Kids Safari Staff - Pre K age students

Job | Posted a year ago


Pre Kindergarten age students


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Six credit hours that includes child and youth development and other course work related to school-age care programming 
  • AA Degree preferred
  • Lift, carry, and/or hold children up to 70 pounds
  • Minimum of eighteen months working with children in a school-age care or youth development setting
Fair Labor Standards Act Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports to: 
Principal and Youth Specialist or Designee
Job Goal
Supervision and guidance of school-age children and the facilitation of age appropriate activities under the supervision of a Youth Specialist.
Performance Responsibilities:
  • Youth Development Staff

  1. actively participates in program delivery
  2. facilitates age appropriate activities
  3. participates in planning of student activities
  4. assembles materials for program activities
  5. assists in record keeping and documentation
  6. maintains program routines and schedules
  7. cooperates with all Youth Development to assist with maintaining program requirements
  8. models positive dispositions
  9. communicates in a n effective manner

  • Provides a safe, nurturing and appropriate learning environment
  • Maintains a positive relationship with students, families and co-workers
  • Delivers developmentally appropriate experiences that encourage diversity and recognize individual differences regardless of special abilities, talents, ethnic heritage, culture and language
  • Engages in frequent and meaningful conversations with children:

  1. asks students relevant open-ended questions
  2. provides students with specific, descriptive feedback
  3. communicates with students at eye level
  4. facilitates and stimulates conversation among students

  • Participates in communication and establishing rapport with families
  • Maintains visual and auditory awareness of students at all times to ensure their safety
  • Appropriately supervises students in both inside and outside activities
  • Assumes and thoroughly completes all duties and responsibilities in a timely, willing and appropriate manner
  • Is reliable and timely in performing job responsibilities
  • Follow district Confidentiality Policies and uses discretion at all times
  • Follows state of Missouri licensing, YPQI standards, and procedures to safeguard the health and safety of children in the program
  • Professional image is consistent with department and building expectations
  • Maintains current Food Handler’s permit
  • Maintains current CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Actively participates in all district and department professional development
  • Submits physical examination to include a tuberculin screening
  • Responsible for reading and complying with Child & Family Learning Center Family Handbook, Youth Development Handbook, District Policy & Procedures, District Employee Handbook as well as State and Federal guidelines specific to program
  • Complete other duties as defined and assigned
Terms of Employment:
Youth Development staff will be employed for nine (9) month positions.  The salary and work year will be established annually by the Board of Education.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor, using the Independence Youth Development Staff Performance Based Evaluation. 

Posted By

Independence School District

201 N Avenue , Independence, MO 64050

At the following locations

101-District Wide/location to be decided

201 N Avenue , Independence, MO 64050

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,368

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.59

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 227