Mpls Kids Child Care Assistant - Candidate Pool
Minneapolis Public Schools - Minneapolis, MN

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SUMMARY:

Assists the Site Coordinator with program development and maintenance which may include all or some of the following: planned activities, supervising children, goal setting, environment and preparation, interest areas, sanitary and safety checks and procedures, parent communication and conferences, and program records.

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:
  • Assists the Site-Coordinator with goal setting and program implementation and evaluation.
  • Works directly with and supervises children in planned activities (including field trips) and during lunch, snack, transition and quiet time.
  • Maintains room environment by setting up, cleaning, and storing supplies and equipment.
  • Assists the Site Coordinator in preparing and maintaining program site records and reports.
  • Assists the Site Coordinator in assuring student’s safety and well-being.
  • Promotes positive parent communication regarding children’s day.
  • Communicates regularly and as necessary with program staff and building personnel regarding programming.
  • Attends required staff meetings.
  • Participates in ongoing staff development.
  • Assist with other related duties necessary for the proper operation of the program.
  • Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: May require frequent lifting of children up to 30 pounds, pushing/pulling of strollers or carts, and changing of diapers, toileting children.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent GED
  • Six months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience working with infants, and/or toddlers as a Child Care Aide in a day care center, plus completion of three accredited Child Development training courses (90 hours).
  • Meets the Minnesota State Department of Welfare Center licensing requirements for "assistant teachers”.

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.

SALARY:
ESP/Local 59 $12.42/hr

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT :
John O'Connor, Human Resource Consultant at John.OConnor@mpls.k12.mn.us

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on Careers). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered: · Cover Letter
· Resume
· On-Line Application
Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

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