Full-Time Position 37.5 Hours
Part-Time Positio 20.0 Hours
EHS/HS Educator Assistant
REPORTS TO: Child Development Site Supervisor
Assists in providing comprehensive child development services to children. Participates in center family events & activities. Maintains documentation and record keeping per Head Start Performance Standards and CHSW protocols. Assists and supports the Educator(s) in performing assigned duties and responsibilities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·Interacts positively with all children to support their individual learning and meets their emotional development. Communicates regularly and respectfully with families; assists Educators to involve parents in the education program
·Assists in implementing individualized education plans to meet children’s developmental goals.
·Assists in the childcare center activities such as setting up the learning environment, cleaning and disinfecting toys and materials, health & nutrition activities, health and safety practices, lesson planning, and other duties as assigned by the Educator(s)
·Assists in meal/snack time in setting-up the room, and preparing meals or snacks as appropriate and eating family style meals with the children. Feeds infants following Head Start Performance Standards and CHSW EHS/HS practices
·Changes diapers, assists with toilet training, and assist older children with toileting.
·Participates in center family activities and events, as requested; assists in set-up and clean-up.
·Participates in center staff meetings, program and center professional development activities, and other professional development activities. In collaboration with supervisor develop and implement an annual professional development and training plan. Completes required training.
·Assists with record keeping and documentation
·Serves as the lead in the classroom when an Educator is absent
·Advocates for the values of a diverse population within CHSW and the Community
·Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor
·Child Development Associate (CDA) in infant/toddler or preschool.
·One-year work experience in a child care or child development classroom
·One year experience in working with children and parents from a culturally diverse and low-income backgrounds
·Must have completed a minimum of 20 hours of training in relevant STARS training. Obtain registry number within 90 days of hire
·Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a teaching team
·Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
·Care for the personal hygiene needs of young children, including changing diapers, toileting, and toilet training
·Knowledge of MS Office
·Proof of physical exam, including a TB skin test, must be on file. For those who have tested positive, a statement from a doctor or a chest x-ray must be provided
·Current pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification or obtain within 60 days of hire
·Obtain a food handler’s permit within 60 days of start date
·Must possess strong human relations skills to communicate and work effectively within a culturally diverse work environment and community