This position reports directly to the Child Care Center Director and is responsible for providing on-site day care services to all children assigned to their care in compliance with all Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS) and Air Force Village policies and procedures. The incumbent occupies a position of confidence and trust in relation to children, family members, and staff and must maintain confidentiality in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to speak, read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English. Incumbent must display tact and courtesy and patience when dealing with children, parents, and residents of Air Force Village, as well as maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with co-workers, supervisors, and all others. Must possess strict honesty and integrity and be even-tempered, self-motivated, and address and report areas of concern and/or safety issues immediately to the Child Care Center Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
EQUIPMENT AND COMPUTER OPERATIONS: Working knowledge of various office equipment including computer, printer, copier, paper shredder, paper cutter, arts and crafts materials, and child development learning aids. Will need to know how to operate a vacuum cleaner and attachments, broom, mop, and other everyday cleaning aids, as well as kitchen appliances including a stove, dishwasher, and microwave for preparing foods; in addition, the incumbent will operate a television, VCR, and other entertainment equipment to provide children with learning and entertainment activities. Training will be provided to familiarize the incumbent with work-related equipment to ensure safety during use.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS: Required: Possess current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certifications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must be familiar with and abide by standards set forth by the TDPRS regarding Child Care programs.
Assists in the maintenance of all child care admission records, health records, and emergency medical information in accordance with TDPRS standards.
Maintains Parents Guides to Child Care as set forth by TDPRS.
Assists in the maintenance of daily children attendance records.
Assists in the maintenance of daily employee attendance records.
In the absence of the Child Care Center Director, is responsible for day-to-day operations in compliance with standards established by TDPRS.
Assists in the maintenance of the nutrition program and dietary plan in compliance with regulations.
Ensures adequate supplies for dietary needs are on hand.
Assists in the identification and assurance that all equipment, toilet facilities, and furnishings are in good repair.
Assists in ensuring that all sanitation and safety guidelines are met.
Exhibits competence and good judgment and self-control in working with children and relate to them with courtesy, respect, and patience.
Provides children with age- and developmental-related structured activities that provide a variety of experiences.
Plans daily schedules for children ensuring their physical, social, emotional, nutritional, and safety needs are met.
Sets limits for children, provides guidance, and facilitates prompt conflict resolution when disputes or altercations arise.
Ensures that children are supervised at all times and behaving in a controlled manner.
Maintains required training requirements as determined by Supervisor and attends training sessions and seminars as required.
Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
INTERNAL CONTROL: Within the scope of position duties, responsible for seeing that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded, and applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures are complied with.
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: Work is generally performed indoors in a climate-controlled setting; however, outdoor activities with the children are performed, weather permitting. Incumbent must be able to perform 8 to 10 hours of sustained, daily physical activity. Bending, squatting, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, and walking are necessary, as well as occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds. Few environmental hazards are present, although the threat of communicable disease exists. Mild cleaning products, waxes, and soaps are used in the immediate area, and all cleaning agents will be kept in a storage area which will remain locked when not occupied by staff. Mild pesticides are used periodically to control bug infestation.
WORK SCHEDULE: Core hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday; however, schedule needs, special projects, or assignments may require working additional hours to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
WORK LOCATION: Air Force Village Child Care Center, located at Freedom House on the Village II campus.
ATTIRE/DRESS CODE: Casual attire, taking into account the need to work closely with infants and children, both indoors and outdoors. Village employee ID badge or name tag required to be worn at all times. Close-toed, slip-resistant shoes must be worn. See employee handbook for specific instructions. It is the intent of Air Force Village to ensure that employees present a neat and professional appearance at all times while on duty. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be issued and worn, as needed, in accordance with policy guidance outlined in the Air Force Village Infection Control Guide. Training will be provided, as needed, to ensure proper wear of PPE and safety during use.
RANGE OF PAY: Dependent upon qualifications and experience, with the intent to be competitive within the market.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.
Air Force Village - 16 months ago