University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Preschool Child Care Technician

Preschool Child Care Technician

Requisition ID 
Patient Care
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
COM Head Start Davis
Posted Date 
Post End Date 

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Bilingual English/Spanish (Read, Write and Speak) Preferred


UAMS Head Start/ Early Head Start serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old at 13 sites throughout Pulaski County.  We are a federally-funded scholarship program that provides comprehensive, quality early childhood education and support services for families experiencing economic hardships.


The Child Care Technician is responsible for directing instructional and recreational activities involving infant/toddler children.  S/He assist the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in providing services to a group of infants and/or toddlers. S/He maintain child/staff ratio at all times. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


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: $8.63 hourly


  1. Establishes and maintains a learning environment that enables children the greatest amount of success in learning through discovery in the environment. 
  2. Models appropriate language and behavior for children and parents in all situations. 
  3. Guides learning through discovery in the environment.  
  4. Utilizes curriculum for developing age appropriate activities.   Listens to the children and to the parents.
  5. Assesses children’s development levels of learning and plans activities in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices.
  6. Shares learning activities of children with the parents through home visits, classroom parent-teacher conferences and daily progress notes.
  7. Works cooperatively with parents, service providers and volunteers to ensure that the children’s needs are met.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED plus six (6) months experience working in an early childhood environment.
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for preschool children
  • Access to a vehicle with liability insurance to be used for agency related travel
  • Proficient with computers (preferably MS Office).
  • Must have a current health and initial health examination within three (3) months prior to employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Child Care Orientation Training (CCOT) Certificate Candidate  
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (Read, Write and Speak)
  • Knowledge of teaching techniques and development of lesson plans
  • Knowledge of child behavior
  • Ability to maintain records and develop lesson plans
  • Ability to teach, provide personal care, and direct recreational activities of infant/toddler children
  • Ability to direct activities of EHS personnel


  • Maintains professionalism at all times - Respects confidentiality in all aspects of the Head Start.
  • Able to handle stress, tension, and exasperation that contact with many children and adults may bring every day.
  • Must pass state abuse registry checks, drug screen; submit to a TB skin test and required immunizations or provide proof of immunizations.
  • May be called upon to administer first aid to children or staff at any time in the program - The incidental nature of this circumstance effectively establishes first aid as a collateral duty, rather than a primary one.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with children and adults.
  • Ability to organize and deliver presentations to a variety of community and parent organizations.
  • Must adhere to Head Start Performance Standards and Policies and Procedures.  
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities.
  • Ability to make decisions and work without continual close supervision.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Continuously
Walk: Continuously
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Continuously
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Continuously
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None