Associate Teacher - Child Development Center

Filing Deadline Date: Until filled

ASSOCIATE TEACHER - Child Development Center
(Temporary, hourly)


Under direction of the Center Director and Child Development Specialist, participates as a member of the teaching team to provide support and assistance in the daily activities of children enrolled in the CDV Center, including but not limited to the following:

  • Supervises children during classroom activities.

  • Assists in the supervision and training of Assistant Teachers, CDV students, parents and volunteers.

  • Prepares curriculum materials as needed.

  • Conducts both small and large group activities.

  • Helps plan and implement daily activities.

  • Carries out plans with each individual child’s needs in mind.

  • Assists in the observation and assessment of developmental milestones in children.

  • Follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Maintains compliance with the Center’s rules and policies.

  • Shares responsibility of non-instructional tasks.

  • Participates in staff and team meetings and attends in-service trainings as scheduled.

  • Performs general cleanup duties to straighten and organize the Center.

  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude with children, staff, and parents.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Must be at least 18 years old and have or qualify for an Associate Teacher Permit.

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; $12.00 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:

  • You may attach a resume and/or letter explaining how you meet the qualifications.

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.