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Position:                              Lead Caregiver                    

Supervisor:                         Senior Director of Academic Services     

Division:                              Tribal Academic & Human Services Administrator        

Department:                        Education

Responsibilities

Plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. This includes but is not limited to assisting children with self-care activities, indoor and outdoor learning activities, meal or snack time activities, and student transportation duties.

In general, a Lead Childcare Caregiver will maintain safe and stimulating surroundings for young children under the KTTT Tribal Education Child Care Program, this program typically reports to the Child Care Center Manager, in the absence of the Child Care Center manager the position will report to designated supervisor staff.

Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Create lesson plans and educational activities for students
  • Ensure that colleagues are following all applicable Minimum Standards and policies with regard to being a Caregiver
  • Must adhere to minimum safety requirements of the program
  • Must document all incident regarding child safety
  • Must comply with center policies and practices
  • Arrange activities for children and provide them with a chance to explore, learn, and grow in a positive environment.
  • Assist volunteers assigned to the same classroom.
  • Be responsible for housekeeping tasks to maintain the order of the child care.
  • Communicate regularly with parents through daily greetings, verbal and written comments on children’s daily charts (infant and toddler rooms), and annual parent conferences.
  • Deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, courteous, positive, and responsible, and serve as a role model for all district staff and students.
  • Demonstrate good judgment when planning for children’s safety and health.
  • Demonstrate insight into child and adult behavior.
  • Ensure each child receives individual attention.
  • Exhibit flexibility and a sense of humor.
  • Follow all rules, regulations, and policies of Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Child Care Program and follow directives from superiors.
  • Follow attendance policy as assigned by supervisor.
  • Follow policies and procedures for the operation of the child care center.
  • Help children with toileting or diapering needs. May involve lifting children up to 40lbs.
  • Maintain a developmentally appropriate environment for the children at all times.
  • Maintain cooperative and productive relationships with other center staff.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certificate.
  • Maintain the Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers established by the Texas Department of Family and Protective service (DFPS), and the standards set by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Child Care Program.
  • Observe and report any hazardous conditions of the building, grounds or equipment to supervisor.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities established by the state guidelines and provided by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Child Care Program.
  • Present a good role model to children with language use, both verbal and written.
  • Provide positive guidance to help children develop the ability to be self-disciplined.
  • Respond to and interact with children in their play environments and at the child’s eye level.
  • Responsible for documenting incidents or health concerns with the Program Manager.
  • Share the responsibility for the arrangement and maintenance of the room and equipment.
  • Supervise the children at all times. Observe and monitor groups of children indoors and outdoors year round, assuring their health and safety.
  • Treat conversations and information with confidentiality regarding children, parents and other staff.
  • Understand Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
  • Understand growth and development of assigned age group.
  • Use portfolio system as the primary means of gathering and organizing developmental data on child’s growth.
  • Utilize time well and is organized.
  • Work as a member of a team to ensure continuity of curriculum and high standard of quality in all classrooms in the center.
  • Perform such other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.

Education/experience requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma with 3 or more years experience in Child Care or related field or Working towards a Child Development Associate (CDA) with 3 years of experience in Child Care or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree from accredited university or 60 college hours leading to a degree in Early Childhood Education

Native American preference is observed:

KTTT recognizes preference for KTTT tribal members and qualified Native American tribal members including preferential treatment in recruitment, hiring, promotions, layoffs and reductions in force so long as they meet minimum job qualifications.

To apply for this job email your details to HR@ktttribe.org