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at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Pay: $44500 to $49000/year
$44500 - $49000
Posted: 9/9/2019
Job Reference #: 2502878
Categories: Childcare/Daycare
Keywords: child care, child

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

Northwestern State University Child and Family Network seeks applicants for the position of Child Care Specialist.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

To Apply: Submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three professional references with contact information to:
Northwestern State University Child and Family Network
1800 Warrington Place 
Shreveport, LA 71101-4425 
FAX (318) 677-3169 

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.
Northwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):
·         Employees/Potential Employees – Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer
·         Students – Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286)

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460. 
Additionally, Northwestern complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSU's campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.
Full disclosure statement:  http://universityplanning.nsula.edu/notice-of-non-discrimination/
*Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet. 
Department: Northwestern State University Child and Family Network
Telephone:  318-677-3150


  • Experience in early childhood, child care, or closely related field. Possess or be qualified to receive Louisiana Pathways Trainer approval and CLASS certification.
  • Bachelor's degree or college work in child development, early childhood, child and family studies or closely related field preferred.
  • Experience in conducting workshops, seminars, or other training for adults; good public speaking and presentation skills. Experience as early childhood program director a plus.
  • Ability to become a CLASS reliable observer. Current knowledge of CLASS observation tool a plus.
  • Ability to travel as necessary, possibly overnight, to complete responsibilities following NSU Child and Family Network policies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Good organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Good computer skills in word-processing and database programs adequate to meet registration and reporting responsibilities.
  • Ability to work well with persons of all ages, races, sex, etc.
  • Knowledge of the region's child care community, needs, and services available to parents a plus.
  • Ability to work evenings and Saturdays and to assist with innovative and special projects.

Job Concepts

Conduct training and technical assistance in appropriate practices for early learning providers and administrators in Northwest Louisiana; Conduct CLASS assessments in early care and education programs, coach providers on appropriate practices and assist with other services.