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Job Title: Child Care Assistant (Multiple Positions) (6075)
Location: Edwardsville, IL United States
Position Type: Part Time
Post Date: 09/13/2017
Expire Date: 10/13/2017
Job Categories: Education and Library, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Child Care Assistant (Multiple Positions) (6075)
The Child Care Assistant is an integral component of the Head Start/Early Head Start team. The Assistant is responsible for helping the staff with the implementation of learning experiences provided to the children. He or she will help staff provide for with physical needs of children (such as feeding, dressing, sleeping and other activities), along with assisting in the care and maintenance of the center environment. The successful candidate will also coordinate and perform duties in the food service area of the Head Start center. The Child Care Assistant may be assigned additional duties and responsibilities in support of the department’s mission and goals.

This position is a current part-time civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's East St. Louis based Head Start locations. The Child Care Assistant will close to applicants at close of business, 4:30 pm CST, on the posting end date.

Applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), a detailed resume, and unofficial transcripts, including those for SIUE, through HireTouch. Your resume should reflect all relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.

To apply for a vacancy, click the “Apply” button. This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account or create a new account. Instructions for creating a new account are available at: HireTouch Set-Up. Only create a new account if you have NEVER created an account. In your HireTouch account, you will upload all necessary documentation as requested above. After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete your application process for individual positions.

For Civil Service positions, applicants need to be an Illinois resident prior to the expiration of the probation period for the position.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. NOTE: Some positions are represented by a union and may require union dues.

For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www.siue.edu/humanresources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.
Qualifications & Requirements
at www.siue.edu/humanresources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Possession of credentials required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for employment as a Child Care Assistant.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Physical examination as required by Illinois Child Care Act for employees in child care facilities.
-Personal attributes required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for all child care personnel.
-Experience with infants/toddlers in a group care setting.
-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills.
-Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with all levels of staff, parents and center volunteers.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Jennifer Oates-Blair
Contact Email:joatesb@siue.edu
Website:https://siue.hiretouch.com/cs-current-vacancies/cs-current-vacancies-job-details?jobID=6075&job=child-care-assistant-multiple-positions-6075
Company Description:
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in men’s soccer and the Southern Conference in wrestling. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in Alton and East St. Louis. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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