Community Education | ACES School Age Childcare Staff | Elementary School Sites | Closing: Until filled


ACES Child Care Assistants 

All Elementary Sites

ACES is a child care program for elementary age students in various schools throughout the district.

Job Summary: 
Responsibilities include working under site leadership to lead a safe and engaging environment for children enrolled in the program. This position is responsible for independently implementing age-appropriate activities as planned by site leadership for a group of up to 15 children and/or jointly responsible for leading larger groups in cooperation with other staff members.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead a group of students

  • Provide appropriate behavior guidance and disciplinary action as needed

  • Build a community and establish a welcoming, engaging, respectful, and cooperative environment¬†

  • Teach and model social skills, personal responsibility, problem solving, respect and other life skills

  • Assist with set up and clean up as directed

  • Maintain strong verbal, non verbal and written communication with program staff and stakeholders

  • Work to maintain a safe, positive, environment for the continual well-being of each child

  • Must participate with children in active indoor and outdoor recreational activities including swimming and walking

  • Maintain a clean, attractive environment in all programming areas

  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings¬†

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older

  • Must pass a background check through the Minnesota Department of Human Services

  • Must have the ability to work as a team and independently

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification or must be obtained within first 90 days of employment

  • Must be physically working in the building


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in child care program


Other Skills and Abilities: 
Demonstrate positive and effective working relationships with children, staff, administration and the school community. Maintain professional composure while dealing with a variety of personalities and situations. Communicate clearly and concisely in a professional manner.  Show initiative as a self-starter. Responsible for confidential information regarding children and families. 


Work Environment: 
The ability to work in a busy and noisy environment with constant interruptions.


Organizational Relationship: 
Child Care Assistants report to the Site Lead and Site Specialist.


Part-time positions are available for ACES Child Care Assistants at every elementary school during the school year. Part-time to full-time positions are available at select locations during the summer.

Before School:

6:15am – 8:00am (Bridges shift ends at 8:20am)

After School:

2:15pm – 5/6:00pm (Bridges shift begins at 2:35pm)

Scheduled Non-School Days & Summer: 

The program operates from 6:30 am-6:00 pm on scheduled non school days and during the summer at select locations. 

Shifts are subject to change based on attendance trends and student needs. 

Rate of Pay: 

School year 2023-24

Starting pay will be $11.50/hour for 17 years of age and younger

Starting pay will be $13.00/hour for 18 years of age and older

For further information on the position contact Samantha Schirmers, 507-387-5501.