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Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is accepting applications for Early Care and Education Cook Assistant / Teacher Assistant.

Qualifications: 18 years old; complete national criminal history background check; HS Diploma; Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)-preferred; WorkKeys credential-preferred; maintain current CACFP training; strong math skills; maintain current CPR/FA certificate.

Additional Qualifications: able to engage with children on the floor and playground; able to perform essential functions related to care of young children; physical stamina to stand for long periods of time; lift minimum of 30 lbs.

Submit letter of application, resume, educational background, and other appropriate information to

CKTC
Human Resources
PO Box 190
Fort Cobb, OK  73038

Applications accepted until a suitable applicant is found.  CKTC is an EOE employer.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

Position:

Early Care & Education Cook Assistant / Teacher Assistant

Primary Function:

To distribute meals and snacks in a nutritional and attractive manner.  Ensure kitchen is operational and in compliance with various accreditation codes.    Perform duties related to the care and well-being of children birth to 12 years in the child development center.

Responsible to:

Early Care & Education Director/Assistant Director

Minimum Qualifications:

Maintain current CACFP training (or be willing to train); strong math skills for figuring measurements with CACFP; ability to think logically, follow instructions, handle responsibilities, demonstrate emotional maturity and stability; maintain a current CPR/FA certificate; 18 years of age; complete a national criminal history background check; High school diploma; Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) – preferred; WorkKeys credential – preferred

Skillset:

Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time; lift a minimum of 30 pounds; ability to communicate in a mature manner with correct grammar with children and adults; exercise tact, discretion, and good judgment
Able to actively engage with young children on the floor and playground.
Ability to perform essential job functions related to care and well-being of young children.
Recognize and act to correct hazards to physical safety, both indoors and outdoors.
Work with children without recourse to physical punishment, mistreatment, or child abuse.
Demonstrate good judgment as evidenced by prudent and responsible behavior that reasonably ensures the health and safety of children in care.

Responsibilities:

 

General:

Keep unauthorized person(s) out of the kitchen.

 

To interact with the children and encourage involvement in learning activities.

 

Report any equipment service, damage, or repair to the Assistant Director.

 

To attend staff and other required meetings.

 

Shall acquire 20 hours annually of professional training.

 

Shall abide by the policies of the Employee Manual and the Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Care Centers of Oklahoma.

 

Maintain good communications and work cooperatively with all co-workers and administrative staff.

 

Perform various other duties assigned by the supervisor within the physical constraints of the position.

 

 

Essential:

Ensure that daily operations are completed.  Such as:  washing dishes, trays, utensils, glasses, cookware, cooking surfaces, counter tops, and floors.

 

Preparation and distribution of breakfast, lunch, and snack each day at scheduled times.

 

Maintain the food storage areas in a neat and organized manner.

 

Assist in maintaining CACFP paperwork, menu planning, and milk inventory.

 

Checking in delivered food items and ensure proper storage.

 

To prepare a warm, safe, orderly, clean and appealing environment in which children can grow and explore and learn.

 

Implement daily lessons.

 

To establish and maintain good communications with parents through daily contact.

 

To observe, record and report significant individual and group behavior.

 

To use appropriate, consistent and positive discipline.

 

To keep toys and equipment clean and in good condition.

 

Maintain a clean, neat room, cabinets, and closets at all times.

 

 

Employment Status and Terms:

(LENGTH OF CONTRACT/STAFF CLASSIFICATION/EMPLOYEE STATUS)
12  months         /         Classified                /       Annual  -  non-exempt

Evaluation:

Performance appraisal conducted annually.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands include stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds, finger dexterity, feeling, near & far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, naturally or with correction, isolation, close areas, and good eye-hand coordination or with suitable accommodations.
Be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  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 exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.