Tot Spot Child Care Staff I – Colville, WA

DIVISION: Community Living Connections

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Child Care Center Manager

SUPERVISES: None

DATE OPEN: 03/08/2022

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

STATUS: Non-Exempt

24-40 hours per week, $16.72 - $18.09 per hour. DOE

Summary

Assists Child Care Staff II and the Center Manager in conducting the daily activities of the childcare center.  This includes supporting a safe, healthy environment for children while providing quality, professional childcare.  Sets up childcare meals as well as cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of the center. Ensures that children are cared for in a healthy and educational environment and facilitates communication with other staff and caregivers regarding the child’s needs and center activities.  Works under the supervision of the Center Manager but is able to perform most tasks independently.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implements classroom activities and curriculum; implements individual child goals and promotes learning opportunities, inclusive of children with disabilities; incorporates cultural awareness and diversity.
  • Maintains required records, meal count, attendance, documents child observation/anecdotes as needed.
  • Supports a safe, positive social and emotional classroom learning environment including attachment and bonding relationships.
  • Encourages parent participation in the program; maintains a positive working relationship with caregivers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Participates as a classroom team member; assists with storage and maintenance of education equipment, supplies and materials; participates in the implementation of program activities.
  • Uses developmentally appropriate communication and follows child guidance policies and procedures
  • Assists in maintaining health and safety standards for equipment, space, and materials.
  • Assists in the preparation and cleanup of meals and snacks. This may include shopping and transporting of food, food preparation, serving, clean-up, and meal and kitchen paperwork.
  • Utilize daily routines to support individual learning opportunities.
  • Maintain agency confidentiality in accordance with program policy and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Manages time and multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Works as a team member.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding client information.
  • Demonstrates positive communication skills with both children and adults.
  • Promotes the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Ability to use a positive approaching in directing and guiding children
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of development and care of young children.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations, including WAC 170-296A-1975 Staff Qualifications.

Required Education or Experience

Prior experience working with preschool or elementary school age children.

High School Diploma or GED

OR

Be enrolled in high school or equivalent education program.

Required Certifications & Licenses

  • Acceptable completion of a criminal history background check.
  • First aid and Infant/Child CPR cards within 45 calendar days of hire, at the employee’s expense.
  • Food Worker's Card within 30 calendar days of hire.
  • May require TB test depending on assigned sites.*

Preferred Certifications & Licenses

  • First Aid & Infant/Child CPR Card within 45 calendar days of hire.
  • Child Care Basics certification or acquire within 3 months of hire.
  • Blood Borne Pathogens training
  • Food Worker’s card or acquire within 30 calendar days of hire.
  • Acceptable completion of a criminal history check.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

TB test and proof of test results to employer prior to the start of employment.  New employees do not need a TB skin test if they have written proof of one of the following:

  1. A negative Mantoux TB test in the twelve months prior to hire; or
  2. a previously positive Mantoux TB test with documented proof of treatment; or
  3. a recent negative chest X ray and a statement from a health care provider that employee does not pose a health risk to others; or
  4. Medication therapy to treat TB.

Documentation of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization:

  • An immunization record indicating that you have received at least one dose of MMR vaccination (Immunization record card is acceptable only with doctor’s signature/initials or stamp).  Or
  • Lab evidence of immunity to measles disease (also known as a blood test or titer).  Or
  • Documentation from a health care provider that the person has had measles disease sufficient to provide immunity against measles.  Or
  • Written certification signed by a health care practitioner, licensed in Washington State— a medical doctor (MD), naturopathic doctor (ND), osteopathic doctor (DO), advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) or a physician’s assistant (PA)—that the Measles, Mumps, & Rubella vaccine is, in the practitioner’s judgment, not advisable for you.

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone, and keyboard reach.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.

The work environment characteristics described are what is encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.