Center Assistant

Family Development Services
Published
July 28, 2020
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Category
Job Type

Description

Summary:

Takes direction from Center Director and/or Assistant Center Director with various tasks, including classroom coverage for breaks and during absences to maintain ratio, as well as clerical support and customer service related to maintaining efficient center operations. 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:                                           

HS Diploma or GED.  Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate desired.  Must have experience working in a clerical support position; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

Ability to utilize Microsoft Office software, specifically MS Word, and ability to utilize internet and email applications.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Child Development Associate degree preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Experience working with children ages 3-5 years.

Must be able to type at least 35 wpm.

Other Qualifications:                                       

Head Start experience preferred.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds as there are circumstances when they may need to hold or carry a child.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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