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Early Childhood Lab School Assistant II

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Position Type: Part-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Early Childhood Lab School
Role: Early Childhood Lab School Assistant II


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8am-2pm or 11am-5pm

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 9 with a minimum of $13.00 and a mid-point of $16.35. Hourly rate offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable. 

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of routine difficulty by providing childcare services and completing required documentation. Work is distinguished by the ability to provide a safe environment. Work is performed under direct supervision of the manager and/or director.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Good knowledge of child development
  3. Working skills in childcare
  4. Working skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
  5. Working skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  6. Working skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  7. Working skills in verbal and written communication.
  8. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
  9. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department’s needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Good knowledge of Department of Children and Family Services licensing standards and center policies.

Essential Duties:

  1. Establish and maintain direct supervision of the children to ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate environment at all times.
  2. Maintain a safe, clean environment to foster learning and development.  Regularly clean and disinfect work surfaces and equipment.
  3. Provide routine care for children of different ages; feed, diaper, assist children in hand washing, administer first aid, and provide other care as needed. 
  4. Assist the Lead Teacher in the regular documentation of children’s attendance, food intake and eating habits, medication distribution, fire/tornado drills, incidents and/or accidents, to establish a record of the children’s physical, social and cognitive development and progress.
  5. Assist in classroom and materials preparation.
  6. Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
  7. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  8. Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  9. Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  10. Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality.

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Medium (up to 50 lbs. occasionally or 30 lbs frequently or 10 lbs constantly)

Visual Acuity:

Visual Acuity (arm’s length)

Work Environment:

Loud noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Outdoor weather

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 04/18/2023. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 04/25/2023 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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