Child Development Assistant

September 9, 2023
Elgin, SC
Job Type



This position is responsible for providing a nurturing environment for the health and physical development of children (newborns/infant/toddler/up to five years of age whose families are involved in substance abuse treatment programs.

Hiring Hourly: $15.00

Continuation of employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding from service, program and agency earnings. OPEN UNTIL FILLED - APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS IMMEDIATELY, 12/31/2023

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include:

  • Monitoring for developmental delays at each child's milestone
  • Providing a consistent, predictable and enjoyable classroom routine, cultural enrichment and activities to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical health/wellness
  • Communicate with parents to explore child's development/progress or delays
  • Assist children in developing good behavior, positive communication skills, self-esteem and therapeutic play
  • Ability to maintain hygiene of infants and toddlers by diaper changing, reporting, and documenting outcomes
  • Prepare daily parent information sheet of each child's day
  • Maintain regulatory standards set forth by the Department of Social Services daily
  • Participate in training sessions as outlined by the Department of Social Services (15 CEU's) annually, participate in annual DSS classroom surveys,

Minimum Qualifications

  • Position requires a high school diploma (or GED) supplemented by three (3) years of related experience. Associate's Degree/Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Psychology, Child Development preferred; Bachelor's degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to become a Substance Abuse Specialist within one year of hire
  • Ability to work with chemically dependent patients and their children concerning parenting issues from an objective, non-judgmental perspective, while maintaining confidentiality is mandatory
  • Ability to utilize assessment tools to gather developmental data on each child
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary treatment team with nursing, counselors, development specialists
  • Ability to gain certification in parenting through an online curriculum
  • Prior experience providing childcare services in a group setting is highly desired
  • Valid SC driver's license in good standing with the Department of Motor Vehicles

Closing Date/Time:

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