Under the direction of the classroom Master Teacher and Cottage Supervisor, provides a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for children enrolled in the program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans for and provides a safe, healthy, caring and engaging environment for children enrolled in our program
Plans and initiates developmentally appropriate activities that promote the growth and development of the whole child to include activities in the areas of
Self and Social Emotional development
Language and Literacy
Science and Nature (outdoor play spaces)
Assists in caregiving routines such as hand washing, serving meals, diapering, toileting, and naptime as assigned
Contributes daily observations to compile for assessments of children
Works with children and adults in the program under the supervision of the classroom Supervisor, Master, or Associate Teachers
Helps to care for classroom equipment including set-up and clean-up of both indoor and outdoor areas according to shift worked
Articulates program goals and philosophy and applies them to working with the children and other adults working in the program
Maintains order and neatness in all classroom and outdoor areas, including manipulatives, home living, blocks, books, creative art, sinks, bathrooms, sandbox, and digital equipment. Sanitizes /cleans up toys and equipment daily
Other duties as assigned
Customer Service and Collaboration
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with various A.S. and University departments
Ensures all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as first priority, and in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and other safety policies
Adheres to both the Associated Students' and Children's Center Codes of Safe Practice
Reports accidents to supervisor and reviews changes required to avoid reoccurrence Ensures that proper documentation is completed for each accident (employee and/or non-employee) and forwards to supervisor
Reports maintenance problems and/or broken and unsafe equipment to the appropriate party immediately
Must have completed 2 Child and Family Development units and obtained a total of 6 CFD units
Minimum 3 units in Infant/Toddler development needed when working with Infants and Toddlers
CFD major/minor preferred
Experience working in a child care preferred, but not required
The following items are required for employment at childcare establishments:
FBI, DOB, and Child Abuse Index fingerprint clearance
TB clearance, current Health Screening and up to date immunizations
Beginning in January 1, 2018, Health and Safety code 1596.8662 requires all licensed providers, applicants, directors and employees to complete training as specified on their mandated reporter duties and to renew their training every two years
Follows all Children's Center and Associated Students personnel policies
Adheres to NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
Establishes positive, professional, and productive relationships with the children, families and staff in our Center
Attends and participates in monthly mandatory staff meetings
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of current best practice in child development
Ability to work as part of a large classroom team
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to relate and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, colleagues and guests
Must have strong English language skills and the ability to read, write and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
SCHEDULE & WORKING CONDITIONS
This is a year-round part-time position. Looking for someone to begin mid August and work through winter break Jan. 22. Center is closed for approximately two weeks over winter break.
Regular scheduled shifts are MWF or TTh schedule between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM. Mandatory staff training is held Friday from 4:00-5:30 once a month.
Expected to be available to attend a New Staff Orientation and hiring paperwork the week of August 7-11.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment is both in- and out-doors and may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: chemicals, dust, sun, rain, blood borne pathogens, and other environmental risks.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information with children, staff and parents; bending, stooping and lifting children and/or equipment up to 50 pounds from the floor; standing for extended periods of time; moving quickly and easily from sitting to standing; working outdoors on a daily basis; visual scanning to insure child safety indoors and out; able to perform movements including grasping, touching, pushing, pulling, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
Inside the Organization:
Reports to the Master Teacher
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Range I, Step I - $16.30 per hour
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.
Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer positions that have direct contact with minor children.
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