CHILD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
MEQUON CAMPUS/PART TIME
CLOSING DATE : February 22, 2013
NATURE OF WORK :
Under the supervision of the Coordinator, Child Development Center, to assist in the instructional process by providing general support in a classroom setting or lab and to carry out age-appropriate programs for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. Work is generally varied using established procedures requiring judgment and the making of decisions. Day-to-day supervision is general in nature with work performed within established objectives; planning and arranging of work requires the use of a variety of procedures. Unusual situations or problems are referred to the supervisor for advice.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Duties listed may vary in terms of relative importance and others may be added or eliminated as positions within this job title develop. In addition, specific positions within this job title may have minor variations in duties. Duties with a circle (
•) before the number are essential functions as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
•1. Monitors, plans and prepares instructional activities and provides general assistance to students in the learning situation of the child development center; plans age-appropriate curriculum, including
the development of lesson plans.
•2. Plans and prepares curriculum and materials for learning activities as required; observes and evaluates students enrolled in the Child Development Program.
•3. Implements curriculum that provides for the developmental interests and abilities of the children; facilitates children's successful completion of tasks by providing support, focused attention, physical
proximity, and verbal encouragement.
•4. Responds quickly and directly to children's needs, desires, and messages; adapts responses to children's differing styles and abilities.
•5. Keeps alert to signs of undue stress in children's behavior; keeps supervisor apprised of children who may be showing signs of physical, emotional, or developmental problems.
6. Prepares exhibits and demonstrations for class presentations; sets up and operates record player, compact disks, VCR, and other specialized equipment related to the area of assignment.
7. Keeps order in classrooms, labs, and other space assigned; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment.
8. Keeps progress records, notes, inventories, and other data pertaining to the division; prepares related reports as required or assigned.
• 9. Fosters cooperative interaction with other staff, students’ parents, and student teachers.
•10. Participates in in-service training, workshops, and other educational activities as required or assigned.
11. Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Eighteen (18) years of age or older; 60 approved college credits in an appropriate field; plus 1,000 hours of work experience in an approved early childhood setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to include the following:
1. Knowledge of instructional procedures and rules, regulations and practices as appropriate for childcare centers.
2. Working knowledge of health and safety standards as they apply to children in child care centers.
3. Alertness and judgment to detect and prevent situations of possible damage to life.
4. Ability to relate to children from diverse multi-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff, and the general public.
6. Ability to understand and support the student-teacher relationship.
7. Ability to follow and understand oral and written instructions and to communicate effectively through both oral and written means.
8. Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
9. Ability to lift and carry weights of forty (40) pounds fifty to sixty percent (50-60%) of the time.
10. Must meet minimum State of Wisconsin licensing requirements.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :
• Physical exam with negative MANTOUX TB Test (Upon hire and every two years thereafter)
• Child Abuse and Neglect Training (Required within 90 days of hire and every two years thereafter)
• Shaken Baby Syndrome Training (Required within 90 days of hire)
$19.70 per hour
Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
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