EOCFWA - Educational Opportunities for Children and Families
  • Head Start
  • Long Beach, WA, USA
  • $11.62 - $12.20
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


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Strengthening children & families through early learning, child development, and community partnerships.

Come be a part of our team as a Classroom Aide by providing assistance to Head Start classroom staff and  implementing classroom activities in the absence of a Head Start Teacher's Assistant. Provide custodial services as assigned by Supervisor. This benefited position is budgeted for 1484 hours/212 days annually per year beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, working 35 hours per week.   


High School diploma or equivalent and a Child Development Associate (CDA). Six (6) months experience working with children 3-5 years of age. Bi-lingual English-Spanish highly desired. Training plan considered depending on qualifications.


Knowledge of

  1. Safety issues for children and adults.

Ability to

  1. Communicate well with children.
  2. Accurately complete paperwork in a timely manner.
  3. Work cooperatively with staff members and clients from diverse cultural, socio-economic and educational backgrounds.  
  4. Be flexible in meeting classroom and program needs.
  5. Demonstrate reading and writing skills to perform essential functions of job.
  6. Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  7. Use the team approach to resolving problems or conflicts.
  8. Demonstrate professional and effective written and verbal communication skills; receive information and feedback in an understanding manner; use good judgment.
  9. Attend appropriate staff meetings and out-of-town training sessions as assigned.

Key Performance Area: Work Habits and Practices

  1. Report to work on a regular basis, as scheduled.
  2. Function as an effective team member with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships and to achieve program goals and objectives.
  3. Perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to EOCF's mission, values and policies in performance of daily duties.
  5. Continue to increase professional knowledge, skills and competencies in job related areas; incorporate and demonstrate new knowledge and skills on the job.
  6. Attend and participate in staff meetings and local or out-of-town training as assigned.
  7. Maintain confidentiality of program, staff and client information.
  8. Demonstrate professional behavior and conduct.
  9. Accept responsibility for seeking assistance and guidance when needed; incorporate constructive direction from supervisor to improve job performance.
  10. Accept responsibility for the quality of job performance, and make changes as needed.

Key Performance Area: Classroom Assistance

  1. Assist in maintaining the classroom environment and implementing activities under the supervision of the Teacher and Family Advocate/Teacher/Teacher Assistant.
  2. Assist with mealtime routines.
  3. Assist staff in maintaining safety and cleanliness of the classroom.
  4. Assist staff in setting up and taking down of classroom equipment as needed.
  5. Assist staff with children as directed by teacher.
  6. Prepare activities, supplies, and environment as directed.
  7. Provide routine janitorial services, and as scheduled by Supervisor. Such services may include, but may not be limited to: emptying trash containers; cleaning and sanitizing bathroom and kitchen; sweeping and mopping floors, porch and walkways; and vacuuming carpets.
  8. Substitute for lead staff absences in the classroom.
  9. Assist with child observations and documentation as assigned

 Key Performance Area: Communications

  1. Assure continuous and timely flow of verbal and written information to and from other staff, supervisor, program participants, and community.
  2. Conduct all communication with staff, supervisor, program participants, and community in an effective, respectful, timely, and supportive manner.
  3. Prepare and provide timely and accurate written reports, memoranda and other statistical and narrative information as required or requested.
  4. Maintain organized and accessible record keeping and filing system.
  5. Serve as advocate for EOCF and its families in the community. 
  6. Maintain confidentiality of program, staff and client information.

Certifications and Other Requirements

  1. Valid First Aid and CPR cards
  2. Valid Food Handler's card.
  3. Valid Oregon or Washington State driver's license, and proof of automobile insurance as mandated by Washington State law.
  4. Ready access to a personal, legally licensed motor vehicle.
  5. Submit to finger printing and criminal history background check.
  6. Pass a pre-employment health screening indicating freedom from communicable diseases, and an annual health checkup indicating freedom from communicable diseases.
  7. Commit to EOCF's drug-free work place policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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