Teacher AideHead Start Snohomish County
Teacher Aide (Regular and Substitute) - Head Start & ECEAP
Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.
*We have regular (18 hrs/week) positions and on-call substitute positions available*
The Teacher Aide works with children in the classroom, assisting full time classroom staff with meal transitions, one on one or small group activities, and maintaining the classroom environment through light cleaning and restocking supplies. We have two types of Teacher Aides: regularly scheduled Teacher Aides assigned to one classroom, and On-Call Teacher Aides who substitute for education staff who are absent, work a variable schedule, and may be assigned to different classrooms on different days.
The Teacher/Family Advocate or Home Visitor and the Assistant Teacher direct the work of all Teacher Aides. The Education Site Manager oversees all employees in the classroom and conducts annual performance evaluations, reviews and approves staff work schedules, payroll timesheets, and requests for time off.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND TYPICAL WORK
- Maintain the health and safety of children by
- following classroom and playground rules, routines and procedures
- following emergency procedures and administering first aid when directed
- maintaining and completing required documentation as assigned and directed
- cleaning, sanitizing classroom materials, equipment and furniture
- exhibiting punctuality and consistent attendance, maintaining a 95% attendance rate
- observe children's behavior through visual and auditory awareness
- be able to walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on the floor, lift approximately 50 pounds (only on an emergency, as-needed basis), sit in a child's size chair, and move quickly from multiple positions and levels
- Support a developmentally appropriate learning environment by
- encouraging independence in children
- modeling appropriate interactions, eating skills and healthy food attitudes
- using appropriate literacy (written and verbal) skills with children and adults
- using age-appropriate guidance techniques with children
- under the guidance of the Teacher/Family Advocate or Home Visitor, interacting with parents, supporting their involvement with the children
- Perform duties that support the classroom and learning experiences which may include
- working with children individually and in small groups to ensure involvement in intellectual, physical, creative and social activities
- serving breakfast, snack, and/or lunches
- assisting with meal and/or classroom set-up and clean-up
- preparing, maintaining, cleaning, repairing, putting away, restocking, and/or inventorying materials
- working evenings approximately once a month providing on-site child care in support of parent center meetings
- work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements
- Comprehending and making inferences from English written material, and ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
- Personal hygiene, sanitation, and housekeeping practices
- Maintaining confidentiality and receiving/giving information on a "need to know" basis
- ?Professionalism and respectful behavior with all children, parents, and employees
- Must be age 18 or older
- Must have or must possess the ability to obtain a Snohomish County Food Worker Card
- Depending upon assignment, may be required to obtain adult/pediatric CPR/1st Aid certification
- Possess English conversational and reading skills
- GED or high school diploma – documentation provided in application
- Minimum of 1-year work experience as a childcare worker in childcare center or preschool setting
- STARS training
- Have Adult/Pediatric CPR/1st Aid certification
- Spanish fluency
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Hiring for this position is on the condition that the following requirements will be met:
Before Starting Work:
- Paperwork indicating negative TB Test or clear chest x-ray
- Proof of Tdap (Pertussis) vaccination
- Show proof of a cleared Portable Background Check from the Washington State Department of Early Learning (NOTE: if you do not have a current PBC, you must first create an account in the DEL's MERIT system by clicking here. The fees for obtaining a PBC are your responsibility. The entire process of obtaining a PBC takes 3-4 weeks. You may not start working until we have a copy of your cleared PBC.)
- Obtain a Food Worker Card from Snohomish Health District
- Submit proof of US Citizenship or ability to work in US (must show original social security or Alien Registration Card/Work Permit, as well as one piece of picture identification).
- Completion of all pertinent personnel/payroll forms.
- Signed statement by a health provider that the employee is free from communicable diseases and physically able to perform job responsibilities.
- Successfully complete a nine-month probationary period (classified employees only)
- Keep all certifications and clearances in current status
- Complete 15 hours of Professional Development Training each year
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470, 425-640-1832, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.