After School Aide
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Kenai, AK

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KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: After School Aide TYPE OF POSITION: Part Time, Non-Exempt: School Year, 35hrs/weekx38weeks Summer Program, 40hrs/weekx6weeks REPORTS TO: Alaska Native Education Coordinator INDIAN PREFERENCE: Native preference under P.L. 93-638 KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE'S PURPOSE, VALUES VISION Mission To assure Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina thrive forever. Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina Values These are the beliefs and principles that define our people and will assure our future as tribe: Family: honoring and sustaining health and happiness of family as a first responsibility Stewardship: respectful use of land, resources and all creations Spiritual Beliefs: acknowledging the existence of a higher power and respecting spiritual beliefs Education: passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal education Vision By 2025, the Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina have enhanced strengthened the prosperity, health, and culture of their people Tribe by: Working towards united effort with Native organizations other governments that impact our people Developing implementing a Tribal education system Living our traditional values practices Empower our sovereignty Continuing to demonstrate resiliency Striving for excellence in all of our programs Elevating the wellness of our people Using our talents resources to ensure we are able to take care of ourselves share with others POSITION SUMMARY To 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 Head Start 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.) 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.

QUALIFICATIONS (Consideration may be given for equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience) Minimum (High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Ability and willingness to acquire a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential within one year of employment. Demonstrated interest in and ability to work with young children, and their parents, of all socio-economic levels; knowledge of early childhood education practices; experience caring for young children in a childcare center or volunteering at Early Childhood Center. Willing to be trained in the field of early childhood development, including workshops and training sessions from Head Start and other agencies.

Experience with Microsoft Office applications; and computerized data management systems. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Current CPR/First Aide Pediatric Certification (or obtain within 90 days). Preferred Previous experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian populations.

CDA or AA in Early Childhood Education, or working towards a degree. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 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. Prepare materials as needed to carry out the weekly lesson plans. During snack time helps children set up tables.

While eating with the children will provide an atmosphere for family style meals. Assists the Teacher in completing all required reports and distributing them to the appropriate people at the appropriate time; and assist in maintaining up-to-date files for all children. Assists and familiar with the following, but not limited to; laundry, sanitation codes and requirements, janitorial duties, building emergency and evacuation plan; keeping the building and playground in clean and safe condition and good repair at all times. 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).

Substitute as necessary in the absence of the Teacher. Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver services across all components as well as trainings, and appropriate professional development activities (may include evenings and weekends). Perform other duties as assigned. This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.

It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

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