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    Program Aide

    Location: Concord, NC              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor



    This position works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen and bus and/or to serve as a disabilities aide as needed. The position contains elements of job descriptions of positions with titles similar classroom aide, janitor and kitchen aide and as a disabilities aide providing support for children with disabilities.  Works with typically developing children and/or children with special needs/disabilities.   The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers/bus routes as deemed necessary for program operations.  This position may receive content area technical support and training from the staff person responsible for center supervision, teacher, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.


    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.

    2. Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.

    5. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    6. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, cutting out classroom materials, making phone calls, etc.).

    7. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.

    8. Janitorial Aide Services

      Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.

      Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.

      Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.

      Does light yard work or snow removal.Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dish washing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).


      1. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.

      2. Participates in food service clean up, inventory and other food service tasks as requested.

        Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.

        Assists with inventory maintenance of all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.

        Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.

        Assists in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.

        Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.

        Supports staff/parents in preparing and cleaning up after meals/snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested.



    The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED. Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit).

    $8.29 Hourly HS/GED

    CDI is an equal opportunity employer. Position open until filled. 


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