Floater Part-Time

This position is currently open.

Division: 

Building Blocks

Reports To: 

Building Blocks Child Development Center Director

Type of Position: 

Regular Part Time

Location: 

AST Building Blocks III / 16051 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026

The Floater carries on their duties under the direction of the Teacher or Master Teacher and is responsible to the Director of the Center.         

Responsibility:

• Responsible for the care and safety of the children.
 
• Maintain a professional attitude and a flexible, positive approach to their 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 Building Blocks CDC.
 
• Assist with child care functions geared towards the enrichment of child, parent and staff interrelations and program planning and development.
 
• Works together with other teachers to form a strong team.
 
• Be able to follow teacher’s break schedules from class to class.
 
• Be able to give oral and written reports to teachers upon his/her return.
 
• Helps with the general care and cleanliness of not only equipment and materials but all areas of the Center including bathrooms, floors and rugs.
 
• 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 and able to work with all ages of children.
 
• Observe children that are assigned to your care. Give parents the written daily report of child’s activities and behaviors if you in care of the child at the time of pick up.
 
• As needed, follow the program/lesson plan of activities for assigned group with attention to: individual development, emotional, physical, psychological and social needs of each child; and ensures respect for individual initiative, and the safety and health of the children.
 
• Help 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.
 
• Has a responsibility to communicate with the Master Teacher or Teacher any concerns arising from a child's difficulty in coping with the program and to work with the Director towards a solution.
 
• In the event that a child seems unwell, it is the Floaters responsibility to see that steps are taken to protect the health of the child and the other children in consultation with the Director, Program Assistant, Master Teacher, or Teacher.
 
• Other duties as assigned.
 
Responsibilities regarding Administration
 
• Attends staff meetings, parent meetings and trainings when required.
 
• Follow all policies and procedures of DHS, the Center and the Tribe.
 
• Has a responsibility to communicate with the Director concerns regarding any problem that cannot be resolved and is leading to a confliction situation.
 
• 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.
 
 
Qualification:
• Must be at least 16 years of age.

 

• Working toward High School Diploma or GED* (Must have completed 10th Grade.)

 

• Prior experience working with infants and young children in a center setting.

 

• Must take appropriate child development courses to meet state requirements.

 

• Valid OK Drivers License and reliable transportation.

 

• Must be willing to obtain CDA certification.

 

• Must be able to stoop, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to speak to children at 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 be able to pass criminal background check.

 

• Must be able to pass a drug screen.

 

Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Posted Date: 

1 year 3 weeks ago