Submitted by:  Ebony Simmons Submission Date:  02/12/2019
Organization Name:  Wee Can Academy Job Title:  Childcare Instructor
Position Type:  Full Time Salary:  $11.00 Per Hour
City:  Fort worth State:  TX
Contact Name:  Ebony Simmons Contact Email:  esimmons@weecanacademy.org
Closing Date:  05/31/2019  
Job Description: 
Primary Purpose:<br /> <br /> The Teacher plans, develops and implements developmentally appropriate activities for the children in their classroom.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Teacher is responsible for the children&rsquo;s individual needs and provides guidance for a fun, safe, secure and loving environment. Appropriate communication with parents, staff, and children is critical to meet the needs of all children.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Qualifications:<br /> <br /> Education/Certification:<br /> <br /> High School Diploma or GED required<br /> <br /> Child Development Associate Certificate, Associates or Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field highly preferred.<br /> <br /> At least 18 years of age.<br /> <br /> Minimum one (1) year experience working with children in a licensed childcare center preferred.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Special Knowledge/Skills:<br /> <br /> Ability to communicate effectively with parents, volunteers, children, co-workers and community members.<br /> <br /> Ability to read and write English, compute basic math problems, follow policies and procedures.<br /> <br /> Ability to perform the essential requirements of caregiver for each age group to include bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, reaching overhead, twisting, sitting on the floor.<br /> <br /> Ability to work in varied environment (indoor, outdoor, field trips, various age groups)<br /> <br /> Ability to meet minimum standards.<br /> <br /> Ability to work under fast-paced, loud, stressful conditions.<br /> <br /> Ability to be flexible in changing situations to include room assignment and work schedule.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Major Responsibilities and Duties:<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> A.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Interactions<br /> <br /> To speak with children in a friendly, positive and courteous manner and be responsive to the needs of the children.<br /> To treat children, co-workers, community members, and supervisor of all races, religions, family backgrounds and cultures with equal respect and consideration.<br /> To set consistent, fair limits for behavior in the classroom to minimize potential problems, to redirect children to more positive behaviors and activities, and to guide children to resolve conflicts.<br /> Communicate with parents on a professional level at all times, be positive and informative, and help the parent feel welcome and secure in leaving their child in your care.<br /> <br /> B.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lesson Planning<br /> <br /> Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities which will encourage children to share experiences, ideas and feelings and foster self-help skills in children.<br /> To assess the skills and progress of each child in the assigned group.<br /> To plan activities to assist children who experience difficulties in behavior or development.<br /> Lesson plans will include: active and quiet activities, outdoor times, small and large group times, transitions between activities. Lesson plans must be approved and posted for the week.<br /> <br /> C.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Professional Development.<br /> <br /> To maintain current first aid and CPR certification.<br /> Attend USDA in-house training, staff meetings.<br /> To obtain required training hours annually to fulfill requirements by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Texans&nbsp;Can! ECDC requirements. The employee is responsible for researching, attending, securing payment, and providing the center manager with documentation of attendance of appropriate trainings.<br /> <br /> D.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Administrative / Attendance<br /> <br /> To comply with all State, City and Can! Standards and policies.<br /> To maintain attendance records, daily sheets, USDA meal counts, classroom attendance roster, assessments.<br /> To inform Director of any environmental hazards immediately and/or act accordingly in absence of director.<br /> To immediately report any suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect to the supervisor and/or act according in absence of Lead Teacher.<br /> To maintain a positive work history. Refer to the Child Care Guide for details.<br /> Maintain all records required.<br /> Complete all required reports.<br /> <br /> E.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Health and Safety<br /> <br /> To be alert of the daily health of each child in the assigned group.<br /> To account for the whereabouts of each child in the assigned group at all times.<br /> To wash hands with soap and water upon arrival, before preparing foods eating or feeding a child and after diapering, assisting children with toileting or nose wiping.<br /> To ensure that TDFPS health and safety standards are followed.<br /> To ensure all chemicals and cleaning supplies are stored in clearly marked containers in locked cabinets that are inaccessible to children.<br /> Other duties as required<br /> <br /> Other Responsibilities:<br /> <br /> To perform other duties as requested.<br /> <br /> Working Conditions:<br /> <br /> Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:<br /> <br /> Work will predominantly be inside but outdoor work will occur.&nbsp; Working conditions may be in both heat and cold.&nbsp; Job requires bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, reaching overhead, twisting, and sitting on the floor. Work environment may include indoor, outdoor, and field trips. Work under fast-paced, loud, stressful conditions.&nbsp; Some local travel may be required