Non-Certified Staff/Support Staff | After School Childcare Assistant | Aitkin Rippleside Elementary | Available: 09/09/2024 | Closing: Until Filled


Wrap Around Care/School Age Care Assistant – Full Time


  • Aitkin Public Schools has an opening for a Full Time School Age Care Assistant for the 2024-2025 school year.

  • Hours are 7:45-3:45 Monday-Friday.   Start date September 9, 2024.  

  • This individual is responsible for providing care and supervision of students in the Wrap-around preschool program and after-school childcare for kids age 4-12 at Rippleside Elementary School.


Essential Functions: 

  • Provides childcare services for youth in preschool – 6th grades.

  • Assists preschool teacher or SAC Supervisor with students academic, physical and behavioral needs; implements Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals when needed.

  • Works with individuals or small groups to create social-based learning experiences.

  • Performs daily meal preparations, such as breakfast/lunch logistics, as well as assisting with meals and cleaning up afterwards.

  • Performs various office and clerical tasks for Kids Club, including but not limited to attendance tracking, behavior reporting, and supply tracking.

  • Creates fun and educational programs for youth through the day.

  • Assists students in preparing to go outdoors and supervise playground activities.

  • Reports student problems to the SAC Supervisor and assists with student problems.

  • Assists students with basic needs, including but not limited to toileting, handwashing, and activities of daily living.

  • Assists with non-instructional duties including cleaning, copying, posting of bulletin boards, etc

General Definition of Work

  • Performs childcare and learning opportunities for youth ages 3-12. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the School Age Care (SAC) Supervisor.


Qualification Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge of classroom teaching practices, methods and techniques; general knowledge of basic math, some knowledge of academic subjects

  • Skill in using classroom and instructional equipment; skill using standard special education lift and transport equipment

  • Ability to maintain confidential files and information and to compile reports; ability to deal effectively with students and teachers

  • Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, students and the general public.


Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Physical Requirements

  • This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling, frequently requires sitting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and lifting; work requires close vision

  • Distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word

  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound

  • Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens

  • May be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

    Aitkin Public Schools mission is to empower students to be life-long learners and productive citizens by developing high expectations and student achievement in a safe and friendly learning environment. Aitkin Schools covers a large portion of Aitkin County in northern Minnesota.  The city of Aitkin offers a friendly, small town atmosphere with larger cities nearby. Our area offers a wide variety of outdoor family opportunities. We are 15 miles north of Mille Lacs Lake. Aitkin county is home to over 365 lakes, many within minutes of the city of Aitkin. We also have the Mississippi and Ripple Rivers that flow through our community which provide a variety of boating possibilities. Aitkin county is also known for some of the most scenic wildlife trails in Minnesota. We have a very good system of snowmobile and atv trails. We are within minutes of a number of outstanding golf courses as well. The city of Aitkin has a wonderful park located on the Ripple River that families throughout the area enjoy on a regular basis.  Aitkin is home to the Riverwood Healthcare facility with over 60 physicians, specialists and surgeons. The city of Aitkin is also the home of the Aitkin County seat. Why just visit Aitkin when you can live and work here year around?  “WE ARE ISD1!”