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Childcare Teacher Assistant- Part-time 1:00pm-6:00pm

Website Rochester Childfirst Network

Job Title: Childcare Teacher Assistant
Reports To: Lead Teacher / Director of Children’s Programs
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Summary: We are looking for an experienced childcare assistant to be responsible for aiding the childcare teacher in planning, preparing, and implementing a daily program that includes developmentally appropriate activities with a particular focus on supporting children’s social- emotional development. The childcare assistant will work closely with the childcare teacher in conducting daily duties such as preparing and serving meals, changing diapers, writing daily reports, recording attendance, engaging in play, assisting to put children to sleep, and creating a safe environment. Monitoring and supervising children to ensure safety is of the utmost importance in this role.

Childcare Assistant Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Ensure the health and safety of all children by always providing appropriate supervision of children- inside the classroom, during outdoor play, and during all transitions.
2. Adhere to all OCFS regulations, including, but not limited to ensuring classroom is always staffed to ratio and ensuring that all regulatory documentation is maintained.
3. Maintain a clean, attractive, stimulating, safe, and organized classroom and assist in maintaining the cleanliness of floors, bathrooms, toys, and carpets according to New York State Office of Children and Family Services regulations and Rochester Childfirst Network policies and procedures.
4. Cultivate welcoming relationships with children, parents, and guardians and always maintain confidentiality regarding children and family communications.
5. Engage with the children in care in a compassionate and nurturing manner by talking and playing with the children and providing support for all areas of a child’s development.
6. Prepare materials in advance and help with classroom set-up to assist the teacher in implementing the daily lesson plans, which include a variety of developmentally appropriate activities.
7. Assist the teacher with implementing the daily routine, including serving children meals/snacks/bottles, diapering/toileting, napping, and assisting with dressing as needed.
8. Maintains open communication with classroom teacher, Director of Children’s Programs and other team members to ensure smooth operation of the classroom and a positive learning environment for the children.
9. Meet monthly with supervisor to reflect on work in the classroom, problem-solve if needed, and identify areas and resources for continued professional development.
10. Responsible for completing training requirements and maintaining OCFS Training Log and
Aspire Account.
11. Other duties as assigned.

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.
General knowledge of key principles of child development by age range.
Communication Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with parents/guardians, teammates, and children.
Language Ability (reading & writing):
Ability to read and interpret documents such as regulations, policies, and procedures manuals as well as ability to read diagrams, such as emergency fire exit plan. Ability to write in complete sentences, using correct spelling and grammar in order to complete regulatory documents and when corresponding with parents/guardians.
Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute ratio.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out and solve practical problems and exercise sound decision-making and good judgment. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email software (i.e., how to access email, create and send an email, receive and read an email); the internet; and payroll software (once instructed how to use).

Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and one year experience working with children less than 13 years of age in a childcare center or related setting.
Child Development Associates (CDA) Certificate preferred by not required.
Certificates and Licenses:
CPR certification
First aid certification
MAT 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 regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Adequate hearing abilities are also required for this job.

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 regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to bloodborne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to injuries consistent with working with children, wet or humid conditions
(weather related), cold (weather related), and heat (weather related).
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: From $14.42 per hour

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