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The primary responsibility for this position and all others within the children’s center is to protect the health and safety of each child in the center every day.

SUMMARY:  The primary responsibility for this position and all others within the children’s center is to protect the health and safety of each child in the center every day. This position will perform all job responsibilities, with coaching and direction from lead classroom teachers and senior level staff, with a teamwork spirit.  This position serves as an integral caregiver responsible for helping to meet the physical and emotional needs of a designated group of children and related tasks daily. 

An Intern Child Care Technician will:

 Demonstrate a positive attitude toward customer service and promoting the well-being of the center as a whole. 
 Respond enthusiastically to direction given from classroom leads and from senior level technicians and administrative personnel.
 Contribute ideas and bring challenges, needs, and concerns to senior-level staff.

 A full-time schedule in this position will consist of 32 – 40 hours per week, as required to meet state licensing and ratio requirements and as determined by the Director and Program Coordinator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

Be knowledgeable about and strive to uphold the State licensing rules and maintain adult to child ratios for each age group.
Provide constant supervision of assigned children and arrange for temporary coverage (float/flex teacher) when you must step out of the room.
Follow planned curriculum as requested by classroom lead or senior level staff.
Be fully ready at designated start time each day to assist with daily activities as directed relevant to the ages, stages, and individual needs of students in a group.
Assist with planned activities in a way that fully engages the children and promotes language and skills development.
Maintain a predictable routine in the classroom each day and provide children with outdoor play time every day (minimum of 30 minutes both morning and afternoon) unless the weather is prohibitive (below 30 degrees, steady heavy rain, ice-covered surfaces, etc.).
Communicate developmental/behavioral concerns to senior staff for possible screening by CDS (state-funded outside agency).
Keep each child's records, identifying information, behavior, and assessments completely confidential—being careful not to discuss individual children within earshot of others.
Facilitate and support toilet training when each child’s individual cues and behavior indicates readiness.
Follow internal mandated reporting protocols, report any indications/concerns about child welfare, neglect or abuse, and report them to senior-level staff.
Participate in routine center maintenance, including keeping assigned classroom space clean and orderly with extraneous materials stowed away. Refer to posted and printed instructions on daily and weekly cleaning responsibilities, keeping classrooms and common areas (bathrooms, hallways, entryway, etc.) clean and well-organized.
Provide coverage for co-workers’ breaks as scheduled or requested.
Maintain professional personal appearance appropriate for work with young children—no spaghetti-strap tank tops or overly short shorts/dresses/skirts.
Question the identity of anyone who comes on premises and is not personally known to you. Ask for photo ID from anyone onsite to pick-up children that you have not met before. Please also check children’s folders for names of those authorized to remove children from care. If you are at all uncertain about identity or authorization, alert senior staff or place a call to parents. It is always better to err on the side of caution.

COLLATERAL DUTIES:

Maintain a positive attitude and strive for excellence in customer service and for promoting the well-being of the company, its products and its employees. 
Enthusiastically participate in company sponsored community events for the sake of building internal/external community and encouraging charitable giving

 

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 talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands and fingers to handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

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 professional, smoke-free work environment is usually moderate.  

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