Early Childhood Floater at Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. dba Upbring

Posted in Health Care 27 days ago.

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Location: Austin, Texas





Job Description:

Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. dba Upbring

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

Job ID 2019-3692
US-TX-Austin
Type Regular Part-Time
Shift/Hours 1st Shift, 2nd Shift
# of Openings Remaining 2


Overview

The Floater position is responsible for assisting in classrooms and implementing a developmentally appropriate learning environment in accordance to the state Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations as well as assisting with other duties as assigned.

Position is part time and will work Monday - Friday, from 2:30pm - 6:30pm or 8:00am - 12:00pm

Responsibilities

Essential Duties:
  • Create, foster, and maintain a physical environment that is conducive for learning and optimal growth and development; promote social interaction with all children
  • Observe and address challenging behaviors and redirect them to a more positive behavior
  • Follow the schedule and curriculum as planned for the assigned classroom as directed
  • Work closely with classroom teacher to implement the curriculum using supporting materials that address the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of children
  • Assist the classroom teacher in managing the classroom in a manner that creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for the growth, well-being, and development of the children
  • Actively participate and exhibit culture awareness and sensitivity when interacting with children, parent(s)/guardian(s), staff, and the community; apply cultural awareness and sensitivity when selecting instructional/learning material and delivering instruction
  • Assist with the daily or regular communication (written and/or verbal) with parents/guardians regarding their child's routines, needs, developmental opportunities, and daily activity
  • Maintain classroom management and discipline using developmentally appropriate techniques
  • Ensure all children are properly supervised at all times and take appropriate safety precautions for the well-being of all children as directed
  • Cover shifts provide support and respond to needs as they arise
  • Serve as backup for front office receptionist shifts as needed
  • Perform general secretarial, office management duties to assist administrative staff in maintaining organization/effectiveness in the work place
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


Working Relationships:
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other classroom teachers, administrative staff, children and parents to ensure the children are receiving a quality learning experience
  • Work as part of the team and show professionalism by modeling and demonstrating a positive attitude and positive working relationships, while maintaining strong ethical boundaries


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Basic computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally, interact with all levels of management in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work and interact with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to build a positive rapport with children, parents/guardians, and team members
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize competing tasks, requests, and projects with close attention to detail while meeting deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including preparation of quality well written documents, reports, and correspondence
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; ability to take initiative with limited supervision

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Development, or in a different field with a minimum of 15 credit hours in these fields of study
  • Knowledge of infant/toddler health and safety licensing requirements
  • CPR/First Aid Certification


Physical Demands & Work Conditions:
  • This position requires frequent standing, walking, and speaking for long periods of time
  • Position works in a child facility and has constant exposure to children
  • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

Agreement:

The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.

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