Child Development Resources

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Job Titles

Assistant to Social Worker Family Literacy Worker Nanny
Child Welfare Worker Family Service Worker Para Educator/Paraprofessional
Community Service Director Genetic Counselor Parent Educator
Child Care Program Director Head Start Teacher Patient Relations Representative
Child Development Specialist Head Start Director Preschool Teacher
Developmental Child Care Program Coordinator Home Care Provider Public Policy Analyst
Early Intervention Specialist Infant-Toddler Specialist School Counselor
Early Literacy Home Mentor Lead Pre-School Teacher Special Ed. Preschool Teacher
Family Advocate Life Specialist (Hospitals) Social Case Worker
Family Childcare Provider Marriage & Family Specialist Youth Group Worker
Family Life Aide

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Alert Detail-oriented Mature
Business-minded Diplomatic Organized
Calm Energetic Patient
Coordinated Enthusiastic Pleasant
Consistent Helpful Responsible
Creative Fair Sensitive
Curious Flexible Stable
Dependable Firm Strong

Workplace Skills

Advocate for children and families
Assist in the development of social skills and emotional well-being
Be active in professional development
Communicate with children and families
Develop schedules
Evaluate curriculum
Guide those in your care Model appropriate behavior
Observe and assess development

Partner with community agencies
Plan for and cope with emergencies
Provide healthy snacks and meals
Teach good hygiene habits
Track progress and development
Work as part of a team

Job Postings

MOREAP: Job postings and information on teaching positions in Missouri.

MO Teaching Jobs: Site offers links to Missouri job postings in the education field as well as other helpfully information like lesson tips and student success tactics. (all broken into school levels)

Teachers-Teachers: The site is designed to save teachers time and money in the search for great teaching jobs, schools with open teaching positions come to you.

Jobs by Field: Education: This site presents many varieties of available positions in the field of education.

Academic Careers Online: Is a global academic job site for teaching jobs, education jobs, research jobs, and professional jobs in education and academia. Academic Careers Online includes faculty, teacher, research, post doc, adjunct, library, administrative and senior management positions at (community) colleges, universities, research institutes, and schools around the world.

Department of Defense Education: Offers opportunities to teach children of military families worldwide.

Career Resources

US Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistic: Occupational Outlook Handbook information.

Graduate Programs

Central Methodist University

University of Missouri - Columbia

Missouri State University

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Truman State University