Foundation Health

Child Development Assistant (Full-Time)

US-AK-Fairbanks
4 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2416
Category
Child Care Services
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Position Type
FA: Full Time
Shift
Days
New Grad
Yes

Overview

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

 

Shift Notes:

Full-time/40hrs/wk

Day Shift (May be required to work evenings/holidays) 

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY

This position assists in the care of a group of children at a singular site. This position assists with the planning and implementation of a development/educational program for a program or child care center according to established parameters.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assists senior staff with planning and implementation of the development/educational curriculum, lesson plans and programs in the individual classroom/playroom to ensure a well-run, purposeful program that meets departmental goals and is responsive to participant needs.  
  1. Assists with the promotion and maintenance of a healthy learning environment that minimizes potential and actual injury. Cleans and maintains toys and materials. Demonstrates health and safety practices.  
  1. Assists with planning and leading creative activities that promote physical, intellectual, social and emotional competence of the enrolled children. Participates in the social development of young children.  
  1. Participates in other various activities which may consist of recordkeeping, maintaining inventories and ordering or reporting needed resources. Assists children and parents as necessary.

 

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

 

NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. For Alaska only: Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and a Child Development Associate credential. Must have a minimum of at least one year working in a licensed early learning and care facility. An Associate's Degree in a related area is preferred Associates degree in Early Childhood Development or Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education that encompass the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, including relevant field-based experience, from an accredited institution is required by 2020. (NAEYC accreditation criteria 6.A.05).

 

Must be at least 18 years of age. The position also requires skills and abilities typically gained through 1 year of experience in working with children. Must comply with applicable registration regulations and health requirements for assignment. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. Must demonstrate responsibility, flexibility and sensitivity to children. For Alaska only: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must comply with applicable registration regulations and health requirements for employment. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats. Must demonstrate developmentally appropriate practice, reliability, responsibility, flexibility and sensitivity to children.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working with young children from birth to age 5 in classroom setting. An Associate's Degree in a related area is preferred. For Alaska only: Experience working with young children from birth to age 5 in licensed childcare. NAEYC accredited child care preferred. An Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education,

Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education that encompass the following: child development and learning of children birth through kindergarten; family and community relationships; observing, documenting and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices and development, including relevant field-based experience, from an accredited institution OR a minimum of 60 college credits with 30 college credits in child development as listed above, will be required beginning in 2020. (NAEYC accreditation criteria 6.A.05).

 

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

 

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 

 

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