Floater – SISD,YISD & All School Sites (Westside)
Coordinates job assignment for multiple sites with early learning Program Manager and School Age Associate Administrator. Under immediate supervision assists in a classroom/after school program 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.
- 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.
- Provides appropriate guidance, care and security in a nurturing environment to ensure safety, physical care and emotional wellbeing of the children.
- Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
- Provides a variety of supervised activities to children including, but not limited to, arts and crafts, dramatics, story hours, indoor and outdoor games, creative movement and free play.
- Complies with Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS) minimum standards for child care at all times. Ensures compliance in absence of Teacher/Leader.
- Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment. Performs daily health checks of children, as well as daily safety checks of indoor and outdoor environments.
- Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
- Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies required for appropriate curriculum and requests replacement as required.
- Routinely documents observed development of each child.
- Accepts guidance, coaching and direction by Teachers/Leaders and other superiors.
- Conducts self in professional manner at all times in all interactions.
- May take over group occasionally in absence of Teacher/Leader.
- Supervises “fun-day” program activities of children to include swimming, sports and field trips.
- Attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually required hours of training per TDPRS minimum standards.
- High school graduate or equivalent required.
- 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.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Willingness to follow direction from superiors required.
- Love of children, patience, stamina and flexibility required.
- Must be able to cope with emergencies and mediate or resolve disputes.
- Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
- Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills required.
- Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
- Must be able to make sound judgments.
- Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
- 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.
- If you have lived out of state in the past five years you are required to submit for criminal history and child abuse/neglect check for the different states you have resided in.
- Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable diseases.
- Must have access to vehicle and possess valid driver’s license and sufficient liability insurance.