Employment Opportunities

Floater

This position is currently open.
Public?: 
Public
Division: 
Building Blocks
Reports To: 
Director
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Location: 
Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801
 
General Description
The Floater carries on his/ her duties under the direction of the Teacher or Master Teacher and is responsible of the Director of the Center, Program Assistant, Master Teacher and Teacher. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for the care and safety of the children.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and a flexible, positive approach to his/her job.
  • Maintain prompt hours and notify the Director in the event of illness.
  • Maintain appropriate records and fully understand confidentiality.
  • Participate in achieving the objectives of the Center.
  • Understands and applies the philosophy of the Childcare Center.
  • Assist with childcare functions geared towards the enrichment of child, parent, and staff interrelations and program planning and development.
  • Works together with other teachers to from a strong team.
  • Help with the general care and cleanliness of equipment and materials of the Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities regarding Children:
The Floater welcomes the children and makes them feel "at home" in the Center.
  • Most important responsibility is the care, safety, and well-being of all children in the center.
  • Be Flexible!  Helps in the classroom, gives teachers their breaks.
  • Cleans areas as needed, including the bathrooms.
  • Promote good nutritional habits and sees that there is a calm atmosphere for lunch, snacks and nap time.
  • Provides a model of good social conduct.
  • In the event that a child seems unwell, it is the Floater’s responsibility to see that steps are taken to protect the health of the child and the other children in consultation with the Director, Master Teacher, or Teacher.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities regarding Administration
  • Attends staff meetings and required trainings as scheduled.
  • Makes suggestions regarding purchasing of equipment and materials, etc., in consultation with the Director, Master Teacher, or Teacher.
  • Has a responsibility to communicate with the Director concerns regarding any problem that cannot be resolved and is leading to a confliction situation.
  • Provides written records of monthly programming  in a timely manner as required by the director per the necessary deadlines.
  • If child abuse is suspected, you are required by law to report the incident. You are required to cooperate fully in the investigation of any allegation.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Working toward High School Diploma or GED*Must have completed 1o'h grade.
  • Prior experience of working with infants and young children in a center setting.
  • Must take appropriate child development courses to meet state requirements.
  • Valid OK Driver's  License
  • Must be willing to obtain CDA certification.
  • Must have adequate transportation
  • Must be able to stoop, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to speak to children at the child's eye level, to play with children, and to pick up toys/equipment off the floor.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and hold children:
    • Infant and Toddler Teachers:  up to 36 pounds
    • Two-Year Old Teachers:  up to 50 pounds
    • Preschool Teachers:  up to 70 pounds
  • Must attend staff meetings as well as parents meetings when required.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check.
  • Native American Preference / EOE / Drug Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
2 weeks 6 days ago