Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Early Childhood Center
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

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Job Title:

Teacher's Aide

Revision Date:



Early Childhood Center/Alaska Native Education

Employment Status:

Full Time


Community Programs

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Education and Disability Coordinator and/or Alaska Native Education Coordinator


School year: 40hrs/weekx37weeks

Some Nights and Weekends Required



Posting Period:

 5/16/2014 - open until filled


Job Summary

Support and assist the teacher in providing a positive learning experience for children and families, creating a successful environment that will promote the growth and development of up to 20 children and families.Aides will assist the teacher in all work as appropriate and with all other program components (health nutrition, family services, and mental health), including, but not limited to, home visits, parental involvement, and providing support and assistance to families and children enrolled in the program to enhance personal success. In addition to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development aides also assist the teacher as they prepare children for a successful transition into the public school system. Teacher Aide's will work closely with the Community Partnership Coordinator in order to plan, coordinate, and facilitate family events which includes some evening commitments.

Essential Functions

  • Assists in planning and providing opportunities for parental involvement, socialization and volunteer activities.
  • Provide support in all areas of the classroom maintaining a clean, safe and developmentally appropriate environment; as well assist in conducting developmental screenings, observations of children's behavior and in completing individualizations and child development checklist for each child.
  • Assists and is familiar with regulations regarding (but not limited to): laundry, sanitation, janitorial duties, emergency and evacuation plans, playground and building safety.
  • Create a positive atmosphere for children; assist with effective transitions between activities, modeling for parents through the implementation of the curriculum and consistent use of appropriate discipline and problem solving skills (Project Achieve-Stop & Think).
  • Prepare materials as needed to carry out weekly lesson plans.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings, trainings, and professional development activities.
  • Substitute as necessary in the absence of the Teacher.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

  • Exposure to fumes
  • Exposure to dust
  • Wet
  • Noise
  • Chemical Hazards

OSHA Categories

Category II – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job:

List Tools:

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal




  • Child Development Associate (CDA)


  • One year of experience working with young children in a group setting.
  • One year prior experience working in the field of Social Services or equivalent experience.
  • Prior home visiting experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications; and computerized data management systems.


  • CPR and First Aid Certification

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of early childhood education practices.
  • Understanding and ability to work with the family centered philosophy.
  • Must have knowledge of and be sensitive to Alaska Natives with particular emphasis on the Kenaitze Natives including a knowledge of their history, tradition, and culture.
  • Knowledge of local community resources and services available to families.
  • Good organizational skills and timely, accurate documentation.
  • Able to regularly kneel, stoop, bend and sit on floor, and lift up to 50 pounds


  • A.A. in Human Service, Family Services, or Social Service field.
  • Previous experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian populations.
  • Experience in Head Start/Former Head Start Parent


This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract. 

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe


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