Early Childhood Dvlpmnt Prctnr

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Early Childhood Dvlpmnt Prctnr - Contributing

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Early Childhood Dvlpmnt Prctnr

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$31,200 - $31,200

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, rotating schedule

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The UNC Horizons Program is a perinatal and maternal substance abuse treatment program located within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A multidisciplinary team provides a continuum of services (prenatal/postpartum care, psychiatric evaluation, substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, job readiness classes and job placement) to participating substance abusing women in the region and offers onsite childcare services for women while they are participating in the Horizons program.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

This position will plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities for the children on a weekly and daily basis and incorporate into these plans any suggestions or goals for the child that are developed by any outside providers (Occupational, Speech, Physical Therapists, Horizon’s Child and Family Therapist, etc.).

This position will comply with policies and regulations including meeting all regulations of the NC Division of Child Development, Early Head Start and the policies and procedures of the childcare center on a daily basis. This position will also be responsible for complying with the administrative policies of the UNC Horizons Program and the childcare center.

This position will provide supervision of and interaction with the children in care to maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. The Early Childhood Development Practitioner will contribute to the maintenance of the childcare center’s physical environment by discarding any broken or dangerous toys and informing supervisor of any health/safety hazards of the center’s physical environment or of items that need to be replaced.

This position will establish and maintain effective communication with parents and offer support, advice and encouragement to the parents regarding their child’s goals, accomplishments and overall well-being. This position will also conduct parent/teacher conferences to review any adjustment, behavior, progress or other concerns.

This position will participate as an active and involved member of the UNC Horizons team as well as the childcare center team. The Early Childhood Development Practitioner will regularly attend UNC Horizons staff meetings, trainings, annual conference and other events. In addition, the position will also attend and actively participate in all Sunrise Corner specific events, meetings and trainings. This position will communicate questions and concerns regarding Horizons and/or Sunrise Corner with other team members with appropriate supervisors.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related childcare experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Must have the ability to provide effective verbal feedback to parents regrading daily interactions. Ability to collect/record routine information effectively in written form regarding daily interactions.

Must have the ability to provide basic physical care of children under regular supervision. Ability to report socialization and behavioral teaching needs to leadership.

Must have the ability to assist in delivering established instructional plans.

Must be able to perform routine checks to ensure facilities are free of hazards. Ability to provide preventive care, first aid, and medication as directed.

Must have ability to maintain inventory of supplies for the classroom. Ability to log daily activities as needed. Ability to attend skill development programs as required.

Must have knowledge of appropriate program rules and regulations, NCDCDEE regulations and appropriate code of ethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer a candidate with: Associate or BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, or relevant degree with Early Childhood Education coursework.

Prefer a candidate with knowledge of the population we serve. Someone who has experience planning activities, lessons and meals for children in a day care center is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Valid NC driver’s license.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License

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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time