Aide, Part time – Littlest Learners Child Development Center

Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Category:
Part Time
Contact:
Amanda Beacham - abeacham@carrollcc.edu
Directions To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter emailed to abeacham@carrollcc.edu

This position is open until filled.

To qualify for employment, selected candidates must

  • successfully complete a criminal background check (for designated positions)
  • be able to work on campus and/or remotely as of the first day of employment
  • be a resident of DE, MD, PA, VA, WV or DC as of the first day of employment
  • be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships  
  • complete an employment application upon request, prior to progressing through the initial interview process

Description:

Department:  Child Development Center, Littlest Learners

Pay Grade:     1 - Minimum hourly rate is $12.00         

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.

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
  • Must be positive, cooperative and supportive

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 a teacher
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work includes sedentary, light and medium physical work which may require exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: 

  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion
  • Balancing, crawling, kneeling, stooping
  • Hear/talk/communicate - must be able to exchange information and communicate
  • Visual acuity - ability to perceive or detect surroundings
  • Mental acuity - able to focus, concentrate, understand and convey subject matter
  • Stand/sit/walk - able to move or traverse from one area to another

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

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

SALARY:

This part-time position will be placed on the College Child Development Center. Littlest Learners Pay Scale, Grade 1, with a minimum starting salary of $12.00 per hour. In order to qualify for employment, candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.     

Carroll Community College has the right to revise this position description at any time, and this position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

"Carroll Community College is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Carroll Community College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment."