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Teacher's Aide - RED LAKE HEAD START


Teacher's Aide


OPEN: February 18, 2014 CLOSING: March 7, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m.

Primary Function:

Assists the teachers with a group of no more than 20 preschool children in a supportive role while carrying out developmentally appropriate activities; promotes the health, nutrition, and education of the children; and attend to their safety and welfare. Reports to the Director, full-time position with benefits, salary; DOQ.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

• Assist in setting up the environment (indoor/outdoor) activities for the day.

• Use developmentally appropriate practices to facilitate activities with groups and individuals.

• Observe and record behaviors of children to assist the teacher in the identification of each child's strengths and areas of grow.

• Assist with solo and group activities to individualize needs and strengths per each child.

• Follow a consistent schedule, including small and large groups experiences, choice time, music and movement, large/small motor activities, family style meals, and appropriate transition activities.

• Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parent involvement in the classroom.

• Attend meetings as child's advocate when necessary.

• Work with teacher to provide at least two (2) home visits for each child in the classroom to share information on parenting, educational strategies, classroom progress, etc.

• Assist in the maintenance of accurate written records, including assessments, special education documentation, screening results, anecdotal observations, documentation for transition to public school and parent/teacher conference and other forms required by Headstart.

• Attend in-service trainings and participate in staff meetings as necessary.

• Sanitize classroom materials and equipment as schedules and when indicated.

• Meet with parents formally and informally to encourage their input for their child's activities.

• Support and maintain relationships and collaboration with community agencies.

• Ride the bus to help ensure each child has a safe ride to and from Headstart.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• High School diploma or equivalent.

• CDA preferred or must obtain within 1st year of employment.

• At least one year of successful work experience in a formal preschool setting is preferred.

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check.

TO APPLY: Tribal applications (w/Résumé attached) are being accepted at the Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847 *Fax (218) 679-4176.

TO APPLY ONLINE: Go to and click "Job Postings" in the upper right hand corner and click "RLN Application".


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