Preschool Aide

Preschool · Bemidji, Minnesota
Department Preschool
Employment Type Full-Time Academic Year
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Commensurate with experience

Calvary Preschool is a great place to experience many smiles and the love of Jesus!


 Job Description – Preschool Child Care Aide (8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.)

Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN


Job Overview: To assist the child care teacher in matters of classroom support


Job Category: Full-time (9-month school year), hourly, preschool classroom staff


This person would report to:  Preschool Director


Preferred Qualifications


  • Have a clear understanding of the Christian faith and possess the ability to share God’s story with children
  • Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations of their abilities
  • Be Pediatric First Aid/CPR and AED certified or willing to be obtained within 30 days of employment
  • Time management skills, self-motivation and good organizational skills

Expectations


  • Comply with Minnesota Department of Human Services Rule 3 and other statutes
  • Submit to and pass a background check through the Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their emotional, social, and physical needs in addition to their faith development and educational needs
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practice methods at all times
  • Be a positive role model for all children and Calvary Lutheran staff
  • Maintain student/family confidentiality at all times
  • Attend workshops/conferences as negotiated with the director to maintain training hours as required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to continue employment as an aide
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, and sit on the floor to meet children’s needs
  • Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences
  • Basic computer skills

Responsibilities and Duties


  • Assist child care teacher with various classroom preparations
  • Assist with after school programming
  • Effectively communicate with other preschool staff
  • Engage children in activities and play that stimulates their development
  • Assist children with activities of daily life (restroom use, hand washing, etc.)
  • Appropriately supervise children while keeping them safe at all times
  • Establish a professional level of rapport with each family
  • Help maintain an environment that is clean, organized and safe for all children
  • Attend preschool staff meetings and staff development as scheduled by the director
  • Attend all-staff retreats 3 times a year or as scheduled by the Senior Pastor
  • Attend and engage in family events that may be outside the regular classroom day
  • Maintain a professional self-image and project the mission and vision of Calvary Lutheran Preschool and Calvary Lutheran church at all times


The above job description is meant to be a guideline and does not list in detail all the job responsibilities of our preschool staff. Other duties of this position will be covered in orientation and during the “hands-on” portion of the position training.



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  • Location
    Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Department
    Preschool
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Academic Year
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with experience