School Age Child Care | Spartan Kids Care Lead | Salem Hills Elem. School, Inver Grove Heights, MN | Closing: Open Until Filled


Inver Grove Heights Schools is a thriving and growing district with nearly 4,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in six schools. Our mission is to inspire students, innovate in its programming, and help students excel and make a positive impact on our community.

We are committed to build core life skills into student daily learning and use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to develop students personally as well as academically. We are proud to have a school system that is competitive in academic test scores and known for being student-focused.

“ISD 199 is large enough to offer excellent opportunities to students while being small enough to feel like a family.” Elementary Teacher

This is a full time position as a Spartan Kids’ Care Lead working at Salem Hills Elementary School. The position is a 5 hour shift working from 1-6 pm. The SKC Lead provides leadership for staff and families at a school site for the Spartan Kids Care before and after school program. The Lead assists in maintaining order and discipline while providing a safe and secure environment at all times; provides a positive, concerned and accepting attitude toward children and families; communicates effectively with parents, students and staff; provides a stimulating experience to help the child grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and creatively, according to their individual needs and at their own rate; and, conducts self in a manner that reflects favorably on the program and Community Education. 

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• 2040 hours of experience supervising children with at least one-half of related experience serving school-age children preferred.
• BA/BS degree with 2040 hours of experience supervising children preferred.
• 60 hours of relevant training in such areas as:  child development, child guidance, human relations, communications, recreational programming.
• Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
• First aid training.  Training must be completed within 90 days of the beginning date of employment.
• Ability to recognize and react appropriately to potentially dangerous or harmful situations.
• Ability to discriminate between serious from less serious incidents.
• Ability to recognize and determine appropriate actions and reactions to situations based on developmental levels of children. 
• Ability to respond appropriately and professionally in crisis/emergency situations. 
• Ability to apply parameters in a manner that is deemed to be equitable and appropriate.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:
• Plan, manage and create the flow of activities on site for the Spartan Kids Care program. Create calendars to share activity schedules. 
• Provide support to staff and students for student behaviors and incidences. Assist the specialist and facilitator in setting and upholding the site/programs behavior standards.
• Document and communicate with parents and leadership when student behaviors and injuries occur.
• Lead afternoon snack distribution. Prep snack, manage and record daily snack usage. 
• Provide work direction to paraprofessionals and activity assistants. 
• Assist in orientation of new staff, parents and children to the program.
• Take daily attendance. Connect with the front office, call parents, assign “finders-fee” when children are absent from the program.
• Lead organization of the site for summer and fall.
• Assist with maintenance of student files, supplies, and first aid kits. Create shopping lists of supplies needed. 
• Contact specialists or coordinator as needed for support or regarding questions or decisions.
• Maintain electronic attendance records and tracking systems.
• Attend meetings as requested by the specialists or program coordinator. 
• Participate in district-sponsored training when available and pursue additional training opportunities from associated organizations.  Maintain current First Aid and CPR certifications.

The employee is required to:

67-100% Continually

34-66% Frequently

67-100% Continually

Climb/balance/up or down stairs
34-66% Frequently

34-66% Frequently

Use hands dexterously/write
67-100% Continually

1-33% Occasionally

Lift/carry/push/pull things weighing up to:
20 lbs.
34-66% Frequently

25 lbs.
34-66% Frequently

40 lbs.
34-66% Frequently

60 lbs
1-33% Occasionally

67-100% Continually

See up close and/or from a distance
67-100% Continually

Taste and smell
67-100% Continually

• Perform under various environmental conditions including, but not limited to, changes in weather patterns and temperatures.
• Perform with moderate noise levels and in environments with multiple levels of action taking place.

• Starting pay range would be $21.09 per hour
• 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, 12 Paid Holidays
• Health insurance options starting at no cost for single coverage
• Long term disability is provided and covered by IGHS
• Life Insurance is provided and covered by IGHS
• Tax Sheltered Annuities (403b) match on a dollar for dollar basis
• Both staff and IGHS contribute 6.5% to a full-featured retirement plan, PERA.
• Plus much more! Information available at

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Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.