School Age Care | School Age Care | District Wide | Available: 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR | Closing: Open Until Filled


We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better school system and better results for all students. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage all to consider becoming a part of it. 

Effective immediately the Human Resources Department will accept on-line applications for a School Age Care Program Support Paraprofessionals.

Position:  School-Age Care Support Paraprofessional. Grades 5-8

This position will start on August 28, 2023. Applicants must be able to work 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2023 for staff development and site set up. September 5th is the first day that will be onsite with SAC participants.

Salary:  $15.92-$17.52 per hour according to the 2021-2023 salary schedule for district paraprofessionals.
This position may be eligible to receive a stipend (provided by the Great Start Compensation Support Payment Program through the Department of Human Services.) Stipends are based on the number of hours childcare staff work directly with children. May be eligible for free childcare while working for School Age Care. Some restrictions apply.

Locations and Hours:

  • Elementary Schools

    • Garlough Elementary 

    • Mendota Elementary

    • Moreland Elementary

    • Pilot Knob Elementary

    • Somerset Elementary

  • Hours, Monday – Friday

    • 6:30-7:30 am, 1 hour per day/5 hours per week. Float 

    • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 4 hours per day/20 hours per week

    • 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 3.5 hours per day/17.5 hours per week

    • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 3 hours per day/15 hours per week

Line of Authority: School Age Care Coordinator, School Age Care Inclusion Manager

Primary Function:  To assist the site supervisor(s) in providing a quality, age appropriate school age care program.

Qualifications:  Experience with children with high needs in group situations, good communication skills, high degree of flexibility. Experience working with children of diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.

Position Requirements Include:

  • Minimum of High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Assist in the implementation and preparation of curriculum and enrichment activities for students.
  • Assist in guiding children’s behavior using a positive and consistent style.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement emergency procedures.
  • Participate with children in activities.
  • Assist in supervising field trips.
  • Assist in supervising children’s indoor and outdoor playtimes.
  • Work in groups to assist students with daily activities.
  • Must be able to work non-school days.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED and CPI certified. (Preferred)
  • Must have had Mandated Reporting training. (Preferred)
  • Other duties as assigned by the site supervisor.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent: standing, walking, swimming, lifting waist to chest; lifting below waist; carrying, stooping, kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting/pivoting, reaching, simple grasp, firm grasp, fine manipulation; feeling, talking, hearing & visual accommodation. Exposure to weather, daily, when supervising children outdoors, ability to walk two (2) miles on uneven terrain and the ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Occasional: sitting, pushing, pulling, climbing, and crawling.


It is the policy, practice, and commitment of District 197 to provide equal employment opportunities for all people without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Please contact human resources if you need financial assistance for your pre-employment screening.