Tot Spot Child Care Staff II – 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, $19.87 - $21.49 per hour. DOE

Summary

Assists Child Care Staff I and the Center Manager in planning, organizing, and 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 the center. Ensures that children are care for in a healthy and educational environment; 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. The Child Care Staff II has obtained and/or actively seeks continuing  education and training which would provide them with a solid background of knowledge in early childhood education and best-practice child development strategies.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning educational child development activities and implementing best-practice childcare by making suggestions and providing ideas to the Center Manager for the monthly and weekly lesson plans. Collects and organizes appropriate materials to support activities, with guidance from Child Care Center Manager.
  • Is able to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation in a trauma sensitive manner in the child care center.
  • Implements individual child goals and promotes learning opportunities, inclusive of children with disabilities or differing needs; incorporates cultural awareness and diversity.
  • Supports the caregiver involvement effort in the program; maintains a positive working relationship with caregivers, staff, and volunteers. Assists with communicating with caregivers by preparing caregiver correspondence and handouts, as delegated.
  • Assists with maintaining records that provide for the proper evaluation and documentation of assigned activities, including end-of-the-month records and daily record keeping, as delegated.
  • Uses developmentally appropriate communication and follows child guidance policies and procedures, including behavior plans.
  • Participates as a classroom team member; assists with storage and maintenance of education equipment, supplies and materials; participates in the implementation of program activities.
  • Assists in 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.
  • Housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance duties, which may include: laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting; disinfecting and sanitizing sinks, bathrooms, tables, classroom materials; deep cleaning classrooms, kitchen and storage areas; outside playground maintenance cleaning and organization, etc.
  • Maintain agency confidentiality in accordance with program policy and procedures.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of child development and best-practice childcare provision.
  • Basic knowledge of social-emotional learning and related theories.
  • Basic knowledge of childcare policies and procedures and federal, state and local regulations governing the program.
  • Ability to use positive verbal communication skills with children and adults.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with enrolled families and co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, complete forms and record keeping.
  • Ability to implement plans to modify behavior.
  • 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

Two years experience with preschool or elementary school age children.

And one of the following

AA or BA in a relevant field

and/or

Must have a current Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or ECE State Certificate

Or

Must be enrolled in a college program leading to an AA degree or BA degree

Or

Must be enrolled in a CDA credential or ECE State Certificate program to be completed within two years of hire.

Required Certifications & Licenses

Preferred Certifications & Licenses

  • First Aid & Infant/Child CPR Card within 45 calendar days of employment.
  • Child Care Basics certification or acquire within 3 months of employment
  • Blood Borne Pathogens training
  • Food Worker’s card or acquire within 30 calendar days of employment.
  • 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 for long periods of time; sit, including on the floor and small furniture; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers for fine manipulation and to operate a computer and telephone, and keyboard reach; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, squat, crouch or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close (due to computer work), distance and peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and the ability to observe the safety of the classroom.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.  Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.
  • 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. classroom noise, children talking, yelling).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • May be required to have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, snowy or hot outdoor weather conditions.

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.