Vail School District
Job Title: Support Staff, Lead
Department: Community Services
Reports To: Community Services Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
SUMMARY: Supervise children in the district's community service programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the supervision of children and the implementation of activities.
Provide an atmosphere where children are safe and feel nurtured and valued.
Arrange the environment so that the activities/centers are interesting and developmentally appropriate.
Responsible for written activity/lesson plans
Meet children's needs in all areas: physical, social, emotional and cognitive.
Participate in the children's activities by observing, extending language experiences, modeling desired behavior and facilitating conflict resolutions.
To use appropriate and positive discipline and to communicate with staff and children so that discipline is consistent.
Responsible for communicating positively and effectively with parents and always acknowledging and greeting parents/visitors/children when they arrive and depart.
Maintain accountability of children, making sure they are signed in and out by authorized person.
Responsible for tracking children going to and from program.
Monitor supply and maintenance needs of the facility.
Attend all required staff meetings and receive a minimum of 24 hours of job-related training each year, as well as lead teacher training provided by the Parent/Staff Educator.
Document all training on the Professional Development Documentation Form.
Maintain on-going communication with parents following the "Communication Kit" and documenting monthly communication with each family.
Responsible for posting current activity/lesson plans, lunch/snack menus and "Look What We Did Today" board.
Responsible for providing information for the site's monthly newsletter.
Responsible for maintaining emergency information and sign-in sheets for each child.
Responsible for making sure billing statements, permission slips and newsletters, etc. are received by parents.
Responsible for following rules and regulations of the Department of Health Services and accreditation agency.
Responsible for documenting communications, phone messages, written correspondence, parental requests and concerns.
Responsible for reading the Staff Notebook and signing in and out each day.
Assume tasks assigned by the Site Leader, Parent/Staff Educator and /or Coordinator.
Maintain a work atmosphere that generates trust, collaboration and caring.
Support Staff and children.
QUALIFICATIONS 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Minimum 6 months experience in childcare or related field.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to students, parents, and employees of the organization. Ability to communicate effectively with students who have speech and language disabilities.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
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 to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
High level of energy and good health required.
Will include working outside in all type of weather; including direct Summer sun.
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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.