Teacher Assistant: PRN Methodist Campus

    UnityPoint Health
    415 St Mark Court, Peoria, IL 61603
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of "Best outcome every patient every time" through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

    At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation's fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

    Child Care Teacher Assistant

    UnityPoint Health: Methodist Campus

    PRN-As Needed: Monday-Friday

    Summary:

    Responsible for assisting the classroom Lead Teacher in the comprehensive planning, supervision, and management of a class of eight to forty children between the ages of six weeks and 12 years. The incumbent will provide safe, secure care and nurture and education of enrolled child care children.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

    Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.

    % of Time

    (annually)

    Key Accountability - ASSISTANT TEACHER SUPPORTS THE CLASSROOM TEACHING PROFESSIONAL IN THE PROVISION OF QUALITY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES THAT PROVIDE AGE-APPROPRIATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN TO GROW AND DEVELOP, AND SUBSTITUTES FOR THE LEAD TEACHER AS ASSIGNED.

    Actively assists with enrollment or transfer of children into the homeroom producing positive

    results for children, families and co-workers.

    Communicates verbally and with written information any and all pertinent data needed to provide

    safe, secure nurture and education.

    Supports the Lead Teacher in development of age-appropriate daily activities and programs.

    Generates and continues quality care and education during the absence of homeroom Lead

    Teacher.

    Reads professional literature, attends workshops and classes and gains experience to expand

    skills and techniques for professional growth.

    Attends educational offerings to validate skills and maintain current knowledge of skills and

    techniques for professional education

    Actively guides and participates in all areas of care and education.

    Provides curriculum and related activities offering age-appropriate growth opportunities for

    enrolled children.

    Offers daily opportunities for gross motor coordination and developmental play.

    Offers daily opportunities for fine motor coordination developmental play.

    Offers daily opportunities for music appreciation and interaction.

    Offers daily opportunities for verbal expression.

    Offers daily opportunities for use of literature.

    Offers daily opportunities for dramatic play.

    Offers daily opportunities for use of creative art materials

    Assists with activities that bring outside resources to the center.

    Assists with field trips, planning and actual participation.

    Actively assists with daily notes parent board information, progress reports and newsletters.

    Participates regularly in center-wide activities. Participation will be active and promote the family

    opportunities to grow and nurture the child.

    Provides at least one staff in-service to share techniques and skills with co-workers.

    Institutes plans for activities and play that meet age- appropriate criteria.

    23%

    Key Accountability - ASSISTANT TEACHER GUIDES AND NURTURES THE CHILDREN LEADING TO PROVISION OF CONSISTENT, SAFE CARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH DCFS, MMCI AND CENTER POLICIES.

    Develops an appropriate bond with children and their families to provide consistent care.

    Maintains a nominal absentee/tardy rate so children and families can comfortably establish an

    interactive relationship that supports consistent care.

    Develops an approachable style of greeting and interacting with children, families and co-workers.

    Provides positive emotional deposits for all.

    Greets each individual, usually by name, with eye contact and sincere interest.

    Attends all available staff meetings to receive information concerning safety policies.

    Attends all available staff meetings to receive information concerning infection control policy.

    Diligent in following Center policies regarding delivery and pick up of each child.

    Actively seeks out appropriate techniques for providing safe, secure care. This is demonstrated

    by low incidents of injuries to children and co-workers in assigned area.

    Respects center policies by keeping enrolled children outside of restricted areas such as the

    Center kitchen, staff lounge, staff storage room and Commons storage room.

    Assists the homeroom Lead Teacher to establish an atmosphere of safe play and infection

    control.

    Assists teacher in reviewing toys and equipment for breaks or damage.

    Assists teacher in regular disinfection of toys.

    Assists teacher in meeting the infection control challenges to each child's health.

    Follows infection control guidelines for handwashing, food service, diapering/toileting of children

    and all other good health protocol.

    Physically alert, responsive and interactive for all outdoor play.

    Surveys the outdoor play area for troubleshooting of any dangerous situations.

    Plans outdoor activities so the entire outdoor time is broken into parts where teacher is often

    interactive and not just an observer.

    Physically moves regularly to areas where children are playing.

    Establishes playground rules promoting safe play that can be creative, imaginative and energetic

    as well as quiet and focused, depending on the desires of the child.

    Works as a team member by returning playground equipment to storage areas before leaving,

    alerting the office to items broken or in need of repair, immediately responding to an obvious

    safety issue and following scheduled times for play.

    Joins in the maintenance of play areas required by seasons such as simple snow removal, sand

    through provision for the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of children enrolled.

    Provides comfort, attention and guidance for infants and children through 11 years of age, treating

    each one with dignity and respect.

    Assist by functioning competently in other positions within the Child Care Department as

    temporary assignments, including the following: Secretary/Receptionist, Dietary Aide, Child Care

    provider or Lead Teacher.

    As a mandated reporter any suspect of child abuse will be reported.

    22%

    Key Accountability - ASSISTANT TEACHER WORKS WITH ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM AS A COMLEMENTARY MEMBER OF CHILD CARE FACULTY, SHARING RESPONSIBLITIES AND DUTIES ESTABLISHED AS PROTOCOL.

    Arrives promptly at classroom or care area ready to assist in provision of a comfortable, active

    play and learning experience for enrolled children.

    Appears in place with hands washed, personal appearance in accordance with dress code and

    emotionally prepared to positively influence the upcoming experiences.

    Focuses on the children enrolled and in attendance.

    Spends a portion of each shift planning with homeroom Lead Teacher for future project and

    activities.

    Seeks opportunities to implement programs and activities; actively seeks out tasks to be

    completed.

    Physically performs tasks that will meet the needs of enrolled children in a cheerful manner.

    Memorizes first and last names of each child.

    Takes each break and lunch period according to schedule by leaving on time and returning on

    time.

    Remains with the group to maintain appropriate ratio.

    Contacts the office by intercom to relay communication to director, charge teachers or secretary

    and to teachers in other areas.

    Provides pertinent information on enrolled children to break- staff, substitute personnel, co-

    teachers and supervisory personnel. Confidential information is shared only as another has a

    need to know

    Assists team worker with all areas of care including handwashing, toileting, feeding, injury

    recovery, guidance, naptime, temporary sick care and general wellbeing.

    Participates in team-building activities.

    Demonstrates professionalism in all activities.

    Provides appropriate share of energy toward teamwork.

    Points out classroom and center accomplishments of others that have benefited customers.

    Assists in planning and promoting in-service activities for all staff.

    Assists in center-wide activities for children, parents, co-workers and employees.

    Assists in promoting awareness of the quality care provided by MFCCC

    23%

    Key Accountability - ASSISTANT TEACHER USES TIME, SUPPLIES AND OTHER RESOURCES PRODUCTIVELY TO PROMOTE RESPONSIVE AND COST-EFFECTIVE NURTURE AND EDUCATION FOR ENROLLED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

    Promotes respect among the faculty/staff and student body for the maintenance and upkeep of

    the Child Care Center and equipment.

    Actively puts her/his own industry and effort toward the care of toys, equipment and learning

    materials of the Center.

    Manages time well by producing teaching aides and learning materials during children's rest

    period.

    Demonstrates productive abilities by assisting with classroom and care area tasks daily.

    Assures cleanliness of tabletops, counters, toys, chairs, and equipment for assigned room.

    Shares in Center-wide maintenance by active participation in staff committees.

    Manages time by keeping focus on children and families served by Center.

    Personal and family concerns are attended to on break time.

    Completes work within assigned shift.

    Overtime used only as requested by Charge Teacher or Director.

    Prevents waste of supplies and linen.

    Checks rooms for unused equipment/supplies and returns items to appropriate storage.

    Accomplishes tasks in appropriate amount of time keeping in mind the age and needs of each

    child or family served.

    Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize tasks as related to the Child Care program

    provided.

    Assists others on staff in assignment completion.

    Willingly responds to requests by accepting delegated duties from Lead Teachers, Charge

    Teachers and Director.

    Demonstrates attention to Infection Control procedures by actively participating in appropriate

    handwashing, disinfecting of toys, and daily cleaning tasks.

    Follows Center policy for request of to obtain repairs and maintenance of equipment.

    Follows DCFS guidelines for care of children according to age and specific infection control

    measures.

    Accepts responsibility for physical appearance of own homeroom as well as the Center and

    outdoor play areas as a whole.

    22%

    Basic UPH Performance Criteria

    Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to

    policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

    Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

    Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

    Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory

    agencies guiding healthcare.

    Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

    Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded

    healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any

    questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative

    staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

    10%

    Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

    Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health's values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

    Foster Unity:

    Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

    Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

    Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

    Own The Moment:

    Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

    Enthusiastically engage in our work.

    Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

    Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

    Champion Excellence:

    Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

    Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

    Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

    Seize Opportunities:

    Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

    Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

    Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements

    Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

    Preferred or Specialized

    Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

    Education:

    high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED)

    This positions requires the candidate to meet the following DCFS teacher qualifications:

    o 60 semester hours of college credit with 6 hours in courses directly related to child care or child development; OR

    o 1 year of experience in nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours of college credit with 6 hours in courses directly related to child care or child development; OR

    o Child Development Associate (CDA) or Child Care Professional (CCP) credential

    Associate's Degree in the field(s) of Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education

    Experience:

    License(s)/Certification(s):

    Must obtain the following within 90 days of hire:

    CPR

    First Aid

    Food Handler Training and Certificate

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Required English Skills
    o Advanced reading skills

    o Advanced writing skills

    o Advanced oral skills
    • Communication Skills
    o Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker

    o Interaction with a wide variety of people

    o Maintain confidential information

    o Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information

    o Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor



    Other:
    • Computer Skills
    Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
    • Fingerprinting and clearance by DCFS agencies.
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Shall be at least 19 years of age.
    Posting ID: 551799072Posted: 2020-08-07