Early Learning Center Instructional Assistant

Northwest Regional ESD | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 11/21/2022

Position Title: Instructional Assistant
Location: Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center
Reports To: Program Director
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Salary: Classified IA Salary Schedule

The Instructional Assistant supports the Teachers and the Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment. Assisting the staff in implementing a quality educational program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their parents, the Instructional Assistant observes and documents children’s interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. Instructional Assistants are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children’s interests and needs under the direction of the Teacher and the Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children. Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, order, and availability of classroom materials. Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports. Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels.
  • Attend in-services and training as required.
  • Follow District protocol for reporting absences.
  • Annually pass the District’s required online training by the District’s assigned due date
  • Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional childcare experience and at least a Step 5 on the Oregon Registry.
  • High energy and ability to work as a team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and computer skills.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification as well as Food Handler’s Card.
  • Must clear full criminal background check through the Oregon Registry Online prior to interview.
  • Willingness to work on a Professional Development Plan with the Director, with on-going trainings throughout the year.

Salary and work year to be according to the current negotiated contract.

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of Board policy.

  • Establish and maintain a positive and respectful working relationship with students, staff, administration, parents/guardians and community members.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels (listening to others without interrupting, keeping emotions under control, remaining open to others’ ideas and focusing on solving conflicts).
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about participants, families and staff.
  • Maintain dependable and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Follow all laws, District policies, rules, regulations, memos, announcements and reasonable requests by proper authority

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequent or prolonged standing, walking and sitting.
  • Crouching to work with younger students.
  • Possible moderate to high noise level.
  • Frequent and prolonged talking/listening in conversations/meetings.
  • Requires accurate perceiving of sound, near and far vision, depth perception.
  • Requires handling and working with a variety of materials and objects.
  • Work may occasionally involve lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Possible exposure to bodily fluids due to student injury or illness.Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time, as it deems advisable.

Nestucca Valley School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of NVSD that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans status, genetic information or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Human Resources Officer at 503-392-3194 x403 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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