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Preschool Classroom Aid / CDA Specialist

Company: Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc.
Location: Danbury
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. Description:CIFC's Danbury Early Learning Programs are looking to fill the position of Child Development Associate (CDA) Specialist.Summary: The position is responsible for assisting 1-2 classrooms in planning and implementing classroom routines, curriculum, meals, and related activities for pre-school and/or infant toddler children (ages 6 months-5 years). This position serves as the aid in a classroom of 14 to 20 Head Start /Preschool children and/or 7-8 Infant/Toddler children. This position is chiefly responsible to assist in the core functions of the Head Start program and performs other tasks as needed.CDA Specialists work under the direction of 1-2 assigned Lead Teacher(s) and is supervised by the Education Services Professional.

  • Unit: Early Learning
  • Immediate Supervisor: Education Services Professional
  • Classification: Standard / Full Time (1.0 FTE) or Part-Time (Hourly)
  • Schedule: 9:45 AM-5:45 PM or 2:45-5:45 PM (Monday - Friday)
  • Status: Non-Exempt
  • Directly Supervises: NoneRequirements:
    • 18+ years old, required.
    • Entry level position; previous babysitting or childcare experience is preferred.
    • Basic computer experience is required (i.e. email, word processing, internet navigation).
    • Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants with multiple language capabilities (English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese) are preferred.
    • Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required (completed or currently enrolled).
    • Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate or a commitment to obtain a CDA within 1 year of employment is required (paid by the employer) is required.
    • Early Childhood Education Credits are preferred; and/or Associate and/or Bachelor degrees are preferred.Health Requirements:
      • Recent documentation free of communicable diseases (i.e. TB); and
      • Recent fit for duty examination.
      • Ability to lift 40 lbs.Competitive compensation, plus comprehensive fringe benefits package including paid holidays, paid time off, health, dental, vision coverage and retirement program.CIFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Provider.Compensation details: 15.69-16.69 Hourly WagePI66010cf6940b-31181-34127925

Keywords: Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc., Danbury , Preschool Classroom Aid / CDA Specialist, Other , Danbury, Connecticut

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