FT Early Childhood Education Assistant

Roaring Fork School District
Glenwood Springs, CO, US
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Position Type:
Early Childhood Education

Date Posted:

Glenwood Springs Elementary School

Date Available:
August 2022



Under the direct supervision of the Early Childhood Director the person in this position will work with individual and groups of children in an early childhood environment which promotes social/emotional, communication, physical, and cognitive development.


Receives direct supervision from the Early Childhood Director.

May receive direction from an Early Childhood Teacher (Group Leader) or Early Childhood Special Educator.

PRIMARY DUTIES - The following are examples of primary duties assigned to the Early Childhood Aide. Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
  • Provide supervision of individual and groups of children, on and off campus, in accordance with District established policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a positive, developmentally appropriate, organized, and creative learning environment.

  • Work with individual students and small groups of students.

  • Encourage proper behavior and maintain children's safety and learning, through the implementation of the approved behavior guidance plan.

  • Maintain classroom environment in a sanitary, neat and orderly manner.

  • Assist with snacks and other meals as appropriate including the maintenance of a cleanly environment for snacks and meals.

  • Attend to the physical needs of the children (i.e., feeding, toileting, resting, etc.).

  • Communicate positively and appropriately with parents regarding their child in relationship to the early childhood program.

  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with school staff.

  • Assure the health and safety of children by following health and safety practices and regulations.

  • Provide first aid and health-related services as needed.

  • Attend required continuing education classes and adhere to guidelines set by the District and the Colorado Department of Human Services.


    Knowledge of:

    Developmental stages and behaviors of preschool age students
    Basic methods used in overseeing and directing student's activities in a variety of age appropriate settings
    Positive guidance and classroom management techniques

    English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

    CPR / First Aid/ Universal Precautions/ Medication Administration training

    Ability to:

    Supervise a variety of student groups in a variety of settings
    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

    Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

    Communicate with Spanish speaking families
    Maintain a professional appearance while at work

    Interact with children in a way that is both nurturing and respectful


    Experience: Previous experience in a licensed preschool / child care setting is preferred.

    Training/ Education: A High School Diploma or equivalent and willingness to take early childhood courses

    License or Certificate: CPR / First Aid /Universal Precautions/ Medication Administration training


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works both inside and outside. The noise level is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk and stand.

    Physical Conditions:

    Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, and standing, for prolonged periods of times; use of a computer; lifting; and carrying.


    Hourly range: $18.00 - $21.52/hour, depending on qualified experience

    Days worked: 185 days/year (with paid personal time, paid vacation days, and paid time off for holidays and district non-work days such as during winter break and spring breaks)

    Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee's wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.

    For more information please contact Anna Cole at acole@rfschools.com
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