Job Application - Cortland County Community Action Program

Job Posting OPEN

Classroom Floater (anticipated)

Position: Classroom Floater (anticipated)

Program: Head Start/Early Head Start

Reports to: Classroom Supervisor

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt, for 25-28.75 hours per week, both 52 weeks (Early Head Start) and 44 weeks (Head Start - with summers off)

Starting Wage: Starting at $15.25 per hour


Job Function: Under guidance of the Classroom Supervisor or Education Assistant plan and coordinate the administration and implementation of the Educational Services Functional Area of the Performance Standards and other education requirements by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Must work cooperatively with the center staff to facilitate daily activities in the absence of a center staff person.


Has the ability to be flexible with frequent daily schedule and location changes.


Responsible for the health and safety of the children in the center, on the playground, in the gym, and on field trips.


Provides active supervision to children while keeping appropriate teacher-to-child ratio at all times.


Assist with snack and mealtimes. Helps prepare snack and meals. Acts as a role model and eats with the children, family style.


Must assume a helping role in dealing with the daily center chores and services which include sweeping, sanitizing tables and other areas, setting tables, monitor and / or assist with toileting and tooth brushing, assisting with arrival and dismissal of children, and monitor rest times.


Must work jointly with all staff to promote a team approach of the delivery of Head Start services for all enrolled children, their families, and the community at large.


Promotes positive behavior guidance to all children.


Maintains professionalism, uses language appropriate for early childhood settings.


Must follow center procedures for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.


Must attend any required orientation, trainings, conference and meetings.


Education and/or Experience                                                   

High school diploma or general education degree (GED/HSE); prefer related experience and/or training in a childcare setting. Should have a strong desire to work with children birth – 5 years old.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Acceptable NYS Driver's License.


Other Qualifications                                                     

Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Annual Physical Examination, TB Test and Fingerprinting for criminal background


Physical Demands & Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.



CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.