Classroom Support

US-KS-Wichita
Job ID
2017-1243
# of Openings
5
Salary Range
to USD $9.81/Hr.
Hours Per Week
40
Weeks Per Year
52

Overview

Support providing a warm, safe, constructive and non-threatening environment with age-appropriate activities for Head Start 0-5 children.  Assist the teacher with necessary classroom record-keeping tasks.

Assist with food service as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Supports staff during staff breaks and in the absence of the classroom teacher.
  • Observes children upon arrival; reports any unusual circumstances (bruises, inappropriate dress, signs of illness, etc.) and document in writing to EC Manager.
  • Helps prepare classroom materials for scheduled activities.
  • Support screenings that are completed in first 45 days and as scheduled in developmental, speech and behavior.
  • Support infants feeding on demand with food/bottles. Holds infants while feeding.
  • Take lead to set up for meals, snacks. Supervise lunches, snacks and breakfasts. Assist with clean up following meals. Eat with children in a family-style setting if age appropriate.
  • Assist with children’s attendance & completes CACFP paperwork.
  • Inventories food and requests supplies as needed.
  • Complete Summer food services for children.
  • Assists with fluoride administration and record which children have received fluoride.
  • Follows CACFP, KDHE licensing standard and Head Start Performance Standards at all times.
  • Support and encourage families to be actively involved in the program and assist them in finding ways to volunteer.
  • Supports coordination of progress of each child to share with parents and assist with developing an individual plan together for their child.
  • Supports home visits and/or school conferences.

Qualifications

REQUIRES:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, willing to begin an education plan towards a CDA credential or an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education.

 

PREFER:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) or Assocaites Degree in Early Childhood Education.

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