Location: Skokie, IL Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Feb 1 2024 Job Description:
Basic Function and Responsibility:
Under supervision, in a support capacity, cooperate with and assist teachers to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, anti-bias curriculum for classroom children. Maintain a professional relationship with children, families, students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and other community members.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in providing high-quality care and early education for young children in the Center by utilizing developmentally appropriate techniques.
Assist in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate, anti-bias curriculum for children enrolled.
Assist in developing and maintaining an appropriate physical and emotional environment by meeting the established standards of the Early Childhood Education profession.
Assist in providing for the daily health and safety of children, academic students, volunteers, and other adults. This includes field trips, other Center activities, and any emergency situations.
Assist in the on-going assessment of children.
Develop and maintain professional relationships with classroom families, co-workers, academic students, college faculty and staff, community volunteers, and visitors.
Maintain the confidentiality of child, family, and academic student records.
Participate in Center professional and marketing activities including: meetings, conferences, in-services, family events, recruitment and community outreach, e.g. Preschool Nights and Open Houses. Represent the ECE Program in the college and in the community-at-large.9. Assume alternate support duties and/or schedule as assigned by the Teachers or the Manager, and based on needs of the Center.
Taking on classroom responsibilities in the absence of the Teacher.
Responsible for maintaining the center's kitchen including dishes, restocking, meal preparations, and monitoring when items need to be replenished.
Responsible for maintaining laundry throughout the day and monitoring when supplies are low.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentials or Minimum twelve semester hours in Early Childhood Education courses is required.
One semester experience (minimum of 20 clock hours) in the classroom with preschool children is required.
First Aid and CPR certification is required.
Ability to obtain Food Handler certification within the first week of employment.
Food Service Sanitation certification preferred.
Effective written and oral communication skills are required.
Interpersonal skills for effective interactions with children, families, co-workers, and program visitors.
Exercised emotional maturity and professionalism in interactions and communication with children, families, co-workers, supervisors, and program visitors.
Light lifting up to 30 lbs. and light carrying up to 50 lbs. Ability to reach above shoulder. Periods of time spent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending and stooping. Mobility to move from building to building on-Campus and to visit off-Campus entities. Work is performed in a classroom environment and is sedentary in nature. Demonstrate visual and auditorial ability to observe children and consistently scan the physical environment. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.
General supervision is received from the Manager. Functional supervision is received from the Teachers.
Functional supervision may be given to practicum students, volunteers and student employees in the absence of the Teachers or at the discretion of the Manager.
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