Aide -- Child Development Center/Littlest Learners

Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Category:
Part Time
Contact:
Human Resources Department - hr@carrollcc.edu
Description:

Department:  Child Development Center, Littlest Learners

Pay Grade:     1 (starting salary $10.35 per hour)                

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt  

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for assisting in implementing curriculum for preschool age children in a team environment. This position reports to the Child Development Center Director. This position will require up to 29 hours per week based on the needs of the Center; day-time hours.

   

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • Promote philosophy of Littlest Learners Child Development Center
  • Facilitate play and oversee small group learning
  • Adhere to all safety procedures outlined by Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care (MSDE OCC) Licensing
  • Work collaboratively with college education faculty in promoting Lab School model in ECE classes
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings when possible
  • Maintain daily written plans and organized paperwork
  • Learn to observe children and document growth and areas of need
  • Perform other duties as assigned (including, but not limited to housekeeping, food preparation, cleanup, nap assistance and help with teacher preparation)

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • Completion of either high school or college level Child Development Class or Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Good academic standing
  • Must meet MSDE OCC requirements for Aide in a Preschool Child Care Center

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

 

  • Must be goal oriented, responsible and consistent
  • Currently holds Maryland Child Care Credential Certificate or is willing to apply for the Maryland Child Care Credential Program
  • Familiar with MSDE Office of Child Care Licensing Procedures
  • Possess willingness to learn and promote the Center philosophy of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) by including nature-based activities, arts-based learning and play experiences
  • Works as a collaborative team member with Center staff, college faculty and parents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and rapport with children, families, students; including skills in conflict resolution and redirection
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and assist when needed for the benefit of the Center
  • Flexibility and willingness to grow and learn as  teacher
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

 

  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion
  • Balancing, crawling, kneeling, stooping
  • Hearing
  • Visual and mental acuity
  • Speaking

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

Child development center; constant interaction with preschool age children; dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to needs.

 

SALARY:      

This position will be placed on the 12 month, Grade 1, college salary scale, with a starting salary of $10.35 per hour.  

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. Please email applicant materials to:  abeacham@carrollcc.edu.

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