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Posted: 1/14/2020
Job Reference #: 20119-2

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Job Title: Early Education Teacher Assistant

Closing Date: 01/17/2020
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i. e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered
Job Number: 20-119-2
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Tribal Education Department - Early Education/Child Care Center

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 280 S. Ocotillo Road
Area of Interest: Education
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $13 .82 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: No


The Early Education Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting teachers in the direct delivery of services
designed to meet the physical and developmental needs of children.

0 Assist in providing for the care, safety, protection and well-being of all children in the assigned group.
0 Implement developmentally appropriate activities as speci?ed that are geared to at-risk children in the
assigned group.
0 Assist in providing a physical environment that is safe, clean, pleasant, and meets the change of the assignedgroup.Participate in staff meetings and on-going professional training.Demonstrate an increasing understanding of child growth and development.Maintain con?dentiality of parents, children, and co-workers.Take charge of assigned group in the absence of the Teacher.Assist serving food during meal/ snack time.Assist in maintaining attendance/meal count for CACFP.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge of child growth and development.Ability to be a positive role model for children, volunteers and parents.Ability to apply an understanding of developmental principles to age appropriate activities.
Ability to meet the social-emotional needs of children in assigned age group.Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.Ability to work independently.Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
0 Ability to be energetic, ?exible, in good health with an ability to sit on ?oor, lift, carry, bend, and hold children
as needed.
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Of?cials
and the general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:0 Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or comparable credential, or have equivalent coursework in
early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development, and a minimum of one (1)
year experience working with infants/toddlers in a group setting.
0 High School diploma or GED and willing to enroll in a CDA or an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood
Education or Childhood Development to be completed in two (2) years from date of hire and a minimum of
one (1) year experience working with infants/toddlers in a group setting.

0 Current Food Handler Certi?cation (i.e., GRIC, ServSafe, etc.) or obtain within 60 days of employment.
0 Maintain current CPR & First Aid Certi?cation or obtain certi?cation within 60 days of employment.
0 Must pass an Initial Health Examination and a TB skin test, provide proof/results, including updated
immunization records prior to hire date.
0 Required to pass a background check and ?ngerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must
continue to maintain throughout duration of employment. Background checks are required for positions that
involve regular contact with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child
Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 US. C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63
and positions that have regular contact with the Elderly.
0 Required mandatory reporter pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 2 (7.205), B.
0 Required to attend Title 7 Mandatory Reporting training on a yearly basis.Non- Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/ $150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan bene?ts are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick LeavePreference in ?lling vacancies is given to quali?ed Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achievingthe full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, SeX, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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