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Part Time Early Childhood Education Center Assistant

Apply now Job no: 493659
Work type: Springfield Campus
Location: Springfield, MO
Categories: Staff, Technical Education, Part-Time Staff

Department:  Technical Education

Salary Range: Part Time Pay Scale                                                                 

FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                                                                                                            

Immediate Supervisor:  Early Childhood Education Center Director

Schedule Details:  Part-time (Available hours will fall between 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., not to exceed 19.5 hours per week)

Position Summary

The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) Support Assistant provides program support to the Center through office and clerical functions, and assists Lead and/or Assistant teachers with classrooms, storage materials, and common center areas.  

Essential Job Duties

  • Enter billing, attendance, and family enrollment data into Procare database.
  • Assist the Early Childhood Development (ECD) and ECEC staff by assisting customers, including giving tours of the facility and greeting visitors.
  • Perform receptionist tasks - answer the telephone, disseminate information, and distribute mail.
  • Assist the ECEC Director and classroom teachers with clerical work.
  • Serve as an aide in the ECEC classrooms.
  • Assist with stocking supplies, materials, and maintaining inventory.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and parents to build positive relationships.
  • Exercise initiative by assisting with general housekeeping tasks.
  • Assist with major projects and ECEC events including graduation, fall harvest parade, family luncheon, etc.
  • Complete professional development training hours as required for licensing, and accreditation. Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all students, and employees.
  • Know and adhere to the policies of the program in regards to:
    • Licensing and accreditation guidelines
    • Communicable diseases and exclusion of sick children
    • First aid and medical emergency
    • Emergency procedures
    • Mandated reporting procedures
    • Center dress code and professionalism
    • Reporting personal illness when needing a sick day or requesting time off
    • Missouri Eat Smart and MOve Smart guidelines
    • NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
    • FERPA and HIPPA confidentiality guidelines within the classroom and ECEC
  • Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Comply with college policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including attending college functions, serving on committees and attending community events.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to pass a TB test, or provide proof of current test or risk assessment.
  • Ability to be approved by the state Family Care Safety Registry and the Comprehensive Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.
  • Pass or provide transfer documentation of a medical examination as required by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
  • Prior customer service experience.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite).

Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Nine college credit hours in early childhood, child development, or child/family related courses from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, or a current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
  • One  year of experience as an office or administrative assistant.
  • Experience with Procare Software.
  • Experience working in a child development laboratory setting at an institution of higher learning.
  • Prior experience working with a diverse population.
  • Previous experience supervising preschool children.
  • Ability to perform physical activities and lift up to 50lbs.
  • Experience with Colleague.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.  Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel. 

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. 

***OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE INSTITUTION DESIRES.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE.  THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.”  THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.

Application Information

Qualified applicants should submit the following documents:

  • OTC Application for Employment
  • Cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements
  • Your professional resume

The College:

Ozarks Technical Community College’s primary mission is to provide accessible, high quality, affordable technical and general education that is responsive to the educational needs of the community and its diverse constituencies.

Ozarks Technical Community College prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, and disabilities that include HIV and AIDS, and medical conditions. Bona fide occupational qualifications will be allowed in those instances where age, gender, or physical requirements apply to the appropriate and efficient administration of the position.

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