Assistant Teacher

DIVISION: Early Childhood Education

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Lead Teacher or Manager



STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURS: Full-Time (40 Hours Per Week)

SALARY RANGE: Hiring Range $21.46-$23.21 Per Hour.


Rural Resources Community Action is looking for an Assistant Teacher for our Head Start program, this position is full-time (40 hours per week) with benefits and located in Colville, WA. An Assistant Teacher will assist the Lead Teacher in planning, organizing, and conducting activities in a Head Start classroom to provide a quality preschool experience for children. This position will assist with the preparation of the classroom, including materials and planned activities.  While Implementing trauma invested practices that support social-emotional learning and self-regulation in the classroom. This individual needs to be able to provide a safe environment that includes active supervision of all children under their care. The Assistant Teacher works under supervision of the Lead Teacher but can perform most tasks independently.

Duties & Responsibilities

An Assistant Teacher will need knowledge of child development and educational component of a preschool program, adult learning theory and social service practices/resources, program policies and procedures and federal, state, and local regulations governing the program. The qualities we are looking for include the ability to use positive verbal communication skills with children and adults, establish effective relationships with enrolled children, families, and the community, and establish professional relationships with co-workers in a team environment.

Education, Skills, and Abilities

To apply for this position, you would need:

Assistant Teacher Level 1:

High school diploma or GED and 6 months to 1 year experience with preschool or kindergarten aged children in an educational setting and must have one of the following:

  • A current Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of hire. Or have an ECE State Certificate (12 Credits) or be enrolled in an ECE State Certificate program to be completed within two years of hire.

Assistant Teacher Level 2:

High school diploma or GED and two years experience with preschool or kindergarten aged children in an educational setting and have an Associate Degree or higher with 12 credits in Early Childhood Education, as documented in MERIT.


  • Valid driver’s license in state of residence.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington.
  • Physical examination within three weeks of employment.
  • First Aid & Infant/Child CPR Card within 45 calendar days of employment.
  • Food Worker’s card or acquire within 30 calendar days of employment.
  • Acceptable completion of a criminal history check.


Rural Resources Community Action offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to read more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.