Overview:
Kids Klub provides quality care and education for children in kindergarten through 12 years old.  Kids Klub operates before and after school programs and full-time programs during school vacations, summer break and when school is not in session.

With over 30 years of experience, Kids Klub is recognized for our leadership in delivering extended day learning programs.  Our programs provide busy working parents with a safe, convenient space where their child’s potential is fostered through engaging learning experiences.  Kids Klub is committed to working in collaboration with the school department, parents and students on curriculum planning and enrichment activities.

We have seven locations within the North Smithfield, North Providence and Woonsocket school districts.


Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Teacher's Assistant with flexible availability to substitute as a Driver of a 12-passenger van/mini-bus when needed.The Teacher Assistant will be required to perform the following duties including, but not limited to,:
  • Assist in the creation of a safe, healthy, structured and nurturing environment
  • Help plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment of children
  • Help to supervise and interact with children to facilitate their play and learning
  • Communicate positively with parents
  • Support the implementation of the Therapeutic Child Care Services (TCCS) program
  • Help prepare activities
  • Serve meals to the children
  • Help to keep the classroom clean, organized and maintained
  • Drive company van/mini-bus to and from schools and/or field trips
  • Monitors the behavior of all children including proper sitting, entering and exiting of the van
  • Uses proper protocol as necessary when an emergency situation arises notifying the proper authorities including the Administrators and/or Home Office
  • Operates van/mini-bus safely at all times in accordance with posted speed limits, parking restrictions, passing zones and all other traffic and driving laws
  • Assumes responsibility for ratio and head counts, school locations and children
  • Checks the condition of vehicle tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order
  • Assumes responsibility for ensuring that all children board and exit the van safely
  • Attend meetings and trainings
  • Assist with the accreditation process as well as other quality initiatives
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary

Education Requirements:
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must participate in early childhood staff development program
  • CPR/First Aid certification preferred

Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum one (1) year experience working with children in a supervised school age setting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive team player

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to be engaged in physical exercise with children such as walking, running, crawling, bending, twisting, etc. 
  • Must have visual and hearing acuity
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds

Other Requirements:
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English fluently
  • Must possess a valid chauffer’s license and meet insurance required parameter for safe driving
  • Must pass national criminal background/fingerprints check
  • Must pass Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Clearance Request (CPS)
  • Apart from religious observations, available to work a flexible schedule between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and/or 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, according to the needs of the business

This is a part time position

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