Myrtle Point, OR

Classroom Assistant

South Coast Head Start/ORCCA
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Open date
May 22, 2024
May 21, 2024
Expiration date
July 21, 2024
Until filled
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Reports to
Classroom Lead

Job description

Job Description PRIMARY PURPOSE: Delivery of high-quality child and family services as defined by the Head Start Performance Standards, State Licensing Rules, program work plans, program goals, and other funding rules and regulations. Maintain quality birth to five environments with attention to safety and health prevention measures. Assist the Teaching Team in providing the best possible classroom experience for all children. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Reason position exists is to perform these functions): Promote children’s growth and development by providing responsive care, effective teaching practices, and an organized learning environment. Clean, sanitize and disinfect classrooms, equipment, and materials according to policies and procedures. Complete additional tasks and job duties as assigned by supervisor. Utilize The Creative Curriculum to fidelity to provide quality, developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor learning experiences in alignment with the ELOF and school readiness goals. Use positive guidance strategies to support social-emotional and behavioral health. Perform teacher job duties in the temporary absence of the Teacher Assistant. Ensure all Health & Safety policies and procedures are being followed and implemented, including handwashing, toileting and diapering, daily health checks, properly store and administer medication, and help facilitate oral hygiene in the classroom. Use routines, including hand washing and transitions between activities, as opportunities for strengthening development, learning and skill growth. Identify emergent or recurring developmental, medical, oral or mental health concerns. Ensure children are supervised at all times and never left alone with volunteers. Ensure children are signed in and out of class and bus and released only to authorized adults. Perform classroom and playground safety check, if assigned. Maintain appropriate ratios and group size at all times. Ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate materials are available in classrooms. Provide high quality, supportive environments and tiered supports, as outlined in the Pyramid Model. Provide family-style meal service with sufficient time for children to eat; sit with children to provide supervision, socialization and choking prevention during meals; encourage parent participation and invite parents to join mealtimes. Ensure children have access to safe drinking water throughout the program day. Support parents as primary educators of their child. Welcome parents into facilities during program hours and provide opportunities for parents to volunteer. Engage parents in site parent committees for each center and support Policy Council representatives. Document services provided into appropriate data base systems. Meet federal, state and program documentation requirements with accurate, objective, complete, timely and well-organized records. Participate in on-going communication, promote problem solving and conflict resolution within assigned team(s). Facilitate communication with others by using available technologies (e.g., phone, fax, e-mail, file sharing) Establish consistent weekly schedule including time for team communication. Collaborate with team members to identify approaches to solving issues, develop follow-up plans, and prepare for home visits and other family contacts. Ensure family confidentiality by limiting conversations about families and access to their records to those directly involved in providing services to them.

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