Child Development Supervisor


Primary Function

It is expected that the CDL Child Development Supervisor (lead teacher) will be present at the Child Development and Family Center ( CDFC ) for the majority of each day to ensure that licensing and NAEYC Accreditation requirements are met and oversee daily operations in the classroom

Job responsibilities will be performed in consultation and collaboration with the CDFC Director, CD Faculty/the CDFC Coordinators, and the Advisory Board. The Child Development Supervisor is responsible for initiating and facilitating duties and tasks described in this document

The CDFC Child Development Supervisor (head teacher) will be evaluated by the Associate Director with consultation by CD Faculty, Faculty Director, Families and peers

Maintains frequent contact with CD Faculty/the CDFC Coordinators
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

A. As Lead teacher of a classroom of children at the CDFC :
1. Assures and maintains at all times the health and safety of all children in the classroom by maintaining a safe environment and implementing healthy practices (e.g., having all children wash their hands immediately before and after eating and washing after toileting, etc.)
2. Uses observations of children’s play to construct an emergent curriculum
3. Facilitates children’s play and uses scaffolding to promote children’s growth and development
4. Implements activities and maintains a classroom environment that supports and values diversity in the program
5. Uses a variety of documentation methods to show children’s progress and communicates to families learning occurring in the classroom
6. Arranges a safe classroom floor plan and provides materials and activities which promote independence and hands on exploration.
7. Includes weekly cooking activities into curriculum.
8. Maintains effective oral and written communication with families.
9. Maintains current classroom portfolio.
10. Assists in kitchen duties as needed.

B. As supervisor of HDFS 490 Practicum students assigned to your classroom:
1. Plans and facilitates orientation activities related to the operations of the classroom.
2. Mentors undergraduate and graduate practicum students and graduate assistants who are serving as child care professionals.
3. Models primary care giving roles, lead teaching by planning and implementing developmentally appropriate practices and appropriate guidance techniques.
4. Assists in the evaluation of practicum students’ interactions with children, families, staff, and peers. Helps conduct written and oral performance and quarterly reviews of students.
5. Evaluates 490 assignments as delegated by Instructor.
6. Conducts weekly observations of practicum students.
7. Communicates feedback respectfully to students and assists in establishing professional goals with practicum students.
8. Provides feedback to Instructor regarding rubrics and assignments.

C. As a staff member of the CDFC
1. Maintains classroom records.
2. Attends weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings. Contributes in dialogue and discussion and presents solutions to problems
3. Exhibits discretion in dealing with parents, children, and the academic progress of practicum students
4. Cooperates with students doing observations and faculty conducting research
5. Documents own performance and classroom supervision abilities to supervisor
6. Participates in evening workshops and CDL events with practicum students and/or parents
7. Continues professional development through classes and conferences
8. Assists with NAEYC accreditation process and maintenance of DCFS license renewal
9. Supports collegial relationships by engaging in reflection with colleagues and works to resolve conflicts with colleagues in a direct and respectful way
10. Follows and uses NAEYC Code of Ethics as a guide to making decisions involving ethical dilemmas
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1. Possession of credentials required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for employment as a Child Care Worker in a licensed child care facility The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services required credentials can be reviewed at: http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/docs/407.pdf

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 child care, 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 child care

**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).

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

1. Possession of Illinois Gateway ECE (level 5).

2. Current certification of infant/pediatric First Aid and CPR .

3. Demonstrated experience with teaching in a mixed age classroom setting, with children aged birth to five.
Education and Experience Preferred

A. Bachelor’s degree in child development. early childhood education or related field
B. Knowledge of and prior experiences with the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation process
C. One year of teaching experience in a mixed age classroom setting
D. Experience with the Environmental Rating Scales
E. Gateways Infant-Toddler Credential Level 3
List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES NEEDED TO UNDERTAKE JOB
1. physical examination as required by Illinois Child Care Act for employees in child care facilities
2. personal attributes required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for all child care personnel
3. supervisory ability
Working Hours
Standard hours - M-F; 8am-4:30pm; hours may vary
Minimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)
$2535.42 per month
Hiring Rate Information

Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Posting Date
07/20/2021
Closing Date
08/04/2021
Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
  • If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.
  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.
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  • The Civil Service examination for this classification is a Credentials Assessment, and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with State Universities Civil Service System rule 250.60(h)(10) .
  • If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
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  • Please click Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Link to Department Homepage
Child Development and Family Center
Physical Demands

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560
Is Background Check Required
Yes
Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

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Quick Link
https://employment.niu.edu/postings/57891
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience informing the director of the daily programs’ progress and concerns, supplies and equipment needs; being responsible for the operation of the center/facility; assisting in insuring that the center/facility met the licensing and health requirements of the State; planning developing, and/or implementing the basic philosophy and long range goals of the center/facility; developing or recommending the implementing changes in operational procedures and programs; assisting in analyzing program needs and recommended necessary equipment, materials, and supplies; serving as a resource person or explaining policies or objectives to staff, students, and parents; assuming responsibility for supervision of daily programs. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  2. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience identifying problem situations with the children and developing strategies to solve them; making appropriate referrals to community resources; planning, developing, and implementing through teaching, a child oriented curriculum and activities based on each child’s development needs; planning and implementing a segment of a center’s/facility’s; planning and implementing a daily program based upon the knowledge of children’s growth and development patterns. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  4. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience assessing the individual child’s needs; observing children to evaluate developmental patterns, establishing positive interaction with children, displaying sensitivity to each child’s confidence; establishing realistic limits. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  6. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience providing, managing, and maintaining environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children; responsible for planning learning experiences outside of the center/facility such as field trips; planning and supervising or preparing (observing, evaluating, and completing) records and reports on the progress and growth of each child (such as parents’ reports, child development reports); keeping abreast of current development and research in child care/development field; planning and/or conducting training activities. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  8. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience communicating children’s progress, program participation, and observations; communicating with teacher aides, child care assistants and associates, ad student help; and communicating as a member of a team with parents through parent conferences, home visits, classroom visits, classroom group meetings, daily contacts, and bi-monthly newsletters. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  10. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience interviewing job applicants; estimating staff needed for specific tasks; assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work of employees; motivating performance of employees; correcting or resolving problems that arose among employees; determining priorities and establishing deadlines; assisting the director in training, supervising, and evaluating student support staff and student volunteers; serving as director or supervisor during his/her absence. Employer Name and Employment Dates must be provided below.
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently
  12. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Please select the highest degree you have earned in Child Care/Development, Early Childhood, or Elementary Education (please remember to upload a copy of your transcript).
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree or Higher
  14. * How many years of work experience do you have working in a facility such as nursery school, kindergarten, licensed day care center or licensed day care home, or private home?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years or more
  15. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Do you possess Illinois ECE (level 5) Gateway Credentials? (Please make sure to upload a copy of your credentials.)
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Do you currently posses a certification of infant/pediatric First Aid and CPR? (Please make sure to upload a copy of your certification.)
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * Describe your experience with teaching in a mixed age classroom setting, with children aged birth to five.

    (Open Ended Question)

  19. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  20. Have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veteran's Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Certifications/Licensure #1
  4. Certifications/Licensure #2
  5. Certifications/Licensure #3
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
  2. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)


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