All Elementary Sites
ACES is a child care program for elementary age students in various schools throughout the district.
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.
Provide student support as outlined in a student’s 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
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
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.
The ability to work in a busy and noisy environment with constant interruptions.
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.
6:15am – 8:00am (Bridges shift ends at 8:20am)
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
For further information on the position contact Samantha Schirmers, 507-387-5501.