Under direct supervision, performs para-professional educational work in assisting teachers in providing developmental services to underprivileged and disabled children enrolled in the County Head Start program. Provides assistance in planning and carrying out a daily program with the goal of meeting the physical and developmental needs of individual members of an assigned group of young children. Responsible for assisting in the supervision and care of client children, meal serving, and clean-up. Supervises children during transportation to and from outside service centers. Incumbents work 6.5 hours per day, 32.5 hours per week, 191 days per school year. Hours of work are 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Graduation from high school or equivalent, and 1 to 2 years experience in teaching preschool and/or preadolescent children or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of a valid commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia preferred.
Must serve as a bus aide when needed and assist with child care during parent trainings which may include evenings and weekends.
Requires acceptable criminal and child protective services background checks.
DMV records check, background checks, and drug testing conducted prior to employment.
Tuberculosis screening conducted prior to employment.
This position is considered to be essential (County designation as ALPHA*). As an ALPHA* employee, you may be expected to remain at your worksite or to report following an emergency in order to respond to the needs of the citizens of York County. You may be asked to perform functions not customarily part of your normal duties but which would not require you to have extraordinary skills nor pose a health/safety risk.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including phonographs, audio and video tape players, etc. Must be able to restrain a child when necessary. Work involves a great deal of bending, stooping, standing, and walking. Some running after and lifting of a child is often necessary while caring for the children, particularly during a recess period or field trip. Must be able to sit on the floor with children.
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