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Head Start Teacher Aid (Part-Time, 30-35 hours/week)

Company: Nisqually Indian Tribe
Location: Olympia
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

NATURE OF WORK: This position is responsible for collaborating with the classroom's Lead Teacher and with the Education Coordinator and other Head Start staff members in providing and maintaining supervision, guidance, care and role modeling to enrolled children and their families DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES: * Work as a team member to create and maintain a safe, healthy and positive learning environment. * Assist Lead Teacher and staff in implementation of classroom plan and programs. * Review daily plans and clarify roles and expectations with teachers and staff. * In cooperation with the classroom teacher and staff, establish a daily routine, which includes room and materials preparation, review of plans, positive interactions with children, and coordination of communication with other staff. * Provide assistance for specialized services to enrolled children with special needs * Interact with the children to support their individualized learning, emotional and development needs. * Maintain communication between school and families. * Assist in keeping classroom area clean and sanitized * Assist Lead Teacher with required home visits and parent/teacher conferences. * Maintain accurate records for program documentation, e.g., attendance, meal counts, volunteer hours, classroom observation notes.. * Maintain confidentiality in all record keeping and reporting. * Model and assist children in health and safety routines, (teeth brushing, hand washing, fire/earthquake drill practices). * Practice positive behavior management techniques * Work in a friendly and respectful manner with all staff, and families in order to build and support a confident team environment. * Attend and actively participate in a variety of meetings, trainings and workshops to ensure knowledge of early childhood development and program standards. * Participate in all mealtime activities and model family style dining for children. * Attend all monthly staff meetings and monthly teaching staff meetings. * Responsible for keeping current on all Head Start Performance Standards. Head Start Policies & Procedures and Tribal Personnel Policies. * Assist in recruiting, classroom/program volunteers to support meeting program monthly goals for non-federal in-kind, as well as training and supervising classroom volunteers * Perform other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: * Knowledge and experience maintaining program records. * Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards or the ability to learn them. * Knowledge of curriculum development and academic planning methods. * Knowledge of and the ability to identify learning styles and disabilities. * Knowledge of behavior management techniques. * Skill in establishing and maintaining an organized work environment. * Skill in employee supervision. * Skill in modeling positive behavior. * Ability to direct Teacher Aids and volunteers. * Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with families. * Ability to develop effective lesson plans. * Ability to communicate effective orally and in writing. * Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills. * Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community. * Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality. * Ability to operate classroom/program activities in the absence of the Teacher. * Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills a must. * Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community. * Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Must be 18 years or older. * Current Child Development Associates' (CDA); or an equivalent early childhood certificate. * Two years' experience working with children in an early childhood education setting. * Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's license and be insurable under the Tribe's insurance policy. * Must pass a State and National (FBI) criminal history background check that includes sex offender registry prior to employment. * Must pass a physical exam and be clear of communicable diseases, prior to employment. * Must obtain a PPD test (TB test) prior to employment. * Obtain/maintain a Food Handler's permit, First Aid and CPR cards within 30 days of employment. * Must be willing to work non-traditional work hours/days on occasionSDL2017

Keywords: Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia , Head Start Teacher Aid (Part-Time, 30-35 hours/week), Education / Teaching , Olympia, Washington

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