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Child Care Associate- Peosta

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Child Care Associate- Peosta
Posting Number S00046
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Work Schedule

Part time, 28 hours a week.

Salary $9.15/hr
Campus/Center Peosta

Position Summary Information

Job Goal

Assist the Lead Teacher in the activities of the Child Development Center to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Center.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the Lead Teacher.

2. Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies.

3. Assist in promoting and supervising the healthy physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of each child.

4. Assist in teaching and supervising all activities to ensure each child’s involvement and safety at all times, eat meals with children, encourages the development of good nutritional habits and personal hygiene.

5. Assist in daily maintenance, including but not limited to, laundry, floor care, record keeping and bed maintenance, washing and/or rotating toys, etc.

6. Accountable for the children for whom you are identified as the primary caregiver. This includes, but is not limited to:
– relaying information to parent(s) about child’s daily activities.
– charting on infants for all daily activities, including diaper changing, feeding, naps, medications, milestones, and any concerns. Chart should include a positive statement about the child’s day.

7. Observe and record evaluation/assessment information for children.

8. As part of the team, maintain a safe, secure, warm, nurturing environment for all children.
9. Treat all children with dignity and respect.

10. Be sensitive to the special needs of children and report concerns to the Lead Teacher.

11. Handle all information pertaining to children, family, and the center with confidentiality and discretion.

12. Assist with the coordination of equipment and materials as directed by the Lead Teacher.

13. Assist in organizing the classroom program and equipment to create a safe, nurturing, warm environment that reflects developmentally appropriate practices and promotes a multi-cultural, non-sexist, non-violent philosophy and curriculum in coordination with the Lead Teacher.

14. Implement the recommendations of the Co-Director and Faculty Advisor in a timely manner.

15. Exhibit flexibility to work in either infant/toddler or the preschool room when needed.

16. Attend monthly staff meetings.

17. Meet weekly with Lead Teacher.

18. Attendance, punctuality, and dependability are evidenced.

19. Follow personnel policies of Child Development Center and dress code recommendations and NICC policies.

20. Know (and implement) policies of the Child Development Center in regard to Center operations as defined in the most current Center policy manual and licensing regulations. These include First Aid and CPR, emergency procedures for tornadoes and fire, child abuse reporting, discipline, termination and other established policies.

21. Demonstrate a professional attitude.

22. Perform other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.


1. Educational background in Early Childhood is preferred (must meet Department of Human Services licensing requirements).

2. Experience in Early Childhood program is preferred, especially in area served.

3. Strong desire to work with children.

4. Demonstrates a warm, nurturing, and friendly personality.

5. Relates well to children and supports positive family-Center relationships.

6. Mature attitude that allows for effective communication, problem solving, and team building.

7. Completion of mandatory reporting training, current certification in First Aid/CPR, and completion of OSHA-Universal Precautions Training.

8. Current physical exam including communicable disease tests as defined in section 109.9D.

9. Physical vitality and stamina.

10. Must be 18 years or older.

Essential Functions

Meet these general physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to bend and stoop.
• Ability to speak, hear, and see.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 11/08/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Other Document