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Assistant Cook/Floater Teacher

All Around Children

Strongsville, ohio


Job Details

Full-time

6/10/2024


Full Job Description

We are seeking a qualified Assistant Cook/Floater Teacher to add to our growing team at a beautiful state-of-the-art childcare and preschool center in Strongsville, Ohio.

In this role, you will support the center in various roles. Your resonsibilities will include supporting our Kitchen staff with overall planning and food preparation in the center. Additionally, during times when kitchen assistance is not needed, you will step in as a Floater Teacher, providing support in various classrooms.

We offer competitive pay ranging from $11.00 to $16.00 per hour (depending on experience and credentials) in addition to an industry-leading benefits package, underscoring our commitment to attracting and retaining top-quality educators and supporting staff members.

Who We Are

All Around Children is a family-owned and operated childcare business, deeply passionate about nurturing young minds. Since 2008, we have been committed to delivering high-quality care and education to children. Our network includes 8 state-of-the-art learning centers located across NE Ohio. We pride ourselves on creating a creative and caring work environment for our staff. This position not only offers generous benefits but also presents extensive opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

Responsibilities

  • Provide Support for the Kitchen Staff.
  • Provide support for the Lead and Assistant Teachers.
  • Assist with maintaining schedules and routines to ensure adequate physical activity, rest and playtime.
  • Conducting daily duties such as serving meals, toileting/changing pull ups, recording daily reports/attendance, covers breaks, fill in during staff absence, engage in play and other daily activities.
  • Maintain a clean, healthy and safe environment for all children.
  • Attend and participate in Center-provided meetings and trainings to comply with state regulations for child care professionals.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • An Associate's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field is a plus.
  • At least 1 year of child care experience in a licensed ODJFS child care program
  • Ability to pass a BCI/FBI background check and maintain current physical health standards.
  • Comfortable working with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years.
  • Reliable and dependable with strong work habits; expected to be in place and ready for work at scheduled times, with minimal tardiness or absenteeism.
  • Reliable and compassionate, capable of fostering a warm, nurturing environment for children and families.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with team members.
  • Displays a friendly and positive demeanor, with a creative and energetic approach to work.
  • Commitment to maintaining a clean and professional appearance.
  • Demonstrated dependability, punctuality, and consistent attendance record.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Ability to kneel, bend, squat, stand, and sit on child-sized furniture or on the floor for extended periods.
  • Ability to repetitively lift and move children, with a weight capacity of up to 50lbs.
  • Comfort working in a moderate to noisy environment.
  • Preparedness to assist children in emergency situations.
  • Physical ability to stay within arm's reach of children, ensuring proximity and safety.
  • Participation in safety drills, adhering to guidelines including relocating children, which may involve moving cribs with multiple children to designated safe areas.
  • Endurance to withstand varying outdoor conditions and temperatures for prolonged durations throughout all seasons.

Benefits

Health and Wellness Benefits:

    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • 100% Employer-Paid Life Insurance

Financial and Retirement Benefits:

    • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (with up to 3% Company Match)
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Work-Life Balance:

    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Paid Holidays
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave
    • No Weekend Work
    • One-Hour Lunch Breaks

Professional Development:

    • Paid Professional Development Days
    • Employer-Sponsored Child Development Associate (CDA) Program

Workplace Perks:

    • Heavily Discounted Child Care
    • Referral Bonus Program (New Family & Staff Referrals)
    • Complimentary Company Apparel
    • Free Coffee, Tea, and Snacks
    • Bright and Inviting Facility, with Dedicated Staff Break Areas

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