2014/2015Stepping Stones Aide
City of Davenport, IA - Davenport, IA

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Under immediate supervision performs work of routine and moderate difficulty in recreation programs, and performs related work as required. The average number of weekly hours is sixteen per week at locations around Davenport. Reports directly to on-site program leader.

Examples Of Duties:

Assists certified instructors and community agency representatives with program activities.

Engages with students in large and small groups, modeling good social skills and facilitating healthy relationships.

Facilitates behavioral interventions according to Stepping Stones philosophy, policies and procedures, as needed and appropriate.

Communicates in a positive and professional manner with other Stepping Stones staff members, students, families, and the public.

Provides direct supervision of students at all times, ensuring health and safety both in and outside the school building.

Assists students with academic activities, supporting good work habits, critical thinking skills, and positive attitudes about learning.

Participates in the preparation, facilitation and clean-up of activities, including the maintenance of Stepping Stones materials and program space.

Other similar duties, as requested.


Education/Experience Required
Experience working with children and youth.

Basic understanding of ages and stages of child development.

Basic understanding of child guidance strategies.

Current CPR/First Aid Certification (or willingness to complete).

Current Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Certification (or willingness to complete).

Current Blood borne Pathogens Certification (or willingness to complete).

Additional Requirements
Must pass a background check.

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Must commit to attending all professional development training sessions(approximately 4 per year).

Knowledge and Skills:

Good communication skills, both written and oral.

Accepts feedback well.

Positive role model for students.

Adept at multi-tasking and staying on task.

Exhibits initiative, dedication and good judgment.

Committed to professionalism, learning and follows instructions and is dependable.

Works well as a team.

Patient, flexible and positive stress management skills.

Physical Requirements
Walk and carry materials up and down steps.

Stand and walk for extended periods of time.

Lift 30 pounds

Bend, squat and kneel