Transportation Assistant/ Relief Teacher

Saint Petersburg, FL 33710

Posted: 08/23/2018 Industry: Specific Job Number: 6433

StaffEx is seeking a  Transportation Assistants / Relief Teachers  to supervise and management of preschool children, between the ages of 2 years to 5 years.We are looking for candidates that are as passionate about the growth and development of the precious children in our care as we are. Available shift for part-time and Full-Time, morning and afternoon shifts.

PARC DLC Van Assistants/ Teacher s Aide will supervise children on PARC vans being transported to and from the center before and after school hours. Under supervision of the DLC Director and Lead Teacher, will also supervise children in an inclusive classroom setting for both typical children and children with disabilities and/or developmental delays as needed throughout the day.

  • CDA (Child Development Associate) Degree preferred, or a minimum of 2 years experience in early intervention, early childhood, child care and/or with children with developmental delays or disabilities.

  • Desire to work with children and families

  • Commitment to professional development

  • Enthusiastic team player

Job Requirements:
  • Assists students in the loading and unloading process in the vans.

  • Van Assistants are responsible for providing assistance and support to the Van Driver in order to ensure the safety of all passengers

  • Implement early intervention plans as instructed by the classroom lead teacher, utilizing strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of special needs and/or handicapping conditions.

  • Maintain routine communication with families, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, supervising teacher and other professionals to provide safe and consistent care for the children as well as provide input on individual educational plans designed to promote students educational, physical, and social development.

  • Model and teach children daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency while providing routine care for children including (but not limited to) food preparation, diapering, hand washing, etc.

  • Confer with families, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve concerns with students with behavioral and academic issues.

  • Enforce classroom rules and routines to maintain order among the children and classroom for which they are responsible.

  • Observe, evaluate and document children s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health while maintaining student records as requested by supervising teacher/director.
  • Model and teach socially acceptable behavior and preventive discipline, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Maintain a safe, child-centered classroom environment
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain compliance with PARC, PCLB & funders, as well as to improve professional competence.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

PARC DLC employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Lift a minimum of 45 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.

  • Reach a child 20 to 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff person s health.

  • Crouch to a child s height, maintain eye contact at the child s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment, and be able to quickly transition from one position to another.

  • Be physically, visually and auditory aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.

  • Communicate with verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond.

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