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Child Care Assistant / Child Development Associate / Child Development Supervisor
Child Development Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The Child Development Laboratory at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants interested in current or future opportunities for Child Care Assistant, Child Development Associate, and Child Development Supervisor.

WE TRANSFORM LIVES. Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders.

Be a part of our story. For 75 years, the CDL has been preparing young children for success by offering play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum, designed at the classroom level to meet the needs and interests of the children enrolled. The CDL facilitates student observations of children, allows select research/teaching projects to occur at the school, and serves as a center for teacher training. Since it opened, more than 4,000 children and 84,000 University of Illinois students have benefited from teaching and learning opportunities at the CDL. When you join the CDL team, you are joining a legacy of leadership that has impacted thousands of lives. You will join a collegial atmosphere where teachers are truly supported not only through promotion opportunities, but also in daily operation support. Be part of a three-teacher team that allows you the flexibility and freedom to be creative in your teaching approach.

THERE ARE BENEFITS TO BELONGING TO OUR TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Benefits-eligible employees participate in a comprehensive set of State of Illinois and University of Illinois group benefit programs. These positions will participate in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) retirement plan with an employer contribution. State group insurance benefits and extended coverage for eligible dependents is available. The State of Illinois covers much of the cost of health and dental coverage, and all of the cost of vision and basic life insurance equal to your annual salary. Other optional benefits such as additional term life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, and long term disability are available.

These positions will have paid time off. There are nine designated paid holidays plus two floating holidays yearly. These positions may earn up to twelve days of vacation per year. Up to twelve paid sick leave days will be available to care for yourself, a member of your household or other eligible family member. Paid parental leave up to two weeks per academic year, immediately following the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child will be available. Other paid time off includes bereavement, military duty, and jury duty.

These positions are eligible for a tuition waiver benefit to continue your education. Release time from work to continue your education may be arranged. Employees with at least seven years of service can apply for a 50% tuition waiver for dependent children.

The Faculty/Staff Assistance services provides personal, professional, and confidential assistance to staff and their household members experiencing problems that interfere with work or well-being.

For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits

Child Care Assistant

The function of a Child Care Assistant is to provide care for pre-school children in a child development and/or child care facility, working under direct supervision from staff members who are responsible for the planning and supervision of the activities of the children.

Typical Duties Include:

1. assists in the supervision of children during play to safeguard their health and safety.

2. assists in providing for the physical needs of children (such as feeding, dressing, sleeping, washing, and other activities).

3. supports child development staff in implementation of learning experiences provided for the children (such as preparing paints, helping children with their paint smocks, and labeling their art work).

4. provides information about children and their progress to child development staff for incorporation into reports and records.

5. assists in care and maintenance of classroom, equipment, supplies, and play yard.

6. performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER

1. possession of credentials required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for employment as a Child Care Assistant

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services required credentials can be reviewed at:

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/089/089004070D01500R.html

For more information about the Child Care Assistant, Civil Service classification:
https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/ViewSpec.aspx?tblCS_SeriesID=68

Child Care Assistant positions are benefits-eligible Civil Service positions. Most positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $11.01 per hour.

Child Development Associate

Child Development Associates participate in the implementation of programs for the development and care of pre-school children in a childcare facility while providing a model program to serve as a learning center for college students and/or to facilitate child development research.

Typical duties include:

1. supervises children to safeguard their health and safety

2. participates in planning and carries out appropriate activities promoting the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of the children

3. provides for the physical needs of the children (such as supervising feeding, dressing, naps, and other activities)

4. maintains daily communication and cooperation with parents of children (such as child’s mental and physical condition, changes in daily schedule, or child’s participation in activities)

5. participates in training and evaluation of student staff

6. cares for classroom equipment and materials and performs necessary housekeeping tasks

7. cooperates with research activities by providing information or directing the children to participate in a requested activity

8. participates in staff meetings with higher level personnel and works cooperatively with other staff members

9. substitutes for higher level personnel, if needed and qualified

10. performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Possession of credentials required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for employment as a Child Care Worker in a licensed childcare facility

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services required credentials can be reviewed at: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/089/089004070D01400R.html

For more information about the Child Development Associate, Civil Service classification:
https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/Detail.aspx?tblClassIndexID=2710

Child Development Associate positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. Most positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $11.545 per hour.

Child Development Supervisor

Child Development Supervisors develop, teach, and supervise programs and activities of the facility (such as daily schedule, weekly curriculum plans, classroom supervision, and evaluation of college students).

Typical duties include:

1. develops programs and operational procedures that ensure the safety and well-being of the children and that promote their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development

2. teaches by providing age-appropriate curriculum

3. supervises the implementation of the program:

  • supervises and trains lower level employees
  • supervises and participates in evaluation of college students who are working in the facility as part of their practical training
  • conducts weekly curriculum planning session with staff

4. observes the children to evaluate their developmental patterns and adjustment to the program and its activities

5. maintains an orderly and attractive physical environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children

6. prepares and/or supervises the preparation of reports, records, and other required data (such as parent reports, funding sources, personnel records, and child’s development records)

7. participates in the planning and development of long-range goals of the facility

8. conducts conferences with parents regarding observations and progress of the children

9. keeps higher level personnel informed of the daily program, parents’ concerns, supplies and equipment needs, and any problem that might arise

10. cooperates with professional research staff as needed

11. assumes responsibilities of higher level personnel, if needed and qualified

12. performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Possession of credentials required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for employment as a Child Care Worker in a licensed childcare facility

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services required credentials can be reviewed at: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/089/089004070D01400R.html

2. (A) Bachelor’s degree in child development, education, or related fields, including 18 semester hours of credit for course work directly related to child development and/or childcare, 6 of them for the period from birth to age six

OR

(B) Two years of experience comparable to that gained at the lower level of this series and 18 additional
semester hours of credit for college course work directly related to child development and/or childcare

**Note: Courses that cover the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of young children and/or courses relating specifically to the group care and education of young children; e.g., curriculum, programming, pre-school teaching methods, discipline and child management, observation of children, working with parents, health, nutrition and safety, and supervised teaching experience for which credit is earned (such as student teaching, clinical experience, or practicum).

For more information about this classification:
https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/ViewSeries.aspx?tblCS_SeriesID=56

Child Development Supervisor positions are benefits-eligible civil service positions. Most positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $13.192 per hour.

Application Procedures:

To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an exam request form for ChildCare Employment Opportunities. Your qualifications will be reviewed for each level of employment for which you qualify and you will be notified of testing opportunities.

You must upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (including months and years of employment)
  • College transcripts for all coursework completed (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) **Transcripts are required if applying for Child Development Associate or Child Development Supervisor**
  • Any relevant certifications; First Aid/CPR, Food Sanitation Certification, Child Development Certifications, etc.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from [email protected] and [email protected].

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected]. For further information about these specific positions, contact Meghan Wallace at 217-333-2550.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:University of Illinois Category:8-Technical Title:Child Care Assistant / Child Development Associate / Child Development Supervisor - Child Development Laboratory (Open & Continuous) (134206) Open Date:07/13/2020 Organization Name:CDL

 

 

 

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Posted: 7/14/2020
Application Due: 7/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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