The EHS Substitute, under the supervision of the EHS Classroom Supervisor is responsible for assisting primary teachers in working with very young children, their parents, other staff, volunteers, and community partners to provide developmentally appropriate quality childcare in a center-based environment that is in compliance with all Head Start Performances Standards and State Licensing Requirements.
Assists in implementing developmentally appropriate instruction based on each child’s individual needs.
Insures the safety of each child that is assigned to their care, checking toys and equipment daily.
Provides assistance in indoor and outdoor settings as directed by supervisor or primary teacher.
Encourages and respects the particular ethnic background of all EHS and Carey Services parents, children, clients and staff.
Participates in ongoing training activities as outlined in EHS and State Licensing Regulations.
Adhere to all plans, policies, and procedures of Carey Services and Early Head Start.
Promote agency-wide safety and housekeeping as well as take a proactive approach to preventive maintenance and delivery of quality service.
Age Requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age in order to be alone with children.
Must hold at least a high school diploma or GED. Early Childhood education is a plus. Experience working with young children and/or working with children with developmental delays or disabilities is preferred.
Skills and Abilities: Must possess nurturing skills, be able to implement positive and anticipatory guidance with children, and be able to move and play with small children both in and out of doors, including routine tasks such as diaper changing, feeding, moving toys, doing laundry and dishes. Also must possess the following qualities: Adaptability and Flexibility, Teamwork, Communication (written and oral), Initiative, Planning and Organization, Problem Solving.
Must be able to bend, stoop, twist, stand, sit on floor, and hold and move small children weighing from 5-50 pounds. Must have the sensory capacities to successfully execute essential job functions.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee. Employee may be asked or required to perform other duties as needed.