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Head Start Classroom Assistant

Company: Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
Location: Canton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Classroom Assistant is responsible for assisting in the classroom in all areas designated by the teacher.Complete all required tasks and paperwork, accurately and on time.RESPONSIBILITIES:A. Health/Nutrition:1. Assist in the preparation of meals and snacks family style, in accordance with Family Style Meal ServiceHead Start standards2. Assist with the documentation of anecdotal records on children3. Assist with required health and educational screenings and assessments4. Monitor children's health requirements in accordance with Health/Dental Care Services Policy and EarlyPeriodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines5. Maintain all child health files5. Assist with inventory management pertaining to the food and food service items maintained at the CenterB. Program Structure:1. Interact with children in a developmentally appropriate manner using positive discipline techniques2. Plan and implement weekly lessons in health and nutrition and monthly cooking experiences with approval3. Assist in the classroom under the guidance of the teacher4. Complete bus monitor responsibilitiesC. Other:1. Maintain confidentiality of all information regarding children, families and staff2. Attend and assist in parent involvement activities, as scheduled3. Assist in recruitment of children as directed by the Manager on Point for the Site4. Support School Readiness and the Parent Family Community Engagement process to ensure children and family participation as directed5. Perform other duties and assist in other service areas, as assigned6. Attend all staff meetings, trainings, workshops and conferences in accordance with Head Start PerformanceStandards7. Document at least 15 hours of in-service training annually in accordance with DCFS Licensing Standards8. Perform job duties as per timelineKEY COMPETENCIES:1. Excellent written and oral communication skills2. High degree of professionalism3. Collaboration and Problem-Solving Skills4. Ability to read, analyze, interpret and apply Program standards5. Excellent organizational and time management skills6. Resourceful and able to obtain information regarding agency and community resources7. Excellent interpersonal skills8. Technical CapacityJob Type: Full-timePay: From $11.19 per hourBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planTuition reimbursementVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftDay shiftMonday to FridayEducation:High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, Peoria , Head Start Classroom Assistant, Other , Canton, Illinois

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