Aide - Booker PT

Children First Inc.
Job Description


Position:                                 Classroom Aide – PT position: 1 opening
Grade/Salary:                       (1) $10.00 hourly rate /10 months / 20 hours
Location:                               Booker location
Reports to:                            Early Childhood Development Specialist          
 
 
SummaryThe Classroom Aide is accountable for assisting the Teacher(s) and Teacher Assistant(s) in creating and implementing a safe, healthy, supervised, and developmentally appropriate preschool program in accordance with all relevant accreditation, licensing, legislation, policies and procedures to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of all children in the program. The work involves supporting the Teacher(s) and Teacher Assistant(s) in planning daily age appropriate activities, assisting children with behavioral skills, developing individual goals, conducting assessments, communicating with and encouraging parent and community involvement, maintaining confidential program documentation, and facilitating the transition of children into other educational settings.  The employee works under the direction of the Teacher, Assistant Teacher and the Regional Manager. Additional guidance is provided by standard operating procedures, parent’s handbook and curriculum handbook. Work is reviewed through classroom observations and annual evaluations with supervisor.

 
Education and Experience
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possession of High School Diploma or GED; CDA preferred
  • State Mandated Training completed
  • Minimum of six months’ experience working with young children


Day to day Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing and implementing activities that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program.
  • Follow the consistent daily routine developed by the Teacher(s)
  • Ensure equipment and classroom facility are clean, well maintained, safe and compliant with federal, state and local health and safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Assist with breaks and other classroom needs as requested and/or needed.
  • Assist with general maintenance of the facility and security of children, inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Assist in documenting and maintaining ongoing observations and assessment information utilizing Creative Curriculum and other required paperwork.


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Principles, practices and objectives of Head Start programs.
  • Safe and appropriate activities for children aged 0-5.
  • Set and maintain professional boundaries with families.
  • Speak, read and write English; bilingual in English/Spanish is helpful.
  • Work cooperatively with parents and staff.
  • Solve problems and make decisions.
  • Collect/analyze data and make accurate reports and recommendations.
  • Manage time, stress and constantly changing situations.
  • Use the computer – word processing and database software.
  • Lifts and/or moves up to 50 lbs; Kneels, stoops, bends, reaches and sits on floor.
  • Moves quickly to respond to children who are active and need redirection to protect their and others’ safety.
  • Uses manual dexterity, reaches with hands and arms, stretches, and talks or hears;
  • Responds both physically and mentally to emergency or crisis situations
  • Reliable transportation, current & valid Driver’s license & insurance at agency limits
  • Team player & self-starter who enjoys the challenge of working in a diversely rewarding work environment
  • Salary based on education/experience
  • Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace


Benefits:

  • After 90 days of continuous employment = Paid time off at Winter & Spring Break



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 http://www.childrenfirst.net/career-opportunities/  OR  941-954-8047 fax
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