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Child Care Assistant - Minneapolis Kids - Candidate Pool

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Child Care Assistant - Minneapolis Kids - Candidate Pool and Requisition ID number: 82006

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: ESP(28)

Functional Area: Paraprofessional

This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.

 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


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Start Your Career in Education!

Join Minneapolis Kids as a Child Care Assistant 

Provide high quality school age childcare for families in offering a fun, safe, nurturing, educational and recreational experience in encouraging children to pursue interests and develop friendships, independence, and confidence.

Offering Medical & Dental Insurance,

Sick & Vacation Time, Paid Holidays, Health Care

Spending Account, Retirement Plan, and More.

Here’s a Career with Great Advancement!

Starting pay: $15.45 per hour

Flexiable Hours - Work Before or After School Hours or Both

Looking to contiune your day working with kids?

Candidates hired as a Child Care Assistant will gain access to internal opportunities. In addition to working as a Child Care Assistant if so desired you will be referred to the MPS recruitment team to connect you to positions that are close to or at your current Minneapolis Kids site.  

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, assists MPS program staff and school personnel with educational programs, planned activities, supervising children, maintaining classroom and play environments, sanitary and safety checks and procedures, parent communication and program records.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assist teachers and the Site Coordinator to offer a safe, nurturing, educational and recreational experience where children are encouraged to pursue interests, develop friendships, independence, and confidence.

* Assist students in learning and recreational programs; reinforce positive behavior, provide individual assistance, encourage socialization and good communications.

* Monitor student activities, promote respect, explain social norms and disciplinary consequences, and enforce District policies and rules of conduct.

* Assist teachers in delivering classroom and recreational services; assist with attendance, work assignments, clerical duties, behavior management, and classroom preparation and setup.

* Maintain inventory of meals and snacks, classroom supplies and recreational materials; clean and rearrange rooms between classes and special programs..

* Provide customer service to parents and guardians, answer questions, and explain school rules.

Knowledge of

* Classroom policies and procedures.

* Methods and techniques to assist students with educational and recreational programs.

* Safety rules and regulations.

 

EDUCATION

High School Diploma/GED or Associate's Degree in child development or a directly related field AND one (1) year of paid experience working with children.

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

May be required to meet the Minnesota State Department of Welfare Center licensing requirements for assistant teachers.

First Aid/CPR training is required within twelve (12) months of date of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a classroom environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree and working with children. Must be able to lift 30 pounds; may be required to physically restrain students if they are at risk of hurting themselves or others.

                                      

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Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
 
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
 
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.
 

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies]  | Paraprofessional


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