Child Care Assistant

Department:
Child Development Center
Deadline:
Ongoing Pool
Category:
Student Employee
Contact:
Student Employment - studentemployment@carrollcc.edu
Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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)

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of either high school or college level Child Development Class or Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Must meet MSDE OCC requirements for Aide in a Preschool Child Care Center
  • Must be goal oriented, responsible and consistent
  • 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

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • Federal Work Study eligible

HOURS NEEDED

Variable
Students - Application Process:
  • Candidates must complete Carroll's online application to be considered.
  • Complete the Student Employment Application.   
  • Indicate the department(s) for which you are applying.  Only one application is needed.
  • Complete the  FAFSA for Federal Work Study Positions
  • Be registered for at least six credits with a 2.0 GPA
  • If eligible, your application will be forwarded to supervisors with open positions
  • The application will be held for one year, July 1 to June 30. 
Students - What to expect after applying:
  • Interview with the hiring supervisor for the position of interest.
  • If selected, you and your supervisor must complete all federal, state and college forms. This document is obtained from your supervisor or the Human Resources webpage.
  • Complete and submit all federal, state, and college employment forms. The I-9 is submitted to your supervisor and the other forms are submitted to studentemployment@carrollcc.edu
  • Create a work schedule with your supervisor that does not conflict with your class schedule. 
  • When all forms are turned in you and your supervisor will be notified so a start date can be established. 

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