Program Aide – Head Start Program

Posted 2 years ago

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

Hours: 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM and then 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM (M-F)

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 Features

Job CategoryFirst Shift, Part Time

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