West Central Minnesota Communities Action Inc
Head Start Assistant Teacher/Aide Fergus Falls (Finance)
Adhere to Agency policies and procedures.
Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency.
Provide friendly, responsive service to the public, community organizations and to those we serve.
With a respectful and positive attitude, work with low-income individuals and families with diverse backgrounds.
Support, develop and maintain productive relationships required to carry out job activities.
Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management.
Maintain the security and confidentiality of all records and interpersonal interactions.
Serve as an advocate.
Work effectively and cooperatively with community partners and co-workers.
Participate in Agency-wide and program events.
Must be 18 years of age
Aide: High School Diploma with the requirement to obtain a preschool Child Development Associate Certification within 2 years
Assistant Teacher: Minimum of CDA (Child Development) Associate or AA in Early Childhood education
One (1) year work related experience
One (1) year preschool classroom work related experience
Meet minimum standards per Head Start Performance Standards and Minnesota Rule 3 Licensing
Proof of valid driver's license and current/adequate vehicle insurance coverage
Meet physical abilities: must be able to lift 50 lbs; and daily kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor to attend to children's needs
General knowledge of the Head Start program
Demonstrated understanding of diverse backgrounds and cultures
REPORTING TO THIS POSITION ARE:
Will act as Lead Teacher in absence of or in partnership with the Family Education Specialist
Work directly with children in context of the program plan and curriculum
Engage children during mealtime
Participate in play activities and bus riding experience
As member of center team, participate in center lesson planning, operations and evaluation
Observe and record children's behavior and development to make recommendations on meeting children's individual needs.
Ensure safety of Head Start Children. Report accidents, illnesses, or child abuse and neglect.
Assist with the preparation of indoor and outdoor space for planned activities including supplies and materials ensuring the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.
Inspect, clean and monitor indoor and outdoor space
Monitor food safety
Assist with fire and tornado drills
Clean tables and sanitize toys
Complete safety checks twice a year
Assist with First Aid checks
Act as an advocate and community resource for Head Start families
Welcome and support families in the participation of Head Start
Participate in all required training including First Aid and CPR, which are necessary for certification/licensure.
Keep immediate supervisor informed of all problems, unusual or extraordinary matters of significance coming to his/her attention, so that prompt corrective action can be taken as needed.
All other duties as assigned, including participation in Agency and program committees.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
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 occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; each with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: Work environment characteristics 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.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate-to-high.