Main Campus - Smithfield, North Carolina
Closes: Monday, October 22, 2018
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Expected Work Hours
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.
Education Minimum: 24 semester hours of college level general education including at least 6 early childhood education focused semester hours (provide unofficial transcript to verify)
Experience: One-year verifiable work experience with young children (birth through age 5) in a licensed child care facility. (Specify the ages worked with in the list of duties for past work experience.)
Education Preferred: Associate Degree in early childhood education or closely related field, completed course work towards achieving a Level 3 or higher on the NC Early Care and Education Professional Certification Scale, NC Early Childhood Credential, CPR/First Aid certification. (provide documentation)
Preferred Experience: Minimum 3 years verifiable work experience with young children in a licensed child care facility. Fluent in Spanish.
Assisting the Lead Teacher with supervision of the children, within a laboratory early care and education environment, ensuring their health, safety, and welfare; and instructs them in activities designed to promote social/ emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. Serves as a professional model and mentor to ECE program students.
Knowledge & Responsibilities:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Maintains constant supervision of children.
- Assists in providing developmentally appropriate activities balancing children's needs for individual and group activities, physical and quiet play, and child initiated and teacher initiated activities.
- Assist the lead teacher in maintaining an individual portfolio assessment system on each child and contributes to each parent conferences 2-3 time a year or as needed.
- Assists with the planning and organizing of trainings, workshops, and events designed for families of the CDC.
- Gives each child the attention needed to assure his/her best welfare including needs related to learning experiences, eating, toileting, sleeping, playing, health care and safety.
- Maintains accurate attendance reports and other center and child records.
- Assists in the preparation, implementation, and gathering of educational materials required to implement the program and curriculum as planned.
- Provides guidance to JCC adult students from various programs including Early Childhood Education (ECE) practicum students by providing weekly updates and student evaluations as required.
- Collaborates with ECE and other program instructors, and remains available to all other ECE students that utilization of the laboratory classroom environments.
- Collaborates with the lead teacher to recommend children for referral as needed for specialized services to the Director of the Child Development Center.
- Maintains cleanliness classrooms, bathrooms, storage areas, kitchen, and playground in a neat and organized manner.
- Works as a team to ensure all licensing, health and sanitation and accreditation standards are met.
- Assist in preparations of daily meals, if needed while maintaining sanitation rules/regulations and the Child and Adult Food Care Program requirements.
- Maintain cleanliness of kitchen, classrooms, bathrooms and other assigned areas.
- Participates in professional development activities based on NC license rules and regulations, NAEYC Accreditation, and JCC staff evaluations and Professional Development plan.
- Collaborates with internal and external individuals, agencies and initiatives related to the Child Development Center or Early Care and Education field.
- Collaborates with coworkers and others in the early childhood field to provide quality care and education for all children
- Performs other duties as assigned.
This job has no employee supervisory responsibilities, but would have direct supervision of children ages birth to five years of age and assist in supervision of classroom volunteers, visitors, students, etc.
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
- Ability to utilize a wide variety of data such as NC Child Care rules and regulations, accreditation guidelines, sanitation requirements, etc.
- Quality oral and written communication skills for modeling for children as well as communicating with outside agencies, students and families.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required of situations involving the direction, implementation and planning of the classroom environment and activities and use a variety of behavior guidance strategies.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
- Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills and Additional Tools
- Basic use of computers including word processing, typing, email,
- Utilizing and researching on the internet and attaching documents
- Experiences with online course delivery systems (such as Blackboard).
- Ability to operate children's electronic educational tools such as Smart Tables, computers and other similar electronic media as well
- Ability to operate additional office equipment such as fax, copier, and printer.
- Ability to exercise confidentiality, honesty, and consistent and sound judgments regarding the care of children, families, colleagues and adult college students.
- Ability to establish effective harmonious and collaborative relationships with a diverse population of children, families, staff, students and community.
- Ability speak and hear (with or without assistive devices)
- Ability to be mobile including standing for potentially long periods of time, walking, kneeling, crouching, stoop, reaching, crawling, getting up and down from the floor level, etc.
- Ability to lift/move up to 35 pounds
- This position is physically active and demanding and requires proper balance and fitness.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
- Employee must be able to obtain physician approval for physical and mental health upon employment and thereafter as needed or required.
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.
- Typical work environment includes early care and education classroom settings and a group of children in the JCC Child Development Center on the main campus.
- Field trips and other external excursions may be required on alternative on-campus or off-campus locations.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- CDC teachers are observed by others in the early childhood field, family members of the children, college faculty and staff, and others in the community at all times during the day
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