Teacher Aide

Snohomish County Head Start   Lynnwood, WA   Part-time     Education
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Posted on April 30, 2021
Salary $13.69 Hourly
Location Head Start - Multiple Locations in Snohomish County, WA
Job Type Non-Permanent Hourly
Department Head Start
Job Number 01287
Closing Continuous
 
Description

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

 

Teacher Aide


We have two types of Teacher Aide positions available:
  • Regular 18 hrs/week
  • On-Call

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.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assisting in a Preschool Classroom

  • Work with children in a classroom setting
  • Assist with classroom snack and meal service
  • Assist with setting up a preschool classroom (including moving of child's size furniture, tables, chairs, shelves, and regular sized shelving units)
  • Perform regular sanitation and cleaning of the classroom 
  • Maintain the health and safety of all children and their environment 
  • Ensure that no child is ever left alone or unsupervised
  • Use an online scheduling system to schedule self for work (On-Call Teacher Aides only)
  • Other duties as assigned

KEY COMPETENCIES (specific knowledge, skills or skill sets, and/or abilities necessary to perform work activities):

  • Be able to perform all the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to work independently, but also be a team player
  • Ability to problem-solve and handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
  • Must be knowledgeable of and work in accordance with Head Start/ECEAP Performance Standards, Federal, State, and College policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements
  • Must be able to communicate via email and phone 
  • Must be able to exhibit cultural humility when working with staff and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Must be flexible and able to negotiate priorities according to program needs while considering rules and process requirements
  • Reliability:
    • Regularly scheduled Teacher Aides must consistently adhere to an established work schedule and maintain a 95% attendance rating
    • On-Call Teacher Aides must work a minimum of 8 hours each month (October - May).  They must also work at least one evening event each school year
  • Current Food Worker Card and Pediatric CPR/1st Aid
JOB READINESS FACTORS(working conditions such as environmental factors, mental and physical demands, willingness issues of the position):
  • Must be able to work under stressful situations and manage stress appropriately
  • Must be able to accomplish repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Must be able to walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on the floor, lift approximately 50 pounds, sit in a child's size chair, and move quickly from multiple positions and levels
  • Ability to perform regular sanitation/cleaning of the classroom that may require the use of a broom, carpet sweeper, mop, vacuum, and the use of cleaning products
  • Must be able to transport self to off-site trainings and meetings
  • Required vaccines:  TDap, MMR, Hep B series
  • Must show a negative TB Test and obtain a health provider statement showing free of communicable diseases
  • Cleared Portable Background Check through DCYF

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must be age 18 or older
  2. Must possess a current Snohomish County Food Worker Card

 

Additional Information

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Ability to report to work at scheduled times; position may require some evening scheduling. Work is performed in a classroom setting. The ability to move over uneven surfaces and squat, kneel, bend, reach, and lift up to 50 pounds is essential.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. 

WORK SCHEDULE:
Regular Teacher Aide:  18 hours per week.  Summers off.
On-Call Teacher Aide:  variable and flexible work schedule.  Must work at least 8 hours per month.  Summers off.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applicants must apply online.  No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted.  Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:

  • Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application).  (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process.  Please provide thorough responses.)
  • Current resume.
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • For veterans' preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.
  • Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct

 

EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
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  and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.