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Center Aide

Department: Education Preschool (3-5)
Location: Deforest, WI

BENEFITS:
Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 5% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, workerís compensation insurance, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:
Hours: 40 hours/week
Schedule: Varies based on need
Status: Part Year
Location: Deforest

SUMMARY:
The Center Aide is responsible for providing general support to classroom staff in providing a quality preschool experience for children including facilitating classroom routines and activities, care of equipment and materials, keeping center clean and sanitary per Day Care Licensing Standards. Obtain food, food service equipment from school sponsor and assist in the preparation, service and cleanup of meals. Substitute for TA as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Assist the Teacher with children in individual and small group activities and with children with special needs; completing developmental assessments and setting up appropriate goals for each child enrolled in class

  • Assist with the organization, supervision and evaluation of field trips, special events and Family Fun Nights

  • Substitute for TA, as needed, in escorting children to and from their homes and assure the safety of the children being transported

  • Attend and participate in weekly center team meetings and assist in planning / preparing activities and setting goals; assist the Teacher in organizing, maintaining, and cleaning classroom equipment

  • Obtain meals from food service, transport and prepare for serving in compliance with state and federal regulations; prepare additional items for meals that are not available through the food service

  • Order staple foods from the designated agency list in a timely manner

  • Sit with the children at mealtime; model good eating habits; and encourages language development

  • High school diploma or GED; Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Knowledge of quantity food preparation, equipment, and sanitation methods is desirable

  • Experience working with young children and low-income families

  • Bilingual, particularly Spanish or Hmong, is helpful

  • Complete a state-approved Introduction to Child Care course within 6 months of hire

*Part Year employees have built in vacations which include summer break, 2 weeks in winter, and spring break (part year staff follow the school district calendar in which their program is located)

 

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