Child Care Aide

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



The Baby Haven Childcare Center (licensed and Qualistar rated) is located on the beautiful Ft. Logan campus in SW Denver (near Hampden & Federal) and provides high quality child care and early intervention services to the infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Services are provided to community families and families affiliated with the Addiction Research & Treatment Services organization (The Haven & Peer I). Please visit www.havenfriends.org and www.artstreatment.com for more information.

The work unit exists to provide quality child care and early intervention services to the infants and toddlers whose mothers are in residential and substance abuse treatment on campus at The Haven. Many of these women are involved with the criminal justice system or at risk for such involvement. This work unit also provides the same high quality care to community families, and non-residential families affiliated with ARTS.

This full-time University Staff (unclassified) position will provide direct child care and supportive services to families by: assisting with meeting the children's needs of the all children enrolled at the Baby Haven; cognitive, physical, and social and emotional development; providing an enriching learning environment for infants, toddlers and early preschoolers; following all agency child care, licensing and quality standards; providing developmentally appropriate play to children; following curriculum guidelines; assist Lead Teacher with coordinating services with internal and external service providers, child development staff and The Haven treatment team; and communicating to Haven staff about issues related to a child's health or parenting/behavioral concerns with clients. This position also assists with providing daily, weekly, and quarterly feedback to all families through face to face meetings, family conversations, and quarterly developmental updates.

Examples of Work Performed:

• Assist Lead Teacher with implementing lesson plans based on curriculum and assessment tools indicated by Center

• Assist Lead teacher with making adaptations to lesson plans to meet the individual needs of each child

• Encouraging teaching team success through modeling and support

• Ensuring healthy classroom environment

• Maintaining frequent communication with parents and families

• Assist Lead Teacher with planning and providing age appropriate individual and group activities

• Assist Lead Teacher with coordinating and implementing educational curriculum to assist each child in meeting early learning standards.

• Follows all agency, child care and licensing standards.

• Assist Lead Teacher with assessment observations and preparing for parent/teacher conferences.

• Provides care routines for children such as washing hands, meals and snacks, diaper changes, etc.

• Responsible for recording and record keeping of information required to document

the growth and development of children and their activities.

• Attend all staff meetings and in-services.

• Attend all Family Partnership events.

• Help maintain facility in a safe, clean and satisfactory condition.

• Communicate daily with center management, Lead Teacher, Child Care Aides, substitutes and volunteers, which include sharing daily program plans and discussing goals

Salary and Benefits:
Starting hiring salary for this position has been established at $23,136 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
• Must have experience providing classroom care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Must agree to a medical examination including chest X-ray or tuberculin test.
• Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
• Must be willing to take and complete 2 ECE classes with a grade of "C" or higher to become Teacher Assistant qualified within a year of hire
• Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
• Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, lift and lower children into and out of cribs, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children's health and safety

• In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for termination

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS
• Use of Creative Curriculum and/or Teaching Strategies Gold
• Experience in a Qualistar rated program
• Experience providing services to low income families or at risk children with a focus on women's issues (i.e. trauma; domestic violence; mental health treatment; parenting and child development; barriers women experience in treatment such as childcare, employment, finding a job that pays enough to support their family; etc.)
• Experience providing group child care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers
• Experience working with offender population
• Experience working with drug exposed infants and toddlers
• Experience executing administrative duties related to billing, office organization, and data entry using Microsoft Office programs

COMPETENCIES:

• Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate expectations for young children 6 weeks through 5 years of age

• Ability to stay calm in all situations and to respond to children in a quiet, reassuring manner

• Ability to adapt, adjust and/or modify activities to meet the developmental needs of each child

• Ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Excellent written communication skills

• Ability to manage difficult behaviors

• Ability to comply with established rules, policies and procedures

• Ability to develop healthy relationships with children and families

• Ability to establish boundaries with children and families

• Awareness of healthy nutrition practices for ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Job Category: Administrative Support and Related

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20280 - SOM-PSYCH-ARTS SP/G

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 22, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Tilna Young

Posting Contact Email: Tina.Young@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00700353

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