Support staff in maintaining a safe environment in compliance with federal, state and local health and safety regulations, including a daily safety check of indoor and outdoor areas utilized by children, parents and staff members.
Provide coverage and support in maintaining the required adult-child ratio as mandated in the Community Care Licensing and Head Start Program Performance Standards.
Provide care to children in need of additional support including but not limited to providing individualized care, managing challenging behaviors, toileting, diapering, nap coverage and administration of first aide as appropriate to training.
Support and assist in maintaining a safe classroom and outdoor play area in compliance with Head Start, federal, state and local health and safety regulations.
Assist with meal service, including preparation, classroom delivery and clean-up.
Utilize active supervision strategies to ensure that no child in our care is left unsupervised.
Assist teachers with completing required paperwork including lesson plans, meal counts, attendance logs, screenings and ongoing assessments.
Work with, contribute to, and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by encouraging and facilitating problem solving strategies; accepting supervision, and working closely with direct service staff, program management, agency administration, community partners, coaches & consultants to ensure high-quality services and implementation of best practices.
Assist in ensuring compliance with emergency health and safety policies, procedures and protocols (including but not limited to COVID-19 response services).
Knowledge, Skill, and Experience
Must have strong interest in working with young children and children with disabilities.
Minimum of 3-6 Early Childhood Education units preferred.
English language proficiency is not required; bi/multilingual preferred.
Ability and desire to work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment
Positive, professional and courteous work demeanor
Must be at least 18 years of age.
If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org