University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Child Care Technician

Child Care Technician

Requisition ID 
Patient Care
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
COM Kids First Fort Smith Staff
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This position is located in Ft. Smith, 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: $17,957 annually ($8.63 hourly)


  1. Provides quality direct patient care for a group of young children including serving mealtimes, assisting with feeding, diapering, and dressing.
  2. Provides developmentally appropriate behavioral guidance within daily scheduled activities.
  3. Follows 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.
  4. Establishes exciting learning environments for young children and apply curriculum to address the objectives contained in each child’s treatment plan.
  5. May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED PLUS six (6) months experience in child care.
  • Good communication skills with adults and children.


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


Child Development Associate credential (CDA), a Child Care Orientation Training (CCOT) Certificate, Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field may be substituted for experience requirement.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Outdoor Weather Conditions
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological