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Education Specialist

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Toppenish, WA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Education Specialist (3) Positions

Tribal School

Department of Human Services

Hourly Wage: $28.83/Regular/Full-Time

The Education Specialist is a professional position in the Yakama Nation Tribal School. The job of the Education Specialist is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students, parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
  • Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods of improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.
  • Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that address individual student requirements.
  • Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Implements academic, behavior, health and nutrition plan (e.g. literacy activities, stories, songs, math/science activities, art, etc.) For the purpose of ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, established guidelines and performance standards and encouraging parent involvement.
  • Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined course of study.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandatory requirements.
  • Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education Code and school policies.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, codes, policies and/or regulations, personnel procedures, and standard business practices.
  • Skill to perform multiple and technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment and a variety of software applications.
  • Ability to facilitate a number of activities, meetings, agendas and/or events.
  • Ability to investigate complex problems.
  • Ability to enforce discipline policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to write documents following a prescribed format and present information to others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to routinely gather, collate and/or classify data using job-related equipment.
  • Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to analyze issues and create action plans with independent problem solving.
  • Ability to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities.
  • Ability to work independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity and be able to maintain strict confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field.
  • Two years of job related experience is required.
  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with endorsement and/or special Emergency Endorsement and maintenance of a valid certificate as required.
  • Required to pass pre-employment drug test.
  • Required to pass background and fingerprint check in accordance to Yakama Nation Tribal School policy.
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Yakama Nation Tribal Driving Permit.
  • Must possess a current First Aid/CPR card.
  • Must have no history of child abuse or neglect and drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Enrolled Yakama Preference, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Education or related field.

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation


Toppenish, WA
98948 USA



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