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Child Care Assistant-$500 New Hire Signing Incentive

Company: Oakland Family Services
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe Child Care Assistant is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the center and classrooms in Oakland Family Services Children's Learning Centers (CLC). The Child Care Assistant will provide overall center support, assist in maintaining ratios, provide care and supervision of children and implement developmentally appropriate activities in conjunction with classroom teachers. This position reports to the Early Childhood Education Site Supervisor. SPECIFIC DUTIES/JOB EXPECTATIONSThe specific duties include but are not limited to the following: Assist in the implementation of developmentally appropriate, engaging activities using the HighScope approach to learning with children.Provide classroom coverage in the absence of Lead Teacher and/or Assistant Teacher.Assist in maintaining accurate child records.Participate in daily and weekly team planning meetings to support the creation of lesson plans, discuss classroom support needs and coordinate task responsibilities with the Lead Teacher and/or Assistant Teacher. Implements coaching, mentoring, feedback and professional development suggestions and strategies provided by the classroom lead teacher.Assist in implementing children's behavioral support plans as needed.Collaborate with classroom partners, supervisor and administrative team members on curriculum, student, and center needs.Provide support in the maintenance of a clean, healthy, and esthetically pleasing learning environment for children.Provide active supervision to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each child.Participate in professional development opportunities, meetings, and other program and agency activities as required by licensing, accreditation, and other funding requirements. Support in the completion of classroom and center cleaning protocols. Other duties as assigned.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to be physical and capable of successfully managing an early learning environment. The employee is frequently required to sit and/or stand for 8 hours or more. Staff must have the ability to reach with hands and arms and must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. QUALIFICATIONSHigh School Diploma or equivalent.Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) preferred. Experience working with children 12 months through 12 years old or demonstrated knowledge of child development. Selected candidates for this position must possess a sensitivity to the diversity of the Agency's service population including (but not limited to) differences of culture, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic characteristics.Experience utilizing or willingness to learn and implement the HighScope approach.Communication skills that focus on positive and professional communication with parents and children.Abilities and skills in the team approach to problem solving and task completion.Special abilities and skills necessary to perform the required tasks and that best meet the needs of the Agency also will be considered. Any standard above may be waived when compensating specifications or circumstances exist.As of Jan. 7, 2022, all new hires must:(A) Already be fully vaccinated in advance of starting employment, OR(B) Complete a single-dose vaccine - or - the first shot of a two-dose vaccine by their first day of employment at Oakland Family Services; those pursuing a two-dose vaccine have 30 days to complete the process and will be required to follow required testing protocols during the interim.Oakland Family Services complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and, as such, considers all requests for medical or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirements and offers legally entitled reasonable accommodations.

Keywords: Oakland Family Services, Pontiac , Child Care Assistant-$500 New Hire Signing Incentive, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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