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Child Development Supervisor (Multiple Positions)

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

a) Use developmentally appropriate practices to interact, guide, supervise, and educate young children.
b) Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
c) Provide appropriate guidance and ongoing supervision of student workers.
d) Maintain daily communication and develop professional relationships with a diverse population of parents and staff.
e) Complete and maintain all appropriate paperwork for children’s files.
f) Meet all requirements set by CCC to maintain DCFS licensing, Quality Rating and Improvement System, and NAEYC Accreditation (i.e. First Aid and CPR certification; professional development hours).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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 (Civil Service)

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:
Section 407 (

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
(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).

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

Specialty Factors (Civil Service)


Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

  1. Bachelor’s degree in child development. early childhood education or related field
  2. Knowledge of and prior experiences with the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation process
  3. Demonstrated professional work experience working with children Birth-age 5
  4. One year of teaching experience in a mixed age classroom setting
  5. Ability to receive a Gateways ECE level 3 or higher credential within 6 months of hire.
  6. Ability to receive a Gateways Infant toddler level 2 or higher credential within 6 months of hire.
  7. Course work in Child Development, Study and Assessment of Young Children, Infant and Toddler curriculum, Curriculum and Assessment of Children Birth – 5yrs, Principals of Guiding Young Children, and Family Relations.
  8. Knowledge of Teaching Strategies and Gold Assessment tool
  9. Strong team work skills
  10. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  11. Strong organization and time management skills
  12. Strong leadership skills.

Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)


Additional Requirements (SPS)


Preferred Qualifications (SPS)


Physical demands/requirements

Must be physically and emotionally able to work with young children and supervise their activities.

Physically- Able to lift 30 lbs, sit on the floor, stand, lifting objects and children at various ages and abilities. Move quickly to supervise and stay with active children.

Emotionally: Able to put a child’s needs above your own, able to support growth and development of emotional skills and a deep level of patience and maturity.

Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year


Standard hours


Hourly Rate or Semi-monthly Pay Rate

$1,318.80 per pay period


$31,651.20 per year

Earn Type


Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

· Out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days after start date.
· 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.
· Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from and . Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
· We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address and phone numbers. The information that you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.
· The exam format for this position is a Credentials Assessment. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant’s/employee’s education, experience and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). In order to determine an appropriate rating for each examination, a review of a résumé, cover letter, university/agency official employment application, college transcript, copies of license/certification and any other relevant material may be required.
· Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.
· 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.
· After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
· Click on Child Development Supervisor for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
· Please click on 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.

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EEO Statement Summary

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

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

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety. Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.
Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)
  2. List of References
  3. Other

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you currently a citizen or resident of the State of Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. Have you attached all transcripts to support the degrees you are submitting for consideration?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  5. 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)

  6. If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable

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