Job Description

Openings as of 12/13/2018
Educational Paraprofessional

  • KEEP Caregiver II - (193 Days) JobID: 2614
  • Position Type:
    Educational Paraprofessional

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Early Learning Center

    Job Title: Caregiver I
    Keller Early Enrichment Program (KEEP) Wage/Hour Status: Exempt

    Department/School: Early Childhood/ELC-N Pay Grade: PR 2 ($104.72 - $126.24)

    Reports to: KEEP Coordinator HR Date Approved: March 2018

    Provides nurturing care and education to young children in the Keller Early Enrichment Program (KEEP) in accordance with District and program goals, social-emotional, developmental, and educational needs for the students, and state child care standards while maintaining a safe, enriching, and inviting atmosphere.

    The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
    • Model core organizational beliefs and values; communicate openly and effectively within and across teams; and manage resources to effectively support District goals.
    • Promote a positive and caring climate for learning.
    • Supervise and monitor the safety of children in your care.
    • Supervise children throughout the day, inside and outside of classroom, according to duties assigned. Daily assist children with physical needs and personal care, including feeding, bathroom need (diapering), and personal hygiene according to their needs.
    • Learn and adapt to each student’s physical, communicative, and emotional needs.
    • Demonstrate competency, good judgment, and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned responsibilities
    • Relate to children with courtesy, respect, acceptance, and patience.
    • Organize activities and implement curriculum that allow children to learn about the world and explore interests at an individual pace for each child.
    • Develop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime.
    • Teach daily lessons in accordance with child care curriculum and individual child’s needs.
    • Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interests.
    • Prepare and organize mealtimes and snacks for children.
    • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring to the attention of parents.
    • Report any suspect child abuse following state guidelines.
    • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
    • Ensure security measures are in place and utilized to maintain the safety of the children.
    • Demonstrate support for the district’s policies, regulations, procedures, and objectives.
    • Communicate and collaborate with the Coordinator of KEEP operations.
    • Follow cleanliness and safety guidelines.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and special events and serve on staff committees as required.
    • Utilize effective communication skills; ensure that all interactions with students, district personnel, and parents are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Comply with all policies, operating procedure, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
    • Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standards Practices for Texas Educators.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • None

    • Knowledge of child care standards
    • Knowledge of current early childhood trends and outcomes
    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
    • Ability to be patient, flexible, and versatile
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

    • High School Diploma
    • Training or coursework in infant, toddler, and/or early childhood care preferred
    • Experience/knowledge in child care setting

    • Maintain emotional control under stress
    • Work with frequent interruptions
    • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling
    • Frequent heavy lifting of students
    • 50-80 pounds unassisted
    • Potential exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases
    • Regular district-wide travel

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