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Center Based Childcare Employee for Non-Traditional Times and Weekends

Works within a teaching team to support the care and development of young children ages 0-12 years in a structured early learning environment.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

Works within a teaching team to support the care and development of young children ages 0-12 years in a structured early learning environment.

Department: YWCA Improving the Live of Children
Supervisor: Site Director
Compensation Range: $15.00 – $19.00
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours of Work: Varies/ Part- time 16+ hours, weekends, 2nd OR 3rd Shift

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assists children in all daily activities including, but not limited to: toileting, personal hygiene, dressing, resting and eating.
  2. Supervises children’s activities to ensure safety, promotes socialization and enjoyment of children attending the facility.
  3. Works cooperatively with the site director, program coordinator, and/or teaching team to resolve  any programmatic or family concerns including but not limited to communication, service delivery, quality, curriculum, personnel, and assessment.
  4. Works cooperatively with the site director, program coordinator, and/or teaching team on assigned duties, such as preparing activity materials, room cleanliness and using time effectively.
  5. Participates in mealtime activities by sitting with the children to encourage good eating habits, good table manners, and conversation and clean up.
  6. Accompanies and supervises children on field trips.
  7. Commits to self-education on anti-bias education, racial justice, and gender equity issues.
  8. Monitors health status of children for illness or areas of concern.
  9. Cleans up after activities.
  10. Provides written and/or verbal communication to parents regarding the child’s daily activities, progress  and behavior.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists children in all daily activities including, but not limited to: toileting, personal hygiene, dressing and eating.
  2. Supervises children’s activities to ensure safety, promote socialization and enjoyment of children  attending the facility.
  3. Works cooperatively with the site director, program manager, and/or teaching team on assigned duties, such as preparing activity materials, room cleanliness and using time effectively.
  4. Participates in mealtime activities with the children to encourage good eating habits, good table manners, and conversation and clean up.
  5. Commits to self-education on anti-bias education, racial justice, and gender equity issues.
  6. Monitors health status of children for illness or areas of concern.
  7. Cleans up after activities.
  8. Provides written and/or verbal communication to parents regarding the child’s daily activities, progress  and behavior.
  9. Observes all ILC and YWCA policies and procedures.
  10. Complies with applicable local, state and federal licensing requirements/certification and/or
  11. Complies with association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse.
  12. Safeguards confidential information gained as a result of the position.
  13. Works cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Significant and relevant post-high school education or training in early childhood education or child/family-related fields.
  3. One year experience working with young children within a licensed childcare facility is preferred.
  4. Ability to meet requirements of Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing.
  5. Satisfactory response to criminal and child abuse and neglect history checks.
  6. Able to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, Purpose and One Imperative.
  2. Racial Justice Training
  3. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
  4. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

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