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Child Learning Center - Floater

Company: Driscoll Children's Hospital
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Child Learning Center - Floater

Department Name

Child Learning Center


Corpus Christi, Texas

# of Openings


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General Purpose of Job:

Under the direct supervision of the director, the Floater will assist in providing a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. The Floater will assist in different classrooms as needed. The floater will prepare and distribute meals and snacks to classrooms.

The Floater maintains positive relationships with parents, children and co-workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; employees will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, director and/or hospital administration as required.

  • Maintains utmost level of confidentiality at all times.

  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates business practices and personal actions that are ethical and adhere to corporate compliance and integrity guidelines.

  • Assist with documentation and record keeping


    • Practice positive guidance techniques to regulate children's behavior

    • Interact with children in a developmentally appropriate manner outlined in the Children's Learning Center Guide for Interactions

    • Encourage and model social behavior and expectations which are developmentally appropriate

    • Ensure materials are prepared and rotated to carry out implementation of lesson plans

    • Assist with developmentally appropriate curriculum which meets NAEYC and High/Scope Guidelines outlined in the Accreditation Self-Study Materials and other resources

    • Assist with documentation of children's development

    • Assist with guiding volunteers in the program

    • Acknowledge families and classroom visitors in a friendly, courteous and professional manner and respond to families comments and concerns with sensitivity, interest and respect

    • Assist with daily communication with families when assigned to a classroom

    • Assist in planning and attend center/classroom events and meetings

      Physical Environment/ Health and Safety

      • Supervise children at all times; Be aware of entire group, even when working with a small group

      • Know the number of children in your group and maintain ratios at all times

      • Ensure all licensing, NAEYC and High/Scope guidelines are met

      • Encourage children to use appropriate health, safety and nutritional practices

      • Keep environment and equipment safe, clean, and attractive; Encourage respect for classroom materials

      • Ensure appropriate diapering and toilet procedures are used

      • Report suspected child abuse/neglect appropriately


        • Support the Children's Learning Center mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies

        • Ensure continuity of care for children by being on time to work, maintaining consistent attendance, and arranging leave requests in advance; adhere to staffing schedules which may be adjusted as program needs change and may include working in another classroom

        • Attend faculty meetings, training sessions, and other center events

        • Respond to Children's Learning Center and Driscoll Children's Hospital needs by attending training, contributing to newsletters, serving on committees, or helping with Driscoll activities

        • Continue professional growth by attending courses, asking for feedback, reading professional literature, attending conferences and /or other methods mandated by the director

        • Receive constructive criticism with an attitude that indicates willingness to improve; give feedback in a constructive manner

        • Establish and maintain relationship of cooperation and respect with co-workers

        • Assume additional center responsibilities as needed: classrooms, pets, children's files, etc.

        • Actively participate in classroom when needed

        • Participate on a Children's Learning Center sub-committee


          • Assist with snack and meal preparation process

          • Assist with food program paperwork for center

          • Operate equipment in a safe and appropriate manner

          • Report improperly operating or broken equipment to administration

          • Practice careful sanitation of food prep area

          • Maintain inventory of food and equipment

          • Provide needed information to Food and Nutrition Department to prepare meals and snacks

            Education and/or Experience:


            • Select the one level of education and/or experience needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job. Delete those that do not apply.

            • Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED

            • Meet federal as well as Texas State Requirements and maintain credentials for the position

            • Must have completed eight hours of required pre-service training or have 6 months experience in a licensed child development center in the State of Texas


              • One year related experience in a child development center including experience with the NAEYC Accreditation process

Keywords: Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi , Child Learning Center - Floater, Other , Corpus Christi, Texas

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