1200 60th Street Southeast, Kentwood, MI

*Position Title | Explore & Grow Toddler Caregiver
*Job Description

Responsible to: Explore & Grow Director

Working Relationships: Explore & Grow Team

Scope of Position: The primary function of the Caregiver is to help the Lead Caregiver in the supervision and activities of the toddlers in the classroom.

Time Commitment: Full time

Typical Duties:

  • Assist the Lead Caregiver in supervision and activities of the children in the classroom. (Must always know the number of toddlers in the class at all times.)
  • Help the Lead Caregiver to prepare materials and observe individual toddlers. The Assistant Caregivers duties each day will at the discretion of the Lead Caregiver.
  • Interact with Toddlers in an area different than the Lead Caregiver to help guide and interact in their play in all areas of the center (classroom, gym, and playground).
  • Assist in creating a safe, nurturing and positive learning environment
  • Follow all Safe Sleep Guidelines
  • Help set up and clean up for various activities and handle final cleanup at the end of the day
  • Assist with feedings and cleaning up afterwards
  • Responsible for assisting in playground supervision
  • Keep room neat, clean and safe (following all sanitization rules)
  • Responsible for diapering and changing of toddlers clothes when necessary
  • Maintain clear records (including accurate electronic daily sheets for each toddler)
  • Work cooperatively with staff and parents. Greet and engage in positive interactions with parents, children and other guests.
  • Abide by procedure set forth in the Explore & Grow handbook, KCC Staff Handbook, the Licensing Handbook and The Center Procedure Manual. Advise teacher when supplies need replacing or when toys or equipment need repairs.
  • Obtain 24 professional development hours annually, including First Aid/CPR, Safe Sleep, Blood Borne Pathogens, Cultural Competency and other required age appropriate training.
  • All other duties assigned by Lead Caregiver and/or the Director.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a love and willingness to serve children and their families.
  • Work with team to ensure a well-rounded program that both Reach-Out to lost children and Raise-Up children to be fully devoted followers of Christ.
  • Must be 18 .
  • Minimum educational requirement for the Assistant Teacher Position set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Childcare Licensing.
  • Previous Child Care Experience
  • CPR training, Blood Borne Training Annually
  • State required training and professional development
  • Participate in KCC’s new Real Life Discipleship Journey.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit Kentwood Community Church from assigning other work as needed.

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