Baltimore City Head Start - Resource Assistant

Y of Central Maryland - Baltimore, MD3.4

30+ days ago
POSITION SUMMARY:
Carry out the goals and objectives of the assigned children at the direction of the Teacher. Provide total class, small groups, and individual instructions as needed. Assist 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.
Aids teacher in completion of creative curriculum assessments on an ongoing basis.
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.
Aids teacher in managing classroom structure, i.e., schedule, routines, transitions.
Assists in end of the day dismissal procedures (helping children on bus, fastening harnesses).
Communicates regularly with teacher regarding status and needs of the classroom.
Assists in maintaining neat, appealing clean classroom and other centers (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 Creative Curriculum trainings to continue professional growth.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ensures health and welfare and safety of all children enrolled in the class.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Skills

Qualifications:
Must obtain CPR and First Aid certificate.
Must obtain valid criminal background check.
Must have reliable transportation.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills:
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.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:
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.

Physical Demands:
Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, the ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances, to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the use of arms, hands, legs, and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies.

Required Experience
High School Diploma or GED required.
90 classroom hours in Early Childhood Development is preferred, or within one year of employment.
Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience working with special needs children.