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Child Care Assistant (id:47939)
ORONO ME 04473
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Child Care Assistant (id:47939)
**Purpose**:
**This position is posted internally for COLT members from 05/16/18 to 05/21/18 and open externally thereafter.**
This classification is responsible for assisting Child Care teachers with the delivery of developmentally appropriate child care programs and activities. Work is routine in nature with specifically defined tasks that require the application of general experience to modify techniques as appropriate.
**Essential Duties & Responsibilities**:
1. Attends to each child's emotional and physical needs, implementing developmentally appropriate activities needed for attachment, clothing, communication, exercise, food, guidance, rest and toileting.
2. Assists in planning and evaluating child care curriculum and environment to ensure that it is visually appealing, intellectually stimulating, and child-centered - meeting the developmental needs of all children.
3. Communicates regularly with parents/guardians of enrolled children on issues such as progress, problems and opportunities.
4. Insures the constant oversight of the total group of children.
5. Maintains records, reports and/or information regarding childs attendance, behavior, development, interactions, illnesses, injuries, and other medical attention.
6. Maintains healthy and safe child care/work environment by implementing Children's Center, University and State/Federal policies.
7. Oversees and supports student or temporary employees.
8. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level
**Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications**:
Incumbents in this class typically require:
* Current certification in Infant / Child CPR and First Aid
* Maine Roads to Quality certification
* Customer service principles
* Basic knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood programs, serving children 6 weeks - 5 years
* Computers and related software applications
* Communication principles
* Recordkeeping and report preparation techniques
SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
* Providing exemplary customer service
* Respecting each child's needs, interests, and developmental level
* Caring for large groups (12-20) of young children
* Maintaining a consistent level of patience under stressful conditions
* Determining when supervisory involvement is necessary
* Maintaining high level of attention for long periods of time
* Maintaining records and files
* Maintaining confidentiality
* Preparing reports
* Using computers and related software applications
* Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing. The job is performed under some hazardous conditions, including for example, exposure to loud noise, chemicals, blood, and other body fluids. Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.
To ensure consideration, all required materials must be submitted by the posting deadline date of May 30,2018, 2018, 4:30 p.m. EST.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The UM community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
UM is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
*Position Title:* Child Care Assistant (id:47939)
*Campus:* Orono
*Department:* Children's Center
*Bargaining Unit:* ACSUM
*Salary Band/Wage Band:* B21, $12.69/hr
*Work Schedule:* Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
*Location:* Orono, ME
*Length:* Fiscal Year (12 Months)
*Required Documents:* Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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