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Civil Service Position CS14-51
October 28, 2013

Position Title
Child Development Supervisor – Home Visitor

Hiring Unit
Head Start

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Child Development Supervisor provides children and families in the Home Based option a comprehensive program to meet their social, intellectual, emotional and physical needs.

Specific duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Conducting assessments of family needs and resources.  Making referrals to appropriate components and outside agencies while assisting families in fully using all available community, social, educational health resources.
  • Directly teaching parents how to plan activities to develop positive child/parent interaction, using household and program-provided resources.  Initiating and maintaining activities that will involve parents in the program as policy makers, employees, volunteers and educators of their children.
  • Recruiting and developing a partnership which provides encouragement, support, role modeling when necessary.  Assisting parents with planning weekly home visit activities and evaluating outcomes weekly.
  • Assisting parents in developing individualized goals and objectives for their child and themselves by using assessments and identifying family needs.  With parent’s assistance, evaluating outcomes monthly.  Evaluating children and families’ growth and progress.  Participating in IEP’s and staffings, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent degree.

Personal Attributes Needed to Undertake Job
Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, flexibility, nurturing, and problem solving skills. 

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, continuing ten month appointment period of August 16-June 15 with an option to defer compensation over a twelve month period.

$2,833 per month

Application Process
The position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  Examination appointments are required. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

     Ethel Coleman, Assistant Program Director
     SIUE – Head Start /Early Head Start Program
     Bldg. C, Room 103
     601 James R. Thompson Blvd.
     East St. Louis, IL  62201 

Or, email application materials to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
November 22, 2013


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Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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