Community Education | ACES School Age Childcare Staff | Elementary School Sites


ACES Student Support 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. Student Support Assistants are responsible for assisting the individual needs of students in the program setting. 

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide student support as outlined in a student‚Äôs accommodation/inclusion plan, behavior intervention plan (BIP), and/or individualized education program (IEP)

  • Monitor student progress in the program¬†

  • Work collaboratively with various stakeholders including but not limited to parents/guardians, ACES site staff, ACES office leadership, and school personnel such as case managers and teachers

  • 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

  • Serve in a group leadership role as needed

  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings¬†

  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of one year of experience working with children with special needs 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

  • Must be physically working in the building


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related experience and/or training as a paraprofessional

  • AA/BA in special education, elementary education, recreation, or related field


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: 
Student Support Assistants are responsible 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. 

Schedule for Student Support Assistants may be dictated by student enrollment and attendance trends of students.


Rate of Pay: 

School year 2023-24

Starting pay will be $14.00/hour‚Äā

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