Early Childhood Aide (Service) - Substitute

2 weeks ago
Benefits Offered


The Early Childhood Aide position assists in the delivery of pre-school programs by communicating concerns to the supervising teacher and performing a variety of assigned duties. Based on the activities assigned, employees may work with children in the classroom, may prepare and serve food, may ride the bus assuring safety procedures are followed, and may be responsible for the general cleaning of classrooms and rest rooms.


Lunch Aide Specific Duties:

  • Prepare food to be served in family style format;
  • Help classroom staff at lunch tables as an active participant with children;
  • Follow sanitary practices in handling food according to licensing standards;
  • Pick up and deliver food as needed;
  • Conduct inventory if necessary;
  • Clean up as needed;
  • May have to carry food carriers, which may be empty or full of food, into and out of classroom.

Bus Aide Specific Duties:

  • Accompany the bus driver on all regularly scheduled bus runs, acting as second adult on vehicle;
  • Identify all children riding the bus by name;
  • Be familiar with bus route to assist driver as necessary;
  • Record amount of time children spend on the bus ride;
  • Maintain attendance of bus riders and record when they enter and exit the bus;
  • Use positive methods of behavior management to maintain order on the bus;
  • Maintain the safety of the vehicle occupants at all times;
  • Make certain children are secure in child safety restraints;
  • Assist children from home/school into bus and from bus to home/school;
  • Make certain parent or guardian is home before leaving child;
  • Assist children under age of 6 into and out of vehicle;
  • Assist bus driver or conduct walk through bus after each run to assure all children have exited the bus;
  • Ensure that no child is ever left unattended on the bus;
  • Maintain current First Aid and CRP Certification.

Janitorial Specific Duties:

  • General cleaning, sanitizing, vacuuming and light maintenance;
  • May include cleaning bathroom and the classroom.  


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED and 1 year experience in caring for young children preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

There are no certifications required for Lunch Aides or Janitorial Aides, Classroom Aides or Special Needs Aides. Bus Aides must have current First Aid and CPR Certifications or be able to obtain the certifications within the first year of employment and maintain renewal thereafter.

Additional Job Comments

Working as needed at a wage of $9.50 per hour.
Questions can be emailed to HR@nemcsa.org - no resumes will be accepted.

Upon request auxiliary aids and services will be made available to individuals with disabilities. Michigan Relay Center “Voice and TTY/TDD” 1-800-649-3777. An EOE.


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