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South Middlesex Opportunity Council School Age Assist Group Leader Summer in Marlborough, Massachusetts

SUMMARY

Working with the school age team, plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences that engage the whole child in the childcare program. Support the readiness of children through social/emotional, cognitive, physical and language activities and by establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. Encourage the involvement of families and strengthen the relationships between children, families and community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain working knowledge of Suburban/SMOC Child Care philosophy and all regulations and performance standards (EEC, NAEYC and QRIS) applicable to the assigned classroom.

  • Support classroom team in planning, preparing and implementing a successful learning environment that supports and challenges each child's development.

  • Participate in opportunities for staff growth and development.

  • Communicate regularly with supervisor and share all pertinent information as quickly as possible.

  • Observe and record children's behavior for the purpose of assessing skills and planning appropriately to meet individual and group needs. Recognize areas of concern, assists in appropriate intervention or needed referrals and participate in conferences.

  • Assess classroom needs for equipment, materials and supplies and reports to lead teacher and/or supervisor.

  • Maintain the space, equipment, materials and supplies in a safe, clean and orderly fashion.

  • Assist in providing accurate and timely reports, record keeping and other documentation required for assigned classroom.

  • Maintain strict adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.

  • Attend all required staff meetings, workshops, trainings, committee meetings and parent functions.

  • Contribute to a positive, supportive relationship by maintaining contact with families by phone calls, conferences, arrivals & departures, and family volunteer opportunities.

  • Designated mandated reporter.

  • Ensures an accurate attendance at all times and knows the whereabouts of the children in their care

  • Asst. Group Leaders may not be along with children and must be under the direct supervision of a Group Leader or higher at all times.

  • Actively supervises children

  • Mandated Reporter training- all staff are mandated reporters

  • Engage all children and parents by understanding and addressing their needs whether within or outside the scope of work.

  • Attend & participate in team meetings as requested and communicate effectively with clients and staff in other areas.

  • Maintain confidentiality of program, employee and agency information in accordance with federal and state laws and funder requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with program/department, agency and/or funder requirements, as well as, Suburban/SMOC policies & procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Some experience working with School Age children is preferred

  • Patient and able to follow directions.

  • Good role model to younger children.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

  • Directly reports to Grou0p Leaders, and School Age Program Directors.

  • Direct reports of this position are none.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Lifting of children - up to 30 lbs.

  • Proof of physical exam within the last year determining good health and meeting all EEC requirements.

  • Physically able to perform CPR including 1) ability to get on the floor, 2) ability to give an effective breath (making the chest rise) and 3) ability to give effective chest compressions.

  • COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed indoors and outdoors on most days regardless of the weather. As part of the responsibilities of this position, the Asst. Group Leader will have direct or incidental contact with clients served by SMOC in various programs funded or administered through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services or the Department of Early Education & Care. A successful background check is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Monday - Friday 8 Hours per day between 7:00am - 6:00pm

30 - 40 hours per week

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