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Ventura County Community College District
  • Position Number: 5280003
  • Location: Camarillo, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Child Development Assistant

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $48,468.00 - $66,984.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2023-03260b

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 7/17/2024 11:59 PM Pacific



Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist in the planning and implementation of an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program; assist associates by performing routine instructional duties in the supervision of children in ECE.

There is currently one full-time (40hrs/week, 12 mos/year) vacancy located at Oxnard College. In addition to working with preschool-age children, this position will be working with infants and toddlers. Therefore, this current vacancy at Oxnard College will require completion of three postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units related to the care of infants as part of the requirements listed in the Minimum Qualifications section on this bulletin. Candidates who do not possess three postsecondary semester or equivalent quarter units related to the care of infants will still be considered for other future vacancies in the Child Development Assistant classification.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill District-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Oxnard College was founded in 1975 and is the newest of the three community colleges in the county. Set on 118 acres and located two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, the college is easily accessible by the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) or the Pacific Coast Highway.

More information about Oxnard College can be found here: Oxnard College


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

New Employees:
Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.

Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.

New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in Section 290 - SALARY PLAN in the Rules of the Personnel Commission for Classified Employees (Download PDF reader).

Representative Duties

Assist teachers in planning, organizing and managing a classroom environment designed to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, creative and social skills of assigned children. E

Prepare materials for reading, math, art, sciences and other instruction; provide assistance to children; create and maintain children's interest in activities and learning centers. E

Organize and supervise children for activity periods; supervise rest and nap periods. E

Maintain classroom in a neat and orderly manner; clean up children, clothes and facility as necessary. E

Provide information to parents and visitors regarding specific activities in classroom, including techniques of working with individual children and small groups; participate with teacher in parent conferences and general parent orientation. E

Plan and implement daily and long-range learning activities for children; assist in planning curriculum. E

Perform clerical duties as assigned; prepare and maintain a variety of records including, but not limited to, enrollment, attendance records, child portfolios, screening tools, and assessment tools. E

Attend staff meetings, conferences and in-service training programs as assigned. E

Assure the health and safety of children by following health and safety rules and regulations. E
Work collaboratively and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, and ethnic communities. E
Demonstrate cultural humility, sensitivity, and equity-mindedness in working with individuals from diverse communities; model inclusive behaviors; and achieve equity in assignment-related outcomes. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = essential duties

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or educational equivalent proficiency supplemented by 12 units of college-level coursework in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD), including core courses that included 3 units of care for infant and toddlers, AND two years of experience working with children in an ECE program or setting.


An associate degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development (CD) or a related field which included core classes in ECE or CD that included 3 units of care for infants and toddlers, AND one year of experience working with children in an ECE program or setting.


A bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development (CD) or a related field which included core classes in ECE or CD, and that included 3 units of care for infants and toddlers.


Possession of valid First Aid & CPR Certificates by time of appointment

Child Development Permit - Associate Teacher level (or higher) OR proof of submission of an application for a Child Development Permit

Supplemental Information


This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 11:59PM. The first review of applications will be on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

The examination process consists of the following component:
Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score


Date Range: To Be Determined

Location: Zoom

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS. If additional versions of your application are submitted, only the most recent will be considered.

When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40-hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based on a 40-hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.


Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.


All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodation should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.

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