This substitute position covers for vacancies, vacations, sickness and other leaves of absence up to 19.5 hours per week.
Responsibilities include: • Develop, prepare, and implement developmentally appropriate activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, etc. • Support children’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts. • Teach socially acceptable behavior, using techniques such as behavior modification, positive reinforcement, and redirection. • Attend to the children’s basic needs (toileting, diapering, feeding, dressing, etc.). • Instruct children in the development of appropriate health and personal habits (eating, resting, toileting, etc.). • Read books to children and teach them simple rhymes, songs, etc. • Interact (play, read, talk, etc.) appropriately with children during all aspects of their day. • Take children outdoors daily, weather permitting. • Observe and monitor children’s play activities in the classroom, on the playground, etc. • Maintain appropriate staff:child ratios as stated in Department of Public Welfare (DPW) regulations. • Assist the Teacher (Group Supervisor) in caring for the needs of the children during preschool activities. • Prepare materials and equipment for daily lessons and activities. • Assist, supervise, and provide individual attention during group activities, including play, lessons, and snack time. • Prepare snacks/meals and clean up afterwards. • Organize and/or distribute all documentation for each child prior to pick up time. • Maintain and foster positive and constructive interaction with children, parents, families, outside agencies, etc. • Communicate with parents in a positive and constructive manner as pertains to the child’s day. • Schedule and conduct parent conferences as assigned (infant and toddler child care only). • Maintain records as assigned, such as Attendance Sheets, Incident Reports, and daily observations, as well as information about activities, meals, medication administered, etc. • Maintain a safe and clean environment. Maintain daily/weekly standards/checklists concerning cleanliness of materials and equipment. • Create an individualized educational plan for each child (infant and toddler child care only). • Maintain familiarity with and implement each child’s individualized educational plan. • Participate in quality initiatives (Keystone Stars, etc.) to continue to enhance children’s programming. • Assume responsibility and coordinate preschool classroom activities in the absence of the Teacher (Group Supervisor). • Coordinate the activities of Aides, Volunteers, and TSS in the absence of a Group Supervisor (Teacher or Supervisor, Children’s Services). • Adhere to transition procedures at age-appropriate times. • Administer minor first aid and medication to children as needed. • Consult and inform the Supervisor, Children’s Services regarding issues or concerns relating to curriculum, specific children, parent communications, classroom staff, policies and procedures, referrals, etc. • Inform the Supervisor, Children’s Services if a child is believed to need an assessment due to developmental, behavioral, or health concerns. • Assist in the planning and implementation of Children’s Services special events. • Comply with confidentiality policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
|• To be qualified for this position, you must meet one of the following criteria:
. High School Diploma/GED and Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
. High School Diploma/GED and Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) credential
. Associate’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education
. High School Diploma/GED and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, or the Human Services field
. High School Diploma/GED and 15 credit hours from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, or the Human Services field and 1250 hours of work experience related to the care and development of children
. High School Diploma/GED and 2500 hours of work experience related to the care and development of children.
• Lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 100 pounds with assistance.
• Lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 50 pounds without assistance.
• Respond calmly in emergency situations.
• Tolerate a high volume of noise from multiple sources (talking, crying, yelling, etc.).
• Work with aggressive, violent and diverse behaviors.