ASSISTANT EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

ASSISTANT EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER

Description :

Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

Description :

SALARY: $14.42-$15.00 PER HOUR

NON-EXEMPT

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The purpose of this position is to lend support to the Group Leader in the supervision and management of the infant, Toddler, and/or preschool aged children.

DUTIES:

  • Responsible for ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of the children at all times.
  • Responsible for assisting with weekly lesson plans with the direction of the group leader.
  • Responsible for carrying out the lesson plans-specific responsibility will be assigned and supervised by the group leader or supervisor.
  • Responsible for setting up and organizing the learning centers under the direction of the group leader.
  • Responsible for general cleaning tasks which include, but are not limited to, ensuring the toilets are flushed, the trash is kept covered and emptied, the floors are cleaned, the sinks are cleaned and dried out. And the materials are cleaned up after each use.
  • Outdoor play responsibilities: responsible for returning materials and equipment back to the storage area at the end of classroom-scheduled playtime. Responsible for playground safety checks. Responsible for keeping the playground clean. Sidewalks and bike trail need to be swept at the end of the classrooms scheduled outside playtime.
  • Responsible for a minimum of 15 hours of in-service per year.
  • Responsible for attending monthly staff meetings and for following up on and implementation of information provided in staff meetings.
  • Responsible for aiding the group leader in ensuring that staff child ratios are met at all times of the day.
  • Assist the group leader in other assigned, appropriate ways as needed and instructed on a daily basis.
  • Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies.
  • Responsible for ensuring safety standards are met at all times and turning in necessary work orders to supervisors. 
  • Responsible for maintaining sanitary standards at all times. This includes hand washing procedures, sanitizing and disinfecting the changing tables, sanitizing and disinfecting the eating tables including highchairs.
  • Any additional duties as directed by the Director, Assistant Director or Infant/Toddler Supervisor

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

The position will require knowledge regarding child development and growth, and the skills to relate to children and their families.  The ability to communicate in a positive and effective manner with the public, which contributes to the goals and objectives of the center and its clients, fellow coworkers, etc, in order to establish a healthy environment, is required.  Requires that the incumbent is able to take direction and remain flexible in order to comply with the Rules and Regulations set by the Department of Human Services for Child Care Centers and the duties assigned there of.

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. Responsible accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employees are regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasional lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The 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.

While performing the duties of this job the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS

Work relationships are with the public, fellow coworkers, etc. in order to ensure that the goals and objectives of the center are met.

BENEFITS

Full time employees will receive a full benefit package as provided by the Prowers County Board of Commissioners. Includes comprehensive benefit package, including Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, Flexible Spending/Health Savings Account, 401(a) with employers’ match, 457(b) Deferred Compensation, paid time off including vacation, sick, and holidays.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Prowers County is and Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons receiving compensation from Prowers County through payroll are considered employees of Prowers County and are expected to adhere to Prowers County’s Employment Policies.

Contact :

Applications can be obtained at Welcome Home Child & Family Development Center or Prowers County Department of Human Services. 

 

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled