Supplemental Child Care Assistant - Henderson

  • Henderson, KY
  • Deaconess Henderson Hospital
  • Child Care Center
  • Supplemental - As Needed
  • Service/Trade
  • Scheduled Weekday: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Start Time: Varies
  • Shift End Time: Varies
  • Weekend Shift Assignments: None
  • Holiday Shift Assignments: None
  • Position Eligible Incentives: None
  • Req #: 19406
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We are looking for compassionate, caring people to join our talented staff of health care professionals as we continue to grow to be the preferred, regional health care partner in our community.

Job Overview

The Deaconess Supplemental Staff (DSS) teacher assistant is a substitute who supports the classroom teacher in providing care and education of an assigned group of children.  In that role, they are responsible for helping with the implementation of lesson plansassisting with the supervision of children, and on occasion the communication with parents; working together to provide a healthy and safe environment for children that encourages social emotional, physical, cognitive and language development based on the Reggio Approach.  In addition, the DSS may also be responsible for assisting in the kitchen or helping in an administrative position, such as answering the phone, typing, etc.

This position is supplemental/working as needed.  Hours may vary.

Job Duties include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Works with classroom teacher to establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment
    • Promotes healthy eating practices
    • Maintains a safe environment
    • Sanitizes toys, tables, cribs and cots daily
    • Helps maintain an orderly learning environment
    • Supervises children at all times
    • Administers first aid as needed
    • Follows state guidelines regarding diaper changing and hand washing procedures
  • Works with classroom teacher to advance physical and intellectual competence
    • Uses equipment and materials for indoor and outdoor play that promote children’s physical, cognitive and language development
    • Involves children in planning and implementing learning activities by listening to children’s interests and providing materials and time to develop projects
    • Helps implement experiences that promote language and literacy development
    • Helps implement activities that promote the acquisition of number concepts
    • Facilitates meaningful conversations
    • Encourages creative expression
    • Uses open-ended questions
  • Works with classroom teacher to support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
    • Helps with implementation of hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem
    • Helps with implementation of hands-on activities that promote social skills
    • Helps with implementation of experiences that raise awareness of cultural diversity
    • Uses and promotes positive guidance techniques
    • Assists with a wide variety of creative and expressive activities
    • Communicates with children at their developmental level
    • Encourages children to be independent
  • To establish positive and productive relationships with families
    • Encourages parents to participate in the program
    • Shares pertinent information about child’s day with parents and teachers
  • To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs
    • Prepares program supplies and materials before implementing activities
    • Helps maintain records and reports
    • Implements the planned educational experiences by providing materials and activities which foster social skills and encourage children to think, problem solve, question and experiment
  • To maintain a commitment to professionalism
    • Promotes the center’s philosophy and educational objectives
    • Follows the center’s and NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct
    • Engages in ongoing staff development to improve personal and professional skills
    • Supports the professional growth and development of colleagues by sharing materials and information and providing helpful feedback and encouragement
    • Attends staff meetings, workshops, and in-service training provided by the center
    • Completes required Web-In-service assignments
    • Works collaboratively with co-workers
  • To help cook prepare and serve food according to the State Board of Health regulations
    • Assists in daily breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack preparation
    • Helps with the calculation of correct number of meals needed for the day
    • Helps serve correct portions according to state guidelines
    • Delivers food to classrooms
    • Ensures food carts are equipped with correct number of serving utensils
    • Maintains correct food temperatures
    • Uses correct hand washing and sanitizing procedures
    • Writes daily menu on dry erase board by 7:00 am if head or assistant cook is absent
  • To help maintain food supplies on a weekly basis
    • Helps with checking and rotating stock
    • Informs manager of any problems with food distribution
    • Helps stock shelves when food orders arrive
  • To clean and maintain the kitchen and staff lounge
    • Helps clean and sanitize all kitchen surface areas and equipment
    • Scrapes and rinses all dirty dishes
    • Helps with ordering cleaning supplies as needed
    • Places clean dishes in cabinets
    • Tests sanitizing solution with chlorine test strips
    • Cleans and sanitizes tables, microwave, refrigerator and dish shelves in staff lounge
  • Sets the tone for families, staff and visitors
    • Warmly greets families, staff, volunteers and visitors upon arrival and departure
    • Keeps lobby clean and neat
    • Ensures the fish are fed daily
  • Provides general office duties
    • Answers phone calls
    • Sorts and delivers mail
    • Makes necessary copies and distributes
    • Assists with special events as needed
  • Helps maintain center supplies
    • Checks general supplies and determines weekly needs
    • Orders weekly supplies
    • Restocks supplies when order arrives


What You Will Need

  • High school diploma or GED required, some college a plus.   
  • Must acquire 20 hours of professional development annually.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification and NAEYC Membership preferred.

Why Choose Deaconess?

Deaconess is one of the largest, local employers in the tristate area and is consistently recognized as a leader in healthcare at the state and national levels. Compassion for patients and dedication to the community are core values of Deaconess and have been since our founding in 1892. Throughout the Health System, we offer work environments that support professional development and personal success. Come join us and find a CAREER you can love.


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