Regina Coeli Child Development Center
  • 10-Oct-2018 to 16-Oct-2018 (PST)
  • Pearl River Head Start
  • Pearl River, LA, USA
  • Full Time

Bus Monitor
Nature of Work
To assist the bus driver in providing safe and punctual transportation to and from classroom sites. Observe and monitor behavior of children, interact with parents and staff to promote the well being of children.
Education
Minimum of High school diploma or GED
Essential Functions
• Be familiar with and adhere to the Head Start Program Performance Standards, State of Louisiana licensing requirements, the RCCDC written work plan, and agency's policies and procedures
• Maintain an open, friendly, professional relationship with all staff and families, to include respect for culture, diversity and ethnicity.
• Participate in annual program self-assessment and continuous quality improvement initiatives of the overall program.
Position Specific Essential Functions:
Monitoring & Safety
1. Assist children in boarding and exiting the bus.
2. Completion of daily sign on & off sheets, accounting by name all children getting on and off the bus.
3. Ensure that all children are secured in weight/height appropriate seatbelts or restraints and that while seated all adults use available seatbelts
4. Visually observe the health of each child on the bus
5. Ensure that any behavioral issues do not compromise the safety of any child on the bus or the ability of the bus driver to safely operate the vehicle
6. Collaborate with the bus driver to ensure that each child is delivered to the care of the responsible adult upon leaving bus as indicated on the Child Release Form.
7. Ensure that the responsible adult (authorized list) signs for the child upon leaving the bus.
8. Ensure that no child is ever left unattended while on the bus, following all procedures put in place to prevent a child being left behind.
9. Assist the bus driver with any emergency situations following all rules and regulations as they pertain to school bus safety and child health.
10. Fill out reports as appropriate. (ie. accident/incident; cell phone use log; visual inspection form)
Maintenance, Communication & Other Duties
1. Assist driver with keeping inside of vehicle picked up.
2. Responsible to do walkthrough of bus (looking for children and or items left behind) prior to being dropped off
3. Assist driver with evacuation drills.
4. Maintain positive communications with parents, drivers and site staff, relaying information to appropriate parties as needed.
5. Attend any trainings or meetings as required by Transportation/Facility Manager
6. Assist with generating In-Kind
7. Other duties as requested
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experience (typically one year) working with groups of pre-schoolers (ages 3-5), knowledge of age appropriate behaviors and safety practices a plus.
• Knowledge of safety practices as they relate to pre-school children
• Good written and oral communication skills and basic math skills
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
Employees within this classification are required to:
• Pass a criminal background check.
• Pass a physical examination and Complete Tuberculosis (TB) test every three years with negative results.
• Maintain a current First Aid and CPR certification ( training provided )
• Ability to visually assess the health and behaviors of children
• Occasional lifting of up to 50%, typically placing children into seats and ability to carry or drag a child in an emergency situation out of the bus to a safe area.
• Frequent bending at neck, frequent bending at waist and knees and occasional squatting
• Occasional climbing to enter and exit bus
• Daily sitting about 85% of riding time
• Be able to perform duties in an active environment with changes in climate and noise level.

 

Floater
Nature of Work
To assist and cooperate in a supportive role with relieving teaching staff for breaks and planning time. Promote health, safety, nutrition and the education of the children in the classroom.
Education
High School Degree or GED. Experience working with Children in a group setting preferred.
Essential Functions
• Be familiar with and adhere to the Head Start Program Performance Standards, State of Louisiana licensing requirements, the RCCDC written work plan, and agency's policies and procedures
• Maintain an open, friendly, professional relationship with all staff and families, to include respect for culture, diversity and ethnicity.
• Participate in annual program self-assessment and continuous quality improvement initiatives of the overall program.
• Monitor and ensure confidentiality of children records
Position Specific Essential Functions:
1. Works according to a schedule determined with input from all teaching staff and the director in all classrooms.
2. Adapts planned activities, materials and equipment to facilitate participation by special needs child/children.
3. Performs required care-giving activities for child/children, i.e. feeding, toileting, dressing etc.
4. Works in each classroom or on the outdoor learning center on an assigned basis to provide breaks for all teachers and teacher assistants.
5. Becomes familiar with the individualized programs or behavior plans for each child
6. Assists teacher implemented behavior management plans and behavior plans for each child
7. Utilizes disciplinary measures appropriately as defined in the RCCDC Discipline Policies and Procedures
1. Assists the teacher with Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental engagement.
8. Assists the teacher in preparing an annual inventory of all classroom supplies and equipment.
Additional Job Responsibilities
1. Attends meetings, trainings, and professional development activities.
2. Generates In-Kind.
3. Other duties as requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable.
• Ability to supervise children (birth to five) and ensure a safe environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in classroom, bus, outdoor play areas and on field trips. This includes the physical ability to move quickly in order to respond to children who are very active and may need redirection in order to insure their safety or the safety of others in the environment.
• If necessary, sits with children during family style meal times and eats the same "Head Start" lunch as the children, providing a model for good nutritional habits.
• Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
Employees within this classification are required to:
• Pass a criminal background check.
• Pass a physical examination every three years
• Complete Tuberculosis (TB) test every three years.
• Maintain a current First Aid, CPR, and CPI certification ( training provided )
• Maintain a valid driver's license with a driving record in compliance with RCCDC's insurance carrier requirements.
• Lift up to 50 lbs.
• Daily kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor to attend to children's needs
• Perform duties in an active environment with changes in climate and noise level.

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