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Center Support Assistant - DUVAL COUNTY 

Category Education  
Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Floater provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist in the classroom as needed.

2. Familiarize self with the day’s planned activities.

3. Implement culturally sensitive educational activities that are developmentally appropriate for each child’s age and language in an individual or small group setting.

4. Provide a warm, nurturing, loving and positive environment, using positive guidance techniques and upholding the ECS Discipline Policy.

5. Develop nurturing relationships with each child which encourage his or her social and emotional development.

6. Maintain all federal, state, local and accreditation standards. (These may include those set forth by NAEYC, APPLE, ECS, DCF and Early Head Start.)

7. Follow policies and procedures regarding medical and dental emergencies, short-term exclusion of children, and the administration, handling and storing of medications.

8. Ensure that safe practices are followed to prevent injuries to children or self.

9. Maintain sanitation and hygiene procedures and participate in the maintenance of the center.

10. Provide and encourage effective communication and relationships with families so that parents feel comfortable talking to staff about their children.

11. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.

12. Eat with children, encouraging proper eating habits and conversation.

13. Follow infants’ individual feeding schedules and hold infants who cannot sit independently while feeding (EHS).

14. Communicate regularly with other staff in order to better serve children and families, including attending staff meetings, trainings, and sharing information.

15. Maintain appropriate record keeping, including maintaining children’s portfolios as needed when regular staff are absent.

Kitchen (If applicable)

1. Assemble and deliver breakfast, lunch, and/or snack on time to the classrooms.

2. Maintain daily Temperature Tracking form.

3. Coordinate maintenance of milk, formula, baby food and paper product stock.

4. Wash all dishes (according to Health Department standards) daily.

5. Turn in all Vendor Delivery Slips to supervisor at the end of each month.

6. Clean and sanitize countertops, sinks, refrigerator(s), warmer(s), microwaves and

Floors.

7. Discard trash and empty supply boxes daily.

Janitorial (If applicable)

1. Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.

2. Gather and empty trash.

3. Regularly clean and maintain all bathrooms and public areas.

4. Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.

5. Clear hallway of obstructions, observing fire codes and alerting staff and management of any possible safety hazards.

6. Notify supervisor concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.

7. Maintain inventory of job-related supplies, such as toiletries and cleaning materials, and order more when needed.

8. Maintain cleaning and kitchen supplies in a clean, organized and safe manner.

9. Maintain janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition.

10. Ensure proper labeling, dilution and use of all chemicals.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

· This position reports to the Center Manager.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

· High School Diploma or GED with DCF 45-hour training and CDA preferred.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

· Knowledge of child growth and development as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children ages birth to 5 years

· Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children

· Ability to exercise control and maintain appropriate classroom discipline

· Ability and willingness to implement the approved curriculum

· Ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity

· Ability to build and establish collaborative relationships with diverse staff & families

· Demonstrates proper use of grammar and communication skills

· Knowledge of applicable safety and abuse-reporting procedures

· Ability to maintain confidential information

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

· Ability to plan and organize work as well as maintain records

· A willingness to learn and continue personal education

CERTIFICATIONS:

· Complete TB screening & physical before having direct contact with children. Renew every 2 years.

· Commence within ninety (90) days and complete within 1 year of employment the DCF required 45-hr training.

· Complete on-line Food Handlers Course Serving Safe Food in Childcare within 90 days of employment.

· Complete CDA by 1 year of hire.

· By October 2019, must have current First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

· Complete a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training annually, July 1- June 30.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

· Work involves constant visual supervision of children and tolerance of loud noise

· Environment includes indoor classroom and outdoor playground

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

· Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

· Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

· Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

· Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Tags ECE, Early Childhood Education, Childcare Worker, Preschool, Toddler  
Salary Range $10.00 - $12.00 ab hour (depending on credentials)  
Travel Requirements  
Position Floater  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Angelique Tripoli  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number EDU-20-00036  
Open Date 3/2/2020  
Location Wingate EHS  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, and Citrus counties and the Early Head Start grantee in Gainesville. As a result, we now serve another 1,500 children and their families in these areas.

ECS uses research and best practices to help families ensure their children enter school ready to learn. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation. It is a "whole" child approach - helping kids grow intellectually, emotionally and socially.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://EpiscopalChildrensServices.appone.com



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