Head Start Substitute Classroom Aide – Kettle Falls, Colville, Chewelah & Newport, WA

DIVISION: Early Childhood Education

LOCATION: Chewelah, Colville, Newport, and Kettle Falls

REPORTS TO: Center Manager


DATE OPEN: 11/30/2017


STATUS: Non-Exempt

This position is for the school year, hours vary, $12 per hour.


Works under close supervision of teaching staff to assist in conducting the activities of a Head Start preschool program to provide a quality socialization experience for children. Sets up the classroom meals.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists teachers in implementing daily classroom plan.
  • Assists in physical preparation of classroom and housekeeping duties, such as putting away materials and cleaning up work areas.
  • Works with groups of children during classroom activities. Is responsible for arranging bulletin boards and displays as assigned.
  • Assists with preparation of materials.
  • Assists teacher in addressing children’s individual needs by providing individualized attention for children, as assigned.
  • Assists in the preparation of classroom meals. This may include transportation of the food, shopping, food preparation, paperwork and clean-up.

Performs other related tasks as assigned.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to interact with preschool children in a supportive, positive manner.
  • Demonstrated positive communication skills with children and adults.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of young children.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.

Required Education or Experience

High School Diploma or GED.

One year experience with preschool or elementary school age children.

Required Certifications & Licenses

  • Acceptable completion of an extensive criminal history background check
  • Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington.
  • First aid and Infant/Child CPR cards within 45 calendar days of hire, at the employee’s expense.
  • Food Worker's Card within 30 calendar days of hire.
  • Physical examination within three weeks of employment.
  • Valid driver's license in state of residence.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.