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Extended Care Teacher Assistant

Company: County of York
Location: Yorktown
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description Responsible for supervising and providing care for children ages 3 to 5 years old, including children with disabilities, attending York County Head Start after the regular school day. Works in collaboration with other program staff to plan and carry out tasks that engage young children in daily activities in a safe and clean learning environment. Duties include but are not limited to interacting with children, offering recreational activities, teaching children different learning concepts, and assisting children with personal care tasks when needed. Work is performed under regular supervision. Program hours are 3:00-5:00 Monday- Friday. Additional hours may be possible based on the needs of the program.

Minimum Qualifications Possession of a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate with any equivalent combination of education and experience working with preschoolers and/or preadolescent children is preferred.

York County Children & Family Services requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons before employment.

Possess or ability to obtain CPR/AED/First Aid Certification.

Supplemental Information Requires an initial physical examination to include screening for tuberculosis and periodic reexaminations to ensure the incumbent poses no significant health risk to the participants in the Head Start Program.

Requires acceptable criminal and child protective services background checks.

Possession of a valid commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred.

Physical Demands Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including copiers, laptops, IPads, computer software, tablets, Smartboards, etc. Must be able to restrain a child when necessary. Requires walking or standing to a significant degree. In working with and caring for the children, there is constant standing and walking, bending, stooping, climbing on the recreational equipment, and occasionally running and crawling while playing with the children. Must be able to sit on the floor with children, push and pull of toys and wagons, and sometimes lift and/or restrain children weighing around 40 - 55 lbs. when necessary.

There are no benefits associated with this position.

Do you have a high school diploma or GED? Yes

How many college credit hours have you earned in early childhood education? None
12 (18 qtr) credit hours or less
13 (18 qtr) to 24 (36 qtr) credit hours
25 (36 qtr) or more credit hours

Are you willing to complete a Child Development Associate (CDA) program within 2 years of employment, if you do not have a CDA or associates degree or higher? No
I have a CDA, Associate's degree, or higher

How many years of experience do you have providing developmental services to preschool children? None
Less than 1 year
1 to 3 years
4 years or more

Which of the following best describes your level of knowledge of early childhood learning theories and principles? None

Which of the following best describes your level of knowledge of the Head Start Program? None

Which of the following best describes your level of knowledge of CPR and First Aid? None

Do you have a valid commercial driver's license with a bus endorsement issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia? Yes

If you do not have a valid commercial driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, are you willing to obtain such license and bus endorsement within six months of employment? Yes
I have a CDL with bus endorsement issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia

If selected for this position, you will be considered an essential employee and may be required to remain at your worksite or to report to a worksite following a declared County emergency in order to respond to the needs of the citizens of York County. This may involve working odd hours, including nights and weekends, for an indeterminate amount of time depending on the emergency situation. Are you able to comply with this provision? Yes

Are you a current York County government employee? (This does not include the employment with the Offices of General District Court, York-Poquoson Social Services, Colonial Behavioral Health, or York County Schools) Yes

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Keywords: County of York, Newport News , Extended Care Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Yorktown, Virginia

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