Job Title:        Assistant Caregiver                                              Wage/Hour Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to:     Early Childhood Development Center Coordinator  Pay Grade:   IS201

Dept./School: Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)        Date Revised:  6/2020

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Assist the Lead Teacher in providing childcare for a group of children birth through age 4; assist in leading age appropriate early childhood activities and providing quality care in a safe and healthy environment.

Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent

48+ hours of study in higher education preferred

Associates degree or Child Development Associates (CDA) preferred

Two to Three years of experience in a licensed childcare setting or teaching field

Infant and/or toddler experience preferred

 

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Ability to work well with children

Communicate effectively with children, parents and fellow staff members

Meet training requirements established by Texas Minimum Standards for Childcare Licensing

Maintain Texas Rising Stars certification standards

Be supportive of the goals and objectives of the ECDC and the school district

Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible

Follow security and safety protocols to ensure the safety of children and staff

 

Administration

Assist in implementing the program’s daily activities using district adopted curriculum.

Closely monitor children at the center.

Maintain a clean and orderly classroom environment.

Assist with the serving of snacks and meals.

Maintain student and staff confidentiality.

Prepare accident/incident reports when necessary.

Communicate effectively with parents, staff and children.

Participate in problem solving and collaborative planning with Lead Teacher and ECDC Administrators.

Assist Lead Teacher with review and inventory of program equipment and supplies.

 

Discipline and Guidance

Assist in the management of the classroom in accordance with discipline guidelines and policies.

Ensure discipline is carried out per district policy and in accordance with licensing guidelines.

 

 

Student Management

Maintain student confidentiality.

Utilize digital tools for attendance and reporting.

In the absence of the Lead Teacher, manage daily classroom activities.

 

Professional Development and Work Ethic

Participate in staff development including but not limited to monthly staff meetings.

Complete annual training requirements set forth by Texas Minimum Standards.

Maintain regular and consistent attendance.

Report to work on time.

Deal sensitively and fairly with children, parents and staff of all cultural backgrounds.

 

School/Community Relations

Articulate the district’s mission to the community as necessary.

Demonstrate awareness of the district/community needs.

 

Working Conditions:

Requires sitting, stooping, bending, walking, standing, and crawling.

Must be able to lift small children of up to 35 pounds.

Participate and lead activities with children outdoors on a daily basis.

Maintain emotional control when under stress.

Demonstrate patience and flexibility in changing job demands.

Mental concentration is necessary for handling frequent interruptions while performing tasks.

May also be exposed to contagious diseases from children.

Will be required to work occasional overtime.