Youth & Family Services CDC Preschool Classroom Aid Full-Time in Rapid City, South Dakota

Essential Functions: Comply with and implement all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Maintain a working relationship with other classroom and/or support staff and with the public. Assist teacher in all aspects of the classroom operation including carrying out lesson plans, field trips, and daily activities. Create, support, and maintain a healthy, safe, learning environment conducive to each child's intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and aesthetic development. Actively teach, model, and engage children in play and learning in classroom. Establish and maintain a positive and trusting relationship with children and their families. Maintain accurate records for each child, data entry, and completion of appropriate documents and referrals as needed in a timely manner. Actively supervise and engage children at all times to ensure child safety. FollowiDiscipline Policy and Behavior Management Guidelines. Maintain confidentiality as it relates to information about children, families, and other staff members. Assist in all assigned grant activities including, but not limited to, in-kind and United Way. Direct substitutes and volunteers to carry out daily operations. Assist in the process of classroom coverage. Punctuality is critical. Must learn and emergency preparedness plan and be responsive to emergencies that may arise. Work with children and their families to support development toward school readiness.Additional Functions: Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor. Assist in recruitment of children, families, and volunteers for program services. Model appropriate behavior while working with other staff, children, and families. Support all program activities and services of YFS, including Kids Fair, Parent Association and Policy Council, evening child care, and other event nights. Act in accordance with Employers' purpose, philosophy, values, goals, policies, and procedures. Perform additional duties as requested by supervisor.Environmental Functions: Perform duties in a controlled office or classroom environment; participate in activities with children as appropriate. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to carry children with both arms. Ability to move within the classroom and playground and on the bus. Ability to move from sitting or kneeling on floor to standing. Ability to kneel and bend.Work Schedule: Work Days: Monday through Friday; 7:00-10:30 am and 2:00-5:30 pm. Hours/Week: 35 Work schedule may vary dependent upon program needs.Non-smoking work environment. Wage DOEQ.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii E.O.E.iiiiiiiiiiii