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Civil Service Position #CS14-52
November 14, 2013 

Position Title
Child Care Assistant (Part-time, 80%)

Hiring Unit
Head Start (East St. Louis)

Job Description/Responsibilities
This position assists in the supervision of children, coordinates and performs duties in the food service area in the Head Start Centers.  The Child Care Assistant supports staff in the implementation of learning experiences provided to the children, their physical needs, as well as, care and maintenance of the Center environment.

Minimum Qualifications
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services require that early childhood and school-age assistants have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED). 

Personal Attributes Needed to Undertake Job

  1. Physical examination as required by Illinois Child Care Act for employees in child care facilities.
  2. Personal attributes required by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for all child care personnel.
    a. Must be able to follow directions and be a nurturing individual capable of interacting
        with children in a positive and appropriate manner.

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$8.25 per hour 

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 address below.  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 29, 2013 


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

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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