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Teacher Assistant Floater FT CDC - Rapid City
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Youth & Family Services (YFS)
Rapid City
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Organization: Youth & Family Services (YFS)

Department: Child Development Center (CDC)                  

Position: Teacher Assistant Floater

Status: Full-Time

Reports to: CDC Site Coordinator

Location: E. Adams North-FLOATER 7, Rapid City, SD 

Work Schedule: Hours/Week: 32.5

Work Days: Monday through Friday Hours: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm Work schedule may vary dependent upon program needs. 

Non-smoking work environment.

Wage DOEQ.   E.O.E.

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. Support all program activities and services of YFS, including Kids Fair, Parent Association and Policy Council, evening child care and other event nights. Assist in recruitment of children, families and volunteers for program services. Model appropriate behavior while working with other staff, children and families. Act in accordance with YFS' purpose, philosophy, values, goals, policies and procedures. May be required, now or in the future, to submit to a Department of Transport (DOT) physical and acquire a commercial driver license (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement and be willing to submit to random drug testing as required by the DOT. 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. 

Benefits: YFS strives to provide our employees with the best benefits we can. Medical, dental, vision, long-term disability & life insurance, holidays, vacation, sick leave, 401K, retirement/ pension, employee discount/ respective local businesses, and other.


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. Must meet SD Child Care Licensing Regulations. Minimum of 21 years of age (BFOQ) and have a good driving record. Personal vehicle with current liability insurance and a valid driver’s license required. Must meet YFS driving record criteria. 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 & Employees Driving Children. Maintain current credentials and certifications. Experience working with children. Ability to communicate and cooperate with children, other staff and parents effectively and tactfully. Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Maintain a working knowledge of the needs of the family child care providers and children and the ability to be responsive to those needs. Punctuality, dependability and flexibility.


How to Apply: For consideration, an application for employment and detailed resume with cover letter must be submitted to the YFS Human Resource Department.  Application may be downloaded at: http://www.youthandfamilyservices.org/careers/.  Please note that resume only will not be accepted. 

How to Submit Application:

By email: yfshr@youthandfamilyservices.org 

In person or by mail: Youth & Family Services, 1920 N. Plaza Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57702

Other location: One Stop Career Center