The employee must have or be able to obtain the following assessments, certifications and training.
· Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment and Medical Form BCC-4completed by a physician no more than 12 months prior to hire within 30 days of hire;
· Remaining Current on all required CCDF Health and Safety Training;
· Remaining Current on PBS (Positive Behavior Support), Conscious Discipline, and FLIP IT training.
In addition, the employee should have the following certification within 30 days of employment and continue to renew their certification in the time frame listed (if applicable):
· Current Infant and Child First Aid and CPR/AED Certification (every 2 years);
· Valid Food Handler Certification (within 30 days of hire and every 3 years thereafter);
· Comprehensive Background Screening, which will include a current Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) Screening in Missouri and any states in which the employee has lived in the past 5 years;
· ABC’s of Safe Sleep Training (every 3 years);
· Medical Form BCC-4 completed by a physician (every 3 years).
Additional licenses and training include:
· Minimum of 12 clock hours of child-care related training each year;
· Class E Driver’s License if required by position;
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Regularly use arms and hands to hold children or items, to move children or items from surfaces on one level to a higher or lower one, i.e. lifting children to a changing table;
· Arms to reach overhead to move items (occasionally);
· Regularly use hands and fingers to grip and to grasp, i.e. to to tie shoes, to hold writing utensils, and to put classroom objects away;
· Ability to lift up to 20 pounds regularly and to carry it 20 feet, and the ability to lift up to 35 pounds occasionally from a lower surface to a higher one, i.e. lifting a child to a changing table;
· Stand or be on feet for long periods of up to five (5) hours;
· Sit on floor for up to one (1) hr to assist children or for play activities;
· Kneel or squat for up to twenty (20) minutes to interact with children on eye level as well as to maintain order in classroom;
· Crawl as required by lesson plan (rarely);
· Climb 1 flight of stairs (regularly);
· Twist to maintain visibility of children;
· Navigate around the classroom and the Academy of Early Childhood Learning facilities;
· Walk or move quickly to redirect children or move them out of danger;
· Color Vision;
· Close up vision; and
· Distance vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This person may be exposed to:
· Household chemicals;
· Low noise to moderate noise, i.e. occasional crying or children playing loudly; and
· Fluorescent lights.
Because of the nature of working with children, this person may also be exposed to:
· Bodily fluids;
· Stress; and
· Volatile situations where mediation is necessary.