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Center Support Assistant 

Category Education  

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus Available!!!


The Center Support Assistant provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.


    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 & 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 parental involvement in all aspects of the program.
    12. Participate in family-style meals with the 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


  1. 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.)


  • This position reports to the Center Manager.


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


  • 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<
Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Tags childcare, early childhood education, preschool  
Salary Range $12.15 - $13.15 (Depending on Credentials)  
Travel Requirements  
Position Center Support Assistant  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Rachel Barker  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number EDU-21-00235  
Open Date 12/2/2021  
Location Green Cove Springs Head Start  
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, Citrus, and Alachua Counties. As a result, we now serve another 2,500 children and their families in these areas. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation.

Episcopal Children's Services (ECS) requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

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.  

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