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Before and After School Support Leader - Buffalo Trail Elementary School

Cherry Creek School District No. 5
Englewood, CO, US

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COMPENSATION PLAN: Educational Support Personnel

PAY RANGE: Range 6

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SUPERVISOR: Before and After School Director

LAST UPDATED: 01/10/2023

JOB SUMMARY: Under the guidance of the Extended Childcare Services (ECS) program director, provide support to individuals or small groups of children by implementing childcare programming, assisting with gaining access to remote learning when applicable, re-teaching curriculum, helping complete homework assignments, setting up executive functioning strategies, generalizing learned skills from school, and implementing strategies and supports according to the child's 504 plan. Record child achievement and progress. Maintain a clean and hygienic work environment where appropriate.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following tasks describe the basic functions of the job and represent the type of work performed. They do not constitute an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities performed on the job. The following frequencies and percentage of time spent are approximations only and are subject to flexibility dependent on organizational needs.
  • Assist child with program activities, including adapting the programming to individual child needs. Assist with programming delivery to both individuals and small groups to ensure generalization of learned skills from school. [Daily, 30%]
  • Provide technical physical care for children with special needs as assigned, which may include toileting, grooming, cleaning ventilation devices, feeding, care of gastrostomy tube (G-tube), positioning, and improving range of motion. [Daily, 30%]
  • Implement child accommodations, supports, modifications, therapeutic procedures, behavior strategies, and programming outlined in the child's 504 plan. Maintain records of progress and behavior in conjunction with the program director, which may include special reports, providing feedback, and reporting observations to the program director and staff. [Daily, 20%]
  • Maintain and uphold all program safety protocols and measures at all times. Monitor child and reinforce appropriate behavior for individual child needs. Prevent child from self-harm and harm to others. Assist child development of social interactions or communication between children with special needs and general education peers. [Daily, 10%]
  • Assist program director and staff in preparing programming materials, attendance, documentation, etc. Assist with other program events, such as fire drills, as necessary. [Monthly, 5%]
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. [Daily, 5%]

  • Assist individuals or small groups of children with online classroom activities during synchronous or asynchronous learning[Daily, 75%]
  • Support children in completing assigned work [Daily, 10%]
  • Maintain records of child progress and behavior in conjunction with the program director [Daily, 9%]
  • Support children in troubleshooting technology issues [Daily, 5%]
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested [Daily, 1%]

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum amounts of formal education, professional work experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that must be met for a candidate to be considered for a position
  • High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma
  • Three (3) months (i.e. 460 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or part-time equivalent experience working with unrelated school-aged children
  • Eighteen (18)+ years of age
  • Basic knowledge of typical office equipment such as telephones, copiers, fax machines, email, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Intermediate knowledge of all aspects of childcare
  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate leadership and management skills
  • Intermediate problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Advanced interpersonal relations skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
  • Ability to implement behavior modification techniques
  • Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Ability to work one-on-one and in small groups with children
  • Ability to supervise young children between six (6) weeks and five (5) years of age
  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting required for hire

MINIMUM CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: The minimum certifications and licenses that must be met, valid, and unexpired for a candidate to be considered for a position
  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification within thirty (30) days from hire date
  • Injury Prevention course certificate (must be District-approved)
  • Playground Safety for School-Aged Child Care Centers course certificate (must be District-approved)
  • Biennial Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training provided by the District
  • Completion of a minimum of fifteen (15) clock hours of training during each year of employment (June 1st through May 31st)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Any job-related formal education, professional work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, certifications, licenses, and other criteria that are inessential and in addition to the minimum qualifications, certifications, and licenses
  • Paid licensed child-care program, teaching assistant/para-educator, or licensed teaching experience
  • Experience working with special needs children
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Racially conscious and culturally competent with the skill, will, capacity, and knowledge to commit to a culture of continuous improvement

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical exertion, cognitive capacities, and work environments required to perform a position's duties and responsibilities
  • Heavy work strength level (lifting or carrying up to 100 pounds)
  • Works both indoors and outdoors
  • Prolonged standing and walking
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and climbing
  • Frequent lifting, pulling, and pushing
  • Squatting
  • Overhead work
  • Speaking and hearing
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Visual concentration
  • May be required to perform physical restraint
  • May be required to assist students with custodial needs (e.g. feeding, toilet, etc.)
  • Childcare environment
  • Normal school district environment that may include potential volatile outbursts


The Cherry Creek School District is one of the highest-achieving school districts in Colorado. We educate more than 53,000 children, representing over 150 languages. We serve over 300,000 residents in 108 square miles spreading across eight municipalities: Cherry Hills Village, Centennial, Foxfield, Glendale, Greenwood Village, and portions of Aurora, Englewood, and Denver. We employ over 3,700 teachers who serve in our 67 schools and programs. Ninety-eight percent of our schools rank in the highest category of Accreditation by the Colorado Department of Education. 

We are proud of our longstanding national record of excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and activities. It is a testament to the efforts of a supportive community, involved parents, dedicated staff members, and motivated students. 

Professional learning opportunities and support for educators are abundant in Cherry Creek, including educator mentorship, new educator orientation, district-level professional learning, and school-based learning teams - all directed toward developing educator craft and increasing student achievement. 

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the many opportunities in our district and the wonderful lifestyle of Colorado.

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