Child & Family Development Specialist II
Job no: 493045
Work type: Staff
Location: Florissant Valley Campus
Categories: Child Development Center
Title: Child & Family Development Specialist II
Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit
“Internal Classified Unit Employees who apply in the first 5 working days from publish date will be given due consideration. External applicants will only be considered, after all qualified internal candidates have been deemed unsuccessful”.
Department Child Development Learn Ctr (CDLC)
Performs duties necessary to develop and implement learning opportunities for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Train and supervise college students while providing on-site instruction; assist college students to achieve educational objectives referred by the academic departments (specifically Child and Family Development). Provide support and constant communication with families and college students promoting successful outcomes.
Primary Duties Performed:
•Create a learning environment both in and outside the classroom promoting exploration and experimentation.
•Develop an age-appropriate early childhood Constructivist Curriculum and environment with engaging interactions and programing based on licensing regulations and accreditation standards.
•Coordinate and supervise all employees (except CFDSIs), students, work-study students, therapists, and observers in the classroom; maintain classroom portfolio.
•Establish relationships with college students creating interest in becoming part of the CDLC community.
•Mentor and model developmentally appropriate practices in the classroom; coach and provide feedback to students during practicums and individual meetings; review and critique student assignments and experiences.
•Process and complete paperwork for faculty and communicate the progress of students to faculty.
•Observe, record development, and establish goals for individual children to create the curriculum and learning environment within the classroom.
•Culturally sensitive to each client/family and individual needs and customs as appropriate.
•Maintain all paperwork for children’s records and classroom curriculum.
•Maintain all accreditation portfolios. Build and maintain rapport and trust with families; initiate home visit before enrollment, conduct developmental conferences on the child’s birthday and half birthday months (additional conferences if needed by parent or teacher), participate in transition and exit conferences; facilitate four educational parent meetings per year; create daily communication, and bimonthly newsletters.
•Stay up to date and maintain knowledge in the field of child development and early childhood education.
•Complete 18 hours annually of qualified continuing education.
•Maintain current CPR and infant child first aid.
•Maintain all annual training required for MO licensing, MO DSS, IL DSS, and STLCC.
•Participates in CDLC Parent Advisory Council, STLCC, and community events.
•Assists with other matters as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Care and Education, Child and Family Development or the equivalent Minimum of 2 years relevant early childhood classroom experience. Minimum of 6 months of classroom supervisory experience.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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