Extended Day Program Assistant

Wayne Public Schools | Wayne, NJ


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Posted Date 3/02/2023
Expiration Date4/29/2023


Wayne, New Jersey



TITLE:  Wayne Extended Day Program Assistant




The Program Assistant shall be a graduate of a recognized high school and have a minimum of two years of supervisory experience with school-aged children.  He/She shall meet the qualifications required by the school laws of the State of New Jersey and the Wayne Township Board of Education.  The Program Assistant should have studied and/or had experience in child development, program administration, supervision in the workplace, and community service.  He/She must hold a valid CPR and First Aid Certificate and be trained in administering epinephrine.




Youth Program Specialist




The Program Assistant assists the Youth Program Specialist in meeting the school community’s needs and desires for site based school-aged childcare and in analyzing the degree to which the needs are being met; also assists in the daily administration and supervision of the program.


  1. Coordinates the efforts of the caregivers as well as directly supervises their activities. Daily on-site supervision of Caregivers and Site Leads on a rotating basis (3 schools per day).

  2. Assists the Youth Programs Specialist in completing team and individual evaluations.

  3. Works with the Youth Program Specialist and district groups to effectively promote the program and inform the public of its role.

  4. Remains aware of progress through research and effective practice in school-aged childcare and recommends changes to improve and expand the program.

  5. Notifies caregivers of schedule changes, emergency closings; places substitutes when absences occur, and serves as a substitute when necessary.

  6. Provides supplies and paperwork to the three Elementary Schools as she/he visits.

  7. Extends prompt, courteous, and efficient service to the community members served by the program.

  8. Handles parent concerns that occur in the program while present at the site. 

  9. Report questions, feedback and concerns to the Youth Programs Specialists from the programs in order to foster two-way communications and teamwork. 

  10. Makes recommendations and gives assistance to the Youth Programs Specialist in the provision of quality school-aged childcare to the community.

  11. Performs all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Youth Programs Specialist as they pertain to the school-aged childcare program.




Salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.


Must be available to work 5 mornings 7:05 - 8:35 AM subbing as needed (or later on delayed opening days)

Must be available to work 5 afternoons 3:00 - 6:00 PM subbing as needed (or earlier on minimal days)




Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with the Board’s policy on the evaluation of  non-certificated staff.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job. 

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:

  1. Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.

  2. Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.

  3. Speak and hear.

  4. Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.

  5. Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

  6. Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.




The environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive.

  1. Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses.

  2. Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions.

  3. Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities.

  4. Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment.

  5. Function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but that can be noisy at times.



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