Assistant Teacher - Child Development Center

Filing Deadline Date: Until filled

ASSISTANT TEACHER- Child Development Center

(Temporary, hourly)


Under direction of a Child Development Specialist, assists in the supervision of children and implementing curriculum, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assists in planning and implementing daily program.

  • Assists in preparing and setting up activities.

  • Uses effective positive discipline methods that are respectful of the child.

  • Assists in collecting data for maintenance of developmental records.

  • Works in cooperation with team members to keep yard and equipment safe and in order.

  • Treats all children with dignity and respect.

  • Assists in the supervision of the classroom and yard.

  • Reports to work on time for assigned working hours.

  • Attends and participates in team meetings and all-staff meetings.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of all Center information and records.

  • Applies proper emergency procedures and acts accordingly.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Must be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of six units ECE/Child Development or be currently enrolled as a Child Development major.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds; frequently change physical positions; move quickly; walk and/or stand for long periods of time; sit at children’s eye level; stoop, bend, twist, and reach; hear a child calling for help; see a child on the playground or in the classroom.

Upon employment must successfully complete a Physician’s Report, TB test, Live Scan fingerprint check, Criminal Record Clearance, and Child Abuse Index.

Salary/ Benefits/Work Schedule

Part-time; $11.00 per hour. The only paid benefits are worker’s comp, FICA, Medicare, and one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.

Application Procedure

Submit the following information to Mendocino College CDV Center, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA, 95482:

Interviews are by invitation only.

The college does not reimburse applicants for related travel expenses.

THE COLLEGE: Established in 1973, Mendocino College is a vibrant and inclusive academic community rich in culture, creativity, diversity, and cutting-edge technology. A fully accredited two-year community college, the District serves more than 4,500 students in the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties.
The beautifully landscaped main campus is located in Ukiah, California -– ranked among the best small towns in the United States. With clear skies and panoramic views of oak-covered hills, sprawling vineyards, and distant mountains, the 127-acre campus is equipped with a new state-of-the-art Library/Learning Center, high-tech Allied Health Facility, and Student Center. The college operates two newly constructed and fully equipped centers in Willits and Lakeport, and the newly acquired Mendocino Coast Center, conveniently providing our valued students with quality instruction, academic support and administrative services in neighboring communities.

With a comprehensive curriculum and engaging instruction, Mendocino College, provides a wide variety of degree, certificate, transfer, occupational and community service programs.  Mendocino College students learn in a nurturing and supportive environment enhanced by small-sized classes, personalized academic advising, and several hundred dedicated faculty and staff.

Complete with a friendly small-campus academic setting and a respectfully collaborative work environment, Mendocino College boldly prepares students for a future of innovation and success.

THE COMMUNITIES: Mendocino and Lake Counties include some of California’s most picturesque landscape. Because of the geographic location, climate, and natural beauty, Mendocino and Lake Counties attract many visitors. Agriculture, timber, and tourism industries form the economic base of the area with some light manufacturing. Mendocino County has a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state’s famous North Coast wine country, while Lake County is noted for its pear production and as an attractive spot for retirement and vacationing. A relaxed and friendly lifestyle is characteristic of our communities. Recreational opportunities abound for water skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, tennis, and golf.

Mendocino College welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of our community college students.