Youth & Family Services CDC Preschool Classroom Aid Full-Time in Rapid City, South Dakota

iEmployeribelieves in investing in its employees and encourages them to consider furthering their professional education! YFS will help employees obtain their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential when applicable.Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED required. Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) preferred or willing to obtain after hire or associate's degree in early childhood education or equivalency. Maintain current credentials and certifications. Punctuality, dependability, and flexibility. Experience working with children. Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Ability to communicate and cooperate with children, other staff, and parents effectively and tactfully. Maintain a working knowledge of the needs of the family child care providers and children and the ability to be responsive to those needs. Minimum of 21 years of age (BFOQ) and have a good driving record. Personal vehicle with current liability insurance and a valid drivers license required. Transport children as assigned and be willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with performance standards, and the Substance Abuse/ Misuse Policy for Safety Sensitive Positions and Employees Driving Children. May be required, now or in the future, to submit to a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and acquire a Commercial Driver License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement. Must meet SD Child Care Licensing Regulations and Employeridriving record criteria.Essential Functions: Comply with and implement all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Maintain a working relationship with other classroom and/or support staff and with the public. Assist teacher in all aspects of the classroom operation including carrying out lesson plans, field trips, and daily activities. Create, support, and maintain a healthy, safe, learning environment conducive to each child's intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and aesthetic development. Actively teach, model, and engage children in play and learning in classroom. Establish and maintain a positive and trusting relationship with children and their families. Maintain accurate records for each child, data entry, and completion of appropriate documents and referrals as needed in a timely manner. Actively supervise and engage children at all times to ensure child safety. Follow YFS Discipline Policy and Behavior Management Guidelines. Maintain confidentiality as it relates to information about children, families, and other staff members. Assist in all assigned grant activities including, but not limited to, in-kind and United Way. Direct substitutes and volunteers to carry out daily operations. Assist in the process of classroom coverage. Punctuality is critical. Must learn and execute emergency preparedness plan and be responsive to emergencies that may arise. Work with children and their families to support development toward school readiness.Additional Functions: Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor. Assist in recruitment of children, families, and volunteers for program services. Model appropriate behavior while working with other staff, children, and families. Support all program activities and services of YFS, including Kids Fair, Parent Association and Policy Council, evening child care, and other event nights. Act in accordance with YFS' purpose, philosophy, values, goals, policies, and procedures. Perform additional duties as requested by supervisor.Environmental Functions: Perform duties in a controlled office or classroom environment; participate in activities with children as appropriate. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to carry children with both arms. Ability to move within the classroom and playground and on the bus. Ability to move from sitting or kneeling on floor to standing. Ability to kneel and bend.Work Schedule: Work Days: Monday through Friday; 6:45-10