Job Description

2023-24 CE Childcare Associate IV Floater- Li'l Pioneers

Location: Pinnacle HS

9.5 months, 8 hours/day

Non Interim Position

Grade 17, $17.16/hour

Start Date:  07/18/2023

Purpose Statement

The job of CE Childcare Associate IV is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the Community Education program within assigned classroom/site with specific responsibility for planning lessons and activities to enrich student experiences in appropriate curriculum; hire, supervise, and evaluate Childcare Associates I and II; and assuring the program, facility and staff conform to regulations.

This job reports to CECA V

Essential Functions

Attends meetings and in-service presentations for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.

Communicates with teachers, parents and staff of the host school for the purpose of cultivating supportive relationships.

Completes a minimum of 18 verifiable hours of approved training annually for the purpose of meeting mandated requirements per Department of Health Services regulations.

Monitors staff, program and facility for the purpose of assuring conformity to Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Childcare Licensure regulations.

Monitors equipment for the purpose of ensuring the equipment is in safe working order, arranging with CE Childcare Coordinator for repairs or replacement when needed.

Oversees students and staff for the purpose of assuring their safety.

Plans lessons and activities for the purpose of enriching student experiences in appropriate curriculum.   

Prepares logs, reports, and documents (e.g. monthly lesson plans, supply lists, behavioral/accident reports, etc.) for the purpose of assisting with record keeping for the site, conveying information, providing written reference, and/or meeting mandated requirements.

Presents accurate and timely information to District and Community groups (e.g. program offerings, participation levels, etc.) for the purpose of promoting program, gaining feedback and complying with established internal controls.

Procures necessary supplies and materials for the purpose of maintaining availability of required items needed to carry out planned program activities.

Trains department staff regarding quality indicators of the National Association of Young Children accreditation system for the purpose of ensuring adherence and familiarity of its regulations.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; controlling and motivating students; and preparing and maintaining accurate records; using pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: stages of child development; age appropriate activities; and positive reinforcement techniques; health standards; age appropriate activities/behaviors; methods of instruction and training.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and some fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience:  Job related experience is desired.

Education:    High school diploma or equivalent. 

Equivalency: Must meet staff qualifications to be a facilities director under Section  R9-5-401 of the Arizona Administrative Code. Applicant must providewritten documentation of one of the following:  


A. High school or high school equivalency diploma & completion of at least 6 credit hours in early childhood, child development or closely related field in an accredited college or university or 60 actual hours of instruction. 


B. N.A.C., C.D.A., C.C.P, or C.P.C. Credential & at least 18 months of childcare experience;

C. Minimum of 24 credit hours from an accredited college or university, including at least 6 credit hours of course work in the areas of early childhood, child development, or closely related field and 18 months of childcare experience.

D. Associate degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood, child development or closely related field & 6 months of childcare experience.

E. Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood, child development or closely related field & 3 months of childcare experience.

Required Documents                                 Certificates and Licenses                  

Level One Fingerprint Card - fee of $67         CPR Certificate

Annual TB Skin Test - $25                             First Aid Certificate

Copy of MMR Vaccination Record

Copy of High School Diploma                                                            


Continuing Educ./Training                        

CPR Certificate Renewal                                      

First Aid Certificate Renewal


Criminal Background Clearance

IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Community Education

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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