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Paraeducator (QSS #563) REPOST

3/26/2013
Nancy Morin-Roman
408-423-3679
1
3 hours/day, 5 days/week, 10 months per year, hours: 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Part Time
4/2/2013 5:00 PM Pacific
$13.60 - $17.35 per hour
Date Posted:
3/26/2013
Application Deadline:
4/2/2013 5:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Part Time
Length of Work Year:
3 hours/day, 5 days/week, 10 months per year, hours: 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Salary:
$13.60 - $17.35 per hour
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Nancy Morin-Roman Email: nmorin@scusd.net Phone: 408-423-3679
Hughes State Preschool
14A
ASAP
Hughes State Preschool
14A
ASAP
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   
SANTA CLARA UNIFIED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASS TITLE: PARAEDUCATOR - CHILD CARE BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Child Education/Care Center Specialist, provide quality child care and a safe and loving environment for infants and toddlers in the Child Education/Care Center (CECC); plan and implement variety of activities to meet the needs and interests of the children; participate in activities with assigned group of children; assist in providing proper role modeling and positive parenting skills to pregnant teens and teenage parents; provide information and assistance to teenage parents in the CECC. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Provide quality child care and a safe and loving environment for the infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers of students in the Child Education/Care Program; provide assistance to pregnant teens and to teenage parents in areas of toddler and infant hygiene, parenting skills, nutrition and child care. E Plan and implement a variety of activities for the CECC to meet the needs and interests of the children, such as indoor and outdoor games, songs and music, arts and crafts, reading, sensory and manipulative and sensory play, and motor movement activities; supervise children in outdoor play activities; implement indoor play and activities during foul weather. E Participate in activities for infants and toddlers; assure that children are interacting in age-appropriate activities; take and escort toddlers and infants outside for activities, play, rides, sunshine, and fresh air. E Provide for the safety of the children as required; respond to a child's needs and problems in a patient, caring and sensitive manner. E Provide a proper role model for children and parents; teach and encourage honesty and sportsmanship; attempt to develop appropriate or alternative actions and responses; acknowledge and praise positive behavior. E Prepare and wash plates and utensils; deliver lunches to classrooms; wash children's hands and faces after play times and meals as needed. E Provide for the physical needs of the children by changing and bagging diapers, preparing bottles and feeding babies, serving snacks and meals, stimulating motor responses, participating in and observing play time activities, and assisting in the learning of numbers, shapes, and color recognition. E Provide guidance, assistance, and encouragement with various projects, including art projects; assist in promoting a healthy self-image and self-esteem. E Check on sleeping infants; care for infants such as rocking to sleep, rubbing heads and backs, singing songs, and assuring proper coverage by blankets; observe babies to assure they are safe and properly cared for. E Prepare and maintain daily logs and attendance charts related to daily activities such as diaper changing, feedings, naps, activities, attendance, cleaning and accidents. E Observe behavior of children and monitor for signs of neglect or suspected abuse; report such concerns according to established guidelines. E Maintain a clean, safe, sanitary and orderly child care environment; bleach and disinfect toys and work surfaces; assist children with illnesses and notify the supervisor of the need to notify the parent of an ill child; notify the supervisor of potentially dangerous or harmful conditions. E Prepare infant and toddler areas for children and parents; clean, set up, and set out beds, play pens, mats, high chairs, toys and other materials; store equipment and toys in proper location after use. E Perform related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic principles and practices of early child development including proper care and discipline. Basic record-keeping techniques. Oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Safety and health practices and precautions. Basic first aid. ABILITY TO: Providing quality child care and a safe environment for infants and toddlers in the Child Education/Care Center. Plan and implement a variety of monthly activities to meet the needs and interests of the children. Provide a proper role model for program children. Provide information and assistance to teenage parents in the CECC. Participate in activities with assigned group of children. Provide patient and sensitive care to infants and toddlers. Learn, apply and explain rules, regulations and procedures of the CECC. Use positive and proper methods of child control and behavior modification. Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines. Establish and maintain patient, gentle, supportive and cooperative working relationships with infants, toddlers, teens, and staff members. Lift infants and toddlers and perform changing, feeding, and to provide general child care. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Play on the floor with children. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school, some experience in working with infants and toddlers, and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above. LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Child Education/Care Center environment; possible exposure to childhood communicable diseases. PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Lifting and carrying children and objects weighing up to 40 pounds, sitting or standing for extended periods of time, hearing and speaking to communicate with children and parents, seeing to observe children, dexterity of hands and fingers to hold children and manipulate objects used in play activities, pushing and pulling wagons, bending, kneeling, and crawling.

Requirements for Applying

This position requires a Basic Competency Test. Testing will be scheduled once the hiring manager screens the applications. Practice tests are available at www.codesp.com. Click on “Links” at the top of the page; click on “Test Taking Practice,” then select the test(s) that pertain to the position you’re applying for. You will be working with preschool age students and must have the physical capacity to deal effectively with this age group. Candidate must be in good health, able to lift 30 pounds chest high; must be able to walk, squat, bend and stand; must have the ability to move freely to supervise and engage in outdoor and indoor activities with children. Qualifications: Candidate must be a high school graduate and have some experience working with preschool children in a center-based program. Candidate must have knowledge of basic subjects taught. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary, as well as good oral and written communication skills are essential. A Child Development Assistant Permit is required. Candidate with at least twelve (12) Early Childhood Education (ECE) units is preferred. Bilingual Spanish preferred. CPR and First Aid Certifications are required.

      Requirements for Applying

      This position requires a Basic Competency Test. Testing will be scheduled once the hiring manager screens the applications. Practice tests are available at www.codesp.com. Click on “Links” at the top of the page; click on “Test Taking Practice,” then select the test(s) that pertain to the position you’re applying for. You will be working with preschool age students and must have the physical capacity to deal effectively with this age group. Candidate must be in good health, able to lift 30 pounds chest high; must be able to walk, squat, bend and stand; must have the ability to move freely to supervise and engage in outdoor and indoor activities with children. Qualifications: Candidate must be a high school graduate and have some experience working with preschool children in a center-based program. Candidate must have knowledge of basic subjects taught. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary, as well as good oral and written communication skills are essential. A Child Development Assistant Permit is required. Candidate with at least twelve (12) Early Childhood Education (ECE) units is preferred. Bilingual Spanish preferred. CPR and First Aid Certifications are required.


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