Child Care Professional – Toddler – Cedar Rapids Community School District – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Cedar Rapids Community School District

Position Type:
Child Care/Child Care Professional

Date Posted:



Collins Aerospace Day Academy

Date Available:

As arranged
Plan and supervise childcare activities as assigned by coordinator, director/supervisor.
Maintain all DHS guidelines.
Attend all staff meetings and trainings as required.
Develop and implement programming associated with early childhood development and social/emotional/behavioral skills to be delivered in a center setting.
Provide active communication and positive relationships with parents and community members.
Assist and collaborate with co-workers, directors, supervisors and coordinators on matters pertaining to early childhood and skill growth and health and development of the whole child.
Maintain appropriate records and protects the confidentiality of data.
Report to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.
Display a responsible attitude towards job and fellow workers.
Willing to work under adverse weather conditions.
May work a varied work day.
Capable of representing the District in a professional manner, which includes but is not limited to confidentiality, communication skills, and ability to present a professional personal image.

Ten (10) hours per day, 4 days per week: 40 hours per week

As arranged


Qualification: EDUCATION:
Prefer at least 12 credit hours in early childhood education or a current CDA credential.
Must have a current physical on file in Human Resources prior to the first day of employment.
Evidence of excellent health and condition as determined by a pre-employment physical examination including a TB test by a licensed physician at the time of initial employment and every three years thereafter.
Free of conviction by law of any state for mistreatment of a child or violence against a person or for lascivious acts with a child, child neglect, or child abuse.
Current certification in DHS approved Pediatric First Aid, Infant, Child and Adult CPR, and Universal Precautions.
Certification in Mandatory Reporter’s training for suspected child abuse.
Attain training from outside agencies each year.

Effective oral and written communication.
Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions.
Ability to problem solve independently and with others.
Ability to work independently.
Aptitude for detail.
Other duties as may be assigned.

To perform successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0-24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0-12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, tables, chairs, food trays, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus while supervising children and working with computers and written materials.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environments is not usually quiet. The position requires the commitment of the professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond the typical workday. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the center including in/at tables, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee may work with different ages and groups depending on the center needs. The employee will work in indoor and outdoors temperatures when supervising playground, when transporting children, and while on field trips.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The District does not discriminate on the basis of race creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact Executive Director of Human Resources at 319-558-2421.

Apply on line or contact the Work Force Center, 800 Seventh Street SE, P.O. Box 729, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406.

Required Education Level: GED
High School diploma

Required Skill Sets:
(All listed items are required to qualify for this position.)

Additional/Optional Skill Sets:
(All listed items are optional and not required to qualify for this position.)

Hiring Manager: Miranda Niemi
HR Staff: Brittany Carney

Salary: Hourly Benefit: Standard Employee Benefit
Salary Range: $11.41-$13.70

Name: Miranda Niemi
Title: Director Collins Aerospace Day Academy
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 319-295-4440