Childcare Aide

MARS Early Learning Academy Seattle, WA $35158.00 per year

Position Summary
The Instructional Aide provides classroom support to an instructional assistant, lead teacher, Director of Operations (Director),Executive Director by helping to create an atmosphere that is positive for learning and that stimulates critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making with children. Assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities.
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assists in implementing     lesson plans, and activities that are appropriate to the age group involved.
- Maintains interaction with children at all times during small and whole group interactive learning.
- Assists parents during arrival and departure time
- Maintains a safe and clean atmosphere for the children at all times, following all safety procedures at all times
- Supervises children in classroom and on the playground
- Follow daycare’s schedule for children’s set meal and snack periods
- Assists parents in following daycare procedures and policies (i.e. labeling child’s     belongings follow through with daycare schedule
- Implements philosophy of positive reinforcement and redirection of children’s behavior.
- Informs parents of any information relating to their children, behavior, and development as needed in oral and written form
- Maintains personal professional development plan to ensure continuous improvement - Performs all other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Be at least 16 years old. Must have a High School Diploma, or currently enrolled, or GED - Have a MERIT account including a STARS ID number
- Child Care Basics Initial Training (via MERIT)
- Infant/child CPR and First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens certification
- Must clear full background check and must pass health screening including TB Test
- Provide proof of Vaccination
- Have a Food Handlers Worker Permit
- Safe Sleep (
- Engage in Professional Development to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions
- Ability to read, write, and communicate using proper English grammar
- Good oral and written communication  
- Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with wide range of individuals, including, staff and parents
- Flexibility     is required to wok with others in a variety of circumstances

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations maybe made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will "relationship.

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