As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Program Aide

Position Purpose

Supports teaching staff in a licensed childcare, early education and after school program facility with implementing classroom and recreational activities for children 3-12 years of age. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Assists with setting up for classroom activities and prepares needed supplies and materials.
  • Provides support for children in their classroom activities ensuring they have attention and resources
  • Assists with mealtime, nap time and play time (indoor and outdoor)
  • Follows the state licensing, Quality First and childcare food program standards
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment and monitors children’s behavior
  • May Assist with the after school and summer program activities
  • Assists in keeping accurate records for programs

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Duties

  • As assigned, report the number of children scheduled to eat lunch to the office by 9:00 am
  • Clean tables before and after meals and sweep floors of the meal serving areas
  • Serve required portions of food for meals
  • Supervise proper handwashing by children
  • Record meals served at point of service
  • Monitor participants during meals
  • Assist with family-style eating
  • Provide office with meal count records


Minimum Qualifications

Suitable work experience may be considered as transferable skills in order to meet minimum requirements of the position, and will be considered by the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 6 months classroom experience working in an Early Childhood or Youth/After-School facility
  • Ability to organize activities for children ages 3-12
  • Good communication skills, using appropriate grammar and tone
  • Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Ability to obtain TB skin test and drug screening
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to obtain a Food Handlers Certification
  • Ability to obtain needed immunizations to comply with childcare hiring requirements
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds 10 % of work time, bend, stoop, reach, and climb



Desired Qualifications

  • Working toward a Child Development Associates (CDA) certificate or Associate in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Additional experience working with school age children in the classroom and/or in a recreation facility
  • Certificate or AA degree in Early Child Education or related area
  • Bilingual, English / Spanish verbal and written


No.: 06-10-693
Location: Pio Decimo Center-Tucson
Status: Full Time - Non Exempt
Salary: $11.00 per hour

How to Apply

Send application and/or resume to:

Human Resources

Catholic Community Services

140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230

Tucson, AZ 85705


Fax resume and cover letter - 520-770-8505


Email resume and cover letter - humanresources@ccs-soaz.org


Apply online at www.ccs-soaz.org



Applicants will be rated based upon evaluation of their qualifications, experience and training. 

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Open: Jun 21, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344, ext.1068

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

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