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Summary Information:
Employer: The Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Teacher Assistant - Elem.
School / Org: The Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Location: Tacoma, Washington
FTE: 1.0
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 324
Posting Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2022

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GELC Teacher Assistant

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.
Closes: Open Until Filled

Department: Grandview Early Learning Center

Reports To: Assistant Director
Hours: 40 Hours/Week Ė Full Time

Salary: Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits*

*Salaries are market competitive. For accurate salary information, call (253) 573-7863 or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.


Position Summary:

Assists in the care and early education of children (birth to age 5) and school age children at the Grandview Child Care Center. Creates and maintains a safe, healthy, and culturally appropriate learning environment for young children.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in planning and implementing the daily program in all group and outdoor activities.
Greets arriving and departing parents, children and co-workers with a smile and positive attitude.
Encourages parents to record daily arrival and departure times for all children enrolled at the Center.
Assists in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers and preparing materials and supplies emphasizing cultural learning activities.
Supervises and provides assistance in the bathrooms.
Treats children with dignity and respect and maintains the Positive Discipline Policy of the Center.
Oversees all meal-time activities of the children to encourage and foster the use of good table manners.
Assumes and initiates an equal share of the joint housekeeping activities to maintain a clean environment center-wide.
Assists lead classroom teacher.
Maintains professional attitudes and loyalty to the Center at all times.
Attends Staff Meetings, workshops, conferences, courses, all in-service training and other aspects of professional growth when recommended by the Center Manager.
Utilizes Center materials and teaching supplies constructively and resourcefully.
Considers individual children in relationship to their cultural and socio-economic background and developmental level.
Keeps information about families confidential.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Must meet the following requirements:

1. HS Diploma/GED and 6 months experience working with groups of young children required;

2. Must complete basic STARS training within one year of hire;

3. Must complete all three steps of the WA state stackable certificates (47 credits) within three years of hire and meet all milestone requirements during required timeframes.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Licenses or Certificates

Must have and maintain a Food handlerís permit.

Within two weeks of employment, must provide proof of CPR and first aid training, and TB testing.

Must have and maintain a valid Washington State driverís license and proof of auto insurance. Driverís license must not contain any restrictions that would otherwise prevent an employee from operating a GIS vehicle.

Must attend and complete all GELC mandatory trainings.

Must complete and pass a drug and alcohol screening upon hire and throughout employment.

Must be in good health and current with immunizations.

Other Skills and Abilities

Must have warm, welcoming, and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be respectful of all cultures, and be able to relate positively to both young children and adults. Ability to discipline in a kind and respectful manner.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law
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