Full-Day Assistant Teacher - Head Start Sandpoint Center

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 Full-Day Assistant Teacher - Head Start Sandpoint Center
Tracking Code20-028
Job LocationSandpoint, ID
Job Description

Full-Day Assistant Teacher - Head Start Sandpoint Center

Department: Head Start

Reports To: Supervisor

FLSA Status: Nonexempt


In conjunction with the North Idaho College Head Start mission, Five-Year Goals and in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations the Assistant Teacher under general direction assists the Classroom Teacher with implementing a comprehensive child development program.

Position Description

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, staff, families and the community.
  • Conduct classroom hours each week per full-day classroom schedule. Attendance is mandatory for teaching staff during classroom hours.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean, healthy, and organized learning environment.
  • Participate in ensuring active supervision of all children in the classroom.
  • Assist in planning, preparation and implementing classroom curriculum and learning experiences, with the classroom team.
  • Assist in screenings, assessments and goal setting for children including collecting anecdotal records and portfolio entries, as needed or required by center model.
  • Support the development of relationships between children and their families through involvement in the program.
  • Support disability services in the classroom.
  • Support individual children in meeting their basic developmental needs, including, feeding and toileting
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to ensure up-to-date, quality services to children and families.
  • In absence of Classroom Teacher, take the lead responsibility for the classroom.
  • Participate as part of the center team to ensure efficient center operations.
  • Participate in a program committee as assigned


  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Plan work time to meet the center operations schedule, knowing that flexibility is required to meet the unique needs of the Head Start program and its participants.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.


Level I: A Child Development Associates Credential, or State awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the CDA credential, are enrolled in a program that will lead to a Baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire.

Level II: Additional education above the CDA, within a year of obtaining Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development.

Level III: An Associate in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development OR an Associate degree in any other field of study AND: A major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.


  • Experience as a staff or volunteer in a preschool classroom, with preference given to Head Start experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Positive approach to Early Childhood Development programs, health and social services.
  • Working knowledge of commonly used computer software programs including data collection systems.

Licenses, Registrations and Certification

  • Register with Idaho STARS and participate in the professional development system.
  • Meet all training and certification requirements for child care licensing and Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  • Maintain current Infant/child & Adult CPR and First Aid.
  • Meet terms of Statement of Agreement/ Employment Declaration.
  • Pass an enhanced criminal background check including fingerprinting, as required by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Child Care Licensing requirements, prior to first day of work.

Work Environment

  • Work in a variety of environments including shared office space and classrooms.

Physical Demands

The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to walk; sit; reach with hands and/or arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, crawl, push and pull as well as able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds on an occasional basis and twenty (20) pounds regularly.
  • Regularly required to use fingers and hands to handle materials.
  • Able to get in and out of a car and navigate entrance and exit of centers.


It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have submitted all required materials, as listed below.
Documents cannot be modified after you apply.

1) Completed online profile, including the following THREE uploaded documents:

  • Resume (please do not combine resume with letter)
  • Cover letter (please do not combine with resume)
  • Unofficial Transcripts - from all higher education institutions. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
    If you do not have your transcripts in electronic format for uploading, you may fax them to 208-769-7786 with a cover page that includes the position title.

2) Upon request, you may be asked to complete the NIC E-Application Form.
This request (if made) will come to you via e-mail.

3) You must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check.

Location: NIC Head Start Sandpoint Center

Opening Date: September 13, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Anticipated Starting Date: As soon as possible


Level I - $11.43 per hour (see job description for Level requirements)
Level II - $12.51 per hour (see job description for Level requirements)
Level III - $13.58 per hour (see job description for Level requirements)

Excellent benefits, including retirement. Head Start employees under 100% full-time do not accrue vacation or receive all of the paid holidays listed on the benefits web page.

This position is 69% of full-time and has 8 paid holidays

Work Schedule: 38 hours per week for 32 weeks (following the public school calendar), plus approximately 60 hours of training.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to North Idaho College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting the Campus Security at 208-769-3310.




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Posted: 10/16/2019
Application Due: 10/30/2019
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