Program Aide for Head Start

| February 19, 2021

We are accepting applications for program aides for the Head Start Program.

Applications are being accepted at workplace staffing

4701 E. State Street, Rockford.

Contact workplace for questions. 815-961-0600

Make a difference in the lives of children by becoming a Program Aide assisting the City of Rockford’s Head Start program.

All Program Aide positions are part-time, approximately 20-30 hours per week, and last through the school year. Program Aides are primarily responsible for assisting with the safe transportation of children (ages 3-5) to and from the Head Start program. Additional tasks will include assisting with site maintenance and food service.

Essential Functions :

  • Assist assigned Bus Driver to ensure the safe transportation of children to and from Head Start sites.
  • Assist with lunch service.
  • Pick up litter on grounds.
  • Assists with other related duties as may be assigned to facilitate the effective provision of services to children and families enrolled in the Head Start Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to form effective partnership/team relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the care and development of young children.
  • Ability to project a positive image of the Head Start Program.
  • Ability to follow all program procedures and to complete required documents as directed.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.; some experience with young children.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from work.
  • Must meet all standards and requirements as set forth by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
  • Will be expected to take on flexible site assignment.
  • Maintain child and family confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and the community.
  • Regular attendance and promptness is an expectation.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $11.00 per hour

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