Job Title: Preschool Support Staff
Department: Community Services
Reports To: Community Services Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
SUMMARY: Supervise children in the district's community service programs. Programs include: After School Care, Pre-School and Kindercottage.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Participate in planning and implementing age appropriate programs under the direction of the Community Services Site Leader.
Assist with the supervision of children and implementation of activities.
Assist in providing an atmosphere where children are safe and feel nurtured and valued.
Assist in arranging the environment so that the activities/centers are interesting and developmentally appropriate.
Participate in the children's activities by observing, extending language experiences, modeling desired behavior and facilitating conflict resolution.
Responsible for communicating positively and effectively with parents and always acknowledging and greeting parents/visitors when the arrive and leave.
Maintain accountability of children, making sure they are signed-in and out.
Responsible for tracking children going to and from the program.
Assist in monitoring supplies and maintenance of the facility.
Provide quality child care in an environment safe for children.
Direct activities (e.g., games, projects, arts and crafts, experiments, cooking, and story time).
Supervise children at all times; indoor and outdoors.
Maintain accountability of children, checking them in and out.
Assist children to and from daily activities.
Participate in rotation of activity areas.
Attend all staff meetings.
Attending a minimum of 24 hours of job-related training each year.
Responsible for following the rules and regulations of the DHS and the accrediting agency.
Responsible for documenting communications, phone messages, written correspondence, parental requests and concerns.
Responsible for reading the Site Notebook and signing in and out every day.
Assist with preparing snacks, projects, and cleaning.
Maintain on-going communication with the Site Leader and other staff.
Arrange aesthetic appearance of classrooms.
Take attendance and report discrepancies to the Site Leader or program office.
Maintain a work atmosphere that generates trust, collaboration and caring.
Communicate with parents as appropriate.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
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)
One to three months related experience and/or training
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.