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Teacher Assistant

at The Garden's Rehab and Care Center

Posted: 8/30/2019
Job Reference #: 184874903
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Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Confer with parents on a regular basis to discuss the development of their enrolled children.
  • Assist with the presentation of early childhood programs and activities; when applicable assist with the organization and follow-up of special activities such as off-campus field trips.
  • Assist with the completion of scheduled activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the enrolled children.
  • Assist with the completion of scheduled activities to stimulate the children’s cognitive skills, abilities and development.
  • Assist with the distribution of nutritious snacks and lunches.
  • Assist with providing adequate equipment and activities.
  • Ensure equipment and facility is clean, well maintained and safe at all times.
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times.
  • Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games and storytelling.
  • Assist with providing opportunities for sleep and rest time.
  • Build children’s esteem.
  • Demonstrate genuine care for children through compassion, kindness and gentleness.
  • Establish routines and provide positive guidance.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
  • Initiate positive discipline when required under the supervision and direction of the Daycare Teacher.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand.
  • Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress.
  • Assist with daily activity plans.
  • Assist with transporting and escorting children as necessary.
  • All other assigned duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Early childhood development theories and practices.
  • Safe and appropriate activities for children.
  • Federal, State and County rules that are applicable to a daycare facility.
  • Facility emergency/disaster response and evacuation procedures.
  • Safety rules, policies and procedures, infection prevention and control procedures.
  • Abuse reporting procedures.

Skill in:

  • Effective leadership.
  • Use and care of equipment, tools and materials used in childcare activities.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Communicating respectfully to the enrolled children and parents.

Ability to:

  • Interact positively with children.
  • Act as an appropriate adult role model.
  • Give and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Monitor for and recognize signs of child abuse.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.
  • Identify when a situation cannot be handled and know when to ask for help.
  • Be sensitive to children and their families and respond in a professional manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, residents and children’s family members.
  • Communicate orally; speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Read and write clearly.
  • Understand and follow, quickly and accurately, oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work under pressure in a dynamic environment with changing demands and priorities.
  • Adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Comply with facility policies and procedures.

WORK CONTACTS
Regular contacts with associate personnel, children, children’s family members, residents and visitors.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to work with chemicals and cleaning agents
  • Must be able to bear weight and lift 50 pounds or more unassisted.
  • Must be able to work safely in an environment containing biological conditions which may be unhealthful or hazardous (such as bodily fluids and waste, germs, childhood diseases).
  • Exposure to smells associated with toileting and children who are ill.
  • Exposure to loud noises on a regular basis.
  • Exposure to a variety of childhood conditions and elements common with a childcare facility.
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment such as gloves.
  • Requires constant physical activities including standing, walking, lifting, and bending, stooping, pulling, stretching, turning, grasping and reaching.
  • Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, thoroughness and quality of work assigned.
  • Aural acuity to receive detailed information through oral communication, often from small children with undeveloped pronunciation skills.
  • Requires the ability to work with frequent interruptions with a workload that may be unpredictable and difficult to manage at times. 
  • Safety-sensitive position pursuant to A.R.S. 23-493.

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRANING

  • 16 years of age or older
  • High school or high school equivalency diploma or current and continuous enrollment in high school or a high school equivalency class; or
  • Enrollment in a vocational rehabilitation, as defined in A.R.S. 23-501; or
  • Employment as a teacher-caregiver aide for 12 months; or
  • Service as a volunteer in a child care facility for 12 months

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENT(S)

  • Attend mandatory meetings and continuing education classes.
  • Obtain/maintain Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card at employee’s expense.
  • Obtain/maintain CPR certification specific to infants and children.
  • Obtain/maintain first aid certification specific to infants and children.
  • Complete annual Tuberculosis Testing.
  • Complete required 18 hours of annual training.
  • Obtain/maintain valid Food Handlers Card.

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