Toddler Caregiver Wanted

Posting ID : A1068465866
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Education Teaching

Overview:

A toddler caregiver is responsible for providing comprehensive childcare services for children between the ages of 15 months -- 30 months. The staff to child ratio for the toddler class is one adult for every 6 toddlers.

Must be able to do the following:
Communicate effectively with infants, toddlers, their parents, and other staff.
Provide quality, nurturing care to infants and toddlers enrolled in the program.
Demonstrate skills to properly address developmental needs of infants and toddlers.
Conduct and document developmental screenings and assessments of children.
Maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, and staff.
Safely pick up children ranging in weight from 5 lbs. to 35 lbs. in order to dress, diaper, or help the children.
Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children's health and safety
Take walks and participate in outdoor and indoor play.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.
Promotes feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers.
Greet each child and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning.
Engage the children throughout the day in activities such as reading, singing, dramatic play, large motor, and art.
Responds quickly in a soothing and tender manner to child's cries or calls of distress.
Maintain consistent snack and meal times - sits with toddlers and model manners and good nutrition.
Tends to children's personal hygiene needs, remaining especially attentive to them during routines such as diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, and changing soiled or wet clothes.
Organizes each day's activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
Completes timely, neat, accurate documentation of, assessments, attendance, feedings, daily activity logs for parents, and other documentation as may be deemed necessary for proving quality services.
Maintains a safe, clean, care-giving environment, practices good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assures the well-being and safety of all of the children in that environment.
Maintains a positive and calm attitude even in stressful situation.
Provides for the physical safety of each child from arrival time until departure time.
Observes children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the center director or person in charge.
Attends all training opportunities and staff meetings as provided and scheduled.
Performs any other tasks deemed necessary by the center director.

The ideal candidate is able to be flexible, energetic, patient, and nurturing, while multi-tasking and keeping each child engaged on his or her level.

Hours of work and schedule are determined on an annual basis, based upon program needs.

Applicants must have experience working with toddlers.

The job pays between $10-$11/hour based on experience and education. Includes benefit options.

*Our benefits package is highly competitive and includes health benefits, paid vacation & sick days, and employee options for childcare if space allows.*


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