Education: A minimum of an Associates Degree with the understanding that you must enroll after 90 days to acquire Bachelors Degree to be completed within 3 years. Must complete all required trainings as mandated bythe current versions of the Department of Children and Families Child Care Facility Handbook, the Office of EarlyLearning 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: Ability to carry out lesson plans. Ability to implement and coordinate children activities. Ability to work with children with special needs. Knowledge of early childhood education methods. Ability to establish effective working relationships with people, particularly parents and children. Skill in completing work with a high degree ofaccuracy. Ability to arrive to work daily and on time. Ability to work with limited direction. Knowledge of organization methods. Ability to evaluate situations and make prompt decision. Ability to effectively communicateorally and in writing. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Ability to use and operate a personal computer.Knowledge of child disability and mental health issues. Ability to maintain Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Head Start, child and parent confidentiality. Knowledge of classroom management techniques. 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. 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.