To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
*Two Positions Available
Provides a wide range of child care and teaching experiences for young children in the Yale New Haven Hospital Day Care Center to support group teachers in attaining their mission.
1. Assists group teachers with planning and execution of a developmentally appropriate program for children in their group as observed by supervisor 1.1 Respects the value of play for young children as indicated by efforts made to enhance this activity as observed by supervisor. 1.2 Encourages language development through stories, daily conversations, and role modeling of appropriate language skills as observed by supervisor. 1.3 Fosters opportunities for children to become independent by providing appropriate social guidance and emotional support under the direction of supervisor. 1.4 Ensures communication of developmentally appropriate guidelines for the children to gain self control through non punitive direction and discussion (where it is appropriate) as outlined in the Center''s discipline policy as observed by supervisor. 2. Provides physical care of group children to ensure their health and safety. 2.1 Realistically assesses the physical needs of children and responds in a timely, flexible manner as observed by supervisor. 2.2 Participates in daily environmental chores associated with the maintenance of teaching areas including, but not exclusive of cleaning and maintaining all toys and equipment in the rooms as observed by supervisor. 2.3 Maintains supplies in the room and reports store room and maintenance needs to the appropriate person as observed by supervisor. 2.4 Maintains complete awareness of emergency procedures for accidents, illness, and fire drills as outlined in the Center''s policies and reviewed at staff training sessions as observed by supervisor. 2.5 Contributes to the general maintenance of the Center by performing environmental chores in shared areas of the building and grounds when assigned by supervisor or as needed. 2.6 Observes rules governing infection control in the areas of diapering, toilets, food preparation and serving, to maintain general sanitary conditions as observed by supervisor. 2.7 Maintains supplies and cleanliness in kitchen and storeroom as assigned by supervisor as a needed. 3. Ensures daily communication with staff, parents, and children for the proper smooth running of the center. 3.1 Responds to directions regarding appropriate communication with parents as observed by supervisor. 3.2 Communicates daily interactions with children to other teachers in the group to ensure a unified knowledge base about each child as observed by supervisor. 3.3 Maintains courteous interpersonal relationships with fellow staff and supervisors to ensure the smooth running of the Center as observed by supervisor. 3.4 Maintains confidentiality to ensure privacy of children, families, and other staff as observed by supervisor. 3.5 Adapts to change of schedules and duties flexibly to coincide with changing needs as identified and requested by supervisor. 4. Demonstrates willingness to continue professional growth in order to help assure that the goals of the Center are met. 4.1 Reads child development literature as recommended by supervisor. 4.2 Attends and participates in staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor to ensure proper communication and appropriate transmittal of information. 4.3 Completes a minimum of twenty-one (21) hours of outside workshops annually that relates to job duties as recommended by supervisor.
High school diploma and a Child Development Associate Certificate.
One (1) to two (2) years experience providing care to young children; or equivalent combination of experience and/or training.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of principles of child development and child behavior.
Ability to climb up and down stairs, and move from a seated position on the floor to an upright stance. Ability to lift 45 lbs.