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Child Care Worker

at Austin Independent School District

Posted: 2/28/2019
Job Reference #: 27842
Categories: Childcare/Daycare

Job Description

Openings as of 3/26/2019
06 - Student/Parent Support/Teacher Assist

  • Child Care Worker JobID: 27842
  • Position Type:
    06 - Student/Parent Support/Teacher Assist/Child Care Worker

  • Date Posted:
    10/24/2018

  • Location:
    Mills ES

  • For Fiscal Year:
    2018-2019  
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    • This position is part-time with benefits: 81.25%
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    This position requires a high school diploma or GED. Child Development Associate Credential or equivalent, or progress toward credentialing may be required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or related field desired.

    One (1) year of experience working with infants and toddlers is required if working in a Child Development Center. One (1) year of experience working with school-aged children is required if working in after-school program. Prefer supervisory experience in child care. Current first aid and cardio-pulmonary respiration (CPR) certifications may be required.

    SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    This position requires knowledge of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (TXDFPS) Minimum Standards. If working in a child development center with infants and toddlers, the incumbent must have knowledge of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. If the program is a Workforce Vendor, the incumbent must have knowledge of the Workforce Rising Star standards. The incumbent must have the ability to meet state and/or accreditation requirements for education and experience. Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to work with groups of young children in a positive manner. Employees in this position must be able to relate to children and adults with courtesy, respect, acceptance, and patience. Employees in this position must demonstrate compassion and a caring attitude towards children and their families. This position requires knowledge of positive guidance techniques and ability to prepare lesson plans and imaginative group activities. Incumbent must have an understanding of developmentally appropriate behavior, activities and milestones. Incumbent must have ability to manage staff, which includes staff training, supervision, maintenance of personnel files, and ensuring program compliance with TXDFPS Minimum Standards and/or NAEYC and Workforce Rising Star standards, as applicable to assignment.

    JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:

    This position provides supervision for program staff and children in an after-school child care program with school-aged children or child development center with infants, toddlers and preschool children. Incumbent must exercise judgment in managing program staff and students’ behavior. All work must be done in accordance with Austin ISD policies and procedures as well as TXDFPS Minimum Standards (e.g., safety rules).

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • In an infant/toddler program, plan, prepare materials, and implement daily learning activities with children.
    • In an afterschool program, plan and prepare after school activities (e.g., art activity, story time) and tutor individual students (e.g., help them prepare assignments or explain material they do not understand).
    • In an afterschool program, monitor student behavior (e.g., during bus loading, on the playground, in the cafeteria and hallways, and when teacher is absent from classroom).
    • Provide an environment that promotes appropriate behavior and provide positive guidance techniques.
    • Provide first aid and care for sick children.
    • Alert teacher of an individual child’s special needs or problems; call parents to discuss students’ progress.
    • Obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification.
    • Coordinate with supervisor, campus administration and campus staff in order to meet the needs of the students.
    • Meet regularly with the program supervisor and program staff to discuss areas of success and growth.
    • Assist staff and provide training in areas of need, such as behavior management and developmentally appropriate activities.
    • Ensure program compliance with TXDFPS, NAEYC and Workforce Rising Star program as applicable to program, which includes maintenance of employees’ and children files, ensuring applicable information is posted for employees and parents, safety guidelines, child ratios, etc.
    • Supervise children closely to ensure safety and security.
    • If working with infants/toddlers, assist children with all physical functions such as feeding, diapering, toileting, walking and standing.
    • Observe and document developmental progress of children.
    • Maintain a neat, sanitary, and attractive classroom and playground area.
    • Ensure safe handling of food for children.
    • Maintain current C.P.R. and First Aid certification.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the object and purpose of the minimum standards for licensed day care centers.
    • Interact frequently with children, showing affection, interest, and respect.
    • Obtain the required clock hours of training annually as mandated by TXDFPS and/or NAEYC, exclusive of C.P.R. and first aid.
    • Supervise and support part time employees and program staff.
    • Communicate daily with parents regarding their child’s daily activities.
    • Keep supervisor and principal aware of the progress of children and concerns of parents.
    • Conduct parent-teacher conferences to share children’s developmental progress with parents.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the object and purpose of the NAEYC Standards and Criteria (as applicable for NAEYC accredited Infant/Toddler programs).
    • Supervise and plan activities, indoors and outdoors, that maintain a positive atmosphere for the children.
    • Ensure daily records are maintained for staff and children, including maintaining children’s attendance.
    • Meet and collaborate with other staff to plan activities and provide support to staff as needed.
    • Ensure groups have supplies and snacks on a regular basis.
    • Interview and recommend staff for hire.

    OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

    Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    Work is generally conducted in a classroom environment depending on course material or activities assigned (e.g., field trips and recess may require activities outdoor). This position may involve possible exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.

    PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    Incumbent works under the supervision of a lead teacher and/or principal. Incumbent will have contact with teachers and principals in order to receive instructions and feedback, assist in planning, and discuss students’ progress/performance. Incumbent will have contact with parents in order to discuss students’ progress/performance, to listen to questions and concerns. Incumbent will have contact with students to monitor behavior, provide instruction, give guidance, and serve as an appropriate role model.

    COMPENSATION:
    Pay Grade: CT5
    Starting Salary: $14.86/Hr

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    An Equal Opportunity Employer