Teacher Assistant

Fond du Lac Reservation   Cloquet, MN   Full-time     Education
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Posted on October 9, 2020

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefit plan, which includes medical, dental, retirement, optional life insurance, optional disability coverage and more. For detailed information please see our website at www.fdlrez.com. Go to programs/staff benefits.

Location: Head Start
Supervisor: Education and Disability Program Manager
Closing Date: October 23, 2020

Rate of Pay/Range of Pay: $11.61 - $13.31

GENERAL SUMMARY: Teacher and assistant will cooperatively plan and provide enriching developmentally appropriate experience for children in groups and individually which are culturally appropriate.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
" Actively advocate and demonstrate appropriate adult child interactions.

" Maintain a professional relationship with all staff and community members.

" Maintains professional standards towards creating confidential relationships with all program participants and staff.

" Assist Program Managers in planning and carrying out activities related to health, e.g., bathroom habits, safety in classroom, dental hygiene, and nutrition activities.

" Routine classroom cleaning/maintenance to ensure a safe, clean and secure learning environment for all students including playground area.

" Establish and maintain an attractive, safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate environment for the children.

" Participates in all education programs including local and regional in-service training, advisory committee, and community education meetings as directed.

" Participants/Instructs classes at all educational related events and activities, including attending extended day and or extended week.

" Flexibility to work some evenings for trainings or parent activities.

" Participate in all Head Start trainings.

" Serve as a bus aide on regular bus runs.

" Serve as a primary caregiver for children in the classroom.

" Provide two (2) home visits and two (2) family conferences for primary families with the teacher's support.

" Participates in weekly lesson planning, observations and documentation.

" Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.

" Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.

" Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.

" Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.

" Maintains a clean and organized work area.

" Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
" High school diploma or GED is required.

" If not already completed a CDA, AA or BA, or upon hire candidate must enroll in a CDA program to be completed within two years.

" Demonstrated experience in the supervision of children in a day care, preschool, camp or other structured setting is required.

" Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.

" Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.

" Attention to detail and accuracy is required.

" Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.

" Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation's Personnel Policies.

" Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

" Normal physical requirements with the ability to lift carry or restrain a child.

" Walking, standing, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor with children may be necessary.

" Ability to pass bi-annual physical examination.

" All vaccinations must be kept current.

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