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ACES Site Lead

ACES School Age Care Program

MAPS Community Education ACES School Age Care Program has Site Lead positions available at various elementary locations.  

Summary of Duties: 
ACES is a childcare program for elementary-age students in various schools throughout the district.

Responsible for the supervision of an ACES site including activity planning and implementation, maintaining a safe environment for students, and daily communication with parents/guardians.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan and prepare daily activities in alignment with program objectives and practices including use of multi-cultural, gender fair, and developmentally appropriate activities. When needed, consult with Site Specialist and other program staff when planning. Submit monthly activity plans and shopping items to Site Specialist.¬†

  • Provide daily direction for activities, use of space, and program expectations

  • Lead and participate in activities including indoor and outdoor activities including swimming¬†

  • Program set up and clean up

  • Mentor and coach program staff

  • Provide appropriate behavior guidance for students

  • Initiate and maintain appropriate daily contact and communication with parents/guardians

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

  • Maintain a good working relationship with ACES staff, school personnel, students and parents

  • Maintain a safe, positive environment for the continual well-being of the children

  • Follow child accountability and supervision of children procedures in order to track student whereabouts at all times and ensure appropriate supervision of students¬†

  • Maintain and organize required site documentation¬†

  • Assist in preparing and leading regular staff meetings

  • Participate in in-service training, workshops and staff meetings as required

  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications Required: 

  • Must be 18 years or older with a minimum of one year experience working with school age children or college classes in a related field

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

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

Qualifications Preferred:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent preferred

 Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of child development and health/safety procedures for school age children

  • Ability to independently plan and implement appropriate program experiences incorporating enrichment and recreational activities that are developmentally and age-appropriate for school age children

  • Ability to actively participate with children in activities¬†

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, families, program staff, and district staff

  • Ability to maintain professional composure while dealing with a variety of personalities and situations¬†

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in a professional manner

  • Ability to show initiative as a self-starter

  • Ability to work as a team member, to work independently, and to give direction to staff

  • Responsible for confidential information regarding children and families

First-aid and CPR certified

Work Environment:
Standard child care environment. 

Organizational Relationship:
The Site Lead reports to the Site Specialist.

Rate of Pay: 
Starting pay will be $16.75/hr

School Year: Before/After School: 6:15am-8am and 2:00pm-6:00pm (split shift) 
Non-School Days & Summer: 6-8 hours/day, shift varies

To apply for this position go to click on employment opportunities.

This position will be filled on the basis of experience, competency, and qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the District.  District 77 complies with state and federal fair employment regulations.

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