Magic Mountain Children's Center Inc

Float Position at Child Care Center

Reference ID : 56332
Location : South Royalton, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Part Time

Description

Summary

The floater is responsible for the care and education of a group of children they have been assigned to for their shift. As a member of the Magic Mountain Children's Center teaching team the floater will provide support to classroom teachers as needed or directed by the executive director. The floater will defer all questions from parents concerning the care of their children or the program to the primary classroom teacher or Executive Director. The floater will work with other members of the MMCC team to create and support a high quality level of care for children and parents.

Duties

Responsibilities

  • Implements and facilitates developmentally appropriate activities as planned by the lead teacher or in collaboration with the lead teacher
  • Ensures that children are adequately supervised
  • Promotes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Promotes a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities, and bases projects on the interests of the children
  • Acts without bias and projects sensitivity towards cultural diversity
  • Promotes independence, cooperation and positive self-esteem and self-concept
  • Provides nurturing attention and uses positive approaches to guide behavior
  • Follows proper procedures for diapering, dispensing of medications and universal precautions
  • Encourages children to use proper hygiene
  • Arrives on time and is prepared to manage and teach the children each day

Administrative

  • Observes, records and communicates the development of children
  • Keeps the classroom teacher and executive director informed of issues and events pertaining to the program and/or children
  • Keeps track of the children's attendance
  • Assures that the center is kept neat and clean
  • Enforces health policies
  • Completes proper forms and reports as necessary and in a timely manner

Communication

  • Provides parents with information about their child's experience for the day
  • Treats parents with respect, equally and as partners
  • Shares material and ideas with staff
  • Listens to feedback from colleagues at MMCC
  • Provides feedback to colleagues at MMCC
  • Be an equal part of the team and share your views and opinions as appropriate.
  • Follows appropriate procedures and protocol for grievances with parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Help peers, the Director and the Board plan for the future of MMCC

Professionalism

  • Maintains an ethical and professional manner with children, colleagues and parents
  • Maintains a positive nature with families, staff and local shareholders
  • Current with required certifications
  • Supports MMCC philosophies and policies
  • Awareness of the local and national issues concerning early childhood education
  • Respect the confidentiality of children, families and colleagues
  • Respect cultural, economic, gender, sexual orientation and other differences
  • Is aware of and maintains their role as a MANDATED REPORTER of child abuse and neglect
  • Completes the orientation process as laid out by MMCC

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • A floater is at least 18 years of age, is able to comprehend basic written format, and is a high school graduate or has completed a GED
  • Completion of Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals or a 3 credit college course in child or human development
  • One year of experience working with young children
  • Ability to relate well with children
  • Understanding of curriculum development for a wide range of ages
  • Attend 18 hours of professional development annually
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Nice To Haves

Benefits

  • 20-30 Hours a week
  • Paid holidays on scheduled work days


Salary : $14.50 to $16/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Part Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : South Royalton, VT

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