Taylor Corporation Child Care Giver in Mankato, Minnesota

The Child Care Giver is responsible for assisting in each room with the general supervision of a class of infants, toddlers or preschoolers. The Child Care Giver is part of the center’s team and is responsible for meeting the needs of each individual child, treating each child with dignity and respect, and establishing a positive relationship with the parents. The care giver is responsible for the implementation and continuation of the center program in the absence of the coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION OF THE JOB:

  • Assist in maintaining a safe environment through observation of appropriate equipment for children’s developmental skills. (This task has a high level of importance; lack of performance may result in injury to a child; performed continually.)

  • Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the coordinator. Plan and carry our activities which are developmentally appropriate to the children they are working with. (This task has a high level of importance; lack of performance would result in the children not having continual activities in which to participate; performed continually.)

  • Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies. (This task has a high level of importance; lack of performance results in lack of organized activities in the child’s day; performed daily.)

  • Observe, record, and report individual and child’s behavior as assigned. (This task has a high level of importance; lack of performance may result in inaccurate follow up for the individual child; performed routinely.)

  • Attend staff and parent meetings. (This is medium level importance; lack of performance results in less development of communication regarding the child; performed occasionally.)

  • Help with the general housekeeping tasks. (This task is medium level of importance; lack of performance results in less clean environment; performed occasionally.)

  • Attend recommended training programs and workshops. (This task is medium level importance; lack of performance results in less development of care giver skills; performed occasionally.)

  • Meeting the licensing requirements of the Department of Human Services. Must be willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the center’s policies and philosophy. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, and be able to relate well to children and adults.

  • Physical stamina including: Ability to move quickly to assist children in cases of injury or conflict. Must be physically able to see and hear on-going activities of the children and able to lift a minimum of 60 pounds. Must be able to be out of doors in all seasons, and be physically able to move up and down easily.

  • Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate to staff, parents and children. It is preferred that the job candidate have some formal training in early childhood, pediatric nursing, or be in the process of becoming professionally prepared to be a teacher of children.