The Program Aide is responsible for assisting to provide educational, relational and social experiences for preschool children to foster growth and development in all developmental domains. This position also works as part of the team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen, to serve as a disabilities aide as needed. The Program Aide works with the HS and EHS teams to developing children and/or children with special needs/disabilities. The position reports to the Center Director and may be reassigned to various classrooms as deemed necessary for program operations.
As a front line representative of Save the Children Head Start the position holder is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that he/she come in contact with and represent the agency values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
Assist classroom staff in all classroom activities and outdoor activities included in lesson plans
Assist in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served
Help supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills
Help keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly
Assist the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises
Serve as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.
Empties trash or garbage containers if needed
Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment
Serves as custodian on a regular basis
Other custodial duties as assigned
Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.