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Before and After School Assistant - 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 3

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SUPERVISOR: Before and After School Director or designee

LAST UPDATED: 12/20/2023

JOB SUMMARY: Active supervision of students in the school-based child care program under the guidance of a qualified leader, assistant director or director. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community and school clientele.

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.
  • Completes all tasks assigned by director, assistant director, or leader.
  • Follow procedures as stated in the ECS Procedures Manual.
  • Participates and plays with students in structured and unstructured activities.
  • Maintains safe conditions for students and staff.
  • Follows and enforces program discipline policies and procedures.
  • Assists with maintenance, proper storage, and repair of equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Contributes ideas for enrichment activities, curriculum, and program quality.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication with parents, students, school staff and co workers.
  • Follows district policies and goals and uses district facilities with care.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

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
  • The assistant must be at least 16 years of age
  • Assistants must work directly under the supervision of the director, assistant director or leader
  • Each year of employment, the assistant must complete at least 15 clock hours of training
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days
  • The assistant must demonstrate an ability to work with school age children
  • 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
  • N/A

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
  • Experience working in a paid licensed child-care program, teaching assistant/para-educator, or licensed teaching
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • 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
  • Light work strength level (lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds)
  • Occasional lifting, pulling, and/or pushing
  • Frequent bending, reaching, climbing
  • Visual concentration
  • Squatting
  • Working with others


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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