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

Job Title: After School Aide

Dept./Program: Early Childhood Center/Alaska Native Education

Reports To: Alaska Native Education Coordinator

Supervises: N/A

Revision Date: 08/04/2017

Employment Status: Part-time/Temporary

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: 20hrs/weekx36 weeks; Summer Program: 40hrs/weekx10weeks

Job Summary

To 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 30 Kindergarten through third grade 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.) In addition to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development practices into the family setting and encourage well being and success of the child in the public school system.

Essential Functions

  • 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.
  • Prepare materials as needed to carry out the weekly lesson plans.
  • During snack time helps children set up tables. While eating with the children will provide an atmosphere for family style meals.
  • Assists the Teacher in completing all required reports and distributing them to the appropriate people at the appropriate time; and assist in maintaining up-to-date files for all children.
  • Assists and familiar with the following, but not limited to; laundry, sanitation codes and requirements, janitorial duties, building emergency and evacuation plan; keeping the building and playground in clean and safe condition and good repair at all times.
  • 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).
  • Substitute as necessary in the absence of the Teacher.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver services across all components as well as trainings, and appropriate professional development activities (may include evenings and weekends).

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

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)

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

Repetitive Motion

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

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).

Experience

  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to work with young children, and their parents, of all socio-economic levels; knowledge of early childhood education practices; experience caring for young children in a childcare center or volunteering at Early Childhood Center.

License/Certification

  • Ability and willingness to acquire a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential within one year of employment.
  • Current CPR/First Aide Pediatric Certification (or obtain within 90 days).

Special Skills

  • Willing to be trained in the field of early childhood development, including workshops and training sessions from Head Start and other agencies.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications; and computerized data management systems.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred

  • Previous experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian populations.
  • CDA or AA in Early Childhood Education, or working towards a degree.
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