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. Coordinates job assignment for multiple sites with site director.
- Regular attendance at the Employer’s place of business and/or during hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position.
- Employees must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
- Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom to include the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from birth to 12 years old.
- Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
- Ensure classroom stays in compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) minimum standards and YWCA standards, policies and procedures.
- Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment.
- Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
- Provides positive guidance through appropriate discipline and classroom supervision techniques.
- Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents and participants through communication and by encouraging adult participation.
- Always conducts self in professional manner in all interactions.
- Attends meetings and training sessions as required, including annual participation in mandatory hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards, or the annually required hours for accredited sites.
- Is responsible to arrive in a timely manner to assigned site/s.
- Ensure vehicle liability insurance is up to date at all times.
- Traveling is a requirement across our AEL locations.
- 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 directions 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, Shaken Baby, 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.