Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • 13.20-13.20 13.20
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full healthcare package, 10 holidays, vacation, sick leave, and 403(b) Plan

Catholic Community Services

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The Program Aide I supports the teaching staff in a licensed childcare and pre-school / after school age facility with implementing classroom and recreational activities for children 3-12 years of age. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance.

Benefits for the Program Aide I

  • Up to 27 paid days off during your first year, including 10 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance (CCS covers nearly 100 percent of cost of employee coverage)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary short-term disability, hospital confinement indemnity; accident, critical illness insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Section 125 Healthcare Reimbursement Account
  • Section 125 Dependent Care Reimbursement Account


  • Ability to lead and supervise small and large groups.
  • Assists with setting up for classroom activities and prepares needed supplies and materials.
  • Provides support for children in their classroom activities ensuring they have attention and resources
  • Assists with mealtime, nap time and play time (indoor and outdoor)
  • Follows the state licensing, Quality First and childcare food program standards
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment and monitors children's behavior
  • May assist with the after school and summer program activities
  • May transport children in the after-school program, assist in picking up children at their elementary school
  • Assists in keeping accurate records for programs
  • May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
  • As assigned, report the number of children scheduled to eat lunch
  • Clean tables before and after meals and sweep floors of the meal serving areas
  • Serve required portions of food for meals
  • Supervise proper handwashing by children
  • Record meals served at point of service
  • Monitor participants during meals
  • Assist with family-style eating
  • Provide office with meal count records


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 6 months classroom experience working in an Early Childhood or Youth/After-School facility
  • Ability to organize activities for children ages 3-12
  • Good communication skills, using appropriate grammar and tone
  • State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Valid Arizona Driver License, proof of insurance and Arizona Motor Vehicle division 39 months Motor Vehicle Report
  • Proof of immunizations to comply with childcare hiring requirements
  • Proof of negative TB test or normal chest x-ray
  • Negative drug screen
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds 10 % of work time, bend, stoop, reach, and climb
  • Attainment of First Aid and CPR certification after hire
  • Attainment of Food Handlers Certification after hire


  • Additional experience working with youth in an after-school program
  • Working toward a Child Development Associates (CDA) certificate or Associate in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Additional experience working with school age children in the classroom and/or in a recreation facility
  • Certificate or AA degree in Early Child Education or related area
  • Bilingual, English / Spanish verbal and written

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

We are an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer for all individuals. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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