Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Child Development Center Teacher Aide – Anchorage

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Position Opening In and Out of House 02/07/16 – open until filled

Location of Job: Anchorage, AK

Resume Required with Application

(Relocation costs will not be paid)

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Teacher Aide                                                   Class: Non-Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Child Development Center                        Range: 8 – $13.20 + DOE

DIVISION: Child Development                                          Supervisor: Manager

JOB SUMMARY: Assists the classroom teacher with the implementation of age appropriate, multi-cultural and anti-biased curriculum that will meet the needs of an assigned group of children.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: ** This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. Employees may be required to perform any other duties within this or a lower level job upon request of the immediate department or division supervisor.

  1. Assist the classroom teacher in implementing the program for children in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the center.
  2. Will participate in children’s work/play and help guide children in learning self-help skills.
  3. Assist classroom teacher with curriculum that respects the needs of individual children. The materials provided will:
  4. Consider the children’s interests, disabilities, special talents and individual style and space of learning;
  5. Consider the individual in relationship to their cultural and socioeconomic background;
  6. Help children to become aware of their roles as integral members of the group; and
  7. Assure children are treated with dignity and respect.
  8. Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff to ensure health and sanitation guidelines are met.
  9. Complete all tasks on the daily opening/closing checklist as appropriate for scheduled shift.
  10. Attend all required staff meetings.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Must participate in a minimum of 24 hours of recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth.
  2. Required to attend all monthly staff meetings.
  3. Assist with public relations events sponsored by the Center.

WORK ACTIVITIES:

  1. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with children, families, staff and others.
  2. Assists with the planning and implementation of age and culturally appropriate activities and supervision of an assigned group of children that promotes their social and emotional development.
  3. Assists in maintaining classroom in accordance with all applicable health and safety regulations and standards.
  4. Uses computers and computer program effectively to enter data, create lesson plans and process information, and to develop documents, and program materials.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made and asking questions as appropriate.
  2. Speaks clearly and communicates information and ideas effectively so others will understand.
  3. Ability to monitor and assess performance of oneself and others to make improvements or take corrective action.
  4. Ability to negotiate to bring others together to try to reconcile differences.
  5. Must be able to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing, and to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  6. Possesses sound judgment and decision-making abilities to evaluate the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  7. Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to grasp, type, see, talk, hear, and lift and carry 35 pounds of weight by utilizing proper lifting techniques and working in a safe manner.  Performs sedentary activities that require sitting for long periods and repetitive use of hands, wrists and arms for handling, positioning, moving materials, and manipulating things.  This position will also be performing physical activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling materials.  Must be in good general health and free from serious physical and mental health problems as defined in section 16.55.250 of the MOA Child Care Licensing Code. 

JOB CONDITIONS:

  1. Agency is a mandated drug and alcohol free workplace.
  2. Position may entail exposure to wide range of children’s illnesses.
  3. Able to respond quickly to children’s needs and in emergency type situations.
  4. Early Childhood classroom and general office environment.
  5. Exposure to varied weather conditions during outdoor time including snowy conditions.
  6. Must be flexible in work schedule and available to work occasional overtime if necessary to help meet required teacher/child ratios.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must pass state and federal background checks for convictions of violence and child abuse and/or neglect to include fingerprinting, prior to starting work at the employee’s expense.
  2. Must provide a TB screening and basic physical exam within thirty (30) days of hire with follow-up every three (3) years at employee’s expense.
  3. Must obtain Alaska Food Worker’s Card within thirty (30) days of hire with follow-up every three (3) years at employee’s expense.
  4. Responsible work ethic with reliable attendance, must be able to provide own transportation to meet work schedule requirements.
  5. Must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  6. Must complete and maintain CPR and First Aid Training certification.
  7. Proven ability to follow directions, be self-directive in problem solving and perform basic assignments with little or no direct supervision while also working effectively as a team member.
  8. Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy and tact in working with a diverse staff and families.
  9. Capable of performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. At least 18years of age.
  2. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  3. Demonstrated effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including an ability to communicate among diverse groups of people.
  4. Basic level of computer skills necessary in order to enter data and to use and create documents.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Center-based Child Development Associate (CDA) or ability and willingness to obtain it within two (2) years of hire.
  2. Knowledge of child development from prenatal to five years of age.
  3. Experienced user of MS Office, Excel and Outlook.

Please note:  This job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

RurAL CAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other legal protected status.  EOE: M/F/D/V.