Head Start Teacher Aide (PT)

Job Closing: Jul 10, 2019

Division: Education, Early Childhood Development Program

Job Code: 25-9041

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

Status: Part-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the ECDP Education Supervisor, the Head Start Teacher-Aide 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • 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.
  • Report all incidents, injuries, accidents or allegations of abuse to the Nurse and/or Supervisor. Complete necessary documentation and forward to designated personnel.
  • Work in a close relationship with classroom teachers and administrative staff to ensure quality education for the children.
  • Assist in establishing a daily routine in individual classroom environments, incorporating a variety of teaching techniques including modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing.
  • Assist with the implementation of lesson plans to meet the developmental outcomes outlined.
  • Participate and assist in facilitating classroom procedures during monthly fire drills.
  • 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A High School Diploma or GED is required a willingness to complete a CDA.
  • A minimum of one-year experience working in an early childhood setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Mohawk language and traditions is preferred.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have some computer skills including word.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • 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.
  • Knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges 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 knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges any information of a personal nature relation to fellow employees or clients.
  • Promote a positive image of the ECDP program through healthy relationships with the families and employees served by the program.
  • Foster a climate of respect and integrity.

REASONING ABILITY:

  • 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 human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov 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.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

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.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

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

BACKGROUND CHECK

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

ELIGIBILITY LIST

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.

INTERVIEW

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