AYS, Inc.
  • - Decatur
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

$1.50 Shift Differential plus milage during the school year

Job Summary
The Program Resource Assistant serves as an experienced regional staff that rotates from program to program as needed to provide developmentally appropriate activities and environment for school-age children. Staff in these positions must take initiative and work alongside staff at each site and must be adaptable to work with various populations of children served in AYS programs. Their work is to be in compliance with COA Council on Accreditation standards and AYS policies and procedures. This is a school year position that provides additional hourly pay stipend while working in this role and includes mileage reimbursement from an assigned home base within the region. Staff in these positions may apply to work during summer camps as Program Assistants if interested.
POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 Supports curriculum plans and executes appropriate activities for children each week
 Prepares activities to implement at any site assigned to work (activities toolkit)
 Works unassisted with a group of children
 Monitors playground, gym and any other areas where the children may be
 Works co-operatively with staff members, parents and children
 Participates in the job rotation of duties, including, but not limited to snack preparation, sign-in procedures, clean up, bathroom monitoring, equipment maintenance, etc.
 Report to work daily, on time and ready to work
 Assist in implementing required curriculum components in the program
 Implement and follow all accreditation and licensing requirements, including COA, and follow Standards at all times in the program
 Communicate effectively in listening, writing, and speaking with team members, parents, school/church staff and the children
 Represent AYS in a positive way to parents and children, staff and school/church personnel
 Attend school functions and events as needed
 Ensure that childcare routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic and consistent with good child development principles. This includes routines related to bathroom use, hand washing, snack preparation, eating habits, transitions between activities, cleaning the area etc.
 Follow all AYS policies and procedures as directed in the Personnel Manual and the Program Manual
 Attend training sessions in the Professional Development Center
o Attend all required training per year through the Professional Development Center, continuing education classes, or other approved training courses
 Training Requirements:
o All core training classes must be completed within the first 90 days of employment or within the first 90 days of each school year. For continued employment with AYS, Inc., employees must meet this requirement
 Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing
SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES
 Maintains a professional working relationship with school/church staff
 Work cooperatively with all team members
 Performs all other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.
 Minimum of a high school diploma or GED required
 Minimum one-year experience working with youth
 Out of school time experience preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Basic understanding of child development acquired through practical experience and/or direct instruction preferred
 Proficiency in using computers and related software; experience with Word, Excel and Outlook
 Collaborates with and supports coworkers by helping out where needed; creates and maintains positive relationships with coworkers; asks for and listens to coworker feedback and incorporates feedback into revised processes
 Completes work on time and with proper quality
 Supports cross-training and shares learning with others
 Flexible, adaptable, takes initiative
 Willing to support other regions as needed
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Regularly required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
 Must be able to lift children and equipment up to 50lbs occasionally
 Able to move quickly to intervene in dangerous situations
 Problem solving abilities
 Able to make decisions without supervision
 Able to make sound decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization
CORE COMPETENCIES
 Collaboration/Team-Oriented
o Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate through all media
o Works collaboratively and cooperatively with staff, school and parents
o Is flexible
o Assists in the creation and implementation of required curriculum components
o Demonstrates ability to ask for and receive feedback from others and works to make changes when needed
 Integrity
o Treats others with respect and dignity'encourages a climate of trust and openness
o Handles issues and concerns with firmness and fairness
 Positive
o Demonstrates positive attitude toward work and the children
o Is Willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities
 Resilient/Tenacious
o Demonstrates confidence
o Participates in team meetings and is willing to implement suggestions to improve program quality
o Takes initiative to ensure that the program is running smoothly
 Safety
o Attends training sessions on program safety
o Provides a safe place for the children to be before and after school
o Follows procedures to ensure the children and staff are safe

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