Title: Child & Family Development Attendant

Employee Classification: 52 Wks Unit

Department: Child Dev Laboratory Center (CDLC)

Salary Range: $32,710

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The Child and Family Development Assistant performs duties necessary to teach and care for infant through twelve-year-old children, provides support and constant communication with families, and serves as a model for college students (specifically in Child and Family Development). This position is a floater position that may be scheduled in any room in the Child Development Laboratory Center, including the infant/toddler rooms, two/three-year-old rooms, and preschool rooms.

What you'll do:
  • Operate a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom using a constructivist curriculum and environment with quality interactions and programing based on licensing regulations and accreditation standards.
    • In the absence of the CFD Specialist, supervise students, work study students, childcare attendants, therapists, and observers in the classroom.
    • Welcome and invite college students to be a part of the CDLC community.
    • Model developmentally appropriate practice in the classroom
    • Coach and provide feedback to students during practicum time.
    • Observe and record development for individual children; may work with the CFD Specialist to create individual goals for the children.
    • Use the children's goals to support the CFD Specialist in creating the constructivist curriculum and environment within the classroom.
    • Maintain paperwork for children's records and classroom curriculum. Coordinates resources for children with special needs and works with the manager and CFD specialists to ensure children’s needs are met.
    • Develop and maintain rapport and trust with families; may attend developmental, transition and exit conferences, or additional conferences.
    • Participate in educational parent meetings; support the CFD Specialist with daily communication and bi-monthly newsletters.
    • Participates in CDLC Parent Advisory Council, STLCC, campus, and community events.
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

• Associate’s degree in Early Childhood, Child and Family Development, or similar area
• One year of full-time or two years of part-time experience in a licensed childcare center

• This position works in the Child Development Laboratory Center and may work in any one of the classrooms within the center.
• Employees in the CDLC must clear Family Care Safety Registry and finger printing through licensing, Hepatitis A Immunization series, and Physical and TB Risk Assessment forms. Additional vaccination requirements may be added.
• Employees must complete annual approved training hours each year (currently 12 for licensing and 18 for accreditation) and must complete any web-based training for childcare as assigned by the states of IL and/or MO.
• Employees must maintain current CPR, pediatric first aid, and medication administration training.
• Employees must open and maintain a Toolbox Registry Account.
• Shifts may be assigned between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to move quickly up and down off the floor
• Ability to lift items overhead, bend, and stoop

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