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Job Standard for Child Care Services Supervisor

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Child Care Services Supervisor Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 7834
  • Pay Grade: I
  • FLSA Status: Non Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor 1
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Children’s Center


To supervise child care staff and activities; plan and develop program content and activities; perform related work.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: methods used to teach preschool children basic skills.

Some knowledge of: supervisory practices; normal development of children from six weeks to preschool age.

Experience: working with young children in a structured child care setting. Physical ability to: lift and carry up to 50 pounds, stand, sit, stoop, squat, run, and climb stairs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Applicants will be required to pass an extensive background investigation before being hired.
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective public safety and security.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Child Care Services Supervisor must:

  • Trains and supervises child care staff, student assistants, and volunteers; evaluates performance; makes work assignments; monitors staff’s interaction with children; trains staff in emergency care procedures; schedules staff to meet program and licensing requirements; arranges for substitutes; resolves parent complaints regarding staff performance; maintains attendance, meal, and activities records; assists with food preparation, service, and cleanup; orders equipment and supplies; monitors and reports facility maintenance and repair needs.
  • Plans and develops developmentally-appropriate activities to teach art, music, colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and motor skills; develops activities for daycare portion of program to include campus and community field trips; arranges for community/campus volunteers to teach classes such as gymnastics; communicates with parents orally and in writing concerning needs, progress, problems, and behavior of children; designs bulletin board and other displays.
  • Implements activity plans and monitors, observes, and interacts with children; cares for physical needs of children including feeding, diapering toileting, dressing, and administering medication.

35% of Time the Child Care Services Supervisor

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Child Care Services Supervisor

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Child Care Services Supervisor

Career Path

Other professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.