Infant and Toddler Aide II
Level: Oregon Registry Step 7 or the ability to acquire Step 7
Job Location: Boardman Neal Early Learning Center - Boardman, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: Associate's Degree or qualifications for Step 7
Job Shift: Day
To support a full-day child development program. To provide children and families with comprehensive quality services that meet the needs of working families of preschoolers, infants, and toddlers in compliance with the federal and state standards. The Aide I would assist the teacher with planning, coordinating, and implementing the day to day activities and lessons.
We offer a benefits package including medical, dental, life, 401K retirement plan, Sick Leave, Paid Time Off, Childcare, Naturopathic Doctor, Pet Insurance, Scholarships, Tuition Reimbursement, Birthday and Anniversary day gifts, cross-training.
Duties include but are not limited to:Maintain an environment that will stimulate a desire for learning, independence, and self-esteem for both parents and children, both indoor and outdoor.
Support daily plans and individual activity plans
Along with the parents, follow each child’s developmental needs and foster learning for children to work towards individual goals according to their individual interests, abilities, individual traits, and development. Assist the teacher to carry out those goals through home and classroom activities
Assist in preparation and follow-up for Parent/Staff conferences two times per year, with input from Head Teacher, Directors, and team members
Follow through with plans for classroom activities reinforcing the plans are developmentally appropriate and carried out according to the Child Care Division (CCD) and the Common Core State Standards: Pre-K; philosophy, policies, and procedures
Provide for the constant supervision of all children
Adhere to State Licensing requirements as outlined by Rules for The Certification of Child Care Centers from the office of Child Care Division (CCD).
Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
Continue professional development to maintain annual licensure and fulfill the requirements of the CCD.
Inspect and have replaced any damaged or lost materials
Participate in the monthly emergency drills
Additional responsibilities outside of the Families First Child Care Center may be assigned as the needs of the program and your time allows.
Education Requirements:Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred
Enroll in the Oregon Registry Online (ORO) to receive a Step Certificate
Experience and Skills Requirements:Previous Head Start and/or Early Head Start, Infant/Toddlers, daycare experience
Current CPR, First Aid, and Food Handler’s cards
Early Learning Division/Child Care Division required training
Adequate means of transportation
Previous early childhood experience (preferred)
Ability to lift 40 pounds, crawl on the floor, run, jump and play
Background check required and employment is contingent on being authorized to work with children with NO convictions of crimes related to SEX, DRUGS, VIOLENCE, PORNOGRAPHY
Pre-Hire COVID-19 testing
Pre-Hire Drug testing required and subject to re-testing for reasonable suspicion
Factors for Excellence and PerformanceJob Knowledge-Has attended all required training classes and maintains the state-required hours of continuous education (16 hours) in this field.
Availability-One or less absence or tardy in 30 day period of time excused or unexcused.
Reliability-Always on time and ready to meet the students.
Initiative-Does not walk by items or situations that need attention. Reports issues to the supervisor.
Adherence to Policy-Adheres to all safety, conduct rules, company policies, and procedures.
Interpersonal Relationships-Smiles when communicating with others. Speaks about positive things when communicating with others.
Judgement-Makes good decisions regarding the children. Asks the supervisor for clear instructions when necessary. Informs supervisor of any concerns.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.