a) Use developmentally appropriate practices to interact, guide,
supervise, and educate young children.
b) Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate
c) Provide appropriate guidance and ongoing supervision of student
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
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
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
A. As Lead teacher of a classroom of children at the CDFC :
- 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
- Uses observations of children’s play to construct an emergent
- Facilitates children’s play and uses scaffolding to promote
children’s growth and development
- Implements activities and maintains a classroom environment
that supports and values diversity in the program
- Uses a variety of documentation methods to show children’s
progress and communicates to families learning occurring in the
- Arranges a safe classroom floor plan and provides materials and
activities which promote independence and hands on
- Includes weekly cooking activities into curriculum.
- Maintains effective oral and written communication with
- Maintains current classroom portfolio.
- Assists in kitchen duties as needed.
B. As supervisor of HDFS 490 Practicum students assigned to your
- Plans and facilitates orientation activities related to the
operations of the classroom.
- Mentors undergraduate and graduate practicum students and
graduate assistants who are serving as child care
- Models primary care giving roles, lead teaching by planning and
implementing developmentally appropriate practices and appropriate
- 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.
- Evaluates 490 assignments as delegated by Instructor.
- Conducts weekly observations of practicum students.
- Communicates feedback respectfully to students and assists in
establishing professional goals with practicum students.
- Provides feedback to Instructor regarding rubrics and
C. As a staff member of the CDFC
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)
- Maintains classroom records.
- Attends weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings.
Contributes in dialogue and discussion and presents solutions to
- Exhibits discretion in dealing with parents, children, and the
academic progress of practicum students
- Cooperates with students doing observations and faculty
- Documents own performance and classroom supervision abilities
- Participates in evening workshops and CDL events with practicum
students and/or parents
- Continues professional development through classes and
- Assists with NAEYC accreditation process and maintenance of
DCFS license renewal
- Supports collegial relationships by engaging in reflection with
colleagues and works to resolve conflicts with colleagues in a
direct and respectful way
- Follows and uses NAEYC Code of Ethics as a guide to making
decisions involving ethical dilemmas
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 Worker
in a licensed child care facility . The Illinois Department of
Children and Family Services required credentials can be reviewed
Section 407 (ilga.gov)
PART 407 LICENSING STANDARDS FOR DAY CARE CENTERS : Sections
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
**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).
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
Specialty Factors (Civil Service)
Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)
Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)
- Bachelor’s degree in child development. early childhood
education or related field
- Knowledge of and prior experiences with the National
Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation
- Demonstrated professional work experience working with children
- One year of teaching experience in a mixed age classroom
- Ability to receive a Gateways ECE level 3 or higher credential
within 6 months of hire.
- Ability to receive a Gateways Infant toddler level 2 or higher
credential within 6 months of hire.
- 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
- Knowledge of Teaching Strategies and Gold Assessment tool
- Strong team work skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organization and time management skills
- Strong leadership skills.
Additional Requirements (SPS)
Preferred Qualifications (SPS)
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
Hourly Rate or Semi-monthly Pay Rate
$1,318.80 per pay period
$31,651.20 per year
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