Job Description The Boys & Girls Clubs Child Development Center is seeking a FULL-TIME Program Aide Floater/Driver to ensure the safe coordination of activities provided within the Boys & Girls Clubs five core program areas for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old according to the required childcare licensing standards. Efforts will result in quality childcare with high energy and activity level that is positive and inviting to all families. This position may also be required to work with all ages to meet the ratio needs of the child development center.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: • Assist with workshops, activities, and events under the direction of the Senior Instructor or Supervisor • Observe BGC policies and procedures at all times • Adhere to all CDC guidelines and expectations as written in BGC Employee Handbook, BGC Policy and Procedure Manual, and MOA Licensing Code • Supervise children according to licensing standards • Assist staff with maintaining MOA ratio requirements; this may require moving from classroom to classroom and working with different ages • Assist with program planning and development as directed by Lead Teacher and Program Manager • Use positive behavior support with children consistently • Complete and turn-in well written incident reports to the Program Manager by the end schedule shift • Maintain assigned classroom neatly and safely and assist in upkeep of child care area utilizing appropriate forms and checklists • Serve meals and snacks according to CACFP guidelines and regulations • Follow and maintain all required CACFP record keeping guidelines and procedures • Maintain positive relations with supervisor, co-workers, volunteers and parents • Administer first aid as stipulated in child care licensing and certification standards • Identify high needs youth (e.g., those at risk for abuse, neglect, gang involvement, substance abuse, depression, suicide), and report to supervisor for follow-up/profiling, or mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse • Punctual and reliable attendance • Assist in implementing all licensed child care and BGC programs as needed or as assigned by supervisor or other manager • Attend a minimum of 4 CACFP mandatory trainings per calendar year • Attend a minimum of 20 hours of training annually and/or any additional training deemed necessary by your supervisor. Training must pertain to childcare and/or be approved by MOA licensing and Boys & Girls Clubs • Ensure a productive work environment by participating in required staff meetings • Accurately record hours worked and complete timesheets by required payroll deadline • Demonstrate flexibility to changing priorities and assume additional duties as required.
DRIVING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Operate passenger vans or passenger buses to transport children, which requires in some cases ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s license, and in all cases adherence to applicable state transportation and federal commercial motor vehicle safety regulations and Boys & Girls Clubs transportation policies/procedures, participation in drug and alcohol screening program, and responsibility for daily and week vehicle safety inspections and mileage readings
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. • High School diploma or graduation equivalency degree (GED); three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of training and experience • Basic understanding of child development, generally acquired through a minimum of 6 months' experience tutoring, mentoring, or supervising children. • Good oral and written communication skills • Above average problem solving skills • Current First Aid and CPR certification • At least 18 years of age • Ability to relate to young children and to maintain good relations with peers • Enthusiasm and flexibility • Punctual and reliable attendance • Ability to pass background and fingerprint clearance • Complete yearly heath questionnaire
DRIVING QUALIFICATIONS • Must be 21 years of age or older. • Current Alaska driver’s license and proof of personal automobile insurance. • Good driving record and three years driving experience. • Must pass Dept. of Transportation medical exam, and pre-employment drug screen. • Ability to obtain Commercial Driver's License as necessary.
If you meet these qualifications, please apply. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.
This is a regular, full-time position, 40hrs/wk, $10.75/hr DOE/Q with a competitive benefits package.
Position is open until filled by a qualified candidate.
About Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Boys & Girls Clubs provide safe facility-based recreation and social development programs for children and youth ages 7 through 18. Club programs are designed to meet the strengths, interests, and needs of young people to foster academic success, leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Boys & Girls Club Child Development Center also offers an enrichment program that provides a safe, healthy, nurturing, and responsive childcare setting for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. With a special emphasis on a variety of educational opportunities that reflect a child’s individual and group needs. Focus is placed on those activities that develop self-confidence, self-expression, positive social interactions, and self-reliance. Staff members are trained in early childhood development and offer the children support, encouragement, and consistency.