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Head Start Classroom Aide

Company: Scott Carver Dakota CAP
Location: Savage
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Classroom Aide

.65 FTE (34 hours/week during the school year)

Full Day Classes

Do you have a passion for young children and families? Do you want to work in a fun environment while making a difference in people's lives? Come work for Head Start with the CAP Agency of Scott, Carver, and Dakota counties. We have Classroom Aide positions available in multiple locations, and we would love to talk with you. Check out what we offer below!

Competitive Salary
Recruitment Incentive if you join our team by December
14 Paid Holidays (full year employee)
Benefits and Employer Retirement Match
We are a non-profit agency, so you may qualify for student loan forgiveness by working for us.
Life Mart Employee Discounts
Tuition Reimbursement and Job Training

The Classroom Aide assists the Head Start teacher with all classroom activities, prepares and serves snacks and lunches, cooperates with the teacher, assistant teacher and other Head Start staff in providing the best possible program. Works with children and families in the classroom and performs other duties as assigned by the teacher.

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:

Implement the daily lesson plans including Creative Curriculum.
Observe and assist with child assessments.
Implement local, state and Head Start federal guidelines.
Works with children individually and in groups and accompanies the class on field trips.
Works with teacher and teacher assistant to prepare, serve and clean up snacks and lunches. Participates in meal times.
Assists the teacher and assistant teacher with cleaning and maintenance of the center.
Stocks and maintains the inventory of general classroom supplies.
Assist the teacher with communications to staff and parents to ensure complete services for each child.
Assists in maintaining a safe indoor and outdoor environment in all aspects of the program.
Attends team meetings, Head Start and CAP Agency trainings/meetings and other trainings as assigned.
Welcomes assists and supports parents and other volunteers in the center.
Assists in planning, organizing and providing child care for Parent Center Committees and Family Events.


Fostering Teamwork
Continuous Improvement
Building Collaborative Relationships
Customer Centered
Analytical Thinking
Use of Technology and information management

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Prior Early Childhood experience and previous experience working with children with special needs preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Have the ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and climb stairs. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and possess a high school diploma/GED. Current Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certificate preferred.

Knowledge of:
Classroom policies and procedures.
Methods and techniques to assist children with educational and recreational programs.
Basic principles of record keeping and records management.
Personal computers utilizing standard software.
Safety rules and regulations.

Skill in:

Maintaining composure and working effectively under classroom conditions.
Communicating effectively with children.
Following verbal and written instructions.
Exercising good judgment in all situations.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
Effective verbal and written communication.


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

COVID 19 REQUIREMENT: The Office of Head Start is requiring all Head Start employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by 1/31/2022, or upon starting date, unless the Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency approves a medical or religious accommodation as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work.


A job in this category may include and require sitting, standing, walking and lifting up to 40lbs.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY: Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency will not deny anyone the opportunities 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.

The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce%368906%

Keywords: Scott Carver Dakota CAP, Minneapolis , Head Start Classroom Aide, Other , Savage, Minnesota

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