Childcare Associate Teacher
Jay Peak Resort
The Childcare Associate Teacher organizes and leads activities for children between the ages of six weeks and twelve years in the childcare center for the guests and employees of Jay Peak Resort.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, other duties may be assigned)
- Follows all center-based and preschool licensing requirements.
- Follows all the center's policies and procedures.
- Conducts opening and closing duties.
- Always supervises children and ensures safety.
- Displays the ability to communicate in a professional manner treating staff, children, and families with dignity, respect, and a friendly matter.
- Actively engages children in reading, games, creative play, painting, drawing, songs, and similar activities.
- Greets families, stores belongings and ensures they are labeled.
- Creates developmentally age-appropriate learning opportunities and assists in the development of curriculum.
- Uses positive guidance and behavioral management.
- Supports transition times.
- Manages diapering and toileting.
- Serves meals and snacks.
- Cleans, sanitizes, and organizes facility daily.
- Promotes best hygiene practices for self and children.
- Maintains daily tracking sheets - infant feeding, diaper changes, daily health checks.
- Answers incoming phone calls and assists guests in making accurate and complete reservations and process payments (when assigned).
- Attends staff meetings.
- Other duties as assigned, which could be directly related, or un-related to original position.
Directly supervises 5-8 employees in the Child Care Center. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
SALARY & INCENTIVES
In addition to the standard resort perks & benefits that can be found outlined here, the resort is proud to offer the following for this specific role:
- Wages starting at $16.50 per hour
To perform this job successfully, an individual 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A teacher associate is at least twenty (20) years of age, is a high school graduate or has completed a GED, and meets one (1) of the following qualifications:
- At least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Three (3) Certificate; or
- At least an associate degree from an accredited college with a major or concentration in Early Childhood, Child or Human Development, Elementary Education, or Child and Family Services and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or
- At least a Certificate of Completion from the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program; or
- At least a Child Care Certificate from the Community College of Vermont and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger; or
- At least successful completion of twenty-one (21) college credits with an early childhood or school age focus and at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger.
Ability to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Must learn to use WhenToWork, SmartCare attendance sheets, and manage a BFIS account.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must maintain continuing education credits as required by Vermont Licensing Regulations.
Must be able to work flexible hours as needed which may involve weekends, evenings and/or holidays, and with all age groups.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit (to include sitting on the floor with children to engage in activities/circle time and active play), use hands to finger, handle or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, (freely lifting from the floor to a standing position or stationary item, such as a high chair, crib or stroller). Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally working near moving mechanical parts and working in high or precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
This is a Winter Resort Area. It requires that work venues are varied, and in many cases include steep stairways, multi-level buildings and outdoor work areas, subject to very cold, sometimes wet or very sunny work sites. Some facilities are located at the base or bottom area and some are semi-remote and can only be reached by traveling via chair lift(s), skis or snowboards. Walking surfaces are frequently frozen, sloped and slippery. Proper footwear is a must, indoors and out. Work days and hours, as well as the number of hours required will vary, with an emphasis on weekends and holidays.
Jay Peak Resort is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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