Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Teacher Aide Head Start


Winnebago, NE


Full Time

Open Until Filled

Teacher Aide (Head Start) 
Reports to:Lead Teacher/Education Coordinator                                                        
Salary (Grade): $12.91 (G8-E)                                                                                         

Status: Reg., Full Time(Non-Exempt)
Location: Educare building in Winnebago, Nebraska 68071
Job Purpose & Position Overview
The purpose of this position to ensure that the education program is developmentally appropriate and meets the individual needs of children as well program standards of Educare Winnebago, Head Start/Early Head Start, Sixpence, and the Nebraska Department of Education.
Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate the Winnebago Tribe’s core mission, vision, and values.
  • Knowledge of curriculum, principles and best practices of early childhood education 
  • Ability and willingness to remain abreast of developments in the child development/early childhood education field to enhance professional growth and development.
  • Willingness to participate in Educare’s commitment to continuously review, analyze and apply findings from local and national evaluations to current program design.
  • Knowledge of state child care licensing requirements
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team as a cooperative and supportive team member.
  • Ability to establish supportive relationships and form an alliance with staff and families from diverse backgrounds on behalf of children
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern and openness to change
  • Ability to take, or think about the perspective of others and demonstrate self-awareness of one’s own culture, beliefs, and values
  • Ability to physically interact with children including the ability to walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on floor, bend and lift, walk over rough or uneven ground, while in or outside of facility.
  • Ability to lift, carry and move center/classroom equipment and supplies and/or bulky objects or children weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Organization skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to collaboratively problem-solve.
  • Maintain boundaries and performs all duties in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Complies with all confidentiality regulations as required.
  • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, a telephone, fax machine, and copier.
  • Duties listed are only an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 Child Development
  • Provide opportunities for children to develop positive self-images and experience success.
  • Assist in the development of an individualized educational plan for each child.
  • Contribute information for child and family staffing
  • Provide information to the Teacher / Education Coordinator / and other Service Providers that will assist in the referral process for children with special needs.
  • Foster positive relationships with all children in the classroom
 Classroom Management
  • Maintain an attractive and stimulating learning environment and encourage child’s independence and self-selection of activities.
  • Ensure that all children are under appropriate supervision and guidance at all times.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and healthy classroom environment.
  • Utilize guidelines from ITERS/ECERS, CLASS, Inventory of Practices, and Teaching Strategies GOLD
  • Assist with the timely completion of necessary paperwork, including developmental assessments, lesson plans, newsletters, incident reports, etc.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate classroom activities that will enhance the social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive development of each child.
  • Assist in the development of lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children.
  • Participate in self-assessment process.
  • Write anecdotal observations for the development of individualized plans for children and for measuring and evaluating child progress
  • Assist in, or take responsibility for as assigned, the creation of documentation panels on a regular basis to make the learning that the children are experiencing visible to parents and visitors.
 Parent Involvement
  • Encourage parent participation in program activities and in implementing education activities for their children at home.
  • As assigned by the Teacher, communicate with parents regularly about their child’s progress.
  • Participate in reflective supervision with primary supervisor
  • Duties listed are only an illustration of various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
 Required Qualifications/Skills:
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Associate’s Degree preferred.
 Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A
 Training Requirements:
  • Must be willing to pursue a training and education plan.
  • Must attend all department training and meetings as directed by Education Coordinator
 Physical Requirements:
  • Normal to heavy classroom work which includes the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computer keyboard, phone, and various office and classroom equipment.
  • While performing daily duties, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
 Mental Requirements:
  • Reading, writing, calculating
  • Above average social interaction skills
  • Reasoning/Analysis
  • Works with minimal to no supervision
 Language Requirements:
  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
  • Must be able to continually and effectively employ professional verbal and written communications skills.
 Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Ability to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification within the first two years of employment or enroll in and actively pursue an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
  • All applicants will comply with 45 CFR 1301, Subpart D, Section 1301.31, C and D, which require all prospective employees to sign a declaration prior to employment regarding all arrests and convictions of child abuse or violent felonies and to comply with PL 101-630 and PL 101-637 regarding criminal records check.
  • Submit an application at, a resume, cover letter, and two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Applications submitted after the closing date or without proper documents will not be considered.
  • If claiming Native American or Veteran preference, please include pertinent documentation. 
  • Call Human Resources at 402-878-2272 for further information. 
 As provided by Federal Law, all qualified Native American applicants shall receive preference over Non-Native American applicants. In the absence of qualified Native American applicants, consideration will be given to all other applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.
Compensation: $12.91 per hour

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