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Start/Early Head Start
Reports to: Classroom
Non-Exempt, for 25-28.75 hours per week.
- Head Start Classroom Floater--44 weeks per year with
- Early Head Start Classroom Floater—52 weeks per year with
*Anticipated Position Start Date—August 2021 for both positions.
*The CAPCO Head Start/Early Head Start Program is recruiting
for Classroom Floaters/Assistants for both the Head Start side of the Program (44
weeks), and the Early Head Start side of the Program (full year, 52-weeks).
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
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
Must follow center procedures for reporting suspected child abuse and
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.
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.
Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application link or forward
a resume and letter of interest no later than Thursday, May 13, 2021 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.