CHILD CARE PROGRAM ASSISTANT
SALARY: $18.99 - $21.98 hourly
FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications on a continuous basis. PERS retired annuitants are not eligible to apply.
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary and part-time position of Child Care Program Assistant in the Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department to perform a variety of duties related to assisting with planning, coordinating, and supervising Child Care and/or preschool programs. This is a year-round position and is limited to 25 hours per week for a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year; the work schedule requires evening and weekend availability.
The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.
The City of Roseville is committed to a diverse workforce. We are engaged in understanding the needs and backgrounds of our colleagues and those we serve. Our organization is unified in this commitment, as we believe this produces the best results for our community.
The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following Core Competencies as part of the City’s culture:
- Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
- Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence and support of others.
- Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of one’s own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
- Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and actively listen to ideas and questions.
- Collaborate inclusively: Build effective working partnerships, alliances, and teams.
- Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and recommendations.
- Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the situation and effectively balance competing priorities.
The City of Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department incorporates our culture into our everyday interactions with our co-workers and our community.
- Diversity & Inclusion: Our differences are our strength and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their full self to work.
- Fun & Celebration: We celebrate our successes and have fun along the way.
- Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy and accountable for our actions. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
- Respect: We treat all people with dignity. We communicate thoughtfully, value relationships and trust on another.
- Sustainability: We make decisions that are good for people and the planet. We are responsible stewards of the fiscal, human, physical and environmental resources entrusted to us.
- Excellence: We take pride in our work and strive to achieve exceptional results.
- Innovation: We encourage new ideas, seek creative ways to solve problems, take strategic risks and learn from our mistakes.
- Learning: We foster a culture of continuous improvement and encourage both personal and professional growth.
- Safety: We place safety first, in everything we do.
- Teamwork: We know our impact is always greater when we work together towards a common goal.
To perform a variety of duties related to assisting with planning, coordinating and supervising Child Care and/or preschool programs.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist with planning and directing a variety of program areas which may include child care, preschool or after-school programs.
Aid in training of seasonal employees and volunteers.
Prepare reports, schedules and other administrative material.
Stimulate interest while teaching and supervising activities such as sports, games, special events, arts and crafts, drama and social activities.
Ensure provision of healthy meals and snacks for program participants.
Maintain positive student and family relations and follow disciplinary procedures.
Maintain positive relations with school/facility site staff.
Maintain a safe, clean and orderly classroom environment.
Notify appropriate staff of any problems with regard to site maintenance, children or parents and make recommendations as necessary.
Promote and enforce safety procedures; render first aid and CPR, if certified, as required.
Maintain records and reports as required; track and complete subsidized child care paperwork.
Mentor and direct temporary staff in all aspects of classroom management, curriculum and team building.
Coordinate and purchase supply needs.
Act in the absence of the Child Care Site Coordinator, the Assistant Child Care Site Coordinator, or the Youth Development Program Coordinator.
Coordinate distribution and assignment of department uniforms and equipment.
Register new students and provide information to families regarding program requirements; conduct orientation for new participants and families; communicate with parents to report incidents or accidents; assist in conducting periodic student/family conferences.
Comply with State licensing requirements and related health and safety regulations.
Monitor and adhere to the program budget.
Supervise assigned temporary staff; schedule, train and monitor staff relative to assigned duties; review timekeeping system of assigned staff for accuracy.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
- Basic knowledge of modern methods, techniques, principles and procedures used in the planning and supervision of child care and/or preschool programs and facilities.
- Elementary aged children with regard to interest, skills, special needs, recreational activities and program planning of such activities, i.e., sports, organized games, special events, arts and crafts and drama.
- Practices and methods of public relations and customer service; techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication.
- Basic methodology of organizing groups, programs and services in a recreational setting.
- Principles and techniques of first aid and CPR.
- Modern office equipment, methods, procedures and computer hardware and software.
- On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules; supervise children; stand for long periods of time; interpret, understand and follow policies and procedures; explain operations and problem solve issues for the public and with staff.
- Move tables, chairs and carry supplies; participate with children on field trips, perform exercises with children; lift or carry weight of 45 pounds or less.
- Lead activities and apply program knowledge to coordinate daily activities and special events; be engaged in all aspects of youth development programming.
- Effectively supervise participants.
- Establish positive and professional relationships with children, co-workers and parents.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Understand and translate City policies and practices into everyday working practices; make sound decisions with solid problem solving methods.
- Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR, if certified.
- Operate a computer as necessary to perform job duties.
- Identify problems regarding the facility and programs; refer difficult problems/irregularities for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.
- Understand and carry out written and oral directions.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
- Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
- Communicate tactfully with customers.
- Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program, under the supervision of a person who would qualify as a teacher or director.
Two (2) seasons of paid experience in administering and coordinating recreation programs or a related field.
- Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, GED, or higher level degree supplemented by completion of twelve (12) units in early childhood education, recreation, physical education, elementary education or related field.
License or Certificate:
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
- Possession of CPR and First Aid certificates within six (6) months of hire.
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Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department for minimum qualifications. Qualifying applicants may be contacted by the Department to interview. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.