Child Enrichment Associate (Part-Time)

Please send resume to [email protected]

 

SUMMARY: The Child Enrichment Associate will serve as a part of the Transitional Housing Services’ Children’s Enrichment Center team, in collaboration with other departments located at the Transitional Living and Learning Center. The Child Enrichment Associate provides child care services to youth ages birth to age 18, for the purpose of supporting families’ overall progress, and parents’ ability to participate in needed services and activities at the Transitional Living and Learning Center.  The Child Enrichment Associate will be responsible for providing appropriate care and supervision for children of various ages in accordance with all Children’s Enrichment Center, SAMMinistries’, and other licensing standards. The Child Enrichment Associate will assist in preparing activities and materials necessary for youth activities during their shift. The Child Enrichment Associate works hand-in-hand with SAMMinistries employees, community partners and volunteers to ensure program outcomes are being met and adheres to all organization and Children’s Enrichment Center policies and procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to meet program needs.
  • Support social and emotional development of children and provide positive role modeling for parents and children.
  • Establish a safe, healthy learning environment and ensures that facilities and equipment are utilized properly.
  • Advance the physical and intellectual competencies of children.
  • Coordinate with internal staff, community partners and volunteers to ensure program outcomes are being met.
  • Interacts with parents and must communicate respectfully, professionally, and work collaboratively with parents to ensure the appropriate development and engagement of children.
  • Track attendance of children, as required.
  • Implement required changes and corrective action as necessary related to licensing and grant standards.
  • Prepares and implements activities for children as outlined in curricula and/or in accordance with the guidance of the Education Director.
  • Prepares and supervises snacks/meals for children, as appropriate.
  • May perform routine cleaning or sanitizing of center facilities and equipment, as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent, required. Certification as a Child Development Associate preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of one year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Counseling, or Activity Coordination is preferred.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License, a good driving record, and proper insurance coverage.  Monthly mileage reimbursed for applicable and documented work-related mileage.  Some travel may be required.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work in Microsoft Windows and Office Suite applications.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Must obtain CPR and First Aid certification within 3 months of starting.
  • Must maintain current TB test with negative results.
  • Experience working with at-risk populations.
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of, and be able to effectively and ethically work with children and families experiencing homelessness. Must possess the ability to act in accordance with the guidance of the Education Director, and in keeping with child development and basic social work principles.
  • Must be able to effectively work with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Must possess knowledge of health and wellness concepts, including child and adolescent cognitive, social, physical and skills development methods and techniques.
  • Develop and manage plans and strategies to ensure regular and ongoing activities.
  • Must be able to work conscientiously with limited supervision.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and interact well with all constituencies.
  • Must be able to work independently, but also be flexible in providing assistance to the “team” as needed.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job requires standing or walking 50% or more of the workday; bending, twisting, and stooping; and the ability to move throughout campus as well as into and out of buildings and rooms.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/HOURS

The hours for the position are variable depending on program needs, but will primarily be weekdays (M-F), between the hours of 4 PM and 8 PM.  Occasional daytime or weekend availability may be required.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is primarily in an indoor/office type setting, but some work may be completed in outdoor environments. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.  Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day. This position requires on-site face to face contact with clients and program staff.

 

Please send resume to [email protected]

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