Grade: 8                                                                                        Pay Rate: $17.31 - $21.23hr

Hours Per Week: 40                                                                    FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Job Summary:

Create a successful environment that will promote the academic, social and individual development of students and their families. Provides tutorial services to meet the academic needs of the Native American students enrolled in grades six through twelve (6-12) at the local School Districts of Willamina and Sheridan. This position will primarily design and implement activities and provided services for students in grades six through twelfth (6-12) and their families.

 Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and schedules tutoring sessions with in grades 6-12 students on an individual, small group and classroom basis as requested or needed.

  • Coordinates and facilitates after-school academic activities at the Youth Education Center.

  • Utilizes cultural based lesson plans when available, incorporate the use of software assessment programs and utilizes the Youth Education Program computers in planned learning sessions.

  • Attends Multi-disciplinary Team (M.D.T) and Individual Education Plan (I.E.P. & 504) meetings and Care Team meetings as notified/requested by students, parents and teachers.

  • Establishes and maintains student files to monitor and track academic progress and attendance, and works with families, school staff toward improvements as needed.

  • Serves as the Tribal liaison for Youth Education Program academic service provision in the local school districts for students in grades 6-12

  • Coordinates and collaborates with the Willamina and Sheridan School districts in the provision of extracurricular academic and social development services held in the district facilities.

  • Participates in student staffing sessions with district personnel.

  • Assists with coordination of services between Title VII Indian Education Program and Tribal Youth Education Program.

  • Provides a balanced daily program of youth initiated and adult directed activities

  • Supplies a variety of cultural-based materials and planned activities for after school and summer programming.           

  • Plans and participates in educational field trips and assists with the planning of cultural based spring break and summer trips.

  • Assists in promoting, recruiting and instructing summer enrichment courses and workshops.

  • Implements and monitors the Odysseyware and Accellus software program for credit recovery services.

  • Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy environment that is conducive to learning.

  • Handles discipline problems promptly and according to policy.

  • Provides supervision and facilitation of students at extracurricular activities as needed. This may include evening and weekend work.

  • Ensures that all participants at Youth Education Program Center follow standard rules of conduct and maintain policy requirements.

  • Complies with required standards and policy.

  • Ensures compliance with the Reporting standards for Child Abuse and Neglect. Follows the standard process to report cases of suspected child abuse. 

  • Works with Family Services Coordinator regarding student’s IEP/504 plans and other concerns with barriers in academic success.

  • Provides resources information as needed, including mental health, adult education, social services, food bank etc.

  • Ensures compliance with the Oregon Department of Education policy relating to paraprofessionals working in the Public School systems.

  • Ensures compliance with the Local School Districts Policy and Procedure Manuals.

  • Provides support in other Youth Education related areas as needed.

  • Promotes and recruits for programs offer by CTGR such as the American Museum of Natural History ~ CTGR Internship, Native Youth Leadership, Summer Enrichment, Credit Recovery, School Supply Distribution, etc.

  • Collaborates with Wellness Prevention, Culture, Recreation or other CTGR department’s, and programs/agencies in developing and implementing prevention activities.

  • Assists Youth Education in planning, recruiting and implementing activities as needed; this includes no-school days, spring break and summer.

  • Assists in development of Youth Education Program policy and procedure handbooks and ensures maintenance of established rules.

  • Assists in planning and facilitating Native American Club and Youth Leadership activities.

  • Collaborates with Tribal and community program to conduct summer activities.

  • Attends School District field trips as a chaperone as requested by the District.

  • Assists in maintaining a clean facility.

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

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires demonstrated college level knowledge of required subject areas, including math, language arts, social studies, science or closely related field. High degree of academic excellence preferred. Prefer advanced Mathematic skills.

  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of directly related work experience to include tutoring students attending sixth through twelfth grade in required subject areas.

  • 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, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Ability to obtain knowledge of school district policy and procedures required.

  • Requires knowledge of Individualize Education Plan (I.E.P. & 504) process.

  • Requires above average communications skills, both verbal and written.

  • Requires the ability to relate at a professional level with parents, teachers and administrators.

  • Requires the ability to relate well with youth of various ages and intellect.

  • Prefer knowledge of Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde culture and tradition.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

 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 40 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.