Head Start Classroom Aide

Confederated Tribes Of Siletz   SILETZ, OR   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 3, 2021
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Opening Date: September 2, 2021
Closing Date: September 16, 2021
Job Title: Head Start Classroom Aide-Salem
Salary/Wage: $14.00/hr.
Tribal Level: 13
Location: Salem, OR
Classification: Full Time, (30 hours per), Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202167


The Siletz Tribal Head Start Program provides a developmentally appropriate and Native American culturally relevant preschool experience which promotes school readiness skills for children who are 3 and 4 years of age.  The program provides comprehensive services to children to ensure they are up-to-date on all well child care and to promote their physical, social emotional and cognitive development.  The Head Start Program offers families the support they need to connect with community resources to further their personal growth and to support them in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.


High School Diploma or GED and six months experience in a structured early childhood education setting (Pre-School, Head Start, Kindergarten, Day-Care Center), and must obtain Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within 2 years from hire date, –OR–  an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree. Ability to: Work effectively with low-income families. Use a positive approach in directing child behavior. Be comfortable working with children and families from a variety of social, ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds. Work with cooperatively with other program staff. Work cooperatively as a team member and accept direction. Be reliable and punctual. Demonstrate skill at carrying out instructions and completing assigned tasks. Meet the physical demands of the classroom environment and to facilitate and support the physical activity of 20 young children inside, outside of the classroom, and as necessary, to intervene physically to protect the health and safety of the children. Must be able to demonstrate skill in working and relating with a group of preschool age children. Use positive methods of child guidance that includes redirection, consistency, prevention, tolerance, and sensitivity. Other: Obtain First Aid/CPR within first 30-days of hire. Obtain Food Handlers card within 15-days of hire. Screened for tuberculosis. Tolerant and sensitive when working with children and families.


Provides assistance to the classroom staff to support the delivery of a developmentally appropriate classroom environment and early childhood education program for 20 children. As assigned, assists with activities to carry out daily lesson plan. Participate fully in all assigned duties and in all classroom activities. Assist with supervision of children in the classroom to ensure that no child is ever left alone. May assist with delivery and set-up for food service and is required to assist with meals and eat with children. May be assigned to ride the bus in the morning and afternoon routes to monitor children and to guide and direct behavior. May assist with daily cleaning, sanitation procedures, classroom set-up, and preparation. Other duties as assigned

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found by clicking APPLY
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 541-444-8375 or 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1375
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.