Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred
Work Schedule: 7am to 3:30pm (40 hours) per week
UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 928 children at 16 sites throughout Pulaski County. The program’s overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family. The program strives to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.
Preschool/Infant Toddler Child Enrichment Specialist prepares the classroom and curriculum for each day, greets the child and parent to ensure a welcome transition into the learning activities, documentation of children’s individual learning. S/He is responsible for the completion of developmental assessments for all children and tracking of the child’s progress during the year. S/He provides training and supervision to the Child Care Technicians and Caregivers. Ensures that the child/staff ration of 1-4 is met at all times.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary: $11.02 hourly
This is a provisional position. Provisional positions are funded by external grants or contracts with established end dates. When the grant expires or is not extended, the provisional position will be eliminated. Employees in provisional positions may apply for other positions at UAMS when their provisional position ends.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. 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.