POSITION AVAILABLE: Wyoming Child & Family Development, Inc. – Casper Early Head Start is now scheduling interviews for a Center Assistant. Application deadline: Until position is filled.
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TITLE OF POSITION: CENTER ASSISTANT
LOCATION: Casper, WY
SUPERVISED BY: Center Coordinator
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: Under the direction of the Center Coordinator provides general support and assistance in all aspects of the program which include, but are not limited to: assisting in the classroom and/or the bus, maintenance of child files, public relations and recruiting, answering phones, data entry, and maintenance of building and grounds. Must be able to meet timelines and manage multiple priorities. Must be reliable, organized and detail oriented. Must have interpersonal skills and be able to meet the public and work with program staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer Associates degree in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, home economics, child development, or a closely-related field. A Child Development Associate credentials (CDA) and experience in early childhood education and supervision of others is desired. A minimum of a high school diploma is required. Wyoming Child & Family will only accept college degrees from accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
- Implements all administrative directives in center operations, ensuring activities carried out in the center meet the Head Start and other funding source guidelines.
- Serves as a “floating substitute” to ensure child staff ratios are maintained at all times.
- Assists with WCFD ChildPlus database, including running and interpreting reports.
- Ensures the safety of all enrolled children and families while participating in the WCFD programs, including transportation to and from center when required and necessary.
- Assists in the collection of the non-federal share or “in-kind” required from his/her community.
- Edits a newsletter on center activities for parents.
- Attends Parent Group Meetings and activities as assigned.
- Able to communicate effectively
- Recruits children for the program within the guidelines established by Department of Health and Human Services and Wyoming Child and Family Development.
- Must perform other duties as assigned by the Board or its designee.
All requirements for this position will meet the Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards, DFS licensing, NAEYC standards, Wyoming Division of Disabilities Rules and regulations and WCFD policies and procedures. All employees will adhere to the Mission, Vision, and Values of WCFD.
THESE ARE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, NOT PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PERSON(S) PRESENTLY IN THE JOB. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU MUST MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE JOB.
STANDARD JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Able to perform the essential functions of the position, as defined in the job description, without presenting a danger to either self or others, with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Must have an employment physical and TB risk assessment prior to work with children.
- Must complete AHA CPR and First Aid Training within 90 days, unless otherwise specified by the supervisor.
- Wyoming Child and Family Development, Inc. requires all prospective employees to participate in a Central Registry and criminal background check, including fingerprinting upon hire and every 5 years.
- Wyoming Child and Family Development requires an initial statement of health from a licensed healthcare provider and a health status annual assessment.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and liability insurance as required by Wyoming State Law. Driving records are reviewed annually.
- Must be able to work with families and children birth through age 5.
- Must possess proper stress management techniques.
- Must possess visual acuity and stamina to read technical material for extended periods of time.
- Be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time without fatigue or discomfort.
- Must be able to travel to site locations, meetings and trainings, both in and out of state.
- Must be willing to drive in a variety of weather conditions.
- Must be able to hear and process ordinary conversation and telephone conversation.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, children, families, and community.
- Must be able to tolerate air-conditioned buildings and fluorescent lights.
- Must be able to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or reach, to retrieve materials and supplies from ground level to a height of at least 5 ft.
- Must have upper body strength to lift and carry the equivalent of 50 pounds.
- Must be able to assist a child to safety in case of an emergency.
- Must be able to work in a flexible daily routine and change as required.
- Must be able to work in a variety of temperatures, including hot and cold weather.
Transportation staff must:
- Be able to tolerate possible exposure to biohazards, i.e., body fluids, etc.
- Have the ability to recognize mechanical problems that would require stopping of bus to prevent damage or potential accident while driving.
- Be able to read gauges on dash of bus and recognize indicator of problems.
- Be able to tolerate possible gas and diesel fumes.
- Be able to tolerate dust and gravel.