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Home Living Assistant

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Home Living Assistant
Department Santa Cruz County Office (1542)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

There are multiple openings for these on-call positions.

The Home Living Assistant positions provide child care and activities for children ages 0-5, while their parents take classes on improving parent/child relationships. The classes will take place in the Nogales or Rio Rico Family Resource Centers.
Program sessions are sporadic throughout the year. Sessions run for 8-10 weeks, generally 2 mornings per week.

Possession of a valid Arizona Type D driver’s license or access to reliable transportation is required upon employment.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Interaction with Children
• Care for and interact with children in Family Resource Center environment with parent on site in a way which conveys respect and nurturing;
• Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the development levels of the children;
• It will be the child care provider’s responsibility to play with children which will often interacting with them on the floor – be sure to use age appropriate toys and materials only;
• Ensure that qualified adults supervise (see and hear) children at all times
• Attend to the personal hygiene of each child in your care, including informing parents when their child needs to use the restroom or needs a diaper changed;
• Support the social and emotional development of children;
• Adhere to the principles of positive guidance;
• Follow FRC procedure in the event of injury or illness in the child;
• Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child’s family and encourage their involvement in the program; and
• Assist in the development and facilitation of interactive child literacy activities.
• Help other staff in preparing snacks for children as required;
• Assist in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials appropriate for the early childhood program;
• Maintain attendance records of children participating;
• Maintain a safe environment based on safety standards set by the program;
• Assist in the cleaning, straightening and sanitizing of the Center at the end of the shift;
• Must complete specific initial and ongoing training on child development, CPR and first aid training and child abuse prevention and how to report suspected cases;
• Continue professional development through attending workshops, conferences and other staff development; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation in order to edit reports and correspondence;
• Bilingual ability in English and Spanish preferred;
• Prior experience desirable;
• Ability to communicate and work well with staff, parents and children;
• Must pass background check for working with children;
• Must have reliable transportation

• Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds
• Sitting on the ground or standing attending children for 1 hour or more.

• Maintain consistent and punctual attendance;
• Willingness to be an integral member of a successful team;
• Dedication to provide the highest level of service; and
• Adherence to policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience in health, home economics or nutrition programs; OR one year of experience working with the public; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time On Call
Number of Hours Worked per Week Varies - 4-19 hrs/week
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.50 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S21844
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 07/25/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Open Date 07/06/2016
Review Start Date 07/11/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have one year of experience in health, home economics or nutrition programs; OR one year of experience working with the public?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you have a valid driver's license upon the first day of employment with a minimum of two years of driving experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents