Position Purpose
Provides supervision and guidance of the daily play and educational activities with children of the Child Care Department in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of Fraser to ensure quality childcare.

Organization Description
Fraser, Ltd., by charter is the oldest human service agency in North Dakota established in 1893. Fraser, Ltd provides assistance to children, youth, and adults on their lives journey towards independence. We employ caring, responsible, and compassionate individuals on our team of over 200 professionals. We provide services in 3 areas; Children’s Services, Transitional Youth Services, and Adult Residential Disability Services. Children’s Services provides a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment in which children with special needs and children typically developing learn and grow together. Transitional Youth Services provides shelter, basic needs, life skills education and advocacy services for disenfranchised youth by supporting independent thought and empowering self-directed action for individuals ages 16-26. Adult Residential Disability Services promotes education, advocacy, and active treatment for people with intellectual disabilities by providing supportive services in a residential environment.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities
Instruction:
Leads children in daily, structured schedules of activities.
Provides a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, experiences, and materials
Engage children in active and meaningful learning that achieve the following goals:
• Foster positive self-identity and sense of emotional well-being
• Develop social skills and knowledge that respect diversity
• Encourage children to think, reason, question, and experiment (as used in math, science, social studies)
• Encourage language (speaking, listening) and literacy development (reading and writing awareness skills)
• Enhance physical development and skills
• encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety, and nutritional practices
• encourage creative expression and appreciation for the arts.
Implement activities and lesson plans that meet the National Academy for the Education of Young Children standards.
Utilize the Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (S.M.A.R.T.)/ Boost-Up, Creative curriculum.
Utilize other curriculum plans as determined by Director of Children’s Services and Special Needs Coordinator.
Adhere to S.M.A.R.T./Boost-Up weekly schedule.
Provide multi-cultural and special needs awareness within classroom environment and lesson plans.
Collaborate with Special Needs Coordinator to complete special needs objectives and programming.
Assess the skills and progress of each child through the use of observations, assessment tools, and activity records.
Documentation:
Complete all documentation as directed by Special Needs Coordinator and Director of Children’s Services.
Complete daily and/or weekly report sheets, S.M.A.R.T. and special needs documentation as required.
Report all health and safety hazards to the Director of Child Care Services.
Supervision:
Supervise classroom and childcare aides effectively ensuring departmental goals and objectives are being met.
Reports any staff conflicts to the Director of Children’s Services in a timely manner.
Safety:
Maintains an organized, healthy, and safe room environment.
Follows Fraser Child Care’s emergency procedures for fire, accident, tornado, and winter storms.
Completes the daily and weekly cleaning schedules.
Training:
Trains and orients child care aides on the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful employee.
Attends staff meetings, in-service training, and educational workshops.
Customer Service:
Uses tact when addressing parents; demonstrates acceptance of varying parenting styles; reports problems with
parents to Director of Children’s Services.
Participates in ICCP, IEP, parent meetings, and conduct annual conferences.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervises childcare aide staff.

Additional Duties, Responsibilities and Qualifications
Education and/or Experience

    Required:

Bachelor’s degree in field of early childhood development, special education, or related field.
Willingness to increase skills and competence through experience, training, and supervision.
Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
Certify within 30 days of employment that they do not have health problems that would interfere with their
position or would be detrimental to the health of the children.
Ability to relate with peers, children, and parents.

    Preferred:

Training and demonstrated ability in working with all children of all abilities
Experience in successfully managing a child care classroom.
Experience in successfully supervising employees.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of basic computer programs.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee spends a lot of time walking and moving about. The employee must have sufficient strength to turn, lift, and assist people with movement.

Actively participate in the S.M.A.R.T./Boost-Up curriculum by demonstrating and participating with children in the essential components of Boost-Up. This includes, but is not limited to: crawling, rolling on the floor, jumping on rebounder, going across monkey bars and other physical activities.

Work Environment
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be noisy at times.

Other
Participates in various committees to establish direct input from Fraser. Upon appointment by the supervisor, may represent Fraser on outside functions, task forces or committees. Serving on these committees provides the opportunity to discuss and maintain an awareness of new trends, discuss common problems and exchange ideas, which will improve existing operation.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
CPR and First Aid Certification within 30 days, CPR and First Aid renewed as required.
Valid driver’s license required for employees operating company vehicles.

Measures of Job Effectiveness
1. Families are provided quality childcare services through meeting or exceeding established goals and objectives
of the childcare department and Fraser.
2. Resources, curriculum, and individual planning are developed and/or enhanced and meet the needs of
children and requirements of Fraser.
3. Children receive affectionate, secure, trusting relationships, new experiences, and respect as unique, whole
persons. The child’s physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs are met in a positive, enthusiastic, and
stimulating environment.
4. The rooms are maintained to ensure a safe, healthy, and stimulating environment.
5. Effective staff supervision and direction are utilized which increases motivation, staff skills and knowledge.
6. All licensing regulations are followed according to guidelines set forth by the North Dakota Department of
Human Services.

Send cover letter and resume to fraser@fraserltd.org apply online. EOE