GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides services to Head Start children and families in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards Child care work involving assisting the Teacher in working with young children and families to develop their cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assists the Teacher in the implementation of the daily curriculum and activities.
Ensures classroom plans and activities are carried out in the absence of the Teacher.
Assists the Teacher with ensuring compliance with child outcomes, State of Florida Early Childhood standards, Head Start Performance Standards, and the goals & objectives of the current Head Start curriculum.
Assists the Teacher in maintaining classroom records, progress reports, accident reports and other necessary documentation.
Assists with the selection of teaching materials to meet individual needs of children.
In conjunction with the Teacher, develops and carries out plans for at least one day per week.
Works with the Teacher to conduct home visits and parent meetings.
Encourages parent involvement in the Head Start program, both in the classroom and in the home. Identifies and reports child abuse cases. Assists in organizing classroom volunteers.
Attends all pre-service and in-service training programs and other mandatory trainings.
Seeks in-kind (donated time, services, products, cash) for the program and ensure in-kind is documented accurately and timely.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of acceptable equivalency diploma required; some college courses in early childhood education preferred. Must possess a current preschool CDA certification or equivalent. successful completion of a standardized early childhood and development skills and knowledge based assessment is also required. One (1) year experience working directly with preschool children. Must be able to obtain at least fifteen (15) clock hours of certified training per year.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to gain knowledge of early childhood growth and development and age-appropriate activities.
Ability to gain knowledge of the practices, procedures and regulations in childcare.
Ability to operate a personal computer. Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
Ability to maintain composure, keep emotions in check, and control anger, even in difficult situations.
Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation operating in Central Florida as a coordinative agency for a variety of high-quality services to improve the lives of children and families in Central Florida. The Agency, which began in 1969, is committed to strengthening our communities and families.
You have an opportunity to become an integral part of a Nationally Accredited Organization with a mission and vision to improve the lives of families with young children. Join our Team and help us to continue our compassionate quest to provide high-quality services to children and families throughout Florida.
- Group Medical Insurance
- Paid Basic Life Insurance
- Paid Vacations, Holidays, Sick, Personal, Bereavement Time Off
- Employee Discounts
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Paid Long Term Disability
- Flexible Scheduling
- Career Ladder Opportunities