Assistant to the Child Care Director University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 412 reviews

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title
Early Childhood Dvlpmnt Prctnr – Journey

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Assistant to the Child Care Director

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$31,200 – $34,500

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Full-Time Permanent

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Monday – Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm rotating schedule

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Position Location
Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description

The UNC Horizons Program is a perinatal and maternal substance abuse treatment program located within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A multidisciplinary team provides a continuum of services (prenatal/postpartum care, psychiatric evaluation, substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, job readiness classes and job placement)to participating substance abusing women in the region and offers on-site childcare services for the women while they are participating in Horizons programming.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description
    This position assists the Director with the ongoing operation of the center. Duties include:
    1. Sharing responsibility for the recruitment & orientation of early childhood teachers working in the Child Care center.

    2. Sharing responsibility for the monitoring of all persons working in the childcare including:

  • work schedule;
  • observation of interactions with the children;
  • assignment of duties and guiding activities;
  • evaluation of performance;
  • and assuring compliance with the requirements for licensure.
  • 3. Assisting with the administrative duties and ongoing operation of the center according to NCDCDEE licensure requirements:

  • the completion of food program reports;
  • meeting with State Child Care Consultant;
  • determining status of health records of each child enrolled (required vaccines and medical exams);
  • status of DSS Child Care vouchers;
  • ordering needed supplies;
  • and enforcing policies re: sick children and teachers; screening for/prevention of infectious conditions assuring the physical environment of the childcare center is safe.

When the Child Care Director is out of the office, this position will be solely responsible for assuring that the childcare center is in compliance with NCDCDEE licensure requirements. This includes:
1. Supervision and performance management of the childcare teachers in the center.
2. Enforcement of the practice of universal health precautions.
3. Assuring that children are properly supervised in the childcare center, on the playground and during field trips at all times.

The position is responsible for providing supervision of and interaction with the children in care to maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. The Assistant to the Child Care Director will contribute to the maintaining of the childcare center’s physical environment by discarding any broken or dangerous toys and informing supervisor of any health/safety hazards of the center’s physical environment or of items that need to be replaced.

The position is also responsible for communicating observations in childcare to appropriate professional staff in order to identify needs of children and seek appropriate services for children when needed. This includes:

1. Identifying children in need of developmental screenings and possible ongoing treatment by therapists.
2. Sharing in the coordination of on-site visits by special child therapists and health screeners.
3. Serving as liaison between parents, teachers, and child clinical team for communicating information about services provided to children by therapists (occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists).

The position is expected to participate as an active and involved member of the UNC Horizons team as well as the childcare center team and to regularly attend UNC Horizons staff meetings, trainings.

This position is expected to be in the class room at least 70% of the time.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related childcare experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Communication: Ability to effectively convey information to supervisors, parents, other caregivers, medical personnel, and/or research professionals regarding each child’s developmental progress. Ability to communicate necessary classroom information to parents and other caregivers. Ability to further organization goals through participation in community programs and/or workshops. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely orally and/or in writing to ensure understanding. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.

Child Care and Instruction: Ability to lead and instruct children in educational and developmental activities to meet the needs of established curricula and program objectives. Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of techniques to instruct and guide children with developing basic self-care and socialization skills. Ability to provide age-appropriate basic care and attend to specialized needs as required.

Curriculum Implementation: Ability to deliver and/or design a course of instruction or care for children, delivered to a group or individualized for special needs. Knowledge of concepts of early childhood development and developing/maintaining schedules for learning and other activities.

Safety: Ability to ensure well-being of children by maintaining a facility free from potential danger. Ability to administer first aid or medication as appropriate. Ability to adhere to applicable guidelines and training requirements, such as CPR, SIDS, etc. Ability to respond quickly in taking corrective action.

Administration: Ability to collect and maintain data for record-keeping requirements, developmental check-ups, and/or accreditation standards. Ability to handle clerical needs of the classroom, including ordering supplies, maintaining files, etc. Ability to enhance skills and keep current with developments and trends in early childhood education.

Approved to work as a teacher by NC Division of Child Development and Early Education to meet the child care center’s education standards to maintain four points in education as written in NCDCDEE Handbook.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in early childhood education preferred.
Minimum of an undergraduate, graduate or associate degree with at least 12 semester hours in child development, child psychology, early childhood education or directly related field; and verification of having successfully completed training in the area of early childhood program administration.

Minimum of 3 years full time, verifiable experience working as a lead teacher in a licensed child care center in NC.

Knowledge of the population which we serve is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Must meet minimum requirements from the NCDCDEE and have a level 1 NCECA or equivalent and 6 semester hours in ECE/CD and at least 2 years of full time, verifiable early childhood experience or 1 year experience in child care administration. Must be approved to work as a teacher by NC Division of Child Development and Early Education to meet the child care center’s education standards to maintain four points in education as written in NCDCDEE Handbook.

Valid NC driver’s license.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Position/Schedule Requirements
Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License

Position Attributes

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