Teacher Assistant

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Purpose of the Position: Under the direction of the Education Director, the Teacher Assistant will assist the Education Director in planning, organizing, supervising, and supporting the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of students while always ensuring their safety. In addition, this position will maintain a sanitary environment while cleaning and disinfecting all surface areas. These responsibilities are mandatory for all programs that fall within the scope of the Education Department.

Essential Duties:

  • Tutor all students needing assistance with school studies using a variety of instructional and assessment strategies to meet individual needs with assignments or difficult concepts in the areas of mathematics, English language arts, science, social studies, and other subject matters.
  • Aids in developing a child’s positive self-concept and self-worth by praising, showing acceptance, and listening.
  • Ensure and reinforce the policies and procedures of the Education Center.
  • Chaperone all field trips/special events, which may include overnight & weekends.
  • Maintain communication with staff regarding all areas of academic strengths &weaknesses.
  • Maintain the Director’s daily schedule.
  • Walk the students from the bus stop to the education center in the absence of the HPULSecurity Officer.
  • Act in a limited capacity in the absence of the Education Director.
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of activities for children during the after school,summer months, holidays, etc. as the need may arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Instruct students pre-K through 12th grade in a classroom setting (including students withspecial needs). Instruction to include preschool lessons for youth 3-5 years of age up to 4

    hours a day and tutoring youth K-12th grade up to 5 hours a day.

  • CPR & First Aid certified; maintain up to date cards on file.
  • Completion of Reporter Training required annually.
  • Minimum 6 months experience in child education environment.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care.Skills and Abilities:
  • Possess a valid driver license and is willing to transport youth as needed.
  • Proficient experience with computer software.
  • Ability to articulate the Tribe’s vision and goals.
  • Culturally competent and able to work in a Tribal Environment with Tribal Members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient organization and time management skills.
  • Maintain a professional appearance, attitude, and work behavior.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Is flexible.
  • General knowledge of computer operations and educational subjects such asmathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies.
  • Ability to reinforce a child’s learning ability through patient tutoring and mentoring.
  • Ability to use tact and discretion when dealing with all students, Tribal Members, and thePublic.
  • Satisfactory Department of Justice Background Check.Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Can sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be mobile and able to move quick enough to prevent a student from any foreseenharm/danger.
  • Must be able to aid outside during extreme weather conditions.
  • Must comply with immunization requirements.
  • Complete a satisfactory Tuberculosis (T.B.).Indian Preference:

Native American Indian preference shall apply to the position in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(i)), regulations of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (41 C.F.R. § 60-1.5(a)(7)), and/or other relevant laws. Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian eligibility with their application.