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Children Center Teacher Substitute
Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California
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Date Posted 12/12/2019
Admin-Child Care Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 03/31/2020

Job Number


Position Title

Children Center Teacher Substitute

Position Type

Classified Substitute pool

Percentage Employee


Number of Months Assignment


Starting Date

As soon as possible

Current Work Schedule

Hourly as needed.

Salary Range

Range 21


$19.61 Hourly

Shift Differential





Main Campus


Child Development Center

Open Date


Closing Date


Open Until Filled


Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, instruct and supervise children enrolled at the Children’s Center; plan and prepare lessons, materials and special activities for the children; direct the work of assigned staff and volunteer workers assisting in the classroom.

Representative Duties

Instruct and supervise children in a variety of academic subjects and creative activities such as language, science, math, music, art and social, physical and motor development activities; instruct children in appropriate health and safety habits. E

Plan and prepare lessons and materials for classroom activities. E

Plan and supervise children’s playground activities and rest periods. E

Serve snacks and meals to children.

Plan and participate in field trips and other special activities. E

Participate in the selection, training and evaluation of teacher aides; provide work direction and guidance to parent and student volunteers and student teachers. E

Maintain classroom in a clean and orderly condition; clean classroom after eating, playing and learning activities. E

Participate in the selection of instructional materials and supplies as needed.

Observe and evaluate student progress and development; prepare special activities for skills that need further attention. E

Maintain a variety of records and files, such as records of attendance and student evaluations. E

Perform a variety of general clerical duties related to the instruction of children; attend staff meetings and attend workshops.

Perform related duties as assigned.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Current principles and practices of early childhood education and development.

  • Instructional methods, aids and games.

  • General needs and behavior of pre-school children.

  • Applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

  • Record-keeping techniques.

  • Oral and written communication skills.


  • Instruct and oversee pre-school children in a variety of academic subjects and creative activities.

  • Plan and prepare classroom lessons and materials.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with pre-school children.

  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment.

  • Provide work direction to others.

  • Lift equipment and children weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Maintain records and files.

  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

  • Plan and organize work.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

  • Work independently with little direction.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: Possession of Children’s Center Permit issued by the State Department of Education and 1 ½ years, per the state requirements, of related classroom teaching experience.



Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials

Children’s Center Permit issued by the State Department of Education and a valid Red Cross First Aid Certificate, and Ped. CPR and First Aid Certificate from the American Red Cross or other authorized agency.

Desired Qualifications


Distinguishable Characteristics


Working Conditions

Children’s Center environment; work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to lifting, carrying, pushing and stooping and exposure to communicable diseases.

Position Description

Applications are currently being accepted for Children’s Center Teacher Substitute. This is a Hourly as Needed position.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)

  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae

  • Children’s Center Permit issued by the State Department of Education

  • Valid Red Cross First Aid Certificate

  • Valid Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certificate



Special Instructions to Applicants


Additional Information

  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.

  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.

  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.

  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).

  • For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.

  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.

  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Cancel RTF Policy


EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural 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.

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