Job Description

CE Childcare Associate I - Pre-K Floater 

Location: Community Ed

9 months, 6 hours/day

Non Interim Position

Grade 15, $16.16/hour

Start Date:  08/02/2024

Hours: 8:45 - 3:15

Purpose Statement

The job of CE Childcare Associate I is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned classroom with specific responsibility for implementing programs for the personal and emotional growth of the referred students; assisting in the monitoring of behaviors; and communicating observations to teachers, parents and administrators.

This job reports to CE Childcare Associate V

Essential Functions

Administers first aid for the purpose of providing immediate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.

Assists students as needed with (e.g. diapering, toilet training, feeding, etc.) for the purpose of addressing personal care needs.

Assists the site manager with age appropriate activities by working with individual or small groups of children (e.g. games, art, music, science, language, nutrition, playground, washing hands, etc.) for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.

Communicates with internal for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information required to perform job functions.

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

Distributes instructional and/or play materials for the purpose of providing required supplies.

Establishes positive individual relationships for the purpose of building student confidence and self esteem.

Implements under the supervision of assigned site manager, instructional programs and lesson plans for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.

Maintains classroom equipment, work area, and manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items; providing written reference; providing a safe, comfortable, supportive learning environment; and/or meeting mandated requirements.

Maintains acceptable behavior standards for the purpose of ensuring that behavior is consistent with district and program policy.

Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (e.g. snack time, group or individual games, playground activities, quiet time, field trips, classroom, homework time, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.

Organizes quiet or active, age appropriate indoor and/or outdoor activities for the purpose of actively participating in the learning activities with children.

Prepares nutritional snacks, lunches, bottles, etc. for the purpose of complying with established guidelines.

Provides ongoing feedback for the purpose of informing supervisor, teacher, and parents of students' progress.

Transfers children directly from/to parents or designee for the purpose of ensuring safety of children and meeting the District requirements.

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: preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read and follow instructions; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: stages of child development; methods of motivating and controlling children; and awareness of codes, regulations and laws related to counseling students.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with specific, job-related data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.  Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: providing direction and leadership; communicating with persons of varied backgrounds; maintaining confidentiality; and adapting to changing priorities; working as part of a team.


Responsibilities include: working with immediate supervision; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; 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, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 0% sitting, 0% walking, and 0% standing. The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness and in a clean atmosphere.

Experience:   Job related experience is desired.

Education:     High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Documents                                    Certificates and Licenses                  

Level One Fingerprint Card - fee of $67            CPR Certificate

Annual TB Skin Test - fee                                 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: 6.0 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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