Smart Start Learning Center Classroom Aide (Before & After School)

DIVISION: Community Living Connections

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Site Manager



STATUS: Non-Exempt

24-40 Hours Per Week, $16.72-$18.09 Per Hour


Works under close supervision of teaching staff to assist in conducting the activities of the
before and after school program. This includes providing a safe and healthy classroom
environment, and providing a quality social and academic experience for children. Sets up the
classroom meals. May also be required to fulfill the role of Bus Monitor which includes additional
duties. Assists the bus driver in providing safe and punctual transportation for children to and
from the program to promote the wellbeing of all children.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists teachers in implementing daily classroom activities and active supervision, both
    inside the classroom and during outside time.
  • Assists in physical preparation of classroom, moving furniture, rugs, classroom materials,
    set-up of bulletin boards and displays, etc.
  • Housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance duties, which may include: laundry, vacuuming,
    sweeping, mopping, dusting, disinfecting sinks and bathrooms, sanitizing tables and classroom
    materials; deep cleaning of classrooms, kitchens and storage areas; outside playground
    maintenance, clean up and organization, etc.
  • Engages with groups of children during classroom activities, using developmentally
    appropriate communication and following child guidance policies and procedures, both inside
    the classroom and during outside time.
  • Assists with preparation of materials, organizing materials before and after activities, and
    enduring proper storage of materials.
  • Assists teacher in addressing children’s individual needs by providing individualized attention
    for children, as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation and cleanup of classroom meals. This may include shopping and
    transporting of food, food preparation, serving, clean up and meal and kitchen paperwork.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.
  • Works as a team with the bus driver in transporting children safely to and from the center.
  • Helps secure children properly in restraint system.
  • Assists children in boarding and exiting the bus.
  • Attends designated trainings (Bus Monitor, Child Abuse and Neglect, etc.)
  • Reports any unusual behavior of child or parent to supervisor.
  • Assists driver with authorization to release paperwork, as needed and assuring that only those
    authorized are allowed to receive children.
  • Helps with evacuation and assists in the event of an emergency.
  • Assists in informing parents/guardians, staff and other necessary individuals of transportation
    information, as requested.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to interact with school age children in a supportive, positive manner.
• Demonstrated positive communication skills with children and adults.
• Demonstrated basic understanding of school age children.
• Ability to supervise children during pick up and drop off times.
• Ability to use a positive approach in directing and guiding children.

Required Education or Experience

High School Diploma or GED.
Preferred, one year experience with preschool or elementary school age children.

Required Certifications & Licenses

Preferred Certifications & Licenses

• Physical examination within three weeks of hire at the employee’s expense.
• Acceptable completion of criminal history check.
• First Aid and Infant/Child CPR cards, when needed and at the request of the supervisor.
• Food Worker’s Card within 10 calendar days of hire.
• TB test and proof of test results to employer prior to the start of employment. New employees
do not need a TB skin test if they have written proof of one of the following:
1. A negative Mantoux TB test in the twelve months prior to hire; or
2. a previously positive Mantoux TB test with documented proof of treatment; or
3. a recent negative chest X ray and a statement from a health care provider that
employee does not pose a health risk to others; or
4. Medication therapy to treat TB.
• Documentation of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization:
• An immunization record indicating that you have received at least one dose of MMR
vaccination (Immunization record card is acceptable only with doctor’s signature/initials or
• Lab evidence of immunity to measles disease (also known as a blood test or titer).
• Documentation from a health care provider that the person has had measles disease sufficient
to provide immunity against measles.
• Written certification signed by a health care practitioner, licensed in Washington State— a
medical doctor (MD), naturopathic doctor (ND), osteopathic doctor (DO), advanced registered
nurse practitioner (ARNP) or a physician’s assistant (PA)—that the Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
vaccine is, in the practitioner’s judgment, not advisable for you.
• COVID-19 Vaccination, HR will need a copy of your vaccination card (if not provided already)

Resume Required

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand for long
periods of time; sit, including on the floor and small furniture; talk, hear, and use hands and
fingers for fine manipulation and to operate a computer and telephone, and keyboard reach; and
reach with hands and arms.
• The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, squat, crouch or crawl.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close (due to computer work), distance and
peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and the ability to observe the safety of
the classroom.
• Light to moderate lifting is required. Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.
• Regular, predictable attendance is required.
The work environment characteristics described are what is encountered while performing the
essential functions of this job.
• Moderate noise (i.e., classroom noise, children talking, yelling).
• Ability to work in a confined area.
• May be required to have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.
• The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, snowy or hot outdoor weather conditions.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

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.