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Title: Teacher Assistant, Full Time
Location: FDL Head Start
Supervisor: Education and Disability Program Manager
Closing Date: Permanent Posting
Rate of Pay: $15.99 - $19.99 per hour


General Summary:

Teacher and assistant will cooperatively plan and provide enriching developmentally appropriate experience for children in groups and individually which are culturally appropriate.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Actively advocate and demonstrate appropriate adult child interactions.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all staff and community members.
  • Maintains professional standards towards creating confidential relationships with all program participants and staff.
  • Assist Program Managers in planning and carrying out activities related to health, e.g., bathroom habits, safety in classroom, dental hygiene, and nutrition activities.
  • Routine classroom cleaning/maintenance to ensure a safe, clean and secure learning environment for all students including playground area.
  • Establish and maintain an attractive, safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate environment for the children.
  • Participates in all education programs including local and regional in-service training, advisory committee, and community education meetings as directed.
  • Participants/Instructs classes at all educational related events and activities, including attending extended day and or extended week.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings for trainings or parent activities.
  • Participate in all Head Start trainings.
  • Serve as a bus aide on regular bus runs.
  • Serve as a primary caregiver for children in the classroom.
  • Provide two (2) home visits and two (2) family conferences for primary families with the teacher’s support.
  • Participates in weekly lesson planning, observations and documentation.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements with the ability to lift carry or restrain a child.
  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor with children may be necessary.
  • Ability to pass bi-annual physical examination.
  • All vaccinations must be kept current.

Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • If not already completed a CDA, AA or BA, or upon hire candidate must enroll in a CDA program to be completed within two years.
  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision of children in a day care, preschool, camp or other structured setting is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to immunization review and submitted proof of required vaccinations.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.



Application Link

APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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