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Head Start Classroom Relief Aide

Posted March 02, 2017 08:41am

Wage$10.69 - $14.47 per hour
Phone Number8082434310
Provide classroom relief and assistance in the absence of a regularly assigned staff person. Assist classroom teacher and teacher aide in the administration and operation of all classroom activities. Perform a variety of clerical duties in an office environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Works with staff to develop basic teaching skills and understanding of childhood growth and development.
• Provides staff with input regarding observation, on-going assessment and documentation for center children.
• Assists with the promotion of respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of each child and family; refrains from stereotyping on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, or disability.
• Assists with the promotion of positive methods of child guidance.
• Communicates with parents and relays information to teacher regarding child and family as instructed by teacher
• Assists with various clerical duties.
• Acts as a bus monitor for excursions; rides along and assists children with buckling and/or unbuckling safety restraints and exiting and/or entering the bus; ensures all children are accounted for.
• Supervises indoor and outdoor activities as directed by the center teacher and in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and state licensing regulations to ensure the children's safety is closely monitored and maintained.
• Picks up meals at designated cafeterias, records accurate meal counts, takes food temperatures at each meal and abides by all food safety regulations as indicated by USDA Guidelines.
• Assists classroom staff with meal service ensuring "family style" meals are followed which includes eating meals at the table with the children and center staff.
• Assists children with tooth brushing.
• Assists in setting up classroom for daily activities.
• Assists all center staff with the daily cleaning of the classroom; duties include, but are not limited to: cleans and disinfects bathrooms, tables, chairs and work centers, mops and vacuums, empties trash, dusts and straightens classroom; and hoses down walkways and windows as needed.
• Attends function and center activities as assigned.
• Continues professional growth by attending workshops and training designated for early childhood and Head Start, and/or takes early childhood classes as approved.
• Reports all incidents and/or occurrences of child abuse or suspected child abuse to teacher and director immediately.
• Regular attendance.


NONESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• None

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.
• Possesses imagination and ideas to promote an age appropriate learning environment.
• Ability to learn to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth for program children.
• Ability to understand and relate to diverse cultural backgrounds and various social and economic levels.
• Basic knowledge and understanding of available community resources.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, which include, verbal, written and listening.
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality concerning information about children, families and staff.
• Basic knowledge of computer applications including word processing.
• Ability to use basic office machines.
• Ability to worked varied shifts, which may include, nights and weekends.
• Ability to travel off-island on occasion.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and experience working in a Head Start classroom, preschool or licensed early childhood setting preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
• 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 children, parents, and other employees.
• Bilingual preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers.

REASONING ABILITY:
• 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.
• Ability to interact with and have compassion for children and/or persons with physical and emotional disabilities.
• Ability to relate and interact with children and their families.
• Ability to maintain composure in demanding and/or hostile situations.
• Ability to perform well under pressure.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Access to an insured vehicle and a valid driver's license.
• CPR/First Aid certification.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
• Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
• Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

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 is:
• Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
• Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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