Child Development Center Assistant – TP121871 – San Diego, CA

Child Development Center Assistant – TP121871

UC San Diego

San Diego, CA


Filing Deadline: Fri 4/7/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


Under supervision of the ECEC Program Coordinator and direction of the Lead Teacher, assist in the preparation and implementation of various classroom activities for children aged three months to five years. Assist in creating and teaching age appropriate projects in the areas of literacy, math, science, art, music, dance and cultural awareness. Assist in creating, planning and teaching fine motor activities, such as finger-painting, drawing, painting, stringing beads and manipulatives. Organize and assist supervising children's gross motor activities such as running, jumping, balancing, climbing and dancing. Work with children in small groups or on a one-to-one basis according to their own interests. Keep ECEC classrooms, bathrooms, and eating areas clean and safe at all times. This includes, but is not limited to: picking up toys and small playground equipment, washing dishes, sweeping floors, trash removal, retrieving meals and returning dishes from the kitchen, when necessary. Support the health, safety and hygiene of children by watching for signs of illness and keeping the environment safe by ensuring a clean, risk-free atmosphere in the classroom and outdoor areas. Report discrepancies to Lead Teacher. Assist children with hygiene (washing, diapering, toileting). Follow established health and safety procedures for handling emergencies as identified in the ECEC Handbook. Immediately report incidents involving children to the Lead Teacher. Maintain best practices to ensure visual observation of children at all times to prevent children from being unsupervised or from leaving the center.


  • Must hold Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or above from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Knowledge of and experience working within federal and state health safety regulations applicable to a child development facility.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience using various emergency response procedures. Ability to act quickly, calmly and appropriately in hazardous situations.
  • Experience using developmental assessment tools to prepare written assessments of children's growth and development.
  • Proven experience creating successful partnerships with parents, children, teachers and community representatives in providing a quality development and education program.
  • Understands and incorporates Child Development theory and best practices in early Childhood group care education settings.
  • Ability to work with and be sensitive to a culturally diverse community.
  • Ability to coordinate the program for one group of children and their parents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to remain focused, organized and self-paced.
  • Ability to work with a variety of age-groups and flexibility to rotate through different classrooms as needed.
  • Experience in planning and implementation of curriculum for children aged three months to five years.
  • Completion of 3 college level units in "Infant-Toddler" coursework preferred.


DOJ/FBI fingerprint clearance (with Child Abuse Index)

Current TB test and Health Screening Report required. Must possess and maintain current immunization record

CPR/First Aid certification

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $40,674 – $46,458 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $19.48 – $22.25

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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