Chautauqua Opportunities TEACHER ASSISTANT in Dunkirk, New York
Dunkirk, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=10825+Bennett+Rd.+Dunkirk+NY+14048)
Grade:E6 – E6B ExemptNon-Exempt X
Reports to:Center Director
Basic Function or Position Summary:
Performs instructional tasks in classrooms to assist teaching staff. Assists in the implementation and integration of the compliance mandates by planning developmentally appropriate activities within the learning environment. Provides on-site supervision and child development services to at-risk children enrolled in a child care program.Salary $15.53 - $17.65/hourly
Security Clearance: N/A
Position Responsibilities and Specific Duties:
? Provide direct supervision to ensure the health and safety of up to 21 children with other staff members and up to 8 children individually.
? Maintain compliance with both NYS Day Care Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards.
? Conduct daily health checks for children
? Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating classroom activities to meet the developmental needs of children.
? Conduct developmental screenings on children as designated.
? Participate in assigned tasks necessary for the preparation of learning centers, activities, and materials required for the implementation of planned activities to meet the developmental needs of children.
? Work with children on a one to one, small group, or large group basis.
? Together with the Teacher, maintain a safe and healthy environment.
? Together with the teacher, maintain accurate, complete and timely records, including but not limited to attendance, meals and observations of children.
? Serve meals to children ensuring dietary restrictions and safety for allergies are followed
? Maintain personal hygiene of children, including provide learning opportunities for washing of hands and use of restroom facilities
? Immediately report and concern regarding child abuse/neglect in accordance with service area policies and procedures.
? If MAT trained and certified, provide medication to children according to doctor’s orders; properly document all medication given to children.
? Maintain an ASPIRE account and keep all training records current.
? Participate in community events as designated.
? Communicate with families on a regular basis through communication books, phone contact, face to face, etc.
? Encourage classroom involvement of parent and community volunteers.
? Assist volunteer staff with their assigned tasks.
? Accompany teachers on home visits as designated.
? Attend all appropriate meetings and training sessions, including obtaining the CDA credential and continued education.
? Complies with ERSEA and participates in service enrollment and recruitment strategies as required.
? Promote agency values and mission.
? Notifies supervisor following service area procedures while promoting self-sufficiency.
? Participate in the larger team of the agency through committee structures, planning, policy development, and volunteerism.
? Present subject matter to students, utilizing variety of methods and techniques incorporating strategies which are developmentally appropriate and consider attention spans and individual learning styles, such as hands-on, visual, and auditory.
? Foster cooperative and professional working relationships.
? Maintains confidentiality and complies with the code of ethics.
? Other duties as designated by supervisor.
Key Working Relationships:
A. Internal:COI Management and staff
B. External:Community Agencies, Transportation Provider, Volunteers and Parents
A. Number of staff supervised:0
B. Titles supervised:None
? Adheres to all policies and procedures.
? Gathers appropriate documentation and tracks outcomes.
? Participates in organizational committee structures as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills Required:
? Demonstrates organizational skills.
? Ability to work on a team.
? Ability to relate well with families of diverse backgrounds.
? Good verbal and written communication skills.
? High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, mandated. Must obtain CDA credential within two years of employment.
? AAS degree with Early Childhood Education preferred.
? Computer skills required.
? Completes all OCFS requirements.
? Must be able to maintain substantial, Active supervision and Zone supervision of children.
? Meets OCFS training requirements and maintains OCFS training log
? Flexibility in work schedule.
? Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
? Valid Drivers’ license and ability to travel
? Must be able to provide consistent even tempered customer service at all times.