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Pre-K Parapro
Job Code:2018-MACON-039
Location:Macon Campus
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Job Responsibilities:
Purpose:   The Pre-K Parapro is responsible for attending to the basic needs of the children enrolled in the center as well as organizing activities that stimulate the children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social and emotional development of students with an emphasis on language development and developing literacy skills.
Support the emotional and social development of children.
Attend to the personal hygiene of each child in your care, including changing diapers or soiled clothing and washing hands.
Relate to all children in a professional manner that conveys respect and nurturing.
Carry out lesson plans for activities.
Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving appropriate to the development levels of the children.
Participate in all staff meeting and in service training.
Communicate positively with parents in the program and portray a positive image at all times.
Report all needs to the Director.
Ensure that the classroom and all equipment are clean and in good working order.
Reporting all accidents to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, parents, lead teacher, etc.)
Reporting all needed supplies and repairs for classroom to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, lead teacher, etc.)
Keep records o the children’s progress in the center.
Document all incidents in the child care on incident reports; forward these reports to the appropriate persons (i.e. Director, parents, etc.)
Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the child care rooms at the end of the day, as well as putting away any outside equipment.
Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
Ensure that all information pertaining to the children’s center is kept in a confidential manner.
Other duties as assigned.
Maintains a safe, healthy, and secure workplace.
Provides leadership to the development team by being an active role model and mentor for staff.
Takes initiative to implement good practice and meet oversight and accreditation standards.
Interacts professionally and cooperatively with other parts of the agency (i.e. Human Resources, Finance, etc.)
Completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner
Complete training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.
Handles confidential information in a competent and professional manner.
Produces work that conforms to high standards of accuracy, thoroughness and thought content.
Upholds the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Demonstrates a commitment to democracy by actively participating in team decisions.
Practices social responsibility by adhering to attendance and punctuality policies.
Engages in Open Communication to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at all levels.
Employee recognizes the need for self care and therefore has developed a self care plan.
Utilizes appropriate Sanctuary tools when interacting with colleagues.
Adheres to the seven commitments of Sanctuary when carrying out work responsibilities.
All other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Qualifications and Skills:
Must have one of the following: Valid Professional Certificate, Associate/Bachelor’s Degree, Child Development Associate(CDA) credential, Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in early Childhood Education, Technical College Diploma (TCD) in early Childhood Education
Must have the necessary stamina, maturity, and temperament to work with children age 4 to 5 years old.
Ability to be trained in basic skills in first aid and CPR.
Must have at least one-year experience working in a child care setting.
Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in the service population
Ability to uphold the mission and values of The Methodist Home.
Must be 18 years of age.
High level of energy required for working with people.
Ability to meet and handle the public with poise and tact.
Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Ability to understand and consistently implement policies and procedures of the Agency.
Ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and residents.
Ability to show sensitivity and responsiveness to socioeconomic and cultural differences in the service population.
Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills
Essential Physical Requirements:
Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful to casual and leisurely.
Duties include sitting, sometimes on the floor,  for various periods of time.
Duties are performed in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Must be able to lift and/or carry children when appropriate. (Weight range up to 50 lb.)
Must be able to interact with children sometimes bending, kneeling, squatting, or sitting on the floor.
Must be able to evacuate children in the case of an emergency.
Must have good hearing.
Must have at least 20/40 vision with or without glasses or corrective lenses.
Must have a good field of vision in each eye.
Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Duties may include bending, stooping or kneeling for short durations of time.
Duties may occasionally include overhead work, reaching, pulling and pushing items.

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