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Early Childhood Development Practioner

Company: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

This position will serve as an assistant to the Director of the UNC Horizons Child Development Center. This position will share administrative responsibilities with the Director including overseeing the day to day operations of the center, coordinating teacher schedules and classroom coverage as needed, interviewing potential candidates for open positions within the childcare center, tracking required information for CACFP, CCSA, EHS, NCDCDEE, etc. and various other tasks where assistance is required. The Assistant Director is responsible for acting as Director in the Director's absence from the childcare center.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

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

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The selected candidate for this position must be able to plan activities, lift and comfort children, take care of the children including cleaning and diaper changes, and schedule meal plans.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Prefer a candidate who is 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.

Undergraduate degree in early childhood education preferred. 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.

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

A valid driver license is preferred.

Knowledge of the population whom we serve is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Must be able to lift and carry small children with or without accommodation.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements

Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally

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