remain in the pool for one year.)

Under the general supervision of the  Early Childhood Lab School Manager and/or Child Development Specialist, the Child Care Assistant assists and participates in learning activities and operations of the Early Childhood Lab School . Performs other related work as required.  The Child Care Assistant will function with close supervision, and when acting independently, must function within specific guidelines.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Representative Duties

  • Assist Child Development Specialist with daily routines of the children.

  • Help with set-up and cleanup activities.

  • Assists with snack set-up and cleanup.

  • Assist in the hygiene care of children through diaper changes and restroom needs.

  • Provide feedback to the Child Development Specialists related to student teacher evaluations.

  • Assist with compiling portfolios of the children's developmental progression throughout the academic year, which requires knowledge of California Preschool Learning Foundation.

  • Attend regular mandatory staff meetings.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills

  • The position requires a basic knowledge of child guidance principles and practices and an understanding of the goals and objectives of a preschool aged child care program in a school district environment.  

  • Requires working knowledge of the needs and behavior of preschool aged children. Requires the working knowledge of child development. 

  • Requires working knowledge of proper sanitization and sterilization methods, as well as cleaning materials and disinfectants. 

  • Requires sufficient human relations skills to interact with student parents, children, and staff.


  • Ability to perform the essential responsibilities and work tasks of the position. 

  • Ability to plan and implement activities that are in alignment with the Reggio-Emilio philosophy and emergent curriculum.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret a teacher's instructions in order to assist in instruction-oriented recreation activities of children and age appropriate learning exercises.  Ability to operate a personal computer, using various software programs web-based programs or applications.

  • Ability to understand the needs and differences of children and to reach and engage them in play. 

  • Ability to demonstrate patience and understanding of children.

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with staff, faculty, families and children.

Physical Abilities

  • Requires the ability to perform indoors in an office and/or classroom environment or outdoors in a playground environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary to a active nature. 

  • Requires near visual acuity to read and write printed materials and computer screens. 

  • Requires hearing and speech ability for ordinary and telephonic conversation, to speak to small groups, and to hear sound prompts from equipment. 

  • Requires the ability to move about office, classroom, and school grounds, and reach work materials. 

  • Requires sufficient manual and finger dexterity to demonstrate teaching aids, to point out important words/figures to students, and to operate personal computers. 

  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, and move supplies, furniture, etc., of light-to-medium weight (under 50 pounds) on an intermittent basis.

  • Requires the ability to lift and carry children up to 40 pounds.

Education and Experience:

  • Required to have 12 postsecondary semester units in early childhood education from an accredited college.  The units specified shall include courses covering child growth development; child, family and community; and program/curriculum.

  • Completion of one year working in a preschool classroom setting.

Licenses or other requirements:

  • Pass a Live Scan test.

  • Provide proof of immunization, ie MMR, DTap, flu.

  • Obtain First Aid/CPR training.

  • Negative T.B. test.

  • Some positions in this classification may require a valid California driver's license.

  • Continuing education, training or certification may be required.



Conditions of Employment

Employment is on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon verification of employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporary assignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked and are limited to 28 hours per week.
This is a CONTINUOUS recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill part-time, temporary, hourly assignments on an as-needed basis. We accept applications all year long. Departments or Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file, as needed, to fill temporary assignments. (Applications will remain in the pool for one year.)

The normal hours of work are typically 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; some flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


Additional Information


  • Based on the HH Salary Schedule

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application
2. A current resume (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Disability Accommodations:  If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.


  • All online applications and required materials received will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

  • Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions, if requested, in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.

  • If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College.  The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services.  Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. 
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States.  Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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