Education: A minimum of a high school diploma. Within 90 days of employment must begin at least one of the DCF Child Care training courses listed in S.402.305 (2) (d), Florida Standards. Must complete the mandated 60 hours of Florida DCF Child Care Training as outlined in the Career Advancement Criteria within 90 days of hire and complete coursework within the first year of employment. Must obtain/maintain CPR/First Aid certification.
Experience: No experience required.
Licenses & Certifications: Valid Florida drivers license and be insurable by Companys current carrier. Subject to Federal, State and Local legal requirements/background checks/clearance for working with children.
CRITICAL SKILLS, ABILITIES, & EXPERTISE:
Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing for long periods of time, use of fingers, arms, hands and legs and voice/talking are constant. Good eyesight (correctable) and hearing (correctable) are essential. Squatting, walking, handling, grasping, stretching/reaching, bending at the waist, driving and light lifting and/or carrying (up to 15lbs) are frequent. Pushing, pulling, kneeling, balancing, turning, feeling, medium lifting and/or carrying (up to 50lbs) are occasional.
Equipment: Instructional materials and supplies, playground equipment, computer, phone and other small office and equipment and vehicle.
Skills & Expertise: Ability to plan and carry out lesson plans. Ability to learn how to coordinate activities. Ability to work with children with special needs. Ability to establish effective working relationships with people, particularly parents and children. Skill in completing work with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to arrive to work daily and on time. Ability to work with limited direction. Knowledge of organizational methods. Ability to evaluate situations and make prompt decisions. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Ability to use and operate a computer. Ability to maintain Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. child and parent confidentiality. Ability to be reliable, responsible and accountable to job requirements.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB FACTORS:
Job Location: Primary location is the Head Start facilities in Hernando, Sumter and/or Volusia counties. Constantly indoors, occasionally inside a vehicle and occasionally outdoors.
Work Environment: Constantly works indoors with others (numerous children at one time) in a pre-school environment. Frequently outdoors.