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Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Early Childhood Educator Aide

Business & Econ Development – Juneau, Alaska
Department Business & Econ Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $17.14 - $19.87

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Early Childhood Educator Aide

INFORMATION

Job Class: Aide 

Department: BED

Type of Position: Non-Exempt 

Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes

Salary Grade(s): 5

Prepared by: J. Shanley/J. Wise

Hours of Work: Varies

Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 9/1/2019

PURPOSE

Assist the Early Childhood Educators and Administrator in all facets of Child Care Center activities. Incumbent will assist with carrying out lesson plans, incorporating component plans and assist large and small groups of children.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To: Child Care Center Administrator 

Supervises: N/A

Liaison To: N/A

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Assist in managing small groups of children

• Evaluate activities regarding appropriateness, effectiveness and interest to the children

• Assist in preparation of materials, as needed, to carry out the weekly lesson plans  

• Eat and interact with children at meal times, serving as an appropriate role model to the children, provide feeding tools necessary and supporting children in all areas of feeding

• Assist children with all toileting needs, e.g., changing diapers, toilet-training support and hand washing

• Assist with the observation of children for referrals and assessments 

• Assist with entry of data into database

• Participate in staff development, trainings and education requirements

• Support all areas of the classroom, assisting to maintain a clean, safe, and cheerful environment

• Assist with janitorial duties involved with a child care center (e.g., cleaning toys, sanitizing bottles and diaper changing stations) and regularly communicates with staff to determine janitorial priorities

• Assist in keeping the building and playground area in safe condition and good repair at all times and will communicate safety concerns or maintenance issues with supervisor 

• Perform other duties as assigned

 

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY

Spending Authority: N/A     

Other Authority: N/A 

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

• Familiar with applicable state and federal laws and requirements pertaining to child care

• Knowledge of program rules and requirements

• Knowledge of general office procedures 

• Ability to work effectively with managers, supervisors, employees, employee representatives, and parents

• Maintain strict confidentiality

• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

• Familiarity with Alaska Native cultures, particularly Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• High School Diploma or equivalent 

• Two year experience working with young children in a group setting

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• Current First Aid/CPR Certificate

• Child Development Associate Certificate

UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS

The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.

CONDITIONS OF HIRE:

• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”.  This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.

• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace.  All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.

• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

• If not a current 1st Aide/CPR certified, employee must obtain within 30 days of hire. 

• If not current CDA (or higher EC credential), must obtain within two years of hire. 

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Business & Econ Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $17.14 - $19.87
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