Child Care Assistant – multiple positions
SUMMARY Under general supervision, assists MPS program staff and school personnel with educational programs, planned activities, supervising children, maintaining classroom and play environments, sanitary and safety checks and procedures, parent communication and program records.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS — Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Assists MPS staff to facilitate educational functions and other services for students. · Performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies and quality standards; duties may vary according to job assignment. · Assists teachers in delivering classroom and recreational services; assists with attendance, work assignments, clerical duties, behavior management, and classroom preparation and setup. · Assists teachers and the Site Coordinator to offer a safe, nurturing, educational and recreational experience where children are encouraged to pursue interests, and develop friendships, independence, and confidence. · Assists students in learning and recreational programs; reinforces positive behavior, provides individual assistance, encourages socialization and good communications. · Monitors student activities, promotes respect, explains social norms and disciplinary consequences, and enforces District policies and rules of conduct. · Assists with students in classrooms, special projects, and after-school programs. · Maintains inventory of meals and snacks, classroom supplies and recreational materials. · Performs clerical duties, maintains and organizes files, keeps records and assists with reports. · Provides customer service to parents and guardians, answers questions, and explains school rules. · Cleans and rearranges rooms between classes and special programs. · Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment · Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures. · Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information. · Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis · At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.