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HRDC IX Early Childhood Education Classroom Paraprofessional - Bozeman in Belgrade, Montana

Early Childhood Education Classroom Paraprofessional - Bozeman Early Childhood Education · Belgrade, Montana

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Department Early Childhood Education

Employment Type ECE Seasonal - 30 hrs

Compensation $15.00/ Hour

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Job Opening Date:October 8, 2021

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Closing Date:Until filled

Job Status:This is a three-quarter time, seasonal position. (30 hours/week, 10 months/year)

Wage: $15.00/hour

Job Location: Bozeman Center

General Summary of Purpose of this Position:

Provide supportive services to children in an Early Childhood Education classroom.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

This position has the following duties and responsibilities. They are listed starting with the most important. This listing does not include minor duties which constitute less than 5% of the position’s time, unless such duties are significantly important or critical to the success of the position. Each of the duties listed below is considered an essential function of this job. (Essential functions are those functions that the employee must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. Regular and predictable work schedule and attendance are considered essential functions).

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assist Teaching Staff with individual child in the classroom:

  • Assist in the implementation of individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, cognitive, social/emotional, and motor skills following appropriate framework and curriculum guidelines

  • Share observations of children with Lead and Assistant Teacher

  • Assist child/children in practices of personal cleanliness, oral health including tooth brushing, toileting skills, self care including caring for own clothing and picking up and putting away toys and books

  • Assist with activities that alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid overstimulation and to ensure recommended activity levels to help prevent childhood obesity

  • Ensure that activities are culturally sensitive

  • Assist on playground to maintain safety of child/children

  • Interact with children and families in a professional, supportive, and confidential manner

  • Coaching social interactions with peers and adults

  • Give sensory breaks as needed

    Food and Nutrition:

  • Model Family Style Dining practices to children during all meals and snack times

  • Follow Sanitation guidelines

  • Prepare daily CACFP and attendance documentation for required food service policies

  • Assist in laundering of linens and towels, sanitation of sleeping mats

    Continuing Education & Program Development:

  • Attend applicable and mandatory trainings as directed by supervisor or program standards

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    Language Skills:

  • Read and comprehend basic instructions and present information to others

  • Read, write, and speak basic English sentences

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

    Mathematical:

  • Basic counting skills

    Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

  • Ability to make on the spot judgment regarding safety of children

    Specialized Tools (Non-Computer):

  • Classroom tools including chalkboard, whiteboard, and projector

    HRDC, Professional or Governmental Policies and Regulations:

  • State or Federal Regulations or Laws (List by Name): Head Start Program Performance Standards, State of Montana Childcare Licensing requirements, Montana Child & Adult Care Food Program requirements, Office of Public Instruction requirements for MPDG funding, and OSHA compliance standards. Knowledge of Health Department sanitation and food safety standards; MT Child and Adult Food Care Program regulations

  • Agency Policies or Procedures (List by Name): HRDC Policies and Procedures, Head Start Policies and Procedures

    Drivers Licenses Required for Performing this Position:

  • Drivers License and appropriate insurance

    Professional Licenses or Certifications Required by Law, Rule or Regulation for Performing this Position:

  • Incumbents must pass a physical exam which results in a letter stating the person is free of communicable diseases by employment date.

  • TB Screening Questionnaire and/or skin test

  • Current DTAP and MMR vaccinations

  • First Aid Card, including CPR training

  • Satisfactory results from FBI criminal background check, Child Abuse/neglect & Sex Offenders Registry check, Motor Vehicle Driving record check, as required by Head Start Program Performance Standards and State of Montana Child Care Licensing regulations.

    Licenses or Certifications That Would Be Useful but Are Not Required:

  • None

    Other Required Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with a wide range of individuals from all socio-economic groups

  • Ability work with minimal supervision and effectively manage workflow

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers or claimants

    Essential Physical, Mental and Emotional Requirements of this Position:

The following physical, mental and emotional abilities are considered essential to perform the duties listed above:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

  • Must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously

    Education and Experience:

    Education : The following course(s) of study or class work usually provides the required knowledge skills and

abilities to perform the duties of this position:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

    Experience : The following kinds of experience usually provides the required knowledge skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position:

  • At least 6 months of experience in this field preferred

    Supervision

    Supervision Received:

  • This position operates under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor

    This position supervises the following position(s):

  • None

    Decisions

    Impact of Decisions and Errors Made by Position:

  • Decisions and/or errors primarily affect enrolled children and the other employees in the classroom that this position is assigned to

    Judgment Required to Make Decisions:

  • Requires judgment to solve day-to-day problems, but usually within established procedures, guidelines,

and precedents

Exception Authority:

  • None

    Financial Responsibility

  • This position has no financial responsibility

    Personal Contacts:

The incumbent is responsible for the following personal contacts (either in oral or written form) when performing the Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Daily contact and interaction with coworkers, students, and parents

    Confidentiality:

  • The incumbent occasionally works with confidential data, which if disclosed, may cause adverse internal effects in one program.

    Working Conditions

  • The incumbent could be exposed to the following unusual, potentially hazardous or unpleasant working conditions:

  • Works in temperature controlled classroom environment

  • Works outdoors to a low temperature of 10 degrees

  • Daily exposure to angry or violent parents, children, or volunteers

  • Daily exposure to minor injuries (not requiring hospitalization)

  • Daily exposure to risk of injuries that may result in a permanent disability or death

  • Weekly exposure to unpleasant substances, odors, or noises

  • Ability to travel to and from worksites and trainings as applicable

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