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Resource Aide - Head Start

Company: The Y of Central Maryland
Location: Catonsville
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they've made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves. If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Carries out the goals and objectives of the IEP/IDP at the direction of the Teacher. Provides total class, small group and individual instructions as needed. Assists in the implementation and coordination of instructional, behavior modifications, and related services for children according to the goals of Head Start Performance Standards and YMCA's Child Care Philosophy.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures health and welfare and safety of all children enrolled in the class.
  • Assists children with special needs in all aspects of the Head Start program.
  • Participates in staff meetings and staff development.
  • Aides teacher in completion of core knowledge assessments
  • Assists teachers in carrying out activities that are individualized.
  • Knowledge of individual children's IEPs/IDPs
  • Maintains self-care needs of children (toilet, feeding, etc.) as needed.
  • Helps teachers manage the classroom, i.e., schedule, routines, transitions.
  • Assists in end of the day dismissal procedures (helping children on bus, fastening harnesses)
  • Communicates regularly with the teacher regarding status and needs of the classroom.
  • Assists in maintaining neat, appealing clean classroom and other center(including bathrooms)
  • Keeps informed on developments in Early Childhood Education.
  • Assists in administering necessary Head Start screening, where applicable.
  • Conducts self in a mature professional manner in compliance with YMCA Baltimore County Head Start policies and procedures through behavior, appearance and attitude.
  • Respects confidentiality of sensitive matters.
  • Attends and actively participates in Head Start and Core Knowledge trainings to continue professional growth.


    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must obtain a valid criminal background check.
    • Must have reliable transportation.
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
    • Ability to write simple correspondence.
    • Ability to effectively present information to co-workers, parents and children.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions.
    • Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
      Education
      • High School Diploma or GED.
      • 90 classroom hours in Early Childhood Development.
        Experience
        • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working with special needs children.
          Certifications
          • Must obtain CPR and First Aid certificate.


            WORKING CONDITIONS:
            • Intellectual and cognitive requirements (collaborative, teamwork, decision making, analysis, etc.)


              ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

              • Moderate noise level is typical
              • Physically able to successfully complete required job functions (use of hands, arms, fingers, ability to speak/hear, use a computer, sit/stand, regularly move and lift up to 50 lbs., enter all YMCA environments - office spaces, indoor/outdoor maintenance and mechanical areas, fitness areas, pool and pool space, camping areas, unimproved outdoor locations, and other program areas)

                Associates of the Y in Central Maryland are required to be fully vaccinated for the COVID virus or have a valid medical or religious accommodation.
                The Y in Central Maryland provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Moreover, the Y is firmly committed to celebrating and achieving diversity and inclusion in all we do. We strive to be an anti-racist organization and expect all associates to treat others with respect, kindness and dignity, at all times. Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us.

                Other details
                • Job Family Early Childhood Development
                • Pay Type Hourly Required
                  Preferred
                  Job Industries
                  • Customer Service

Keywords: The Y of Central Maryland, Catonsville , Resource Aide - Head Start, Other , Catonsville, Maryland

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