Position responsible for assisting teacher with carrying out daily, age-appropriate activities, help in maintaining classroom, and performing related duties in the Child Care Center. DCFS Background Check, including fingerprinting required.
This position reports to the Children’s Learning Center Director, who reports to the Dean of Career and Technical Education, who reports to the VP of Instruction, who reports to the President of the College.
Qualifications for Position
High School Diploma or GED
Be a member of Illinois Gateways to Opportunity (within 30 days of hire)
Pass a physical and provide proof of MMR and Tdap vaccinations and a negative TB test
Have strong communication and organization skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule and be flexible in performing daily Center duties
Previous experience in an early childhood program such as a childcare center, daycare home, preschool, kindergarten, or nursery school
CPR and First Aid certified
Food Handlers certificate
Work with the teachers to maintain a neat and organized classroom and assist in the maintenance of equipment and materials as needed.
Assist with leading assigned activities.
Assist in the supervision of activities to ensure the safety of each child at all times and use positive guidance and redirection when interacting with the children.
Assist teachers in activities outside the classroom, such as playground, walks or field trips, as necessary.
Supervise nap time with the teachers by helping children rest if necessary and/or accomplish work within the classroom if the children are resting comfortably.
Help with breakfast, lunch, and snack time, including getting meals from cafeteria.
Ensure professional communication and relationships with parents, families, and guardians.
Assist in preparing and maintaining all necessary records, documentation, and relevant state Child Care Licensing requirements.
Maintain prompt hours, notify the Director in the event of illness, maintain a neat, clean, and appropriate appearance, and work cooperatively with all staff.
Follow all DCFS and early childhood licensing requirements and training.
Perform other duties as assigned
Employee is expected to follow all College policies and procedures as well as all DCFS, local, state, and federal laws. In addition, the employee is also expected to adhere to and foster development of Kaskaskia College core values of compassion, honesty, respect, responsibility, and fairness.
Employee will have daily contact with children, parents, and College employees.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
1. Requires ability to lift children and sufficient agility to move with groups of children.
2. Ability to work in a highly active, distracting, and noisy environment.
TEMPORARY Summer Child Care Teacher Assistant
Kaskaskia College is seeking applications for a Temporary Summer Child Care Teacher Assistant. This position is responsible for assisting the teacher with carrying out daily, age-appropriate activities, and helping in maintaining classroom and performing related duties in the Child Care Center. If you desire the opportunity to make a difference and help shape the future of our diverse student body, the College, and the community we encourage you to consider learning more about the position by reviewing the full description of the position at the following link: www.kaskaskia.edu/hr
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is $13.50 per hour.
To receive consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter describing how their qualifications meet the position criteria, along with a resume and transcripts.