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Center Support Staff (Great Pacific Child Development Center) job

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General Summary: 

The Center Support Staff is responsible for providing substitute coverage for classroom teachers in the infant/toddler, preschool and school age classrooms.    Such responsibilities will include:  physical caregiving, implementation of age appropriate/individually appropriate curriculum and facilitating supportive relationships with parents and coworkers.

Essential Job Functions:

The responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:

Early Childhood Programming

  • Ensure the children’s safety within the inside and outside environments at all times.

  • Responsible for formulating relationships with parents and children that are respectful of individual differences, family styles and cultural/socioeconomic diversity.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all meal and rest breaks for the staff and the changes in the daily schedule for the children [outside time, meals for the children, diaper changes, etc.] are done in an organized manner so as to create a sense of routine in the environment for the children.

  • Provide feedback to staff and program directors about consistency of practices within the program.

  • Strive to create a state of the art childcare program. 

  • Interactions With Children

  • In an effort to develop each child’s language skills, responsible for communicating to parents, staff and the children in a positive manner.  Strive to create a language-rich program.

  • Treat each child with dignity and respect.

  • Help each child to become aware of his/her role as an integral member of the group.

  • Help each child to become comfortable with him/herself.

  • Encourage children’s active involvement in problem solving.

  • In an effort to develop the children to be effective decision makers, encourage children to be responsible for their actions.

  • Working With Parents

  • Work with each classroom team to effectively address parent issues.

  • Create an environment that embraces open communications between staff and parents.

  • Supporting Positive Staff Relationships

  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings.

  • Attend all recommended in-service trainings.

  • Direct all issues to the suitable person in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • Administrative Functions

  • Complete all assigned paperwork (daily information sheets/daily attendance, shopping lists, daily staff-child ratios, etc.) in a timely manner.

Physical Requirements

  • Continually able to observe and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and/or conflicts that might occur during the day (inside or outside environment).

  • Continually able to supervise children outside exposed to the sun and changing temperatures.

  • Continually able to lift 1-40 pounds from the floor to a waist high table.

  • Continually able to kneel down to maintain eye contact at child’s level.

  • Continually able to sit on the floor to work with children.

  • Continually able to react to a child that is 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds.

  • Continually able to carry a child (1 to 40 pounds), up to 50-100 feet.

  • Continually able to respond to children’s first aid needs (inside and outside) which may include cuts, bruises, blood/bodily fluids.

  • Continually able to communicate clearly and calmly to children, parents and co-workers.

  • Continually able to deal effectively with the stress involved in working closely with children, parents and co-workers.

  • Continually able to do fine and medium hand manipulations.

    Minimum Job Qualifications

  • High school graduate

  • Two year’s experience working with GPCDC’s children

  • Twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education (Child Growth & Development, Child, Family & Community, and two program development courses)

  • Show proof of current immunizations

  • Successful completion of the fingerprinting process and/or successful transfer of fingerprints from another program.

  • Successful completion of the hiring packet.

  • Excellent customer service skills in person and on the phone.

  • Comfortable with team-based works structure; demonstrates flexibility and initiative on the job.

  • Is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility

    Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Class B or Youth Bus certification

  • Fluent in Spanish

    Employee Conduct

    It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

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