Substitute Classroom/Kitchen Aide (Multiple Locations: Colville, Kettle Falls, & Chewelah, WA)

DIVISION: Early Childhood Education


REPORTS TO: Assigned Lead Teacher or Manager



STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURS: Part-Time 23 hours or less per week.

SALARY RANGE: Starting Pay: $18.06


Rural Resources Community Action is looking for a Substitute Classroom/Kitchen Aide for our Early Childhood Division, located in multiple Head Start locations including Colville, Kettle Falls and Chewelah, WA). This is a part-time (23 hours per week or less) position that does not include benefits. As a Substitute Classroom/Kitchen Aide, you will work under close supervision of education staff to assist in conducting the activities of an early childhood program, implements trauma invested practices that support social-emotional learning and self-regulation in the classroom. This position’s main function is food preparation and kitchen duties, which may include shopping, housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance duties (required).

Salary & Benefit information

The starting pay for this position is $18.06 per hour. The full salary range of $18.06-$30.07per hour represents the low and high end of the total salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to experience & qualifications. After the successful completion of our six-month training period, you will receive a 4% step increase.  As a regular employee, you may receive an additional 4% step increase on your annual anniversary with RRCA. Other benefits may include Paid Time-Off, a 403 (B) and/or Roth IRA retirement savings plan with a company match of up to 6%, a life insurance policy for $12,000 while you are employed, access to our Employee Assistance Program, medical (3 Plan Options), dental, vision insurance, and other auxiliary insurance programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position’s main function is food preparation and kitchen duties, which may include shopping, housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance duties (required).

May be required to fulfill the role of Bus Monitor in some locations, duties include:

  • Assists children in boarding and exiting the bus.
  • Secures children properly in restraint system and ensures the safe storage and transporting of child items.
  • Supervises and monitors children during the bus route.
  • Helps keep assigned vehicle clean inside.
  • Attends designated trainings (Bus Monitor Training, etc.) and assists the bus driver in evacuation drills.
  • Assists driver with authorization to release paperwork, as needed and assuring that only those authorized are allowed to receive children.
  • Assists with evacuation in the event of an emergency.
  • Assists in communicating with parents/guardians, staff, and other necessary individuals about transportation related information, as requested.

Performs other related tasks as assigned.

A Substitute Classroom/Kitchen Aide will need to possess the ability to provide a safe environment that includes active supervision of all children under their care and use a positive approach in directing and guiding children.

Education, Skills, and Abilities

To apply for this position, you would need a High School Diploma or GED and one year experience with preschool or elementary school age children.

Other requirements include:

  • 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 30 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:

A negative Mantoux TB test in the twelve months prior to hire; or a previously positive Mantoux TB test with documented proof of treatment; or a recent negative chest X ray.

  • 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).  Or lab evidence of immunity to measles disease (also known as a blood test or titer).



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

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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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