- Assist in the implementation of a developmentally appropriate program for eligible children following the curriculum and funding source guidelines in coordination with management staff.
- Ensure quality program service delivery.
- Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.
- Interact with young children.
- Assist in the serving and supervision of meals to children.
- Take attendance of children at meal times.
- Assist with assigned small group activities.
- Assist in taking “Teaching Strategies GOLD” notes and enter them into database when needed.
- Participate in professional development activities, including staff meetings, conferences, training opportunities, and other trainings options as identified and approved by supervisors.
- Assist in the transportation of children to and from the site.
- Assist with stocking of paper products, inventory, and supply orders.
- Attend community events and meetings as needed to support the agency programs, including evening and weekend events/meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Additional Requirements
- Shall be of responsible character and suitable to work with young children.
- Must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma/GED, and have experience working with young children.
- Must complete 12 hours of annual training in addition to CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen training.
- Possess a solid knowledge base with respect to child development and family services and seek to expand knowledge.
- Must have Proficient Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, pass State Police criminal clearance check and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.
- Successfully complete Criminal History and DHS clearance procedures at time of hire and when requested at any time during employment.
- Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.
- Must be able to lift and carry a child weighing 45 pounds in an emergency situation.
- Must be physically capable of performing CPR (with appropriate training).
- Must be able to work at the same level as a preschool child –bend, sit on floor or child’s chair, squat.
- Must comply with Agency smoke free and drug free policy.
- Must understand the importance of daily attendance.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.