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Job: Child Development Specialist

Active since 18-07-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Provo, Utah (various loc... Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Full-Time $ 31,682 (annualized ...
Date Posted: 7/18/18
End Date: When Filled
Status: Exempt, Full-Time (benefited)


Position is 204 working days and 11 paid Holidays; a typical work week is Monday - Friday with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Some occasional evening work required. Summer work may be available and may be required depending on agency needs.

• Must have BA degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field.

• Must have experience supervising in an early childhood education program.

• Must obtain Food Handler Certificate upon hire if not currently certified.

• Maintains current interrater reliability in Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) and CLASS certification.
• Extensive knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate teaching practices.
• Demonstrated ability to organize, direct and coordinate operations in personnel supervision, communications, and budget management.

• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Ability to handle/re-direct child challenging behaviors.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.

• Ability to write and speak the English language in a proficient and professional manner to meet requirements of the job.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, direct-reports, community groups, and other related agencies and people.



1. Ensures child safety and active supervision of children is maintained at all times as described in the Education Policy and Procedures.
2. Supervises Teachers for educational quality and positive child outcomes and guides them as they teach, tutor, instruct, lecture, and impart knowledge of appropriate learning activities required as part of school readiness goals.

3. Coordinates with the Executive Director, Education and Child Development Services Director, Child Development Coordinators and other agency coordinators in implementing the goals and objectives of the education and child development service area.

4. Ensures the curriculum addresses key elements of school readiness and aligns with the revised Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and state early learning standards.
5. Supervises and evaluates assigned teachers.

6. Assists the Education Service Area in obtaining and recording a complete developmental, educational and mental health history of each Head Start child.
7. Assists in administering the developmental screenings and assessment of all Head Start children.
8. Assists in providing technical assistance and an organized child development training program for children, parents and staff.

9. Monitors the operations of the classroom to ensure efficient, safe and developmentally appropriate education of all Head Start children on a daily basis.

10. Ensures that Teachers function as an integral and supportive team member of the center Head Start staff and work closely with Family Service staff to provide seamless services to children and families.
11. Attends not less than 15 hours of professional development per year. Chooses professional development that is of high-quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and the performance in the classroom.

12. Demonstrates understanding of child abuse/neglect laws. Reports suspected child abuse to the Family and Community Services Director. Attends child abuse training and ensures teaching staff do the same.

13. Expected to provide temporary assistance in the classrooms to meet minimum child to staff ratios, or to ensure the safety of children, in the absence of sufficient Education and Child Development Service Area staff. Staff from any service area working or present at a center when the need arises will be called upon first, with Administrative Office staff being utilized if insufficient staff is present on site.

14. Expected to assist the agency in maintaining safe and healthy environments for children and staff by immediately reporting health and safety risks/concerns or potential concerns to a leadership staff member and/or via our internal work order system and follow up with appropriate staff in a timely or appropriate manner.

15. Other job-related duties as assigned may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.


MOUNTAINLAND HEAD START, INC. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment actions based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic identity, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region United States
Keywords Child Specialist, Child Development Coach, Child Development Facilitator

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Name Gabrielle Lybbert