The Child Development Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting Child Development Center and Lab School Teachers in a variety of tasks, including physically keeping the Center in order throughout the day, and working directly with the children. An employee in this position has a high risk for occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of the performance of the employee’s duties.
CDCLS Director with immediate supervision being provided by the Assistant Director
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Job Duties (Position Specific)
(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement)
Supervise, guide, and interact with the children indoors and outdoors.
Assist teachers in implementing group activities.
Nurture children’s social and emotional development by giving physical affection and emotional support.
Set up facility for an upcoming activity, such as setting tables, putting out nametags, putting out cots, and setting out outdoor equipment.
Administer minor first aid as required.
Supervise naptime and quiet activities.
Work with teachers and work-study students in returning facility to order throughout the day.
Assist teachers in supervising meals and snacks.
Maintain a positive and supportive environment.
Successfully complete the annual Bloodborne pathogens evaluation update.
Participate in staff CPR and First Aid for Children training annually.
Attend 20 clock hours of staff development training annually, through Department of Human Services approved workshops, conferences, and successfully completed college level coursework.
Complete, with a passing score, the Department of Human Services mandated Entry Level Child Care Training within the first three months of employment.
Work with the Center staff in evaluating program operation and making recommendations for program growth.
Attend and participate in staff meetings and required training
Report to the Director any suspected child abuse or neglect.
Report to the Director any indications of developmental delay, unusual behavior, emotional insecurity, and unmet physical needs.
Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.
Dispense prescription medication, as requested by immediate supervising Child Development Center Teacher, following established procedures.
Clean bathrooms and tile floors daily.
Clean and sanitize areas of debris, trash, and spills, following appropriate health and safety guidelines.
Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures)
Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of injury and illness prevention for self and others.
Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board Policies, College Policies, and Procedures, which are accessible on the Employee Home Page http://employee.occ.edu/Policies.html, as well as the CDCLS policies and procedures.
Successful completion of 6 college credit hours in Child Development or Early Childhood Education
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License
Demonstrated Human Relations skills that result in positive and effective communications with children, colleagues and the public.
Ability to pass a background invesetigation with no convictions by the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.
Ability to produce evidence of absence of tuberculosis.
Ability to lift and hold a child.
Ability to sit on the floor and interact with children in a playful manner.
Ability to go outdoors everyday except when raining or below zero wind-chill.
Ability to lift and move cots and classroom equipment.
Ability to sit in a child-size chair.
Ability to move across the classroom and play ground quickly.
Ability to monitor children’s activities using visual and auditory senses.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Lifting and moving classroom equipment.
Lifting and holding children.
Moving quickly across classroom and playground.
Need to be outdoors several hours daily.
Bending, sitting in low chairs, sitting on floor.
High risk for occupational exposure to human blood and potentially infectious materials.
Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
Experience working with children birth to 5 years in an accredited Early Childhood facility.
flexible schedule suring the CDCLS ooperating hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Child Development Ctr
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Oklahoma City Community College - 21 months ago