To provide direct care giving and assist program staff in the implementation of a program of educational activities for infants, toddlers, and preschool children that encourages age appropriate growth and development in a variety of areas.
Assist in planning and implementing daily programming under the supervision of the program manager/teacher.
Participate in the development of the daily lesson plan.
Assist individual children in need of special attention and care.
Assist in creating and maintaining a safe, inviting, and accepting environment for young children and their parents.
Direct specific classroom activities, including large and small groups, as assigned by the teacher.
Assist in planning and preparing materials for daily activities.
Assist with daily clean up and care of classroom
Assist in the daily on-going assessment of children through the taking of anecdotal notes, scoring them and entering the information into On-line COR.
Maintain records as required (i.e. attendance, meal counts, daily summary logs, emergency cards, contact log, etc.), and conduct observational assessments.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Schools/Professional: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, sit, see, talk and hear, and use hands to manipulate. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps, stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch. The employee is required to supervise students requiring the employee to match walking speed that matches the student and may at times require the ability to run to safeguard students. The employee must occasionally lift (up to 50 pounds), carry, and move students. Employee must occasionally move equipment and/or supplies. The job is performed for the most part in a school setting with occasional outside weather conditions. The noise level is that of a typical school setting.
Associates in Early Childhood/ Child Development preferred;
At minimum: Child development associate credential (CDA); or
Currently enrolled in a child development associate (CDA) program to be completed within one year; or
Currently enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood/ Child Development and have successfully completed 12 credit hours in the area of major. All enrolled programs must be completed within two years of hire date.
Ability to work with children with disabilities.
Ability to communicate and interact with children in a caring, responsive, and nurturing manner.
Working knowledge of basic internet applications and programs including Google technology and Microsoft Office Word and Excel. The ability to learn and utilize the necessary programs for this position.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
Good interpersonal and professional skills including but not limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and dependability.
Licensing and Other Requirements:
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Ability to travel to various sites.
Work Hours: Work to be scheduled Monday through Friday with specific hours to be determined by program needs.
How to apply - Wayne Metro’s Website:
If you are interested in this position and you meet the minimum requirements, please visit http://www.waynemetro.org/careers to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Founded in 1971, Wayne Metro Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) provides essential services, diversified programming, and community resources to low- and moderate-income individuals and families throughout all of Wayne County. Over the last four decades, the Agency’s budget has grown from $100,000 to over $30 million while continuing to maintain a low administrative rate (8%) that allows $.92 of every funded or donated dollar to be utilized for direct client services.As a result of this outstanding programmatic and fiscal track record serving Out-Wayne County, the State of Michigan named Wayne Metro the Interim Community Action Agency for the City of Detroit in Spring 2013, with the designation becoming permanent in 2015. Today, Wayne Metro supports all of Wayne County with more than 50 programs with over 300 employees, and is proud to be one of the most innovative Community Action Agencies in the entire country.