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Kids’ Club Lead Assistant

Long Beach Unified School District.

This is a Contract position in Long Beach, CA posted July 1, 2020.

Job SummaryUnder general supervision, assist in the planning and implementation of a Kids’ Club (day care) program which meets the needs of individual children; participate in and monitor children in program activities; train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned staff; perform related duties as assigned.Examples of DutiesThe classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.* Assist in the planning and implementation of a Kids’ Club (day care) program which meets the needs of individual children by taking into account interest, special needs and special talents. E* Participate in and monitor children in program activities such as games, songs, physical exercises, free play, arts and crafts and snack times, and homework, breakfast and cooking clubs. E* Serve as a lead at assigned site; train and provide work direction and guidance to assigned staff; serve as site supervisor in the absence of the supervisor as necessary to assure smooth and efficient delivery of services to children and families. E* Cultivate and maintain an environment promoting social and physical growth, self-esteem, reinforcement of positive attitudes, as well as opportunities for learning. E* Maintain standards of child behavior to achieve effective participation in activities without interfering with the natural, informal atmosphere of the Kids’ Club program; assist in enforcing discipline with positive strategies. E* Organize activities including setting up materials, crafts and games, preparing bulletin boards, replenishing supplies, arranging furniture to facilitate program needs, and creating an orderly and clean environment. E* Set up, prepare and serve snack items; operate a griddle, oven and popcorn and snow-cone machines; clean up following snack times. E* Enroll children; collect program and activity fees; prepare and issue receipts; assist in the maintenance of accounting procedures including income and expenditures and inventory of equipment and supplies. E* Communicate with and serve as a liaison between District staff, children, parents, and others to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns. E* Participate in promoting enrollment and communication of program objectives and activities; assist in planning and conducting program orientation sessions for parents to communicate policies, procedures, and schedule of program activities. E* Perform a variety of program associated clerical work including answering telephones, filing, duplicating and typing materials, and preparing and maintaining a variety of records, logs and files related to assigned activities. E* Operate a variety of office and instructional equipment including a computer and assigned software. E* Attend and participate in workshops, in-services, staff meetings, and training programs. E* Administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed children; may administer prescribed medication in accordance with established District procedure. E* Assist in monitoring the program for compliance with applicable health and safety regulations. E* Open or close the program site as assigned by the position. ENote: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized E which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.Employment StandardsKnowledge of:Concepts of child development and behavior.Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.Record keeping and filing techniques.Personal hygiene practices.Generally accepted standards of health and sanitation.CPR and first aid techniques.Basic math.Operation of office and classroom equipment including a computer and assigned software.Oral and written communication skills.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Ability to:Assist in the planning and implementation of a Kids’ Club (day care) program which meets the needs of individual children.Participate in and monitor children in a variety of program activities.Motivate children to participate in program activities.Maintain equipment and facilities in a clean and orderly condition.Work independently and as a member of a team.Meet schedules and timelines.Resolve discipline issues using positive strategies.Interact with parents and others in a direct, professional manner.Apply and follow Kids’ Club and District rules, regulations, and daily practices.Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Perform a variety of program associated clerical work.Maintain routine records, logs and files.Administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed children.Administer prescribed medication in accordance with established District procedures.Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.Operate a variety of office and classroom equipment including a computer and assigned software.Education and Training:Equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by 12 units of early childhood education, social sciences, recreation, child development or a closely related field.OROne of the following valid Child Development Permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:Child Development Associate Teacher PermitChild Development Teacher PermitChild Development Master Teacher PermitChild Development Site Supervisor PermitChild Development Program Director PermitExperience:One year of experience working with 30 children or more in an extended day care or similar recreation program.Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.Special RequirementsIncumbents must possess within six months of employment and maintain CPR/First Aid certification throughout employment in this classification.The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, sex or sexual orientation at any district site and/or activity pursuant to BP 4030.The Governing Board of Long Beach Unified School District prohibits sexual harassment of district employees and job applicants. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against district employees or other persons who complain, testify or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to policy BP 4119.11.SELECTION PROCEDURE:The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following: screening of the applicant’s training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application; written examination(s); qualifications appraisal oral examination; performance examination; or technical oral examination, scored on a job-related basis. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process. Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations.