The purpose of this position is to perform the daily duties of regularly scheduled classroom teaching staff on an as-needed basis when these staff members are absent from work.
Responsibilities and Duties
Interact with children in a variety of situations, including: directing large group activities, facilitating and guiding both small group activities and child-directed play, providing meaningful and individual caregiving routines, and providing one-on-one nurturing and support.
In the absence of regularly scheduled staff, provide daily supervision to classroom personnel, communicating goals, objectives, limits and routines, and modeling teaching and behavior management techniques.
Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children based on the philosophy and goals of the center, including preparing, utilizing and maintaining the physical environment as a teaching tool, and following established classroom routines and procedures.
Communicate with parents as necessary. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
At least twenty semester hours (thirty quarter hours) of college level course work in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Special Education; OR
Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials; OR
At least one year of full-time experience in a certified day care center or comparable group child care program or step 8 in the Oregon Step Registry.
Current certification in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid.
Current Oregon Food Handler’s Card.
Approved criminal history registry through Oregon State Child Care Division.
Be at least 18 years old