Job Description

GENERAL PURPOSE

 Assist Morning and Afternoon Teachers with activities and programs designed to promote emotional, social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual growth for children in The Rescue Mission’s recovery and rehabilitation program, emergency service program, family transitional housing, and children from the community experiencing homelessness.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned.

 Operate in compliance with California Child Care Title 22 regulations and procedures.  Stay current with training and department procedures. Have knowledge and adherence to emergency procedures.  Follow both standard operational and program procedures and report needed changes.

 Assist in maintaining the child care center environment and ensure that it meets the needs of the children, is safe and clean and in good repair and free of hazards.

 Assist the Morning and Afternoon Teachers with the care and supervision of children enrolled in SDRMCC program.  Assist with activities that meet the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and spiritual needs of each child.  Facilitate small group activities, form positive family school partnerships.

Assist the Morning and Afternoon Teachers with student observations and child assessments.  Participate in developing curriculum that is in accordance with SDRMCC vision, mission, and philosophy.

Assist with daily health checks to ensure that each child is able to participate in the program and is not infected with a communicable illness that can infect others. Inform parent when a child is in need of medical care. Perform first aid to children in need of emergency care until parent or emergency response team arrives.

 Complete appropriate forms, written and verbal communication that pertain to safety, health and communication of children within supervision.  

 Effectively communicate with the Morning and Afternoon Teachers, Director, parents, and children of the program. Maintain visual supervision of the children indoors and outdoors.

 Use positive discipline techniques and redirection to guide children’s behavior and set clear expectations and boundaries.   Interact with the children and their families with love, compassion, acceptance, and respect.

 Maintain an attitude of professionalism and team spirit when working with staff of SDRMCC.

Be willing to grow professionally by creating a professional growth plan that includes attending workshops, trainings, classes, and conferences. Attend all mandatory meetings and trainings (unless previously excused by manager).

Preserve a supportive work environment by treating people with dignity, respect, compassion, and integrity at all times, and work to resolve grievances; maintain professionalism and promote a positive Mission image.

Perform job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others; respect and conform to Mission’s Anti-Fraternization and Anti-Harassment policies as well as all other guidelines regarding behavior and conduct.

 Maintain confidentiality of sensitive Rescue Mission information, such as client, employee and/or donor data.

This position is Part-time 25 hours per week

Skills / Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

 To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The Mission assumes that the incumbent will serve as an advocate for the Mission, will support and defend our Mission Statement, Statement of Faith and Mission Values, and has a genuine desire to serve the Lord in the ministry of “rescue.”

 Education:  A high school diploma or GED, minimum Completion of 12 postsecondary semester or quarter units in early childhood education or child development.  Units shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum.  Experience shall be verified at least 3 hours a day in a 1 year period.

Experience: Minimum 3 years full-time work experience with the homeless, substance abusers, mentally ill and/or dually diagnosed, which can include experience working in a state-funded or federally-funded child care center, previous experience of at least 1year of work experience in a licensed child care center with children ages 0-5 required.  Nonprofit experience preferred.

 Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of child development and early education theories and practices, develop safe and appropriate activities for children, guide children while they investigate their interest, follow policies and procedures to ensure that children are supervised and safe at all times, an understanding of the environment, team building skills, supervisory skills, analytical and problem solving skills, decision making skills, effective verbal and listening communications skills, stress management skills, time management skills.

 Special License/Certification: Current CPR/First Aid for children, 12 ECE units, 1 year experience in toddler/preschool setting. Units shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum. 

Important Notes

If you have a passion to serve the homeless, needy and the poor in a faith-based environment, respond to this posting.

No phone calls please.

All openings are subject to change without notice,Due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted.