Upbring Careers

Early Childhood Aide - Part Time

Job ID
2018-2846
Location
US-TX-Houston
Type
Regular Part-Time
Shift/Hours
1st Shift
# of Openings Remaining
4

Overview

Upbring School is seeking part-time Early Childhood Aides who will assist the classroom teachers in managing the classroom in a manner that creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for the growth, well-being, and development of the children.  The Early Childhood Aide will help ensure developmentally-appropriate achievement for all children within a safe, joyful, and nurturing learning environment with emphasis on loving words and loving actions.  This position would be part-time in the afternoons Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, providing care for children ages infant through 5 years. Upbring School meets and exceeds Department of Family and Protective Services standards.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties

  • Set professional ethics at all times and demonstrate a loving, Christ-like character to ensure students exhibit the same values.
  • Cooperate and support the administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school.
  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled devotionals, in-service meetings, retreats, open houses, parent conferences, and committee and faculty meetings.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on private and personal matters.
  • Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration.
  • Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible.
  • Work closely with the classroom teachers and family members to implement curriculum to achieve learning outcomes, support school readiness goals and social competence of preschool children.
  • Complete a checklist of daily tasks, including but not limited to: diaper changes, basic laundry, sanitizing equipment, pet care, trash disposal, and toy tidying.
  • Ensure children are properly supervised at all times and take appropriate safety precautions for all children’s well-being.
  • Work closely with classroom teacher to facilitate learning using supporting materials that address the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of children.
  • Work in collaboration and partnership with the classroom teacher to establish positive relationships with parents/guardians.
  • Work in collaboration and partnership with the classroom teacher to include families in the educational process and encourage their participation.
  • Assist with the daily or regular communication (written and/or verbal) with parents/guardians regarding their child’s routines, needs, developmental opportunities, and daily activity.
  • Respond to emergency situations and/or direct to appropriate management team member or program administration for immediate resolution.
  • Perform any other duties, which may be assigned by the administration.

Working Relationships

  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a loving, rigorous, and safe environment across the entire school.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication, providing accessibility to students and families beyond the course of the typical school day.
  • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external school families that reflect positively on the school and is consistent with school policies and practices and code of ethics.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the classroom and work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build a positive rapport with children, parents/guardians, and team members
  • Strong computer skills; high proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally, interact with all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize competing tasks, requests, and projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication; able to produce quality well-written documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Ability to work independently and within a team with limited supervision; ability to take initiative

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or different field with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • Current CDA Certification
  • 1 year of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and conversational, based on service area and service population)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement early childhood curriculum with emphasis on hands-on learning
  • Spiritually mature Christian active in the worship life of his/her church.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Career Progression

This position is eligible to move into the Early Childhood Teacher role when positions are available, the employee meets the minimum qualifications, the promotion/transfer eligibility guidelines are met, and the employee is not on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

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