Job Details

Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 5048203
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Child Development Center Assistant 11mth/19hr (One or More Positions)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $16.27 - $22.63 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: FY22-2300452

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Child Development Center

Basic Function

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide assistance to the teaching staff in the supervision and care of preschool children and infants; provide services relating to child care, food service, and housekeeping.

Representative Duties

Oversee groups of children in various indoor and outdoor activities; set up and disassemble indoor and playground equipment; assure safe outdoor play.

Supervise the use of the restrooms; change and launder wet or soiled clothes; change diapers; assist in toilet training.

Prepare and serve nutritional snacks and lunches; prepare bottles, formulas and infant meals; assist in preparing and revising basic menus; supervise snack and meal times.

Perform light housekeeping duties including washing dishes, clearing lunch tables, sweeping floors, and emptying waste receptacles; maintain the classroom and outdoor environment in a safe, sanitary, and orderly condition.

Operate a variety of classroom equipment and appliances including a copier, laminator, paper cutter, television, vacuum cleaner, washer, dryer, and microwave; assure proper food storage; sterilize kitchen area; maintain records as required.

Follow center policies and procedures including those for health and safety.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by six semester units of course work in early childhood education or a related field and six months of experience working with children in an organized setting. Possession of, or eligibility to obtain and retain, a Child Development Assistant Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid First Aid Certificate issued by an authorized agency.Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge and Abilities


Requirements of maintaining a children's center in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.
Current best practices for inclusive early childhood education settings.
Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Health and safety regulations.
Principles and practices of personal hygiene.
Sanitation practices related to handling and serving food.
Basic First Aid techniques.


Monitor the behavior of young children and oversee activities.
Maintain a children's center in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.
Apply basic principles and practices of nutrition.
Administer basic First Aid.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Prepare and serve food in accordance with health and safety regulations.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Observe health and safety regulations.

SALARY RANGE$16.27 - $22.63 hourly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by March 7, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet MUST include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024 Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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