Grade: 6                                                                                     Pay Rate: $14.60 -17.55/hr.

Hours Per Week: 40                                                                   FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job#: 094-17                                                  

Job Summary:

Responsible for the classroom planning for the aftercare portion of the preschool program.

 Essential Functions:

  • Plans and implements daily afternoon program

  • Creates and implements daily plans for age appropriate activities.

  • Organizes, replenishes and prepares materials and supplies for classroom activities.

  • Provides scheduled naptime for all children in full day care.

  • Plans and prepares afternoon snack for students.

  • Observes children's interactions and participation in program activities. Identifies preferences in activities and level of participation.

  • Works with staff in classroom, playground and field trip supervision.

  • Ensures compliance with program policies and procedures

  • Maintains a safe environment for children.

  • Immediately reports safety concerns to supervisor.

  • Handles disciplinary problems promptly and consistently according to established policy.

  • Reports cases of suspected child abuse according to established policy.

  • Responsible for maintaining effective Program Communication

  • Informs supervisor of program needs, concerns and problem areas.

  • Shares information regarding child's progress or behavioral concerns with team members to ensure continuum of care between programs.

  • Conducts parent/student consultation as needed.

  • Responds to parent/student requests for information, questions, or concerns.

  • Assists parents and children in daily check out procedures.

  • Participates in employee meetings and training as requested by supervisor.

  • Prepares program reports as requested by supervisor.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalency and requires. Completion of 20 semester credits or 30 quarter credits in ECE, Elem. Ed. or Child Development OR 1 year national or state recognized credential, OR 1 year of experience in a Teacher’s position in a Certified Center OR Completion of 10 semester credits or 15 quarter credits in ECE or Child Development PLUS 6 month’s experience.

  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications:

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification.

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children and parents.

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and supervisory staff.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to relate well with children at various developmental levels.

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate well with parents.

  • Must be dependable and willing to work with others.

  • TB and Hep B vaccinations and a physical are required every three (3) years.

  • Food handler’s card required.

  • Must have the ability to work at times with minimal supervision.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and record keeping skills.

  • Must have ability to respond courteously and tactfully to complaints and client requests, and to maintain confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required. Familiarity with Grand Ronde tribal culture preferred.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 20 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.