SmartStart Classroom Aide (Before & After School) $150 Incentive

DIVISION: Community Living Connections

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Site Manager



STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURS: M-F 23-40 Hours Per Week

SALARY RANGE: 16.72-27.84 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.

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.

Education, Skills, and Abilities

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


• Physical examination within three weeks of hire at the employee’s expense.
• Acceptable completion of a 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 the 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 the 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 stamp).
• 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)

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

∗Denotes Essential Functions


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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.

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