Responsible for the care and safety of the children; ensuring that children are in a safe environment at all times (supervises area effectively).
Teach both long and short range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy. Engage in active and sedentary indoor and outdoor lessons, games and activities with the children on-site , and serves as a role model participant.
Monitor progress of each child.
Assist in daily set-up and delivery of the program by organizing activities, snacks, restroom routines, playground supervision, and rest time; maintains a clean and orderly environment; safeguards program supplies and materials.
Use positive behavior reinforcement and developmentally-appropriate guidance techniques to encourage appropriate behavior, inform the supervisor if assistance is needed with behavior management, and provide documentation of inappropriate behavior.
Develop and actively maintain positive communication with parents, children, school and administrative staff.
Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and site events as requested by the Director.
Report incidents of suspected child abuse to proper authorities.
Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis; subs for co-workers when available; is responsible for requesting substitutes for shifts unable to work.
Adhere to all Covid 19 amended policies and procedures
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Associate's degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education and six (6) months of verified experience working with children in a child development program.
Hold an Early Childhood Teacher Certificate
Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Psychology or Special Education.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must meet appropriate EC Teacher requirements/qualifications and provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado's Department of Human Services upon hire.
Possession of current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Standard Precautions.
Complete fifteen (15) hours training annually.
Satisfactory criminal background check including Colorado Bureau of Investigations and TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review as required by the Colorado Department of Social Services within five days of employment.
Provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing Division upon hire.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Knowledge of modern office procedures. Proficiency with applicable computer software applications (Google docs).
Multiple manuals such as Colorado Health Department Guidelines, St Mary’s Academy Employee Manual, General Rules and Regulations for Child Care Services and the Colorado Dept. of Human Services Division of Childcare Rules and Regulations.
Must be physically able to work both indoors and outdoors with the agility to engage in child based play and activities
Requires the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with both children and adults. Must have ability to visually and audibly supervise children in a variety of situations.
The position requires a current medical report which verifies that the employee is free from evidence of emotional, mental, or physical illness and free from evidence of personal conduct detrimental to the health, safety, or well being of children.
This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.