Early Childhood Program Projects Coordinator
Childcare Rate: $16.90/hour
Hours and Locations:
Colfax K-8 - 2:51 to 6:00 p.m.
Experience with student supervision, parent interactions, curriculum implementation, lesson planning, and best practices preferred.
Must be able to work afterschool care hours and be onsite prior to school dismissal without conflicting with primary job responsibilities or work hours.
Must be trained in First Aid/CPR and Childcare Health and Safety Basics or be willing to receive training to attain these certifications no later than 30 days after initial hire.
City of Pittsburgh Residency Required
Essential Job Functions
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise all children enrolled in After-School Care Program.
Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times.
Interact with the children at all times
Develop activities and lesson plans that reflect PPSs curricula & educational standards.
Oversee homework time, snack time, and planned activities.
Set up activities and materials before each day's program and clean up before leaving each day.
Check to make sure that homework is done and help children keep track of their belongings.
Participate in dismissal procedures at the end of program day to ensure that each child leaves with the appropriate adult.
Greet parents and children with salutations and smiles.
Work cooperatively with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere.
Communicate regularly with the Special Projects Coordinator or After-School Care Program Coordinator.
Handle student discipline fairly with firmness and understanding.
Report in writing any injuries or illnesses to the Program Coordinator.
Be familiar with all PPS policies and procedures.
Help with the general housekeeping tasks to maintain a neat and organized classroom/school.
Maintains a professional attitude and loyalty to PPS at all times.
Treats all children with dignity and respect.
Perform additional program duties as needed.
Cleans work areas (e.g. classroom, storage, work tables, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining an orderly environment.
Coordinates program activities (e.g. games, art, music, homework, etc.) for the purpose of addressing the individual and/or group needs of children.
Evaluates situations (e.g. disciplinary problems, hazardous conditions, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Interacts with children in various activities (e.g. snack time, group or individual play, Homework Place, etc.) for the purpose of providing for a safe and positive learning environment.
Maintains various records and files (e.g. daily sign in/out log, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, meeting operational requirements and ensuring accurate documentation as required.
Participates in various meetings (e.g. staff development, staff meetings, etc.) for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving one's skill/knowledge.
Sets up after-school center (e.g. opens/ closes center, games, art projects, etc.) for the purpose of providing for adequate preparation for activities.
Administers first aid to children as may be required for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
Additional Job Information
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment used in an after school program; administering first aid; adhering to safety practices; basic use of the computer (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: age appropriate activities; stages/needs of child development; safety practices and procedures.
ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; meeting and working tactfully with students, staff and parents.
RESPONSIBILITY is required to work under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions.