EHS Teacher Floater- ECA
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Under the direction of the Site Manager, the Teacher Floater
will prep and serve home-style meals for children in the Early Head
Start program; will assist with kitchen operations as needed; will
maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen area; will relieve teachers
during break periods, and serves as a classroom substitute as
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
A high school diploma or G.E.D. with CDA (Infant Toddler
Endorsement) is required; Associates's Degree in Early Childhood
Education is preferred.
Previous Early Head Start experience is preferred.
Two (2) years of relevant work experience with infants and/or
toddlers (0-3). CPR & First Aid certification is preferred.
Knowledge of Health Department standards regarding food
preparation, food storage, and cleanliness.
Ability to provide a continuum of care to pregnant women and
children ages birth to 3 years.
Oral and written communication skills.
Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while
maintaining confidentiality/ objectivity.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Ability to work a heavy workload, under the pressure of
conflicting deadlines and competing needs.
- Ability to work as a team player and interact/assist all
employees as necessary.
There are no supervisory requirements for this position.
Essential Job Functions
Perform according to the standards set forth by Head Start, the
NAEYC, CWLA, CACFP, USDA, Tennessee Day Care Licensing, and
Porter-Leath while performing duties within the kitchen and
Prep and serve meals in quantities according to menu and number
of persons to be served and make appropriate substitutions when
necessary following USDA recommended daily dietary allowances.
Assume responsibilities as the primary caregiver for one group
of children that includes children with special needs when
Maintain and regularly update the inventory of all food, food
supplies, and equipment.
Assist with reporting kitchen information to various supervising
bodies; assist in maintaining appropriate records of attendance,
meal counts, etc. necessary to produce reports.
Comply with all Health Department and Porter-Leath requirements
regarding food preparation, food storage, and cleanliness.
Maintain cleanliness of kitchen area to include washing dishes,
cleaning counters, and equipment, sweeping and mopping, etc.
Perform duties as a role model to clients and staff; act as a
mentor to families of children in the group.
Keep Site Manager informed of programmatic issues in a timely
and concise manner.
Works cooperatively with other staff to create a positive,
enriching, and safe environment for children, families, and
Ensure communication with the Nutrition Coordinator to fulfill
special diet needs.
- Contribute to team effort by performing other duties as
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is
regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and
color vision. Work in a non-smoking area.
Maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record
with the appropriate level of insurance.
NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to
this classification. They are not intended to be constructed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of personnel so classified.
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