Main aim of the Child Developmentalist is to support the development of, 0-18 age children, children with special needs, hospitalized children, children in need of protection. Child developmentalist develop assessment tools regarding the development of children; provide consultancy services to related people, agency and institutes towards their needs; provide research and publication services; develop projects regarding child, family and society by using modern approachs, and put these projects into practice on behalf of the child and family at every segment of society. Child developmentalists perform the following tasks in the fields of Education, Health, Social Services and other sectors:
The Field of Education
Universities as academic staff in vocational schools, undergraduate and graduate programs of the universities.
Our graduates can be assigned at "Special Education Institutions" and "guidance and research centers" in the Ministry of Education as Child Developmentalists and Child Development Specialists (who has Child Development Msc degree). At these institutions they are responsible for age appropriate assessment of the motor, cognitive and social development of individuals.They follow up the individual's development and education and cooperate with the related specialists if needed.they provide consultancy to families and teachers regarding developmental issues.They prepare and implement familiy education and consulatncy programs about child development field also in service training programs for staff. They may be assigned to Ministry of Education as teacher on condition that completing pedogogical proficiency (you can look at MEB, Özel Eğitim Kurumları Yönetmeliği, 2008; Özel Eğitim Okulları Çerçeve Yönetmeliği, 2005; Rehberlik ve Psikolojik Danışma Hizmetleri Yönetmeliği, 2001).
The Field of Social Services
Our graduates can be assigned at Child and Youth Centers,as Child Developmentalists (Child and Youth Centers Regulations, 2001).
Our Graduates can be assigned as Child Developmentalists and Child Development Specialists (who has Child Development Msc degree) at Community Centers of Social Services and Child Protection Institution. At this institution they are responsible for determining developmental performans and following up development of children who live in their functional areas. They study on occupational working about solving problems. They prepare, implement programs and prepare necessary materials for preschool children and children with special needs who live in institution by using occupational methods. They arrange service that is presented to children.(you can look at Sosyal Hizmetler ve Çocuk Esirgeme Kurumuna Bağlı Toplum Merkezleri Yönetmeliği, 2000).
Our Graduates can be assigned as Child Developmentalists and Child Development Specialists (who has Child Development Msc degree) at Protection Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. At this institution they follow up development of children for consistency of children to institution and make case study presentation during occupational working. A Child Developmentalists who are employed at social service and work about accepting of and consistency of child, responsible for application and evaluation of developmental programs needed for children's emotional, cognitive and social development. (you can look at Koruma Bakım ve Rehabilitasyon Merkezleri Yönetmeliği, 2009).
Our Graduates can be assigned as Child Developmentalists and Child Development Specialists (who has Child Development Msc degree) at Community Centers of Social Services and Child Protection Institution Child House. At this institution they are responsible for conducting occupational studies about care and nursing of child to consistency who is accepted in child house by coordination center. They prepare and apply education programs about physical, cognitive, emotional and social development towards each children's age,disability, interest and needs. (you can look at Sosyal Hizmetler ve Çocuk Esirgeme Kurumu Genel Müdürlüğü Çocuk Evleri Çalışma Usul ve Esasları Hakkında Yönetmelik, 2008).
Child Developmentalists and Child Development Specialists (who has Child Development Msc degree) can be assigned at Community Centers of Social Services and Child Protection Institution Family Consultancy with the condition of completing family consultancy education programs which is in accordance with standards that are determined and arranged by universities, occupational association or chamber or civil association or public corporation. (you can look Sosyal Hizmetler ve Çocuk Esirgeme Kurumu Genel Müdürlüğü Aile Danışma Merkezleri Yönetmeliği, 2007).
The Field of Health Services
Our Graduates can be assigned as Child Developmentalists and Child Development Specialists (who has Child Development Msc degree) at Mother and Child Care and Family Planning Center At these centers they are responsible for improvement and evaluation of child development programs and projects given in primary healt institutions. They are responsible for producing and applying plan, programs and projects; working in partnership with people or institution branch to create cooperation opportunities inside the institution or outside the institution. (you can look at Ana Çocuk Sağlığı ve Aile Planlaması Merkezleri Yönetmeliği, 1997).
The Ministry of Interior Affairs
Our Graduates can be assigned in Security General Directorate, Child Department they perform studies to determine the materialist, moral and social problems originated from the child and family themselves or the society. they also work for investigating the physical,psychological and socialogical causes leading children to crime in order to rehabilitate child's condition in cooperation with institutions as family, school, social and health services; developing programs and plans intended to eliminate crime. they are responsible for provide guidance service to children in need of protection; children exposed to neglect and abuse; children escaping from home or institution; children living or working on the street; volatile, drug and substance addicted children and their legal representatives. (Emniyet Genel Müdürlüğü Çocuk Şube Müdürlüğü/Büro Amirliği Kuruluş, Görev ve Çalışma Yönetmeliği, 2001).
Our Graduates can be assigned as project producer, project supervisor and consultant in UNICEF, ILO ve NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGO).