Lotus Analytics
  • 09-Jan-2018 to 10-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Daycare
  • Warrensburg, NY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Small Tales located in Warrensburg, NY has an immediate opening for a Floater!

 

Teacher Assistant

Job Description:

Floaters are responsible for providing breaks for staff and maintaining a nurturing and educational environment for the children in their care. Caregivers report to the Director/Assistant Director and the Lead Caregiver assigned to their classroom.

QUALIFICATIONS:

(please note: Caregivers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to work at the Center, as per state guidelines)

Education/Certification:

Minimum:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent (GED)
  • Preferred: Any of the following:
  • Current CDA credential or an acceptable equivalent
  • Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Experience working in an early childhood setting
  • Experience working with persons from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the children and the Center

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

1. Be available to support other teachers and assistants in the learning environment.

2. Provide teachers and assistants with meal breaks.

3. Assist in the creation of a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of children

4. Perform duties as planned by the Director or Lead Caregiver for the assigned classroom

5. Interact with the children in a way which conveys respect and nurturing

6. Support the social and emotional development of children

7. Engage in active play with children; this will often mean getting down on the floor to interact with them

8. Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the development levels of the children

9. Maintain accurate and appropriate records for children in the assigned classroom.

10. Attend to the personal hygiene of each child in your care, including changing diapers or soiled clothing and washing hands

11. Maintain a safe environment based on safety standards set by the Center and state guidelines

12. Help other staff in preparing meals for children as required

13. Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the child care rooms

14. Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis

15. Assist in the development and facilitation of interactive parent and child literacy activities

16. Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child's family and encourage their involvement in the program

17. Continue professional development through attending workshops, conferences, and other staff development opportunities

18. Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible

19. Perform other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLITIES:

None

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); ability to maintain emotional control under stress

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Ability to routinely lift children (if assigned to the Continuity of Care room - must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs regularly), move furniture in the classroom, and sustain long hours of active work
  • The aforementioned statements describe the general requirements for this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Other duties may be logically assigned as appropriate.

 

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