ECEAP Head Start / Preschool/Assistant Teacher
To be determined
The Guest Preschool Assistat Teacher assists the teachers in the daily routine of the program. The primary focus includes meal preparations, family-style meal implementation and cleanup, and/or working with children and assisting in the classroom. Specific job responsibilities are identified dependent on the site, current needs of the program, and scheduled hours.
- Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with USDA, Food Handler’s and ECEAP policies and procedures regarding kitchen/meals/cleanup.
- Reviews food to ensure it meets USDA requirements.
- Checks the temperature of food to assure it meets standard requirements.
- Serves food, identifying children’s dietary accommodations with information provided by teacher/FSS.
- Performs a variety of duties in receiving, storing and preparing, serving, transporting, and cleaning-up of meals.
- As requested by lead teacher, includes children in preparing, serving, eating, and cleanup of meals or nutrition projects in a manner that meets Health and ECEAP program requirements and safety standards.
- Participates in family-style meal times with children.
- Sets up kitchen, organizes kitchen routine, and replenishes kitchen supplies by contacting responsible parties.
- Stores, refrigerates heats, divides food into serving containers, and arranges food in an appealing manner.
- Sets tables; distributes and collects eating utensils.
- Washes dishes, pots, serving containers and utensils by hand and/or machine.
- Cleans tables, chairs, counters, equipment, and floors.
- Prepares food storage containers to be sent back to Truman kitchen.
- Completes USDA paperwork.
- Assists with maintaining emergency food and emergency non-food supplies.
- Other related job duties as needed and assigned.
Interactions with Children/Classroom
- Assists teachers with supervision of children.
- Supervises children 1:1 or in group setting at the direction of a teacher.
- Participates in the implementation of daily curriculum and routine with children, inside and outside.
- Interacts positively with children to support their learning and meet their emotional needs.
- Contributes to the developmentally-appropriate and safe preschool environment.
- Interacts with children in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.
- When requested by a teacher, walks children from or to the school bus.
- Assists teachers with first aid and injury/health forms.
- Diapers children and assists with toilet training when requested by lead teacher.
- Assist teachers in setting up and/or cleaning the classroom and activities, including laundry and cleaning toys.
- Assists in maintaining equipment and storing supplies.
- Mandated child abuse reporter.
- Other related job duties as needed.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
Current and former ECEAP parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are equally qualified
Previous food service experience
Previous work in a preschool/early childhood setting
College credits in early childhood education classes
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Possess and maintain a valid and current Food Handler’s permit
Obtain a pediatric CPR and First Aid card within 90 days of hire and maintain card as current during employment
Have reliable transportation
Submit a Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Health Clearance form from a medical provider
Provide current negative TB test results or negative chest X-ray
Cannot smell of smoke, perfume, or other chemicals
Possess and maintain district-paid Positive Behavior Training Certificated Course
School board policies and procedures
Basic mathematics and reading
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications in English
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Work in a team environment and have the ability to get along with others and team members
Work cooperatively as a team member
Follow directions/guidance from the teachers and supervisor
Be customer service oriented and to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships
Practice effective organizational and time management skills
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “All Means All”.
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 will constantly bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee is frequently required to stand/walk, stoop, squat, kneel, use hands for fine manipulation, and push/pull. The employee will occasionally be required to sit, climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 20 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 100 pounds. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift. The employee must be able to lift and hold children.
The position also requires hand/finger dexterity; hearing; speaking; seeing; tasting; smelling; writing; and keyboarding. The position requires the employee to lift and move equipment, materials, and/or food up to 40 lbs., and push/pull carts with filled food containers, up to 300 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 regularly works in indoor conditions in a controlled space with artificial lighting and some natural lighting. The employee may be required to go outside for recess. The indoor flooring is both carpeted and linoleum. The employee may go outside for recess. The employee regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud. The employee may be exposed to infectious diseases carried by children and must follow universal precautions when caring for hygiene needs. The employee abides by OSHA safety rules/standards and wears required safety equipment, and wears safe shoes with toe and heel covering. This position requires exposure to angry, frustrated, or aggressive individuals. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule.
This position typically works Monday through Friday, excluding Wednesday, during preschool hours. Hours may vary.
This position reports to ECEAP Coordinator, and ECEAP Lead Teacher and/or designee.
Public School Employees (ECEAP)
LEVEL OF COMPENSATION
ECEAP Assistant Teacher position on the ECEAP Salary Schedule.
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.