Full Time Program Aide

Description

Program Aides are generalists, responsible for providing educational, relational and social experiences
for preschool-aged children to foster growth and development in all developmental domains. This
position reports to the Education Manager or Program Director and works alongside the Teacher and/or
Assistant Teacher. This position assists with daily classroom management and other duties and may be
assigned to other classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.
As a frontline representative of Great Northwest, Program Aides are required to ensure the safety and
security of children and families that he/she comes into contact with and adhere to the agency’s values
and policies.

Responsibilities

Must be at minimum 18 years of age.
• Minimum high school diploma or G.E.D.
• Must have a valid
driver’s license.
• Certification as applicable by federal, state or local Head Start or child care
regulations, now or as amended in the future.
• Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and
continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state
regulations). • Knowledge of the basics of working with preschool-aged children.
• Ability to relate
sensitively with children and to work well and communicate effectively with staff, parents and families.
• Ability to follow directions and take initiative.
• Ability to keep all information on families strictly
confidential.
• Ability to work with children with disabilities. • Ability to perform medium to heavy
physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10
pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. This also includes some duties that
require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.
Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry
check as required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to
employment. To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable
by the Great Northwest Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to
Great Northwest Head Start.
Current and former Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they
are qualified.

If interested in this position, please send resume to:

Great Northwest Education Cooperative Head Start
Amber Brannin, Administrative Assistant
409 7 th Ave. East
Williston, ND 58801