Early Learning Academies Job Opportunities

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Teacher Assistant                       $8/hr  

Mabee ELA
20 hours Mon – Fri,

Under immediate supervision, assists in a classroom for children birth to 12 years old with a variety of routine record keeping and teaching activities, child health, safety and developmental tasks and compliance with all policies and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

  1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  2. Assists Teacher in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom to include the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from birth to 12 years old.
  3. Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
  4. Assists Teacher with classroom and record keeping in compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) minimum standards and YWCA standards, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance in absence of teacher.
  5. Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment. Performs daily health checks of children, as well as daily safety checks of indoor and outdoor environments.
  6. Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
  7. Provides positive guidance through appropriate discipline and classroom supervision techniques.
  8. Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies required for appropriate curriculum and requests replacement as required.
  9. Routinely documents observed development of each child.
  10. Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents and participants through communication, conferences and by encouraging volunteerism and adult participation.
  11. Accepts guidance, coaching and direction by Teachers and other superiors.
  12. Conducts self in professional manner at all times in all interactions.
  13. May take over group occasionally in absence of Teacher.
  14. Conducts and attends meetings and training sessions as required, including annual participation in required hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards, or the annually required hours for accredited sites.

 

EDUCATION
High school graduate or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE
Experience working with and around children in a care or educational setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities preferred.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Willingness to follow direction from superiors required.
  3. Love of children, patience, stamina and flexibility required.
  4. Must be able to cope with emergencies and mediate or resolve disputes.
  5. Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
  6. Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  9. Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
  10. Must be able to make sound judgments.
  11. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  12. Must acquire CPR, First Aid/SIDS, DFPS background check, FBI fingerprint and food handling certifications prior to start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
  13. Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable diseases.

 

*Supporting documents are required to be submitted with all employment applications. A resume is required to be uploaded with the application.  Copies of GED Certificate, High School Diploma, and/or College Transcripts must be submitted by uploading with the application. Only documents stating ‘Transcript’ or ‘Unofficial Transcript’ will be accepted. Current Employees are also required to submit their transcripts with each submitted Internal Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 


Cook                                      $8.10/hr

Mabee ELA
27.5 hrs.

Under direct supervision, prepares and cooks food for children in larger or branch child development programs. Utilizes recipes, menus, proper measurements and mixtures; and follows established food services guidelines and USDA standards. Trains and oversees assignments of Assistant Cook(s).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

 

  • Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  • Prepares breakfast, lunch, snack, and/or snacks for children in large or branch child development programs.
  • Trains and oversee assignments of Assistant Cook(s).
  • Measures, weighs and combines ingredients for quantity preparation, following prepared menus in accordance with USDA guidelines.
  • Informs Director of menu substitutions in advance and posts menu substitutions according to USDA regulations.
  • Ensures that meals are served according to standard posted schedules by utilizing advanced preparation and time management. Prepares and serves correct food portions for each age group.
  • Ensures accurate head count in each group for each food service.
  • Maintains records of food supplies, monitors food inventory, orders and receipts food and supplies.
  • Inspects food storage areas and ensures proper food storage to prevent food spoilage.
  • Cleans kitchen daily and assists classroom staff with return of food service items and utensils.
  • Orders and maintains cleaning supplies. Orders supplies requested by classroom staff and approved by Director.
  • Attends 20 hours of training related to child care food programs and early childhood development.

EDUCATION
High school graduate or equivalent required.


EXPERIENCE
One (1) year institutional food service experience required; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Prior oversight of assistant food preparers preferred.
  2. Knowledge of simple arithmetic required, with ability to make basic computations.
  3. Ability to follow directions and routines required.
  4. Must be able to cook for and serve large groups.
  5. Must have an interest in children.
  6. Ability to be creative and resourceful required.
  7. Must be able to cope with emergencies
  8. Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
  9. Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in English.
  10. Must acquire current certifications for CPR, first aid and food management within 30 days of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment. Current food management preferred.

*Supporting documents are required to be submitted with all employment applications. A resume is required to be uploaded with the application.  Copies of GED Certificate, High School Diploma, and/or College Transcripts must be submitted by uploading with the application. Only documents stating ‘Transcript’ or ‘Unofficial Transcript’ will be accepted. Current Employees are also required to submit their transcripts with each submitted Internal Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitute Teacher                   $9/hr

                                                             
Substitute at various YWCA ELA locations
 Mon-Fri – time varies

Under immediate supervision, assists in a classroom for children birth to 12 years old with a variety of teaching activities, child health, safety and developmental tasks and compliance with all policies and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

  1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  2. Assists Teacher in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom to include the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from birth to 12 years old.
  3. Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
  4. Assists Teacher with classroom staying in compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) minimum standards and YWCA standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment.
  6. Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
  7. Provides positive guidance through appropriate discipline and classroom supervision techniques.
  8. Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies required for appropriate curriculum and requests replacement as required.
  9. Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents and participants through communication and by encouraging volunteerism and adult participation.
  10. Accepts guidance, coaching and direction by Teachers and other superiors.
  11. Conducts self in professional manner at all times in all interactions.
  12. Conducts and attends meetings and training sessions as required,
  13. Participation annually in 24 hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards.


EDUCATION
High school graduate or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE
Experience working with and around children in a care or educational setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Willingness to follow direction from superiors required.
  3. Love of children, patience, stamina and flexibility required.
  4. Must be able to cope with emergencies and mediate or resolve disputes.
  5. Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
  6. Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  9. Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
  10. Must be able to make sound judgments.
  11. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  12. Must acquire CPR, First Aid/SIDS, DFPS background check, FBI fingerprint and food handling certifications prior to start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
  13. Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable diseases.

 

*Supporting documents are required to be submitted with all employment applications. A resume is required to be uploaded with the application.  Copies of GED Certificate, High School Diploma, and/or College Transcripts must be submitted by uploading with the application. Only documents stating ‘Transcript’ or ‘Unofficial Transcript’ will be accepted. Current Employees are also required to submit their transcripts with each submitted Internal Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.