Position
Early Head Start Teacher Aide
Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED.

Skills
  • Ability and willingness to provide warm, consistent care
  • Oral and written communication
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to focus on needs of children and parents
  • Flexible with individual temperaments of infants and toddlers
  • Ability to organize time and prioritize duties
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Willing to continue professional education and training
  • Ability and willingness to lift infants, toddlers, and classroom equipment
Description

Assists in ensuring compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and MVCDC Service Plans, Policies and Procedures.  Assists with maintaining quality classrooms and assists with the implementation of the agency designated curriculum.

Responsibilities
  • Physically able to work 40 hours per week.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with public and to obtain and give necessary information.
  • Demonstrate the ability to cope with stressful situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and with respect for the rights of co-workers, parents, children, and community persons.
  • Display good general intelligence and emotional stability.
  • Provide continuity of caring relationships for children.
  • Sit on floor with children; sit on a child size chair and at the child size tables.
  • Bend from knee and waist to talk to the children at their eye level (bend, stoop and squat).
  • Participate in community walk, participate in physical outdoor play and field trips
  • Participate with children in movement activities such as running, climbing, exercises, etc.
  • Lift a pre-school child weighing up to 50 pounds, in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Model standard language to enhance children’s understanding of words and increase their vocabulary
  • Observe children’s actions, hear children’s voices (verbalization) and engage children to achieve learning goals.
  • Promote relationships of trust and respect to establish effective relationships with Children, parents, coworkers and visitors.
Principal Functional Responsibilities
  • Carry forth the Mission, Vision and Core Values of MVCDC, Inc.; support the quality management principles; and work toward agency and program goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety and active supervision of children during all parts of the daily routine.
  • To minimize the potential for children being left alone and/or unsupervised.
  • ASSIST TO ENSURE ADULT/CHILD RATIO IS MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, MVCDC Regulation.
  • Maintain established standards of sanitation, safety, food preparation and assist in preparing nutritious meals and snacks.
  • Participate in team development, MVCDC staff/site meetings and trainings.
  • Practice general hygiene, including washing hands before and after diapering, before and after feeding, assist infants and toddlers with hand washing and toddlers with tooth brushing.
  • Ensure a family style meal setting occurs with toddlers.
  • Provide care for four infants or toddlers when needed to meet adult/child ratios.
  • Assist with monitoring updated inventory and security of educational materials and equipment.
  • Collaborate with the Teacher and Support Supervisor to ensure Early Head Start compliance for Federal and Peer Reviews.
  • Support agency’s goal of NAEYC accreditation and Step Up to Quality at all sites, including updating professional development training hours, information and verification via the Ohio Professional Development Network (OPDN).
  • Ensure cleanliness, security and appropriate use of equipment, materials and documentation.
  • Represent MVCDC professionally, both in manner and dress, to staff, parents, volunteers, and the community.
  • Complete time sheets, mileage sheets and leave requests per agency time frames.
  • Adhere to agency confidentiality policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to assist in providing quality services for children and families.

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Position: Early Head Start Teacher Aide

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Employment Type
Full-Time
Industry
Early Childhood Education
Job Location
Springfield Children's Center, Clark County
Base Salary
$ 9.83
Date posted
January 14, 2019
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