Center Assistant 

(Locations Hiring: New Generation)

In collaboration with the site staff, assists in development an engaging environment that reflects the cultural values and diversity of the children and families served. S/he provides consistent, responsive and respectful care to the children and is also responsible for the safety, care, and development of all of the children. The Center Assistant supports the program in many different classrooms and is also responsible for preparing and delivering healthy meals to the children at the site.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in food preparation for the center in accordance with program policies and procedures and state food safety requirements
  • Receive food deliveries from vendor and check them for quantity and quality
  • Measure and record food temperature daily when food is delivered to the site
  • Report any violations of temperature or other quality standards, or quantity to the Center Manager immediately
  • Prepare, separate and distribute meals according to the Child care Food Program Meal Pattern and snacks prepared by our food vendor to children
  • Measure and record refrigerator and freezer temperature daily
  • Adhere to an adjusted work schedule in order to meet needs of program/site
  • Follow established teaching staff health and safety procedures
  • Clean and sanitize dishes, pots, pans and utensils daily according to Wu Yee policies and procedures
  • Clean, sanitize and organize refrigerator and food cabinets weekly
  • Maintain refrigerator/Freezer Temperature Log, and Kitchen Cleaning and Sanitation Log and scan copies to Health Services Manager monthly along with copies of driver logs
  • Maintain inventory of food, milk, paper goods, and all kitchen supplies.  Notify Center Manager to order supplies as needed
  • Report any malfunctioning equipment to the Center Manager immediately
  • Prepare classroom for meal(s) and nap time(s), as needed
  • Assist children with toileting and diapering, as needed
  • Under the direction of the Site Leader, provide coverage and/or support for teaching staff in the ] implementation of age and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children, including daily open-ended activities to expand their competencies across developmental domains, as needed
  • Maintain appropriate teacher – child ratios; ensuring visual supervision of children at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 1 year of experience working with young children and diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and other staff
  • Good communication, as well as maintaining an overall positive and professional attitude
  • Demonstrated competence in supporting families
  • Models good judgment, effective problem solving and priority setting skills
  • Able to bend and lift up to 50 pounds

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • A valid California Child Development Assistant permit

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and your resume to humanresources@wuyee.org.