After-School Activity Aide

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 2, 2021
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs responsible childcare and recreation work in accordance with the program standards for children between the ages of five (5) through twelve (12) at an assigned location. Assists with planning and participating in organized childcare and recreational activities with children. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists with planning and actively participates with staff and children in activities including games, music, arts, crafts, and playground activities, as well as other appropriate activities 
  • Observes all activities to ensure the protection and safety of all participants
  • Provides a positive and authoritative approach to guiding behavior using age-appropriate limits and choices
  • Encourages children to take responsibility for their role in the classroom community
NON ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Teaches good eating habits and personal hygiene
  • Ensures children have proper rest periods
  • Ensures each child has individualized support in each activity 

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education
 
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Experience
 
Preferred: Some experience working with children in a structured environment.
 
Certifications/ Licenses
 
RequiredHave and maintain a Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification or obtain same after hire 
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • General knowledge, skill and interest in recreational activities suitable for children ages five (5) through twelve (12) in a group setting
  • Ability to deal effectively with participants, encourage participation in the various activities; and to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, participants and the general public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and adhere to program rules and objectives
 
Additional Requirements
In accordance with State licensing requirements, must be age sixteen(16) or older. Must complete pre-employment training and attend a minimum of 12 hours of childcare related training annually. Subject to a complete criminal history and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, must submit to a Tuberculosis test. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.
 
Supervisory 
Responsibilities
NONE
 
 

OTHER INFORMATION

   
OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH
MEDIUM
Lift and/or exert force of 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
F
Standing
R
Sitting
F
Walking
F
Lifting
R
Carrying
O
Pushing/Pulling
O
Reaching
O
Handling
F
Fine Dexterity
O
Kneeling
O
Crouching
R
Crawling
F
Bending
F
Twisting
O
Climbing
F
Balancing
C
Vision (Correction Required:     N/A    )
C
Hearing
C
Talking
N
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
R
Mechanical Hazards
D
Dirt and Dust
R
Chemical Hazards
S
Extreme Temperatures
R
Electrical Hazards
D
Noise and Vibration
R
Fire Hazards
R
Fumes and Odors
N
Explosives
S
Wetness/Humidity
D
Communicable Diseases
R
Darkness or Poor Lighting
R
Physical Danger or Abuse
 
Other (specify) 
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION
Indoors, School Sites
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
Office equipment; playground equipment, adaptive equipment & communication devices, durable medical equipment
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
First aid equipment provided

Benefits are available to full-time positions only.


Roanoke County

Roanoke , VA