Rustler Roost Employment
Rustler Roost is looking for a responsible, high-energy,
qualified director. This is a part-time week day position
(variable hours depending on the season) in which the
following are required: (1) must meet the standards for the
Department of Social Services, (2) must have a minimum
CDA (Child Development Associate), and (3) must have
experience in the childcare field. You must pass a criminal
background check and abuse and neglect screening. Prior
to employment you will be required to obtain CPR
certification, First Aid certification, and complete all DSS
Duties will include scheduling staff to work, scheduling
training for staff, and maintaining files for staff and
children in the program. Other duties include preparing
daily lesson plans for education, providing healthy snacks,
applying for grants, planning fundraisers, organizing
summer tutoring, and scheduling summer field trips for the
Child Care Director
The center must maintain a staff-child ratio of at least one staff person for every 15 children.
Each Employees must sign a statement that contains the definition of child abuse and neglect and outline the employee’s responsibility to report all incident of child abuse and neglect. This includes the reporting of parents who appear to be impaired by drugs and alcohol. Upon singing agreement, you are indicating that you have read and understand the definition and resulting responsibility of reporting. Contacts must be made to the South Dakota Department of Social Services or the local Sheriff.
Involvement in Suspected child Abuse or Neglect:
Should there be an alleged incident of child abuse or neglect by any of the Program’s employees or volunteers occurring while a child is in the Program’s care, employment of the alleged offender should be suspended pending investigation. The program will evaluate continued employment of any staff member determined to be involved in an incident of child abuse or once an investigation is completed.
The Rustler Roost Education Center will be a place of good character development at all time. The children will be expected to use CHARACTER COUNTS! as a base in all situations. If a child has had several problems during their time at the center, a note will be sent home explaining their behavior and what was done about it. Under no circumstances will staff discuss the problems about a child in front of that or any other child or family. If you have concerns please feel free to set up a conference time with the family.
Center Activities/ Planning:
The center’s activities must provide a wide variety of activities and experiences for children. The planned daily and monthly activities and experiences must be in writing and posted through the facility.
An Afternoon nutritional snack will be provided each day. The snack will be prepared and served within designated snack preparation and serving area.
Staff involved in food preparation should wash hands before and after activity. Wash hands and exposed portions of you arms with soap and warm water. Also, wash after eating or using the toilet.
Child Care Assistant Director/ Aides
Each staff member and volunteer will attend an in-service training which will begin within the first weeks the staff member/volunteer begins work.
The Child Care Director is the chief administrative employee of the Program. He / She reports directly and is responsible to the Board of Directors. All caregivers are required to fit themselves into the work of the program and handle their work in strict cooperation with the Child Care Director and board of Directors.
Caregivers are encouraged, in a climate of openness and mutual respect, to reconcile their differences with each other. If this effort fails, the Child Care Director will make the decision. In the event that the dispute is between a Child Care staff member and the Child Care Director, the Child Care Director may ask the President of the board of Directors to resolve the conflict. All caregivers will abide by the President’s decision.