Position:  Substitute Program Aide - Wayne Co
Location:  Waynesboro, TN
Job Id:  227
# of Openings:  0

Job Title:  Substitute Program Aide (AS NEEDED)
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)
Works as Needed
High School Diploma or GED.
Bilingual preferred. 
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.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Follow lesson plans for already created by permanent classroom teacher. (For short-term substitutes.)
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Complete lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups including IEP/IFSP goals and objectives as needed. (For long-term Substitutes.)
  • Review lesson plans
  • Review IEP/IFSP, if applicable
  • Consult with classroom Teacher’s Assistant
Follow the balanced daily schedule of child initiated and adult directed activities.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Continue any modifications that are made to include children with special needs.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Provide experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Communicate effectively with families during daily contact at the center.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Complete and submit accident reports in the required time frame.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Ensure that sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily.
Nutrition Duties
Responsible for the preparation of foods in order that sufficient amounts are prepared, high quality is maintained, and CACFP standards are met.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Prepare and serve breakfast, lunch and snack within designated time frame according to menus, utilizing child size utensils during mealtime.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Prepare and serve special diets as prescribed by a physician or other certified personnel.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
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.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Store food to meet Environmental requirements.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Keep entire kitchen area clean daily, including stove, refrigerator, cabinets and equipment.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Keep trash cans cleaned, lined, emptied and trash removed daily in kitchen area.
  • Daily monitoring by direct supervisor.
Custodial Duties:
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.
  • Review center supervisor monitoring notebook
Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Review employee sign in/out sheet
Attend all Substitute training and in-service as assigned.
  • Review training sign in sheets
Ensure family style dining.
  • Observation
  • Nutrition monitoring notes
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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