Child Development Technician

University Of Arkansas Medical Center Morrilton , AR 72110

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

This position is located in Morrilton, Arkansas.

KIDS FIRST serves children with special healthcare needs ranging in age from six weeks to five years. In our pediatric day healthcare clinics, children diagnosed as having a medical condition known to place them at risk for developmental delays and disabilities receive intensive intervention.

The Child Development Technician assists the Early Childhood Development Specialist in providing care and intervention to a group of young children birth to age 5 with developmental delays and special medical needs.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS.

  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only).

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family.

  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000.

  • Leave Time: 11 paid holidays annually, 12 days of annual vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave (additional leave available depending on status).

  • Career Training Opportunities.

Salary $19,240

Responsibilities

  • Provides quality direct patient care for a group of young children including serving mealtimes, assisting with feeding, diapering, and dressing.

  • Providing developmentally appropriate behavioral guidance within daily scheduled activities.

  • Follow the direction of the ECDS to provide individualized developmental services of their assigned treatment rooms in a manner that is child-centered, family focused, and demonstrates evidence-based or best practice.

  • Establishes exciting learning environments for young children and apply curriculum to address the objectives contained in each child's treatment plan.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED PLUS at least six (6) months of experience working in the care of children

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Child Care Orientation Training (CCOT)
  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field

Candidate must pass state abuse registry checks, drug screen, submit to a TB skin test and required immunizations or provide proof of immunizations.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical RequirementsStand: FrequentlySit: OccasionallyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: FrequentlyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs


Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: FrequentlyTalk: FrequentlyHear: ContinuouslyTaste or smell: OccasionallyRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Outdoor Weather ConditionsNoise Level: ModerateVisual

Requirements:
Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Biological


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