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Before and After School Leader - Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

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

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COMPENSATION PLAN: Educational Support Personnel

PAY RANGE: Range 5

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SUPERVISOR: Before and After School Director or designee

LAST UPDATED: 20/20/2023

JOB SUMMARY: Implements the child care program, assumes director's and/or assistant director's responsibilities in their absence. 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.
  • Follows and enforces Rules Regulating School-Age Child Care Centers.
  • Follows and enforces procedures as stated in the ECS Procedures Manual.
  • Assumes supervisory role when director and/or assistant director are absent.
  • Maintains safe conditions for all students and staff.
  • Follows and enforces program discipline procedures.
  • Assists with maintenance, proper storage, and repair of equipment, and supplies.
  • Contributes ideas for enrichment activities, arts and crafts projects, and program quality.
  • Works toward the goal of providing high-quality childcare.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication with parents, staff, and coworkers.
  • 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
  • A leader must be present at the center at least 40% of any day the program is in operation or any time the director and/or assistant director are absent
  • Age 18 and at least three (3) months (i.e. 460 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or part-time equivalent experience working with unrelated school-aged children.3. Experience in a paid child care program
  • Experience in a paid child care program, para-educator experience, or any licensed teaching experience
  • The leader must demonstrate an ability to work with school age children
  • Each year, June 1 through May 31, the leader must complete at least 15 clock hours of training
  • Knowledge of most aspects of childcare
  • Ability to develop and utilize appropriate discipline procedures
  • Some leadership and management skill
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions and to solve problems effectively
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Complete the department-approved course in Injury Prevention
  • Complete the Department-approved course in playground safety for School-Aged Child Care Centers
  • 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
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days

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 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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