• Daycare Assistant

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-103790
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Administrative
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Provides childcare in a variety of programs, supervises activities in classroom and in outdoor play areas, diapers children, implements the scheduled daily program, and assists the teachers in a variety of ways.

    Responsibilities

    • Helps to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and protects each from physical or emotional harm. This includes performing all tasks with an appropriate level of confidentiality.
    • Provides an environment where everyone can have a positive experience throughout the day.
    • Treats all children, families, and staff members with dignity and respect, and allow for individual differences.
    • Follows a curriculum based on developmentally appropriate practices that helps each child reach his/her fullest potential in all areas of development.
    • Supervises and interacts with children at all times; mealtimes, rest periods, diapering/restroom times, playtimes, and activity times.
    • Provides care for young children and infants, including changing diapers, feeding, and comforting.
    • Knows all health and emergency policies of the program and is ready to implement them if necessary.
    • Helps with general housekeeping tasks.
    • Shows initiative in the improvement of early childhood education, the program, and the curriculum by sharing ideas and participating in available trainings.
    • Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
    • Maintain an open, warm and very professional relationship with all families.
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

     

    • Ability to lift children from age birth to 4 for diapering (up to approximately 40 pounds)
    • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Knowledge of child cognitive, social, and skills development methods and techniques.
    • Knowledge of play, reading, and quiet-time activities for children.
    • Child supervision skills.
    • Ability to provide basic nutrition and hygiene services for infants and young children.
    • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.

    WORK/EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

     

    • At least 5 CXC subject passes or can substitute with a combination of education and experience
    • At least three years previous work experience in a child care field
    • Excellent interpersonal skills

     

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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