Childcare Teacher Assistant

Job Closing: Sep 25, 2019

Division: Education, Early Learning Center

Job Code: 25-9041

Salary Range: $24,585.60 to 32,177.60 ($11.82 to 15.47)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt


Under the general direction of the ECDP Supervisor, the Child Care Teacher Assistant is responsible for providing children with a safe, comfortable environment, enriched with a variety of hands-on, age-appropriate activities that meet best practice standards and enhance each child’s level of development.


  • Adhere to all policies, standards, and procedures as dictated by Tribal Personnel Policies, NYS OCFS Child Care Licensing Regulations, the ECDP Behavior Management Plan, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, and all other applicable regulations pertaining to health, safety and sanitation.
  • Assist in the development and implement weekly lesson plans to meet the developmental outcomes outlined in the curriculum and submit to the Education Coordinator as designated.
  • Report all incidents, injuries, accidents or allegations of abuse to the Nurse and/or Supervisor. Complete necessary documentation and forward to designated personnel.
  • Document in the classroom log and inform the teacher and appropriate personnel of any issues that may affect the development of the children.
  • Assist in maintaining and submitting accurate monthly documentation in a timely manner to the appropriate personnel; including daily attendance, daily log, and reports to the Education Coordinator.
  • Assist in establishing a daily routine in individual classroom environments, incorporating a variety of teaching techniques including modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing.
  • Maintain open communication with parents by sharing information regarding lesson plans, suggesting activities to reinforce learning.
  • Participate and assist in facilitating classroom procedures during monthly fire drills.
  • Communicate effectively with classroom staff to ensure duties are completed.
  • Handle concerns and complaints expeditiously and effectively as outlined in Tribal Personnel Policies.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by your Teacher, Supervisor, Education Coordinator and Program Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School diploma or its equivalent is required.
  • Applicant must be willing to pursue CDA (Child Development Associate) or Early Childhood Education Associates within 2 years of employment.
  • Preferred one year of experience working in an early childhood setting.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Knowledge of the Mohawk language and traditions is an asset.


Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases.


  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in relationships with children, families, visitors, colleagues, other staff members, management, and community members.
  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with our employees, fellow associates, parents and community members.
  • Establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships with others.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with program staff, families and children.
  • Positively deal with crisis situations. Deal with hostile, aggressive persons or situations.
  • Will be aware and sensitive to the needs that may arise when handling stressful and demanding circumstances. Immediate debriefing will be made available.
  • Will assist in maintaining a safe working environment in the ECDP.
  • Does not knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulge any information or documentation which has to come to their attention as an employee of the Tribe and which it is the duty of the employee to keep confidential; or does not knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulge any information of a personal nature in relation to fellow employees or clients.
  • Promote a positive image of the ECDP program through healthy relationships with the families served by the program and employees of the ECDP program.
  • Foster a climate of respect and integrity.


  • Ability to implement regulations that govern programs for young children; acknowledging that all staff will cooperate to implement a program that far exceeds minimum regulations.
  • Ability to ensure that the rights and needs of children are the highest priority, while also recognizing the needs of other family members.
  • To provide needed human and financial resources that will benefit families and children.
  • Ability to contribute to the ongoing review, evaluation and modification of services as needed by the community, families and children.
  • To provide information about the services of the program to the community and the ability to engage staff in cooperative problem solving, planning and continuing evaluation of themselves and the program.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.