Child Development Assistant

Banner Health Torrington , WY 82240

Posted 2 weeks ago

Operating a hospital is more than IV bags and trauma rooms. One might be surprised by the number of people and the hats they wear who work behind the scenes to make sure a hospital runs smoothly and safely for our patients, visitors and staff. Each one plays a critical role and is part of a team to ensure the best care for our patients.

The daycare at Community Hospital provides care to the children of Banner Health employees ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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About Community Hospital Torrington

Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyo. is a 25-bed critical access hospital. We take pride in providing thoughtful medical care to residents in southeast Wyoming and bordering Nebraska communities, and we live our commitment to these communities in many ways.

In fact, with the recent completion of an extensive expansion and remodel initiative, we are at an exciting and pivotal point in our development. We offer an innovative environment that includes digital mammography, a state-of-the-art emergency department, electronic medical records and a computerized OB system designed to reduce the chances of complications during labor and delivery. In addition, our location in close proximity to the Black Hills, Rocky Mountains and Denver offers a wide variety of lifestyle advantages, including small town charm and limitless recreational activities.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position assists in the care of a group of children at a singular site. This position assists with the planning and implementation of a development/educational program for a program or child care center according to established parameters.

Essential Functions

  • Assists senior staff with planning and implementation of the development/educational curriculum, lesson plans and programs in the individual classroom/playroom to ensure a well run, purposeful program that meets departmental goals and is responsive to participant needs.

  • Assists with the promotion and maintenance of a healthy learning environment that minimizes potential and actual injury. Cleans and maintains toys and materials. Demonstrates health and safety practices.

  • Assists with planning and leading creative activities that promote physical, intellectual, social and emotional competence of the enrolled children. Participates in the social development of young children.

  • Participates in other various activities which may consist of recordkeeping, maintaining inventories and ordering or reporting needed resources. Assists children and parents as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. For Alaska only:Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and a Child Development Associate credential.

Must have a minimum of at least one year working in a licensed early learning and care facility. An Associate's Degree in a related area is preferred Associates degree in Early Childhood Development or Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education that encompass the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, including relevant field-based experience, from an accredited institution is required by 2020. (NAEYC accreditation criteria 6.A.05).

Must be at least 18 years of age. The position also requires skills and abilities typically gained through 1 year of experience in working with children.

Must comply with applicable registration regulations and health requirements for assignment. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. Must demonstrate responsibility, flexibility and sensitivity to children.

For Alaska only:Must be at least 18 years of age. Must comply with applicable registration regulations and health requirements for employment. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. Must demonstrate developmentally appropriate practice, reliability, responsibility, flexibility and sensitivity to children.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with young children from birth to age 5 in classroom setting. An Associate's Degree in a related area is preferred.

For Alaska only: Experience working with young children from birth to age 5 in licensed childcare. NAEYC accredited child care preferred. An Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education that encompass the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, including relevant field-based experience, from an accredited institution OR a minimum of 60 college credits with 30 college credits in child development as listed above, will be required beginning in 2020. (NAEYC accreditation criteria 6.A.05).

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.



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