|Position: Substitute Program Aide - Maury Co|
|Job Id: 224|
|# of Openings: 0|
Job Title: Substitute Program Aide
The employee works under the supervision of the Center Supervisor. The employee will work on an “as needed” basis subject to being called in on short notice by the Center Supervisor. The employee may be called to perform duties to include classroom assisting, nutrition, custodial, and clerical. If in the classroom, the employee will manage the classroom in such a way so that all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development Practices are adequately met. The employee will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. The employee will implement the revised Performance Standards 45 CFR 1304.20 and 1304.21. If in the kitchen, the employee will prepare food as planned by the Nutrition Specialist and assist in the implementation of family style service of meals, as well as the modification of menus according to the special dietary needs of children. The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, foul odors and other factors due to the break down of some equipment or systems. The employee shall adhere to the National Smoke Free Environment Policy Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994 and ACYG-PI_HS-95-04.
Grade: 1 Step 4
Salary Range: $8.04
Classification: As needed (Non-Exempt)
High School Diploma or GED.
Satisfactory physical examination prior to beginning work and every three years thereafter.
Satisfactory criminal background check prior to hire. Drug testing as required.
Essential functions of the job:
Use the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
Follow lesson plans for already created by permanent classroom teacher. (For short-term substitutes.)
Complete lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups including IEP/IFSP goals and objectives as needed. (For long-term Substitutes.)
Follow the balanced daily schedule of child initiated and adult directed activities.
Continue any modifications that are made to include children with special needs.
Provide experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
Communicate effectively with families during daily contact at the center.
Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
Complete and submit accident reports in the required time frame.
Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns.
Ensure that sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily.
Responsible for the preparation of foods in order that sufficient amounts are prepared, high quality is maintained, and CACFP standards are met.
Prepare and serve breakfast, lunch and snack within designated time frame according to menus, utilizing child size utensils during mealtime.
Prepare and serve special diets as prescribed by a physician or other certified personnel.
Check and store all food and non-food items in an orderly manner and report any shortages, defective items and other discrepancies to direct supervisor.
Store food to meet Environmental requirements.
Keep entire kitchen area clean daily, including stove, refrigerator, cabinets and equipment.
Keep trash cans cleaned, lined, emptied and trash removed daily in kitchen area.
Sweep, mop and/or vacuum all floors.
Clean restrooms and replenish paper products.
Ensure implementation of State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards and agency policies and procedures.
Ensure all paperwork requested is accurate and submitted timely.
Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
Attend all Substitute training and in-service as assigned.
Ensure family style dining.
Observe the Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy.
Adhere to professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with Agency Personnel Policies and Procedures.
Required Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of Early Childhood Education.
Ability to communicate effectively with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
Ability to operate and maintain kitchen equipment in a clean and sanitary condition.
Ability to complete forms and reports accurately and according to established timeframes.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
Ability to travel within area as assigned.
Ability to bend, crouch, stoop and intermittently sit and/or stand.
Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs.
Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
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