RCA I - Child Aide

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

RCA I – Child Aide

Primary Function

Child Aides work under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Student Services. Day to day Child Aide supervision is provided by the School Based Mental Health Professional and the Mental Health Consultant (designated by the Early Mental Health Primary Intervention Program). Child Aides, working under direct, close supervision, provide non directive expressive play sessions that are designated to establish a positive meaningful relationship with students. They are to work in a variety of settings and to do related work as required consistent with the job description.

Organizational Relationship

Responsible to site administrators, Coordinator of Student Services, and Director of Pupil Services and Alternative Programs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate in a minimum of two hours per week of supervision and training; establish rapport and warm, meaningful relationships with referred students
  • Use communication skills, creative play materials, and games with individual students
  • Talk with students and establish an atmosphere to encourage their expression of feelings and ideas
  • Help build confidence in students through one-to-one interactions
  • Provide feedback to the program team, including the principal, teachers, and other school personnel
  • Participate with school personnel and/or consultants in selection, progress, exit, and other conferences concerning students both in the school and in the community agencies
  • Assist with program record keeping
  • Attend two day training every fall.


Must Pass qualifying test

Salary Range 17

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.