Head Start Center Floater

Head Start Center Floater

Job Summary
A Head Start Center Floater is responsible for supporting the Center Coordinator and Assistant Center Coordinator with daily program needs in the implementation and coordination of all Head Start functions both inside and outside of the classroom.
Essential Functions
1. Advocate for young children and their families.
2. Identify report and provide supportive services in child abuse/neglect cases, notifying immediate supervisor and appropriate agency.
3. Assist in the implementation of weekly lesson plans.
4. Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, teacher assistant, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities.
5. Assist the teacher in a Head Start preschool setting, which provides a comprehensive program to meet educational, emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of children.
6. Ensure all children are being supervised at all times while indoors and outdoors.
7. Assist the teacher in maintaining a safe, clean, learning environment and in assuring the well-being and safety of all the children in care.
8. Assist Center Coordinator/Family Specialist and or Center Coordinator with gathering daily attendance
9. Assist with all child assessments and screenings.
10. Assist on field trips and other school functions.
11. Attend workshops, conferences and all in-service trainings. Participate in professional development activities. Maintain training hours and documentation as required.
12. Acquire and maintain up-to-date training/certification in CPR and First Aid.
13. Assist in maintaining staff and child ratio for safety, guidance and discipline.
14. Assist in collection and accurate documentation of monthly non-federal in-kind MATCH.
15. Assist Center Coordinator/Family Specialist and or Center Coordinator with monthly center safety drills and checklists
16. Assist with other job duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field preferred. A minimum of a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential or are enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of date of hire.
Must be able to serve and effectively communicate, to the extent feasible, with children and families with no or limited English proficiency.
Working knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic.
Computer literate.
Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision.
Ability to operate all office machinery.
Ability to function with diplomacy and tact.
Handle all children's information with utmost confidentiality.
Report suspected child abuse/neglect to immediate supervisor and appropriate agency.
Abide by all Head Start and BCFS policies and procedures.
Abide by DFPS and OHS regulations and standards.
Ability to work as a team player.
Must have reliable transportation.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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