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Child Care Attendant (Winter Seasonal) – PART TIME

Job Category: Ski School & Childcare
Requisition number: CHILD002371
Posted: 27 December 2022
Schedule: Part-time
Rate: $14 USD per hour
Purgatory Resort
Durango, CO 81301, USA

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tag children and their belongings with their name and cubby number, quickly and efficiently.
  • Greet parents with information about the program. Be a good listener, inviting parent’s questions, concerns and data about the child.
  • Record any food allergies, medical needs, etc on a daily chart.
  • Organize and lead indoor and outdoor activities to include: structured activities in the morning and afternoon. Assisting with games, arts and crafts, song and story time. Ensure enjoyable and safe activities for outdoor playtime.
  • Dress children in proper snow attire for outdoor time.
  • Consider each child’s interests and needs. Pay attention to those children who feel stress during process of preparing for outside snow play.
  • Arrange for potty patrol whenever necessary or as instructed.
  • Prepare the facility for lunch after children leave for snow play or ski lesson; refer to the child information board for children with special dietary needs; serve lunch; sit at the table with children during meals and snacks; clean up afterwards.
  • Prepare for quiet time with mat set up.
  • Clean the facility throughout the day.
  • Notify the supervisor of any concerns for the child’s welfare.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Document and punch in/out on a time-clock and time card.
  • Arrive on time on scheduled days.
  • Wear clean and appropriate uniform.
  • Attend clinics to become familiar with child development.
    Be in attendance during the busy times, i.e. Christmas and Spring Breaks, acknowledging no vacations will be guaranteed at these times.
  • Responsible for the end of the day clean up of the facility, including cleaning the bathroom, taking out the trash and vacuuming.
  • Practice safety awareness as outlined in the Childcare Policies and Procedures manual.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must enjoy and have a good understanding of the needs of infants/toddlers. Understanding the daily process and demonstrates creativity and imagination with participants. Portray good judgment and problem solving skills. You must display a great deal of patience.

Education or Formal Training: A high school degree or GED certificate is encouraged. A college degree with completion of early childhood development course work is preferred. Maintain current CPR and first aid or the ability to obtain CPR and First Aid before starting work. Special circumstances: High school and college applicants are accepted with a manager’s approval.

Requirements: Ability to go through criminal, fingerprint based and abuse and neglect background checks.

Experience: Previous childcare or parental experience encouraged.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED

Cleaning supplies, kitchen appliances, diapers, and toys are common equipment.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

75% of the workday is spent indoors in a child care setting. 25% of the time is spent outdoors (when  snow-play is available) in cold and snow. Indoors, 10% of the time is spent sitting, 55% walking and  35% standing. 

Frequently lifting/carrying children (and belongings) weighing up to 75 pounds. Occasionally  pushing/pulling objects up to 25 pounds. Occasionally operate controls (household appliances etc.).  Frequently stooping, kneeling, reaching, crouching, crawling, and handling objects. Occasionally  balancing or standing on unlevel ground outside. Much time is spent constantly engaging with  participants in ordinary conversation. Field of vision is necessary. Occasionally use color vision. 

Occasional fumes, dusts, mists. Constant odors and poor ventilation. Potential hazards include  mechanical, electrical, burns, kicking and biting children (exposure to blood, viruses, and bacteria).  This is a non-skiing position.

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