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Preschool Classroom Aide

Kenaitze Indian Tribe Kenai, AK

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Job Description

Title: Preschool Classroom Aide Date: 4/7/21

Dept./Program: Early Learning Employment Status: Full Time

Division: Education FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Preschool Coordinator Schedule: 40 Hours/week; 52 weeks/year

Supervises: N/A Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

Support and assist the teacher in providing a positive learning experience for children and families, creating a successful environment that will promote the growth and development of up to 20 children and families. Aides will assist the teacher in all work as appropriate and with all other program components (health nutrition, family services, and mental health), including, but not limited to, home visits, parental involvement, and providing support and assistance to families and children enrolled in the program to enhance personal success. In addition to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development aides also assist the teacher as they prepare children for a successful transition into the public school system. Teacher Aide's will work closely with the Community Partnership Coordinator in order to plan, coordinate, and facilitate family events which includes some evening commitments.

Essential Functions

  • Assists in planning and providing opportunities for parental involvement, socialization and volunteer activities.
  • Provide support in all areas of the classroom maintaining a clean, safe and developmentally appropriate environment; as well assist in conducting developmental screenings, observations of children's behavior and in completing individualizations and child development checklist for each child.
  • Assists and is familiar with regulations regarding (but not limited to): laundry, sanitation, janitorial duties, emergency and evacuation plans, playground and building safety.
  • Create a positive atmosphere for children; assist with effective transitions between activities, modeling for parents through the implementation of the curriculum and consistent use of appropriate discipline and problem solving skills (Project Achieve-Stop & Think).
  • Prepare materials as needed to carry out weekly lesson plans.
  • Assist the Teacher with planning and facilitating the development of family partnerships agreements (FPA) with parents of students through establishment of mutual trust relationships and the identification of family strengths, goals, needed services, and support.
  • Assists families in achieving goals by coordinating support services, making contacts with agencies, providing transportation resources, and scheduling appointments.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings, trainings, and professional development activities.
  • Substitute as necessary in the absence of the Teacher.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Medium work Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Exposure to Fumes

Exposure to Dust



Chemical Hazards

OSHA Categories

Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree


  • One (1) year of experience working with young children in a group setting.
  • One (1) year prior experience working in the field of Social Services or equivalent experience.
  • Prior home visiting experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and computerized data management systems.


  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Valid Alaska State Driver License and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, or obtain within two (2) years of hire per Head Start Program Performance Standards section 1302.91 (e)(3) as prescribed in section 648 A(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the Act.

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of early childhood education practices.
  • Understanding and ability to work with the family centered philosophy.
  • Knowledge of local community resources and services available to families.
  • Good organizational skills and timely, accurate documentation.
  • Conducts business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, pleasant, respectful and kind when dealing with un'ina, visitors, co-workers, and others.


  • A.A. in Human Service, Family Services, or Social Service field.
  • Experience in Head Start/Former Head Start Parent
  • Knowledge and experience with cultural diversities.

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