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Director of Child Development Center

Job Description

Department: Child Development Center
Reports To: Vice President for Human Resources
FLSA Status: Level 11, Exempt
Prepared By: Donna Davis
Prepared Date: 03/2005

Summary
The director of the Child Development Center will be responsible for planning, monitoring and managing the facility's daily programs.  In addition, the director will supervise all aspects of the Child Development Center to provide a high-quality program for young children. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinate the daily operation of the Child Development Center to meet all guidelines set by the Missouri State Department of Health. 
  • Develop, recommend, and implement new policies and procedures.
  • Supervise Child Development Center employees and make staffing recommendations to the Vice President for Human Resources. 
  • Recommend, monitor, and maintain Child Development Center budget. 
  • Coordinate marketing plan and supervise public relations procedures; prepare and supervise information disseminated to the public.
  • Recommend and administer an advisory committee for the Child Development Center; plan and conduct regularly scheduled meetings of the advisory committee. 
  • Coordinate observation and student practicum activity throughout the Center.
  • Supervise the execution of appropriate curriculum for all age groups.
  • Maintain all state licensing requirements for the Center.
  • Supervise billing procedures for child care services and maintain records for internal/external audits. 
  • Manage purchasing procedures for all expenses incurred.
  • Plan and implement registration and parent orientation procedures; provide parent conferencing, parent education, and coordinate parent involvement; maintain student records including admission forms, medical information, parental permission slips, and attendance forms.
  • Fulfill all requirements for voluntary accreditation; maintain all applicable records related to accreditation process including corrections of deficiencies. 
  • See alternate sources of revenue available to non-profit centers, e.g. CCFP, Department of Family Services, Block Grants, DDRB, etc.
  • Complete documentation and submit reports on a timely basis. 
  • Collaborate with local government and education agencies to form valuable alliances with other community service providers. 
  • Assure compliance of staffing requirements in each classroom.
  • Promote staff development for CDC staff as appropriate. 

Supervisory Responsibilities
Performs normal supervisory functions: trains; instructs; assigns work to departmental personnel; recommends transfers, promotions, wage increases, terminations; arranges for additional help or need for overtime; explains and enforces college policies, safety rules and regulations; evaluates performance. 

Qualifications 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Minimum two years teaching or administrative experience in state licensed child care center or preschool.  Master's degree in early childhood education required.  Coursework that includes business management and/or program in administration preferred. 

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Incumbents must complete an annual medical examination, including tuberculin skin test (TB test) and a chest x-ray. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Assistant Director Job Description

FLSA Status:  Exempt Level 8
Department: Child Development Center
Reports To: Director Child Development Center
Prepared By: Paula Berry
Prepared Date: 07/01/2004

Summary
Coordinates with the director to enhance the quality of the program by sharing responsibliity for staff supervision, programming, staff development, and maintenance of all licensing and accreditation requirements.  Acts as lead teacher by providing instruction and care for children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages the Child Development Center in director's absence.
  • Performs lead teacher duties.  Assists in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities that advance all areas of children's development and learning including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical competency; assists in conducting the program in accordance with the Center's goals and principles, including interaction with children; lesson plans, schedules, snacks and meals, and parent interaction. 
  • Helps coordinate the daily operation of the Child Development Center to meet all health, safety, licensing, and accreditation standards.
  • Supervises and provides staff development opportunities for teachers.
  • Coordinates observations and student practicum activities throughout the center.
  • Supervises the execution of appropriate curriculum for all age groups.
  • Recommends purchases of instructional materials and teaching aids such as books, toys, and games designed to stimulate learning.
  • Assists director in interviews and recommendations of hiring teaching and service staff.
  • Confers with parents regarding facility activities, policies, and enrollment procedures.
  • Confers with teaching staff regarding child's behavioral or learning problems, and recommends methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.
  • Arranges medical attention for ill or injured child in accordance with parental instructions.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the director.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Assists in the supervision of approximately 25 employees in the Child Development Center.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include assisting in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Associate's degree (A. A.) in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and at least five years experience as a classroom teacher required.  Bachelor's degree preferred. One or more years supervisory experience preferred.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must pass physical and child abuse and neglect screening.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Lead Teacher Job Description

Department: Child Development Center
Reports To: Director of Child Development Center
FLSA Status: Level 6 Exempt
Prepared By: Paula Berry
Preparation Date: 07/01/2004

Summary
Develops curriculum of appropriate activities that advance all areas of children's development and learning, including social emotional, intellectual, and physical competence.  Conducts the program in accordance with the center's goals and principles of developmentally appropriate practices.  Ensures the individual needs of each child are met with dignity and respect, and that all safety procedures are followed according to the center's policies and procedures. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops the curriculum and implements a program of appropriate activities to advance all areas of the children’s development and learning, including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical competency with consideration given to each child’s individual needs. Provides an opportunity for children to assist in the planning and implementation of these activities.
  • Creates a written schedule that provides a balance of individual, small-group, large-group, indoor/outdoor activities, fine and gross motor activities, and quiet and active play.  Introduces new activities regularly based upon the varying interests of the classroom community.  Provides a wide variety of literature to enrich the child’s environment.  
  • Ensures that snacks and meals are nutritionally sound and are planned to meet CAFP requirements, posting a menu weekly.   Ensures that children serve their own snacks and meals as outlined in the health guidelines of the center. 
  • Ensures a minimum of 40 DFS approved items of equipment/materials are available for every 10 children based on the licensed capacity at all times.  There must be at least four items from each of the following categories; blocks, manipulatives, creative arts, large muscle activities, library and language activities, music, dramatic/housekeeping play, and science/sensory activities.  Requests additional equipment and supplies when needed.  Ensures that all materials are kept in good repair and that broken or missing equipment is reported to the center director.
  • Monitors indoor and outdoor space daily for health and safety concerns. Ensures that outdoor space is accessible to the children and is protected from access to streets and other dangers.
  • Seeks meaningful conversations with children acknowledging their work, talking about events of importance, etc.  Listens to children more than they talk.   Facilitates learning, social interaction, and involvement in activities.  Treats children with respect and consideration, regardless of their sex/gender, age, race, religion, ancestry or national origin, and physical or mental ability.
  • Plans ahead to prevent problem situations from occurring.  Anticipates where they need to be and what they need to do.  Ensures that children are in the physical or line-of-sight proximity of staff at all times.  Maintain center's staff/child ratios at all times:
Infant/toddlers =  1 staff for 4 children
2 year olds =  1 staff for 8 children
3-5 year olds =  1 staff for 10 children
6-10 year olds =  1 staff for 16 children
  • Develops a repertoire of skills related to consistently maintaining limits, such as anticipation of difficulties, proximity control, encouragement of verbal expression of feelings and needs, and logical and relevant immediate consequences.  Conducts individualized guidance strategies to support the unique needs of each child.  Provides opportunities for independence and self-help skills in children as they become ready.
  • Establishes positive and collaborative relationships with family members to enhance parent communication and involvement with the center and conducts frequent meetings with parents. 
  • Assists in the observation and recording of children’s behavior in planning individualized teaching practices and curriculum.  Maintains confidentiality in regard to observation and assessment information and records. 
  • Assists in assuring that the program meets all Missouri Division of Family Services regulations.  Receives the required DFS Staff Training each year.  Evaluates the program on an on-going basis.  Reports any problems or concerns to the lead teacher and/or Child Development Center director immediately. 
  • Acknowledges the signs of child abuse and follows the established reporting procedure.
  • Acknowledges the signs and symptoms of childhood illness and disease and follows the established Child Development Center Guidelines and procedures. 

Supervisory Responsibilities
Manages the classroom with autonomy.  Oversees assistant teachers and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Associate's degree in child care or closely related field required.  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of basic understanding of child development, the early childhood profession, and commitment to professionalism, and differences between discipline and punishment; understand concepts of mutual respect, caring, warmth, positive communication and interaction with children and parents; understand teacher's role as that of facilitator v. instructor; must have appropriate communication skills to deal with parents, children, and other staff.

Minimum two years previous experience working with pre-school age children.  Must meet DFS qualifications, and be at least 18 years of age.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Deals with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must pass a medical examination including TB test, as required by DFS; must pass DFS child abuse screening and local law enforcement records check.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Assistant Teacher Job Description

Job Title:  Assistant Teacher
Department: Child Development Center 
Reports to: Director of Child Development Center
FLSA Status: Level 4 Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Paula Berry
Prepared Date: 07/01/2004

Summary
Assists in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities that advance all areas of children’s development and learning, including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical competence.   Ensures the individual needs of each child are met with dignity and respect.  Follows all the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by the Child Development Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists and facilitates the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities that advance all areas of the children’s development and learning, including social, emotional, intellectual, and physical competency with consideration given to each child’s individual needs. Provides an opportunity for children to assist in the planning and implementation of these activities.
  • Assists with a written schedule that provides a balance of individual, small-group, large-group, indoor/outdoor activities, fine and gross motor activities, and quiet and active play.  Introduces new activities regularly based upon the varying interests of the classroom community.  Provides a wide variety of literature to enrich the child’s environment.  
  • Ensures that snacks and meals are nutritionally sound and are planned to meet CAFP requirements, posting a menu weekly.   Ensures that children serve their own snacks and meals as outlined in the health guidelines of the center. 
  • Ensures a minimum of 40 DFS approved items of equipment/materials are available for every 10 children based on the licensed capacity at all times.  There must be at least 4 items from each of the following categories; blocks, manipulatives, creative arts, large muscle activities, library and language activities, music, dramatic/housekeeping play, and science/sensory activities.  Requests additional equipment and supplies when needed.  Ensures that all materials are kept in good repair and that broken or missing equipment is reported to the center director.
  • Monitors indoor and outdoor space daily for health and safety concerns.  Ensures that outdoor space is accessible to the children and is protected from access to streets and other dangers.
  • Seeks meaningful conversations with children acknowledging their work, talking about events of importance, etc.  Listens to children more than they talk.   Facilitates learning, social interaction, and involvement in activities.  Treats children with respect and consideration, regardless of their sex/gender, age, race, religion, ancestry or national origin, physical or mental ability.
  • Plans ahead to prevent problem situations from occurring.  Anticipates where they need to be and what they need to do.  Ensures that children are in the physical or line-of-sight proximity of staff at all times.  Maintain center's staff/child ratios at all times:              
Infant/toddlers =  1 staff for 4 children
2 year olds =  1 staff for 8 children
3-5 year olds =  1 staff for 10 children
6-10 year olds =  1 staff for 16 children
  • Develops a repertoire of skills related to consistently maintaining limits, such as anticipation of difficulties, proximity control, encouragement of verbal expression of feelings and needs, and logical and relevant immediate consequences.  Conducts individualized guidance strategies to support the unique needs of each child.  Provides opportunities for independence and self-help skills in children as they become ready.
  • Establishes positive and collaborative relationships with family members to enhance parent communication and involvement with the center. 
  • Assists in the observation and recording of children’s behavior in planning individualized teaching practices and curriculum.  Maintains confidentiality in regard to observation and assessment information and records. 
  • Assists in assuring that the program meets all Missouri Division of Family Services regulations.  Receives the required DFS Staff Training each year.  Evaluates the program on an on-going basis.  Reports any problems or concerns to the lead teacher and/or Child Development Center director immediately. 
  • Acknowledges the signs of child abuse and follows the established reporting procedure.
  • Acknowledges the signs and symptoms of childhood illness and disease and follows the established Child Development Center Guidelines and procedures. 

Supervisory Responsibilities
None 

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school graduate required with preference given to those with college or professional training in child care or child development.  Minimum two years previous experience working in child care/child development and/or working with pre-school age children.  Must meet DFS qualifications.  Must be at least 18 years of age.  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of basic understanding of child development, the early childhood profession and commitment to professionalism, differences between discipline and punishment; understand concepts of mutual respect, caring, warmth, positive communication and interaction with children and parents; understand the teacher’s role as that of facilitator versus instructor; must have appropriate communication skills to deal with parents, children and other staff.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must pass physical and child abuse and neglect screening.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
This position is performed in a Child Development Center; may work indoors and outdoors. 

Child Care Worker

Job Title:                    Child Care Worker

Department:              Child Development Center 

Reports to:                 Director of Child Development Center

FLSA Status:             Level 2 Non-Exempt

Prepared By:             Paula Berry

Prepared Date:          04/17/2009

SUMMARY

Attends to the personal needs of children.  Follows all the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by the Child Development Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Observes and monitors play activities or amuses children by reading to or playing games with them.

Assists with the service of meals and snacks.  

Dresses or assists children to dress. 

Prepares materials and leads children in group of individual activities. 

Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment and facilities. 

Seeks meaningful conversations with children acknowledging their work, talking about events of importance, etc.  Listens to children more than they talk.   Facilitates learning, social interaction and involvement in activities.  Treats children with respect and consideration, regardless of their sex/gender, age, race, religion, ancestry or national origin, physical or mental ability.

Establishes positive and collaborative relationships with family members to enhance parent communication and involvement with the center. 

Ensures that all materials are kept in good repair and that broken or missing equipment is reported to the Lead Teacher.

Acknowledges the signs of child abuse and follows the established reporting procedure.

Acknowledges the signs and symptoms of childhood illness and disease and follows the established Child Development Center Guidelines and procedures.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None 

 QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or equivalent.  Must meet DFS qualifications.  Must be at least eighteen years of age. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must pass physical and child abuse and neglect screening.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must pass a medical examination including TB test, as required by DFS; must pass DFS child abuse screening and local law enforcement records check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Normal physical effort is required such as standing, walking, sitting, talking, and hearing.  Will also require reaching, grasping, pushing and pulling.  Center supplies, toys, files, equipment and children may be moved within the Child Development Center. 

The duties of this position require a great deal of frequent and continuous attention to detail.  Some concentrated attention regarding monitoring of children.  Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, distances of 20 feet or more, depth perception and the ability to judge distances, a normal field of vision, and accommodation or the ability to bring objects into focus are important to this position.  Color vision, or the ability to distinguish between colors, is also required. 

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is performed in a child development center; may work indoors and outdoors. 

Secretary Job Description

Department:  Child Development Center
Reports To: Director of Child Development Center 
FLSA Status:  Level 4 Non-Exempt
Prepared By:  Paula Berry
Preparation Date: July 1, 2004

Summary
Provide a broad range of clerical and customer service support including many or all of the following:  correspondence and document preparation; customer interaction; data management support; equipment/supply/facility coordination; mail/delivery support; scheduling support. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Greets scheduled visitors and refers them to the appropriate area or person.  Conducts tours of the Child Development Center to the public.
  • Instructs employees on the use of the phone system.  Answers and screens telephone calls and arranges conference calls.  Transfers and redirects incoming calls.
  • Reads and routes incoming mail. Locates and attaches appropriate file to correspondence to be answered by employer.  Prepares outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes.
  • Administers the enrollment process to include enrolling flex-care children quarterly, applying tuition charges based upon students class schedule,  registers full-time families annually, and processes and implements annual registration fees.  Maintains and updates wait list; contacts wait list families to fill any vacancies.
  • Utilizes, troubleshoots, maintains, and keys data into Omniform, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and EZcare 2 computer software programs.  Updates employee manuals, the Child Development Center Web site, information brochures, and Parent Handbooks.   Performs clerical duties for 30+ employees to include coordinating and arranging meetings, preparing agendas, reserving and preparing facilities, transcribing minutes of meetings, arranging and coordinating travel itineraries, and conducting research by compiling and typing statistical reports.
  • Performs accounts receivable and accounts payable functions to include posting tuition weekly, generating tuition posting reports, preparing deposits weekly, processing deposit posting reports, preparing aging reports monthly following up with overdue accounts, producing and distributing monthly invoices to parents, processing financial requests for 156+ families, and processing and providing financial reports / individual billing statements to non-profit financial funding organizations, ie. FHSE, YIN, Div. of Voc. Rehab, FSD.
  • Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials.
  • Organizes and maintains file system, and files correspondence and other records.  Archives all inactive data.  Utilizes archive transmittal forms.
  • Orders and maintains supplies, and arranges for equipment maintenance for the fax machine, printers, and copy machine.
  • Maintains and distributes emergency contact and allergy information.
  • Schedules employee TB testing and physical examinations.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
One-year certificate from college or technical school; or at least three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic word processing experience, Excel and common knowledge of Windows required. 

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
None required.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Contact Info

Office Number

636-922-8422

Kathy Drews
Director
kdrews@stchas.edu
636-922-8424

Janelle Meyers
Associate Director
jmeyers@stchas.edu
636-922-8423

Patty Jacobs
Administrative Secretary
pjacobs@stchas.edu
636-922-8422

Ellen Yarber
Secretary
eyarber@stchas.edu
636-922-8422