Bona Vista Programs
  • - Early Head Start
  • Kokomo, IN, USA
  • TBD
  • Hourly
  • Substitute

Position Responsibilities:


Assist regular staff in the implementation of developmentally appropriate practices and maintain ratio in the early childhood classrooms at Bona Vista Programs. Staff member must be accompanied by a state certified, non-substitute early childhood peer while working with children. Ensure the safety of all children in an assigned group and maintain sight and sound at all times. Assist teachers with creating and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Ensure that activities are child led, play based, and meet fidelity requirements. Abide by program philosophies on parent engagement and parent participation. Actively participate in parent engagement opportunities. Encourage families to engage in activities offered by the program that promote family well-being. Appropriately communicate with families both verbally and in writing. Shares all conversations with the child's primary caregiver in a timely manner. Model appropriate language and behavior for children, volunteers, and families. Report any health, social, or crisis needs of the child or family to the child's primary caregiver. Attend all meetings and trainings as required to meet state and federal regulations. Must be able to hold and move small children weighing 5-50 pounds. Must be able to move and play with small children indoors and outdoors, including routine tasks such as diaper changing and feeding. Comply with regulatory health requirements, including: providing documentation of an annual physical within 30 days of hire and every five (5) years thereafter; and an annual TB test. Display an overall commitment to the agency and program's mission, values, and vision while maintain a positive, professional image. Adhere to all plans, policies, and procedures of Bona Vista Programs and the early childhood department. Perform all required documentation and reports and submit in a timely manner. Assist with additional duties when directed by management.


Qualifications:


High School Degree/ GED Required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have or be able to obtain CPR certification annually and First Aid certification every two years. General knowledge of child development, nutrition, health, and safety is preferred. Must possess good oral and written communication skills. Experience working with children under the age of 5 years is preferred. Maintain a valid Indiana driver's license, insurance on personal vehicle (minimum of PLPD with medical liability coverage), and maintain insurability as defined by the agency liability insurance is preferred.

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