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Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Early Childhood Educator

Business & Econ Development – Juneau, Alaska
Department Business & Econ Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $20.74 - $24.04

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Early Childhood Educator 

INFORMATION

Job Class: Technician 
Class Status: Active
Department: BED
Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK
Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 7
Prepared by: E. Edenshaw/J. Wise
Hours of Work: Varies
Approved by: 
Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time
Effective Date: 8/1/2019

PURPOSE

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

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To: Administrator 
Supervises: Up to two FT employees and/or volunteers
Liaison To: N/A

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

•Develop and maintain a positive relationship with the children, families, staff, and volunteers

• Manage 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

• Attend staff meetings as requested 

• Assist with contacting referrals, scheduling evaluations, and gathering intake information, adhering to program timelines 

• Accurately enter data into database systems

• Assist in maintaining an inventory of forms and supplies

• Compile and archive child charts

• Provide clerical support to classroom staff

• Help prepare agenda, attend meetings, and take notes

• Participate in staff development and education

• Prepare and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner

• Provide support in all areas of the classroom maintaining a clean, safe, and cheerful environment

• May assist conducting developmental screenings, observations of children's behavior, and in developing Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) 

• May attend parent committee meetings as requested 

• Safeguard privacy of records and confidential information

• Assist in recruiting, enrolling eligible children and collecting needed records

• Assist with janitorial duties and communicate with staff to determine janitorial priorities 

• Assist in keeping the building and playground area in safe condition and good repair at all times

• Observe and ensure fire and sanitation code requirements 

• Perform other duties as assigned

 

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY

Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

• Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and requirements

• Knowledge of program rules and requirements

• Knowledge of modern office procedures 

• Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and database software

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

• Maintain strict confidentiality

• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

• Project management and conflict resolution skills

• 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

• Child Development Associate Certificate 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• Associate degree in Early Childhood Education 

• Current First Aid/CPR 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.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Business & Econ Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $20.74 - $24.04
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