Child & Family Development Attendant
52 Wks Unit
Child Dev Laboratory Center (CDLC)
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
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:
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
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.
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
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:
Education, experience, and other requirements:
- Operate a developmentally appropriate early childhood classroom
using a constructivist curriculum and environment with quality
interactions and programing based on licensing regulations and
• In the absence of the CFD Specialist, supervise students, work
study students, childcare attendants, therapists, and observers in
• Welcome and invite college students to be a part of the CDLC
• Model developmentally appropriate practice in the classroom
• Coach and provide feedback to students during practicum
• Observe and record development for individual children; may work
with the CFD Specialist to create individual goals for the
• Use the children's goals to support the CFD Specialist in
creating the constructivist curriculum and environment within the
• 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
• Participate in educational parent meetings; support the CFD
Specialist with daily communication and bi-monthly
• Participates in CDLC Parent Advisory Council, STLCC, campus, and
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
• 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
• Shifts may be assigned between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
• 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