VACANCY ANN#: STOI-20-077
TITLE: CHILD CARE PROVIDERS (WRAP AROUND)
DEPARTMENT: HEAD START
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
STATUS: PART-TIME, SPLIT SHIFT
RATE OF PAY: $15.00/PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2020
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
INTRODUCTION: The Spokane Tribe of Indians 477 Child Care Program is designed to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that is culturally relevant to children and families which reside, work, or attend school on or near the Spokane Indian Reservation. This position is designed to offer child care services wrapped around head start hours during the school year. The Spokane Tribe of Indians Head Start Program is designed to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development—in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning; and through the provision to low-income children and their families of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary. The Child Care Provider works on a part time/split shift basis to provide before school and after school care to the Head Start children while supporting the health and safety of all children enrolled.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work cooperatively as part of the Head Start team to plan, coordinate and implement activities for the children.
- Provide opportunities for the children to understand, acquire and use verbal and non-verbal means of communicating thoughts and feelings.
- Contribute to the Head Start team by maintaining a positive attitude, being patient and friendly with the children, and by being professional in appearance and actions.
- Actively contribute to the program with resourcefulness, organization, effective time management and cooperation.
- Model appropriate behaviors and responses to challenging situations.
- Help each child to know, accept, and take pride in self and to develop a sense of independence.
- Help children to learn to get along with others and encourage feelings of empathy and mutual respect among children and adults.
- Provide effective and nurturing interactions
- Perform job duties with the highest level of confidentiality, ensuring safety of all children, family and staff records and information in accordance with Tribal Policy.
- Provide an environment in which children can learn and practice behaviors which are appropriate and acceptable individually and in a group.
- Maintain an open, friendly, and informative relationship with children and their families.
- Provide a variety of appropriate equipment, activities, and opportunities to promote the physical development of children.
- Use space, materials and routine as resources for constructing an interesting and enjoyable environment that encourages exploration and learning.
- Maintain sanitation and safety practices throughout the program that ensure a safe environment.
- Promote good health and nutrition and helps to provide an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness.
- Attend to the basic needs of the children—to include hygiene, diapering, and feeding.
- Report cases of child abuse and neglect by serving as a mandated reporter.
- Take pride in the appearance of the Head Start facility and help to maintain the necessary daily upkeep—to include, assisting with the daily sanitizing/cleaning of the Head Start building as required during this Pandemic.
- The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
- Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry with no allegations and or findings of child abuse and neglect.
- Must maintain strict confidentiality.
- Creativity, resourcefulness, organization, time management and positive attitude.
- Understanding of Early childhood Developmental Stages and appropriate preschool practices
- Demonstrated ability to relate well to, and coordinate with the population served, especially low-income Spokane Indian Reservation population.
- Must contribute to the Head Start team in a positive and productive manner with reliability, patience and consistency.
- Must work well with others.
- Must be able to work independently with little or no directive.
- Must be at least 18 Years old
- Must have a High School Diploma or GED
- Ability to obtain the following certificates: Food Handlers Certification, First Aid and CPR Certification
- Successful clearance of a signed Criminal History and Background Information Inquiry that indicates no conviction of child abuse and neglect or serious felony.
- Initial Basic STARS 30 hour training preferred or ability to complete within 60 days of hire date. Each year thereafter, employee must complete 10 hours of annual STARS training.
- Willingness to complete all Federal Health and Safety trainings within 90 days of employment.
- Current and up-to-date immunizations including a current negative TB skin test, annual influenza vaccine, TDap in lieu of Tetanus vaccine, Hepatitis B Vaccination—preferred and required within one month of hire date.
Applications Are Available In The Human Resources Department
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040
(509) 458-658, or (509) 458-6527
FAX: (509) 458-6556
E-mail: . firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department No Later Than
4:30 p.m. On The Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian
Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period