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Helena School District School Aged Child Care (SACC) Para Educators (Assistant) in Helena, Montana

School Aged Child Care (SACC) Para Educators (Assistant) JobID: 2551

  • Position Type:

    Support Staff/ ParaEducator (Teacher Assistant)

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    District Wide


Helena School District # 1 has openings for School Aged Child Care (SACC) Para Educators. The District School Aged Child Care (SACC) program presently has active sites at all eleven (11) Elementary Schools. There are presently SACC Para Educator openings at Broadwater Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Hawthorne Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Rossiter Elementary School, and Smith Elementary School. At Helena Public Schools, our vision is to foster dynamic educational experiences that prepare all students for life. As a SACC Para Educator, you contribute to this mission by assisting the SACC Site Manager in the overall operations of the daily program activities. You will work as part of a team of 40 serving 125 students on 11 campuses across Helena. Some of what you will do:

  • Provide careful and effective supervision of children’s activities as assigned by the site manager. Circulate among children, redirecting individuals into positive play and by pointing out alternative activities.

  • Assist children in maintaining standards of appropriate behavior and health habits established for the program by using non-punitive disciplinary methods and positive reinforcement strategies as demonstrated by the site manager (refer to Assertive Discipline Guidelines).

  • Cooperate with other program staff to create and maintain a harmonious and efficient environment.

  • Interact positively with parents and refers appropriate questions and concerns to site manager, including but not limited to: payment, scheduling and discipline questions.

  • Perform clerical (attendance sheets) and housekeeping duties as assigned including but not limited to: snack preparation and clean up, project preparation and clean up.

  • Oversee the appropriate use and storage of equipment and materials.

  • Provide support in planned activities such as field trips, visiting resource persons, etc.

  • Maintain a safe and orderly program environment.

    To become part of this dedicated team, you need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;

  • Experience as a licensed or registered group or family day care provider or day care center staff experience; or have a bachelors degree in education or related field is preferred.

  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the District.

  • An age qualification may exist for licensure.

    The successful candidate should have the ability to successfully work with children K- 5. Successful applicant must possess the ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accomodation. Entry level salary range is $14.66 to $18.16 per hour depending on education level and applicable relevant work experience and includes a generous pro-rated benefit package. How to Apply Complete the online application to include three professional references. Are you interested in a particular school? If so, please note your preference on the application. This job posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies and will remain open until filled. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible. Question? Email Important Notes

  • This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Helena School District and the Helena Education Association.

  • Prior to employment, you must successfully complete the appropriate background check required for employment.

    The Helena School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, military status, citizenship status, culture, social origin or condition, use of lawful products while not at work, political affiliation, a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of a job with reasonable accommodations. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or those needing this announcement in an alternate format may email or call (406) 324-2010. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Traditional Relay Service from Montana Relay.