Child Care Assistant - Lincoln, NEOmaha, Nebraska
CLOSING DATE: Posted through January 6, 2019 OR until filled
Do you want a career with a company that makes a difference every day? Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year.
OVERVIEW OF JOB
Position is located in Lincoln, NE and will work at different locations throughout local area.
Work part time about 12 hours per week, 4-5 hours in the evenings.
Supervises the children of parents attending instructor led parenting classes.
◦Monitors children's behavior to ensure a pleasant and safe environment.
◦Explains childcare rules to parents and children.
◦Records attendance and requires parents to sign children in and out of the child care area.
◦Monitors toys and play area for cleanliness and safety.
◦Leads the children in various creative activities and projects.
Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission. ◦Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
◦Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
◦Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
◦Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
◦Supports other members of the management team and their work
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS
High school diploma or equivalent; formal education in child development area and knowledge of discipline methods that work best for children is preferred.
Previous experience caring for children is preferred.
•Ability to speak clearly and maintain positive communication with parents and families.
•Ability to be flexible to accommodate needs of families within the limits of the play area.
•Ability to think in a clear and reasonable manner to resolve problems in an emergency.
•Ability to control a child who may be out of control or know who to call for help.
•Ability to prepare art materials for children.
•Must have the physical dexterity and strength to lift children, guide children who are out of control, and move play area objects.
•Ability to use specific knowledge of child development related to separation issues, play, social interactions and stress in new social settings in order to make the play area a fun and comfortable place for children.
•Ability to use current behavior management techniques with children including the use of positive reinforcement and time out.
•Ability to work independently in the play area.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.