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Paraeducator/Center Assistant – Glenrock, WY

POSITION AVAILABLE: Wyoming Child & Family Development, Inc. – Glenrock is now scheduling interviews for a Paraeducator/Center Assistant. Deadline for applications:  1/10/20.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE OF POSITION: PARAEDUCATOR-DD 1-on-1

LOCATION: Glenrock, WY

SUPERVISED BY: Classroom Teacher in coordination with Center Coordinator

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To assist the classroom teacher in providing an individualized developmentally appropriate early childhood education program for children in a one-on-one setting. To assist in and guide the overall goal of social competence and school readiness for each child.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have completed at least:
  • High School diploma
  • CDA
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; or
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age (state requirements).
  • Must complete 8 hours of training required by WCFD in the areas of curriculum modifications and adaptations, IFSPs/IEPs, and social emotional competency.
  • In the absence of an early childhood degree, Paraeducators must attend CDA training and make application for a Child Development Associates Credential.
  • Must be able to work well with adults and birth to six-year-old children, including those from low-income families and with special needs.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides direct individual specialized instruction under the supervision of the classroom education teacher, in a variety of settings and weather conditions to children
  2. Assists the education staff in the daily planning and preparation of classroom activities.
  3. Maintains class areas in a clean and orderly manner on a daily basis.
  4. Uses positive verbal and non-verbal communication and interaction skills when working with staff, students, and parents at all times.
  5. Collaborates with staff and special education teacher in developing appropriate IFSP/IEP related activities.
  6. Participates in meetings with program staff for the purpose of feedback, evaluation, modification and progress of the enrolled children of the program.
  7. Participates in preschool screening activities as designated by the Special Services Coordinator/Area Coordinator/Center Coordinator.
  8. Assist in maintaining accurate and complete student records.
  9. Communicate effectively with staff, children and families.
  10. Recruit children and families for program enrollment in accordance with the guidelines established by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, and WCFD.
  11. Perform other related 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.

 

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 have AHA CPR and First Aid Training completed within 90 days, unless otherwise specified by the supervisor.
  • Wyoming Child and Family Development, Inc. require all prospective employees to participate in a Central Registry and criminal background check, including fingerprinting upon hire and every 5 years.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and liability insurance as required by Wyoming State Law. Driving records are reviewed annually.
  • Wyoming Child and Family Development requires an initial statement of health from a licensed healthcare provider and a renewed statement every 5 years.

 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be able to work with families and children birth through age 5.
  2. Must possess proper stress management techniques.
  3. Must possess visual acuity and stamina to read technical material for extended periods of time.
  4. Be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time without fatigue or discomfort.
  5. Must be able to travel to site locations, meetings and trainings, both in and out of state.
  6. Must be willing to drive in a variety of weather conditions.
  7. Must be able to hear and process ordinary conversation and telephone conversation.
  8. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, children, families, and community.
  9. Must be able to tolerate air-conditioned buildings and fluorescent lights.
  10. 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.
  11. Must have upper body strength to lift and carry the equivalent of 50 pounds.
  12. Must be able to assist a child to safety in case of an emergency.
  13. Must be able to work in a flexible daily routine and change as required.
  14. Must be able to work in a variety of temperatures, including hot and cold weather.

Transportation staff must:

  • Able to tolerate possible exposure to biohazards, i.e., body fluids, etc.
  • Ability to recognize mechanical problems that would require stopping of bus to prevent damage or potential accident while driving.
  • Able to read gauges on dash of bus and recognize indicator of problems.
  • Able to tolerate possible gas and diesel fumes.
  • Able to tolerate dust and gravel.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

TITLE OF POSITION: CENTER ASSISTANT

Location: Glenrock, 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

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Implements all administrative directives in center operations, ensuring activities carried out in the center meet the Head Start and other funding source guidelines.
  2. Serves as a “floating substitute” to ensure child staff ratios are maintained at all times.
  3. Assists with WCFD ChildPlus database, including running and interpreting reports.
  4. 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.
  5. Assists in the collection of the non-federal share or “in-kind” required from his/her community.
  6. Edits a newsletter on center activities for parents.
  7. Attends Parent Group Meetings and activities as assigned.
  8. Able to communicate effectively
  9. Recruits children for the program within the guidelines established by Department of Health and Human Services and Wyoming Child and Family Development.
  10. 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.

 

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 renewed statement every 5 years.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and liability insurance as required by Wyoming State Law. Driving records are reviewed annually.

 

 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be able to work with families and children birth through age 5.
  2. Must possess proper stress management techniques.
  3. Must possess visual acuity and stamina to read technical material for extended periods of time.
  4. Be able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time without fatigue or discomfort.
  5. Must be able to travel to site locations, meetings and trainings, both in and out of state.
  6. Must be willing to drive in a variety of weather conditions.
  7. Must be able to hear and process ordinary conversation and telephone conversation.
  8. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, children, families, and community.
  9. Must be able to tolerate air-conditioned buildings and fluorescent lights.
  10. 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.
  11. Must have upper body strength to lift and carry the equivalent of 50 pounds.
  12. Must be able to assist a child to safety in case of an emergency.
  13. Must be able to work in a flexible daily routine and change as required.
  14. 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.

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