PAY GRADE: G

FLSA STATUS:Non-Exempt

 

SPLIT SHIFT POSITION:  MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:15AM - 9:15AM AND 1:30PM - 6:30PM

APPROXIMATELY 15 EARLY RELEASE DAYS - AFTERNOON SHIFT 12:45PM-6:30PM.

 

 

POSITION   OBJECTIVE: The job Childcare Assistant is done for the purposes of assisting the Pre-K   or Preschool classroom teacher and the Childcare Specialist with the planning   and supervision of the before and or after school program.

 

DUTIES &   RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a   representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

      
  1. Assist the Pre-K /Preschool teacher with daily operation of the classroom
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  3. Assist with the on-site operations including the planning of activities, supervision of staff and children for Kids Club and /or Early Bird
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  5. Maintain compliance with the Arizona Department of Health Services Rules and Regulations.
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  7. Establish and maintain good rapport with students, employees and community
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  9. Keep the classroom teacher, the Childcare Specialist and Child Care Coordinator informed of staff and student activities.
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  11. Order necessary supplies to carry out program activities.
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  13. Maintain an inventory of equipment at the site.
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  15. Maintain acceptable behavior standards and make sure that behavior is consistent with district and program policy.
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  17. Cultivate supportive relationships with the staff of the host school.
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  19. Assist with record keeping for the site.
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  21. Annually complete a minimum of 18 verifiable hours of approved training per Arizona Department of Health Services regulations.
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  23. Other job related duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION &   EXPERIENCE: (positions in this   class typically require):

Must meet the staff qualifications to   be a Facility Directors designee under section R9-5-401 of the Arizona   Administrative code. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and provide   written documentation of one of the following:
  • High school or high school equivalency diploma, 12 months of qualifying   child care experience and completion of at least 3credit hours in early   childhood, child development or closely related field in an accredited   college or university, or 30 actual training hours in early childhood or   closely related field.

 

LICENSING   REQUIREMENTS: (positions in this   class typically require):

Licensing   Requirements:

  •   N.A.C.,   C.D.A.,C.C.P. or C.P.C. credential and at least 12 months of qualifying child   care experience
  •   A minimum of 24   credit hours from an accredited college or university with at least 6 credit   hours in the areas of early childhood, child development or closely related   field, and 12 months of qualifying child care experience
  •   Associate degree   from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood,   child development or closely related field, and 6 months of qualifying child   care experience
  •   Bachelor degree   from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood,   child development or closely related field, and 3 months of qualifying child   care experience
  •   Community Schools   will require that staff must also pass the ParaPro Assessment exam if   qualifying with less than an associate’s degree or 60 college credit hours.

 

Applicants will need to provide the   following at the time of their interview:

  •   A copy of a High   School Diploma or GED
  •   A copy of College   Transcripts and/or Diploma (If applicable)
  •   Copies of   training/workshop/seminar certificates (If applicable)

 

After interviewing, applicants   recommended for hire will receive instructions on how to obtain as a   condition of employment:

  •   Proof of a   negative mantoux TB test with in the last year
  •   A signed   immunization statement against measles, rubella, diphtheria, mumps and   pertussis
  •   A fingerprint   clearance card
  •   A signed Criminal   History Affidavit

 

KNOWLEDGE: (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge   of:

 

SKILLS: (position requirements at entry):

Skill   in: (See Education and Experience)

  •   Background in   early childhood education or related fields.
  •   Experience with   school age and/or Pre-K/Preschool children in a group setting.
  •   Hold current first   aid and CPR certification or be able to obtain within 30 days.
  •   Effective   communication skills

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Positions   in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, pushing,   pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and   repetitive motions.

 

Light   Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds   of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move   objects.  The use of arm and/or leg   controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work.

 

NOTE

The   above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of   responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the   business needs of the department.

 

*RTW = Return To Work Retiree