Education: National CDA (Child Development Associate) with Infant/Toddler endorsement or FCCPC (Florida Child Care Professional Credential) and a minimum of an Associates Degree. Bachelors and VPK endorsed preferred. Must complete all requiredtrainings as mandated by the current versions of the Department of Children and Families Child Care Facility Handbook,the Office of Early Learning School Readiness Program Health and Safety Standards Handbook and other training standards adopted by the Office of Early Learning. Must obtain/maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Will complete Head Start required annual training hours.
Experience: No experience required.
Licenses & Certifications: Valid Florida driver’s license and be insurable by Company’s current insurance carrier. Subject to federal, state and local legal requirements/background checks.
CRITICAL SKILLS, ABILITIES, & EXPERTISE:
Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Talking, standing, sitting, squatting, kneeling, use of fingers, arms, hands, legs, walking, stretching/reaching, handling, grasping, climbing, bending at the waist, turning, balancing, pushing, pulling, use of depth perception, carrying and lifting (up to 65 lbs.), and driving are constant. Good eyesight (correctable) and hearing (correctable) are essential.
Equipment: Computer, facsimile, copy machine, calculator, multi-line phone and other small office and instructional equipment and vehicle.
Skills & Expertise: Knowledge of health/sanitation practices regarding meal service and food preparation/service.Ability to use and operate a personal computer. Ability to complete work with a high degree of accuracy. Ability toeffectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to keep accurate written records. Knowledge of organization methods. Ability to operate a vehicle/van safely. Ability to arrive to work daily and on time. Ability to work withlimited direction. Ability to evaluate situations and make prompt decision. Ability to maintain Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Head Start, child and parent confidentiality. Knowledge of classroom management techniques. Ability to work with children including those with special needs. Ability to be reliable, responsible and accountable to job requirements. Ability to establish effective working relationships with people, particularly supervisor and co-workers.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB FACTORS:
Job Location: Primary location is the Head Start facilities in Hernando, Sumter and/or Volusia counties. Occasional travel to other counties.
Work Environment: While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the employee will encounter. Office environment and working alone and with others frequently. Working with office equipment is frequent. Occasionally outdoors and operates a vehicle.