Los Angeles Community College District

Instructional Assistant, Child Development (#4583)

$25.34-$31.39 hourly / $4,391.98-$5,440.90 monthly / $52,703.76-$65,290.80 annual


Definition

Monitors and maintains one or more instructional child development laboratories; assists students and faculty with instructional activities related to the assigned program; and orders, issues, receives, and stores classroom materials and supplies.

Typical Duties

Schedules and oversees the use of one or more instructional child development laboratories by students, faculty, and staff.

Instructs students individually in the proper and safe use and operation of a variety of equipment and tools.

Explains to students established instructional laboratory and equipment policies.

Assists instructional staff by participating in the design and development of study aids.

Assists instructional staff and students with instructional activities related to the design of lesson plans, games, and other educational program activities.

Assists instructional staff by providing observations of the problems encountered with and progress being made by students using a laboratory as part of the educational program.

Effectively utilizes the capabilities of standard computer software applications in the performance of duties.

Keeps supplies and equipment in an orderly condition.

Operates, maintains, and performs minor maintenance on equipment used in the child development laboratory by students and faculty.

Issues and receives supplies, materials, and equipment for student use in laboratory and classroom assignments; keeps records and effects the return of supplies and equipment checked out to students.

Maintains inventory records of supplies and equipment and prepares periodic inventory reports and requisitions as needed.

Maintains laboratory attendance and progress records for instructional staff.

May assist with work related to department business such as document creation and editing, time keeping, answering telephone inquiries and posting updated information on Web pages, as neeeded.

May provide tutorial assistance in basic skills and study techniques necessary for success in completing coursework in the child development program.

May provide training and work direction to student employees.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Instructional Assistant, Child Development applies knowledge of the principles and theories of child development in assisting students and faculty with instructional activities related to a child development program and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of instructional child development laboratories which include: preparation of equipment, materials, and supplies; storekeeping functions; and proper use of equipment and materials.

Instructional Assistants in other academic disciplines are responsible for the day-to-day operations of instructional laboratories and apply their specialized knowledge to a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of their academic departments.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an academic supervisor. Functional supervision may be received from instructional staff. Work direction may be provided to student employees.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Theories and principles of child development

General terminology common to the child development field

Care and use of supplies, equipment, and materials typically used in a child development laboratory

Office practices and procedures

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware common to instructional laboratories

Recordkeeping procedures

Ability to:

Provide instructional assistance to students and instructional staff

Work effectively and cooperatively with students and instructional staff

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Effectively utilize computer hardware and software

Use child development supply and equipment catalogs and supply sources

Give clear and concise instructions

Secure and safely store supplies

Keep detailed and accurate records

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university with a major in child development or a closely related field.

OR

B. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university and one of the following: completion of a certificate in child development of at least 18 semester units, a Child Development Teacher Permit, or 24 semester units in child development.

OR

C. Graduation from high school AND two years of full-time, paid experience in the child development field or a closely related field AND one of the following: completion of a certificate in child development of at least 18 semester units, a Child Development Teacher Permit, or 24 semester units in child development.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 4583; EST: ; REV: 4/10/2019;