Post Date:  Jan 31, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

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Job Title: Minneapolis Kids -Child Care Worker POOL (SY 23-24)  and Requisition ID number: 100289

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Minneapolis Kids (10000073) 

Site:  Citywide School Support (0002) 

FTE .625 (25 hours/week); this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  ESP(28) 

Functional Area:  Paraprofessional 

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



Family Learning Child Care Worker- - Minneapolis Kids

Starting Pay $23.91/hour

Benefits Eligible!


*Split Shifts, 8 hours per day (specific hours may vary by location)


*Afternoon Shifts (5 consecutive hours)




SUMMARY Under general supervision, assists the Program Coordinator and MPS program staff in planning, organizing, implementing, leading, and managing the daily schedule of the
Minneapolis Kids child care program; maintains the program in accordance with DHS State Certified Center compliance and Quality Initiatives.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed
in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborates with the Program Coordinator to lead and maintain the day-to-day operations of the child care program and in accordance with DHS State Certified Center compliance and quality initiatives.
  • Observes, evaluates and reports the children’s developmental progress, health and well being; assures the space promote learning in a safe environment for the youth.
  • Delivers classroom and recreational services; assists with attendance, parent pick up and drop off, clerical duties, behavior management, and classroom preparation and setup.
  • Supervises, observes, and assists with positive interactions between program youth. Builds community within the group and establishes a welcoming, engaging, respectful, cooperative  environment.
  • Plans and implements appropriate enrichment and recreational activities for Minneapolis Kids youth, as appropriate, consults with Program Coordinator and other program staff when  planning. Submit weekly activity plans.
  • Coordinates the work of Child Care Assistants and volunteers.
  • Assists youth in learning and recreational programs; reinforces positive behavior, provides individual assistance, encourages socialization. Provide appropriate behavior guidance and take appropriate disciplinary action when needed.
  • Performs clerical duties, maintains and organizes files, keeps records and assists with reports.
  • Provides customer service to parents and guardians; initiates and maintains appropriate daily contact and communications with parents/guardians. Answers program-related questions.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.




A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.   

First Aid/CPR training is required; additional health and safety training may be required.

Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training may be required within one (1) year of hire, based on assignment.



Work is performed in a classroom environment and requires working with children; requires moderate physical requirements, 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. Must be able to lift 30 pounds; may be required to physically restrain students if they are at risk of hurting themselves or others.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Associate’s Degree in Child Development, Education or a related field; AND two (2) years of paid 
experience working with children that meets Minnesota Child Care Licensing Guidelines; AND 24 college 
level quarter credits; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by 
Human Resources. College courses in Early Childhood Education are preferred.




Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
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 race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Minneapolis Kids (10000073)  | Citywide School Support (0002)  | Paraprofessional

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis