Community Education | Program Assistant | Community Education | Available: 2023-2024 School Year | Closing: Open until filled


Start Date:  Tuesday, September 5th, 2023
Pay:  Aides (high school students): $13.00/hour
          Assistants: varies $14.00-$16.00/hour
          Associates: $17.00+
This position is part-time, Monday through Friday and based out of Wildwood Elementary and O.H. Anderson Elementary. 
Starts and end times:  Varied:  Example: 7:00-9:00 a.m. and/or 3:15-6:00 p.m.

  • Lead program activities independently. Active participation in daily activities (group games, crafts, science, computer lab, gym, outdoor activities, dramatic play etc.) is required.
  • Work with a team to develop mental, physical, social and emotional abilities of all children. Promptly inform the supervisor of any observations regarding difficulties in adjustment, learning, social interaction, behavior and/or the physical functioning of individual children.
  • Maintain and enforce the safety and security of the children. Accountable for timely and accurate attendance counts and continual monitoring of the environment to ensure safety.
  • Model appropriate behavior. Encourage children to develop positive social relationships. Intervene as appropriate using strategies such as peer mediation, conflict resolution, problem solving and/or other behavior management techniques.
  • Assist supervisor in complying with District and MAC policies and procedures, including but not limited to emergency procedures, building orientation, confidentiality, student vulnerability, reporting and classroom management.
  • Prepare equipment and materials for activities and arrange the program areas as necessary – including set-up and clean-up of supplies, equipment and program areas, as well as the preparation of meals and snacks. Notify the supervisor about equipment that needs repair or replacement or supplies that need to be purchased.


  • Understand and maintain boundaries and confidentiality with students, families and staff.
  • Participate in staff development activities and site and staff meetings, as required.
  • Maintain a high level of fairness, confidentiality, respect and equity for all students, staff and families.
  • Work with all children in the program including leading field trip activities and behavior management.


  • At least 16 years of age
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to provide services to students as directed by the supervisor in a manner that demonstrates a positive respect for the dignity and basic rights of children. Ability to accept work direction willingly and to shift work assignments/job responsibilities as needed.
  • Ability to model appropriate behavior, neat appearance and proper grammar usage for all students.
  • Willingness to participate in district-sponsored training when offered and pursue training opportunities pertaining to the childcare field.
  • Ability to perform routine computer functions including the use of e-mail, Microsoft Office products and navigating the internet.
  • Ability to consistently maintain prompt, regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to communicate with students, parents, co-workers, supervisors and the community in a positive and responsive way that is welcoming and enhances effective work relationships.
  • Competencies as required by the State of MN, Federal government and/or District 832.
  • Proven teamwork, confidentiality and communication skills.
  • Must be enthusiastic and dedicated. Must possess a strong commitment to working with children as well as in a team atmosphere.


  • Experience in a formal child-care setting.
  • Experience utilizing behavior management techniques.
  • Background in the field of education.
  • CPR/First Aid certified.
  • 60 hours of relevant training in child care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic academics and behavior characteristics of elementary students.

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