Para Professional/Child Care/Chicago
Company: Salvation Army USA
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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POSITION TITLE: Para Professional
LOCATION/DEPT: Child Care
REPORTS TO: Teacher/Site Director
FLSA CATEGORY: Non-Exempt
STATUS TYPE: Regular Full-Time
To serve pre-diagnosed preschool children with severe to
moderate disabilities in Head Start/Child Care collaboration
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SafetyDemonstrates safety practices.Perform a safety check on
each child every morning.Clean up water spills.Empty and bleach the
water table daily.Call for assistance with coverage if need to
leave the classroom (i.e. take child to restroom).Work with Teacher
or Assistant Teacher in supervising the classroom (i.e. one person
stands if another sits with a child).Minimizes potential
hazards.Report any safety hazards inside or outside the facility
(i.e. broken glass on the playground) to the Director.Clean up any
potential hazards.Access children for any potential hazards (i.e.
untied shoelaces).Provides safety instruction.Instruct children to
walk not run.Instruct children on proper behavior while on the bus.
Learning EnvironmentSupport children place in Head Start Maintains
learning environment.Assist teaching staff in the classrooms in the
role of disabilities. PhysicalAssists the teacher in planning and
implementing activities that promote the physical development of
the child/children with disabilities.Maintains an environment
conducive to development of physical skills. CommunicationPromotes
children's listening skills.Promotes clear articulation and
language production.Promotes adult-child communication.Promotes
child-child communication. ProfessionalismMaintains a professional
attitude.Keeps abreast of early childhood education practices.
Other DutiesAll other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
- One year experience in a pre-school setting.
- Some experience with young children.
- Some knowledge of social service programs helpful.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self
- A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of
changing job situations/priorities.
- An attention to detail.
- Supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
- This position is required to do light to moderate physical work
and be able to lift up to 40lbs on a daily basis.
- In order to successfully perform the essential functions of
this position, the employee is occasionally required to position
self to stoop, kneel or crouch; frequently required to use standard
classroom and office equipment and a PC.
- The work environment for this position includes an office or
classroom environment with a low to moderate noise level.
- This position will only work at assigned locations where there
are children with disabilities and are subject to change work
locations at any given time based on the program need to serve
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