Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit
Department: Child Dev Laboratory Center (CDLC)
Salary Range: $43,930
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:
Performs duties necessary to develop and implement learning opportunities for children ages 6 weeks to Pre-K. Train and supervise college students while providing on-site instruction; assist college students to achieve educational objectives referred by the academic departments (specifically Child and Family Development). Provide support and constant communication with families and college students promoting successful outcomes
What you'll do:
• Create a learning environment both in and outside the classroom promoting exploration and experimentation. • Develop an age-appropriate early childhood Constructivist Curriculum and environment with engaging interactions and programing based on licensing regulations and accreditation standards. • Coordinate and direct the work of all part-time employees, student workers, practicum students; coordinate all visits from guests, therapists, and volunteers. • Establish relationships with college students creating interest in becoming part of the CDLC community. • Mentor and model developmentally appropriate practices in the classroom; coach and provide feedback to students during practicums and individual meetings; review and critique student assignments and experiences. • Process and complete paperwork for faculty and communicate the progress of students to faculty. • Observe, record development, and establish goals for individual children to create the curriculum and learning environment within the classroom. • Culturally sensitive to each client/family and individual needs and customs as appropriate. • Maintain all paperwork for children's records and classroom curriculum. • Maintain all accreditation portfolios.
• Build and maintain rapport and trust with families; initiate home visit before enrollment, conduct developmental conferences on the child's birthday and half birthday months (additional conferences if needed by parent or teacher), participate in transition and exit conferences; facilitate four educational parent meetings per year; create daily communication, and bimonthly newsletters. • Stay up to date and maintain knowledge in the field of child development and early childhood education. • Complete 18 hours annually of qualified continuing education. • Maintain current CPR and infant child first aid. • Maintain all annual training required for MO licensing, MO DSS, IL DSS, and STLCC. • Participates in CDLC Parent Advisory Council, STLCC, and community events. • Assists with other matters as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Early Care and Education, Child and Family Development or similar degree • Minimum of one year of relevant early childhood classroom experience, including practicum
STLCC has provided opportunity for all. As the largest higher educational institution in the region, STLCC has served more than 1.2 million students. Over 50% of households in the St. Louis area are represented in our former and current student body. Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the fundamental belief that education has the power to lift us up — as individuals, as communities and as a city.Today, STLCC consistently ranks among the top associate degree-awarding institutions in the United States. As we launch students into new and better careers, four-year degrees and richer lives, we strengthen St. Louis one student at a time. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff