Child Care Aide

Pillsbury United Communities
 Minneapolis, MN

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

We are community builders co-creating enduring change toward a just society where every person has personal, social, and economic power. Our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, social enterprises, and partnerships connects individuals and their families across the region.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The primary objective of this position is to provide support for the child care center in order to provide a warm and friendly environment that maximizes opportunities for developmental growth and provides the best possible care.

Primary Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Strategy and Thought Leadership

  • Assist in maintaining a safe, stimulating, and nurturing learning environment to provide all children with a positive experience
  • Suggest new ideas and ways to better serve all families

Operations and Outcomes

  • Assist in daily cleaning responsibilities; i.e. clean and disinfect toys and tables
  • Instruct children in proper use of materials
  • Assist with meal times, toileting and diaper changes
  • Observe and supervise children during free play activities, meal time, and nap time
  • Assist children in resolving conflicts to meet the developmental needs of children
  • Assist teacher in implementing daily lesson plans, material preparation and clean up for/from activities
  • Assist and guide children in completing activities and projects
  • Assist with indoor and outdoor activities

People and Community Development

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Nurture internal & external relationships

Financial Management

  • Use resources wisely
  • Record time/expenses accurately

Required Skills/Experience

  • Ability to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Experience working with children preferred
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds frequently
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Skilled communicator and team player
  • Knowledge of child development from six weeks to six years.
  • Knowledge of health and safety precautions, sanitation/cleaning techniques, and emergency response.
  • Skills in managing and guiding children’s behavior.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population, parents, children, and other professionals.
  • Knowledge of first aide/CPR desired.
  • Ability to work respectfully and communicate effectively with different cultures, groups, and languages.

Desired Attributes

  • Passion for what’s possible
  • Clear sense of personal purpose
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Skilled communicator and motivator

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pillsbury United Communities is intentional about its responsibility of maintaining an equitable environment that is inclusive and welcoming. We hire, support, and promote talented individuals using a process that is fair and equitable to all that apply. We believe differences such as age, race, culture, ability, and sexual orientation are valuable and an asset to our organization, and employees are protected from reprisal.

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