Position Type:
   Activity Assistant – Preschool SAFARI
 
Location:
  Hillcrest Elementary, Normandale Hills Elementary, Poplar Bridge Elementary or Westwood Elementary
 
Hours:
   Hours will vary 2.75 hours-7 hours per day depending on shift
   5 days per week
   12 months

Position Requirements: 
   Previous child care experience 
 
Position duties: 

Administration

  • Records incidents requiring discipline, first aid, restraint or other child/family
    concerns and communicates these to Youth and Family Coordinator (YFC).
  • Follows building rules including emergency/safety/health code procedures.
  • Communicates snack and supply requests to the Youth and Family Coordinator.

Program Implementation

  • Provides a nurturing, safe and positive preschool environment and assists the
    instructors to help children develop kindergarten readiness skills.
  • Interacts with children individually and in group activities.
  • Makes consistent decisions regarding appropriate behavior.
  • Explains and enforces rules and limits to children.
  • Greets children and parents upon arrival and departure.
  • Handles recurring behavior problems and discusses situation.
  • Assists children during breakfast and lunch. Sets up and serves snack.
  • Assists instructors with implementation and follow through of behavior plans.
  • Assist with group control.
  • Implements necessary accommodations for students with special needs.
  • Leads children through smooth program transitions.
  • Maintains current certification in CPI, CPR and First Aid.
  • Assists with activity preparation, set up and clean up.

Leadership and Team Building

  • Acquires minimum in-service hours required.
  • Responsible for encouraging positive Preschool SAFARI team climate.

Communication

  • Shares positive feedback and developmental concerns with parents.
  • Brings recurring problems to the attention of the Youth and Family Coordinator.
  • Interacts positively and appropriately with parents, building staff, program staff,
    youth, community members, district staff, etc.
  • Meets regularly with Preschool Teacher and keeps informed of program operations.
  • Discusses serious behavior concerns with instructor.
  • Communicates program/policy information to parents.
  • Maintains program integrity by keeping information confidential.
  • Provide guidance to substitute staff.  

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