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  • Early Childhood Aide - Full Time

    Job ID
    2018-2847
    Location
    US-TX-Houston
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift/Hours
    1st Shift
    # of Openings Remaining
    15
  • Overview

    The Early Childhood Aide is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher 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. 

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties:

    • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration
    • Set professional ethics at all times and demonstrate a loving, Christ-like character to ensure students exhibit the same values
    • Maintain a clean and attractive classroom environment
    • Assist classroom teacher in ensuring that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with child development principle, including diapering, hand washing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities
    • Adhere to established schedules and routines that ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
    • Assist in ensuring the safety of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, proper maintenance of equipment, and regular practice of emergency procedures
    • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and report these signs immediately to school administration
    • Follow and comply with Agency and child care licensing standards and safety regulations
    • Help enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining a nurturing, cooperative, and sharing learning environment among students
    • Aide in providing experiences that promote individual expression through conversation, play and creativity
    • Work closely with the classroom teacher, following the established curriculum, to achieve learning outcomes and support school readiness goals and social competence of the children
    • Partner with the classroom teacher to facilitate learning using supportive materials that meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of each child respecting cultural and socioeconomic differences
    • Complete checklist of daily tasks to ensure proper care of children, environment, and communication with families, including but not limited to: diaper changes, basic laundry, sanitizing equipment, pet care, trash disposal, and toy tidying
    • 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
    • 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
    • Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible
    • Recognize the need for good public relations and represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public
    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality on private and personal matters
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned

    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 a team player exhibiting professional behavior and a positive attitude with leadership, staff, the church, volunteers, children, and families that reflects positively on the school and is consistent with school policies, practices, and code of ethics

     

    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position requires frequent standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time
    • Position works in a facility with and around children on a regular basis
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

    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 in education, family services, psychology, or related field – OR – Current CDA Certification
    • 1 year of experience in early childhood education or with infants and toddlers in an educational setting
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement early childhood curriculum with emphasis on hands-on learning
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and conversational, based on service area and service population)
    • Experience with RenWeb or other school administration platforms
    • Spiritually mature Christian active in the worship life of his/her church.
    • CPR/First Aid Certification

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