Center Assistant - Cecilton

Maryland Rural Development Corporation Cecilton , MD 21913

Posted 4 days ago

MRDC is seeking a Center Assistant to support classroom staff in providing care and education to children in a Head Start classroom as well as other functions to provide a safe, nurturing, enriching learning and social environment for Head Start children, while working together with other services.

Typical Essential Tasks:

  1. Follows and participates in curriculum practices with fidelity and in accordance with program guidelines and Head Start initiatives (obesity prevention, school readiness, family literacy, Pyramid model/program-wide positive behavior support, dual language learners/multicultural practices, fatherhood initiative)
  2. Follows schedules/daily routines and lesson plans of each classroom
  3. Uses responsive language with children
  4. Participates in individualized instruction for children with disabilities and individual needs.
  5. Participate in supporting program to meets non-federal share/in-kind

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work with young children with disabling conditions and/or special needs.
  • Ability to substitute on an on-call basis.
  • Ability to fully participate in a program for active youngsters. This includes lifting young children, getting up and down from the floor, lively outdoor activities and moving furniture.
  • Must be able to demonstrate care and concern for Head Start children and families
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with various professional and community groups throughout the three counties.
  • Must be willing/able to travel
  • Must obtain and pass a physical, TB test, and criminal background check.
  • Current or ability to obtain first aid and CPR certification
  • Must be knowledgeable in Maryland Child Abuse laws and act accordingly.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
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Center Assistant - Cecilton

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