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Child Development Specialist - Pre-School (IST II) - Part-time /0.8 FTE

Requisition ID req406
Department Child Development Center
Campus Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Classified-Part Time
Job Close Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once  sufficient qualified applications have been received
Position Summary

Under the direction of Child Development Center management, works with the Mentor Child Development Specialist to plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and programs for pre-school age children in the Child Development Center labs. Models and provides feedback on appropriate interaction skills and teaching techniques for program students and parents. Interacts on a daily basis with children in the assigned labs, parents, Early Childhood Education Program students, program faculty, and Mentor Child Development Specialist.

Must obtain First Aid Certificate and Food Handlers Card within 30 days of hire. 

Must be enrolled in the Oregon Childcare Division Criminal History Registry before start date. 

This is a Part time position - (.80 FTE).  Schedule will be 32 Hours a week, year round, or 40 Hours a week Fall, Winter & Spring.  Hours To Be Determined.

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/classified-jobs/ist-2/

 

 Specific job duties for this position are:

1. Guides and oversees children, ages infant up to five years, in the Child Development Center (Pre-School age: 3 to 5 years). 

2. Facilitates and provides guidance for developmentally appropriate learning activities under the direction of the Mentor Child Development Specialist. Activities may consist of arts and crafts, music, dramatic play, and may be in individual or group format.

3. Works collaboratively with the Mentor Child Development Specialist during the assessment of children by observation and documentation. Assessment forms and child portfolio’s shared by Mentor Teachers and Child Development Specialists.

4. Monitors interactions in lab for safety and intervenes if necessary. 

5. Maintains and sets up lab equipment and playground equipment. Monitors equipment use.

6. Cleans up lab and playground after activities. 

7. Prepares and serves snacks/lunches to children in lab, following safety and sanitary regulations; cleans up after meals. 

8. Assists with program students in the lab by modeling and providing feedback on appropriate behavior with children and helping with projects.

9. Assists Mentor Child Development Specialist in keeping accurate lab records: attendance, parent information, schedules, receipts, fees.

10. Participates in Center-wide planning, facilities use, and program coordination. 

11. Maintains current knowledge regarding research and practices in Early Education and Family Studies. 

12. Establishes and maintains relationships with parents, including: assisting with orientation and providing daily feedback. 

13. May assume responsibilities of Mentor Child Development Specialist in his/her absence. 

14. Provides direction to casual staff and work-study students.  

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Experience in an NAEYC Accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the following:
    • Current principles, practices and methods of early childhood education
    • General health and wellness of children
    • Assessment and program evaluation techniques
    • Contemporary office practices, procedures, equipment and record-keeping techniques
    • Anti-bias curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to implement age appropriate curriculum to foster growth and development
  • Demonstrated ability administering effective child development center policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of post-secondary education in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, related area OR Child Development Associate (CDA)  [Experience performing the duties of the position may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year-for-year basis.]
  • One year of experience providing group care of young children

Position Grade 16
Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $16.58 to $17.06 per hour. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $16.58 to $26.20 Hourly Wage
FTE 0.8
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 6.67 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of sick leave per month 
- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year 
- 11 Paid holidays


For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit http://www.pcc.edu/hr.benefits 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work pressure, disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Changes in the performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards, noise and temperature.

Some learned physical skills are required. Physical effort such as frequent standing, walking and lifting; guiding and/or carrying of lightweight materials or equipment; occasional periods of sustained effort.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.