I. TITLE: Child Care Center Paraprofessional.
A. A degree, certification and/or training in infant, toddler, preschool and/or early childhood education.
B. Current certification in CPR (infant, child, and adult) and first aid.
C. Have or obtain within 30 days, an Individual Daycare Worker’s License.
D. High level of ethical behavior and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
E. Possess and have demonstrated supervisory skills in working with crisis situations.
F. Know the meaning of and demonstrate a nurturing disposition.
G. Possess emotional maturity and stability and be able to relate to the special needs of children, teenagers and adults.
H. Physically able to perform the duties normally associated with child care work, which may include heavy lifting.
I. Ability to work with staff, children, and students.
J. High level of ethical behavior and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
K. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
III. REPORTS TO: Building Administrator.
IV. JOB GOALS:
To support the delivery of School District 91’s written, taught, tested and reported curriculum and contribute to maximizing student achievement.
To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence is encouraged and individuality is respected.
V. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Maintains high standards of ethical behavior and appropriate confidentiality in regards to children, parents, and all student teachers and other staff members.
B. Follows the set curriculum to meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, language and adaptive needs of both the individual child and the group.
C. Interacts with the children and encourages their involvement in activities.
D. Provides a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing to young children and permits each child to grow and explore.
E. Maintains all records and files accurately and in a timely manner as requested by the Director.
F. Follows the behavior management policy in the classroom. Helps students, parents and/or volunteers so that the behavior management policy is consistent and appropriate at all times.
G. Demonstrates high health standards and practices.
H. Identifies, documents, and reports any significant abnormal behavior or health problems. Discusses these problems with the Director.
I. Establishes and maintains good communication with parents through parent conferences when desired and on a daily basis.
J. Maintains all classroom areas in a neat and organized manner.
K. Supports all students, parents and/or volunteers, helping them with basic childcare rules, regulations and methods.
L. Knows and follows federal, state and city laws and regulations concerning childcare.
M. Attends all required meetings, inservice, trainings, workshops, and the National Organization of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference.
N. Completes a minimum of 20 hours of required training each year.
O. Has regular and predictable attendance.
VI. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Performs all other duties as assigned.
VII. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a part-time position scheduled for 3.95 hours per day during the school year. Wages will be in accordance with the Classified Salary Schedule as a Grade 3 - $10.05 or $10.56 per hour depending on experience.
This is an “at will’ position in that the employer or employee may terminate employment at any time or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law. The “employment at will” policy cannot be changed verbally or in writing, unless the change is specifically authorized in writing and expressly approved by the Board of Trustees of District 91.
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Building Administrator in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on the evaluation of classified personnel.
This position has been given an overall physical classification of medium duty.