Childcare Assistant DirectorHills & Dales, Dubuque, IA
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Hills & Dales, a not-for-profit human services organization provides services to children and young adults with severe and profound mental and physical disabilities. It has always been the primary focus to serve people with significant medical needs. Hills & Dales values a quality of life that enhances dignity, upholds rights and encourages choices by the individual.
"It is our work, guided by our mission of building meaningful lives to serve our stakeholders; including residents and clients, their families, employees and society at large. We strive to make a positive difference in the quality of life of each individual we support."
Marilyn Althoff, Chief Executive Officer
Works closely with regulatory agencies at the local, county, state, and federal level to ensure the childcare center meets all licensing standards and regulatory requirements.
Assist with the weekly scheduling for the children.
Substitute in classrooms as needed.
Assist in the oversight of enrollment of children into the center assuring physicals and immunization reports are up to date.
Responsible for communicating with the enrolled children’s parents/guardians in an effort to provide high quality, value-added programs, and services.
Responsible for generating weekly invoices to parents and submitting bi-weekly billing for families qualifying for Iowa’s childcare assistance program using approved software programs, and assures payment of fees and services is timely and up to date.
Participate and assist in planning center meetings, events and training sessions. Ensure that all staff are performing all duties and responsibilities outlined in their job descriptions and interaction and communicate respectfully with children, families, and colleges.
Conduct regular observations of classroom teaching teams and collaborate with teams and Director to develop action plans.
Under the guidance of the Director, evaluate classroom curriculum and environment to ensure that it meets guidelines.
Supports the documentation process to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Under the guidance of the Director, enroll families as space is available and assist in orienting new families in the center by reviewing center policies, procedures, and philosophy.
Guide staff in assisting families with center transitions and ensure that new families understand classroom routines, procedures, and billing system.
Maintain children’s files. Conduct monthly audits of all child files, immunization records, and physical forms.
Bachelor’s or higher degree in early childhood, child development, or elementary education preferred; may consider an Associate’s degree in child development or bachelor’s degree in a child related field or a Child development associate (CDA) or one year diploma in child development from a community college or technical school; Bachelor’s degree in a non-child related field or Associate’s degree in a non-child related field or completion of at least two years of a four year degree.
Valid driver’s license.
Experience working in a childcare center or preschool setting preferred.
Must complete CPR, First Aid in the first three months of employment and 10 contact hours of child-related training annually.
Must be available to open or close the center on a daily basis as needed.
Must have the ability to use computers in the functions of the job and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and the ability to drive agency vehicles.
1-2 years experience in the supervision or management of employees.
The offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background check, child, and dependent adult abuse background check along with the successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical and drug screen. EOE
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Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
|Years of Experience||1-2 Years|