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Qualifications and Requirements

Title: Program Floater - Meals and Classroom Support

Part Time: Monday through Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

The Program Floater must have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health which does not interfere with responsibilities.
  • A tuberculosis test, and compliance with background checks as required by the state
  • Strong communication skills and effective organizational skills
  • Must meet all child care licensing requirements per Virginia Code and regulations


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Keep kitchen area clean and organized
  • Count and prep meal trays delivered by Hampton City Schools
  • Deliver meals to classrooms, adhering to all health and safety procedures
  • Monitor stored meal delivery items and determine when purchases are needed
  • Monitor dates on food and discard accordingly
  • Clean and disinfect kitchen surfaces daily
  • Maintain accurate food service paperwork and logs
  • Nurture and interact with young children
  • Work alongside teaching staff in classrooms
  • Act as relief during the school day for regularly scheduled Teachers and Assistant Teachers
  • Assist with classroom preparations to include cutting, laminating and organizing classroom materials

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires ability to problem solve
  • Requires effective interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting,
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.
  • Possess visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if need.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, the telephone, fax machine, copier, and walkie talkie
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse staff, children, and parents

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids or tissues.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Job requires sitting in chairs and on the floor, standing for long periods of time as well as stooping, squatting, and running if needed to ensure child safety.
  • Must be able to clean interactive areas
  • Must be able to lift 55 pounds to include children when necessary