This position will serve as the assistant to the Director of the UNC Horizons Child Care Center. They will assist with the ongoing operation of the center.
This includes: 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:
observation of interactions with the children
assignment of duties and guiding activities
evaluation of performance
assuring compliance with the requirements for licensure. 3. Assist 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
enforcing policies re: sick children and teachers; screening for/prevention of infectious conditions assuring the physical environment of the childcare center is safe
When Child Care Director is out of the office, will be solely responsible for assuring that the childcare center is in compliance with NCDCDEE licensure requirements. 1.Supervision and performance management of the childcare teachers in the center 2.Enforces the practice of universal health precautions. Assure that children are properly supervised in the childcare center, on the playground and during field trips at all times.
This position will provide supervision of and interaction with the children in care to maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. 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.
This position will communicate observations in childcare to appropriate professional staff in order to identify needs of children and seek appropriate services for children when needed. 1. Identifies children in need of developmental screenings and possible ongoing treatment by therapists 2. Shares in the coordination of on-site visits by special child therapists and health screeners. 3. Serves 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).
This position will participate as an active and involved member of the UNC Horizons team as well as the childcare center team. Regularly attend UNC Horizons staff meetings and trainings.
This position is expected to be in the class room at least 70% of the time.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of related childcare experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Must meet minimum requirements from the NCDCDEE and have a level I 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.
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.
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.
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 served.
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.
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