Child Programmer Assistant Job Description
Job Title: Child Programmer Assistant
Reports To: Family Literacy Manager
This position is responsible, under the direction of the Manager to assist with the planning, development and implementation of the preschool portion (birth to age 6) portion of the Get Set Learn program at the Waterloo Christian Reformed Church. This position deals with the children in- a- hands on manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
(Other duties may be assigned)
To assist with the planning and provision of a program this meets the needs of children from birth to 6 years of age through:
A safe, emotionally supportive and nurturing environment,
A physical set up that encourages active exploration,
Activities/interactions that encourage language acquisition,
routines with some structure
To work with parents/caregivers and other staff in helping children foster independence
To identify children with special needs, consulting with parent/caregiver and the GSL Facilitator and other involved staff on how to best serve that family.
Act as a resource for families, providing resource materials where possible and information when needed
Assist in the referral and linking to other supports as appropriate
Responsible for the safety of all the children present in the program.
Maintains all records of the participants and their children. Ensures all necessary paperwork is properly and timely completed.
Ensure all Health & Safety guidelines are followed.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Must be able to multi task to ensure the safety of all the children under their direct supervision, within the program guidelines.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
First Aid and CPR preferred.
Recent acceptable vulnerable sector check
Education and/or Experience
1-3 years’ experience working in programs with children from birth to age 6, preferably in a community setting.
Experience working with marginalized families
Must be able speak English fluently.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Due to the nature of the position’s one on one and group interaction with the children birth to 6, the physical demands of this position involve:
sitting at child’s level and bending to child’s level for much of the 2 hour program
the nature of the classroom and the activities provided involves the incumbent to be able to alternate between sitting and standing
participating in circle time for 20 minutes by sitting on floor or low chair, also involving active arm movement and body movements such as twirling.
occasional requirement to monitor the children’s activities out of doors for 1 hour increments
lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally, although up to 20lbs more regularly and usual
responding and monitoring the classroom room and moving around the room quickly to diffuse situations that could potentially cause harm or disruption of the program.
The time for performing the job responsibilities, directly with children, would be for 2 hours, 2 times per week.
As part of the team nature of the job the Child Programmer Assistant will also be expected to assist with the preparation, set up and take down of the classroom and learning centres involving:
daily scrubbing, moving of room equipment (mainly child tables and chairs) and program supplies
set up and take down of literacy kits and supplies
wiping down of toys as needed
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. If possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Waterloo Christian Reformed Church (209 Bearinger Road)
Program dates: Monday, April 13-Monday, June 8, 2015 (16 classes, 9 weeks, allowing for no class on Victoria Day, May 18, 2015)
Program hours: 10:00-12:00 pm
Staff hours: 9:30 am- 12:30 pm
Program runs Mondays and Tuesday mornings for nine weeks. (16 classes)
This is a part time, 10- week fee for service contract beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Contract amount: $ 650.00
Family Literacy Manager
Project READ Literacy Network