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Head Start Assistant Teacher/Bus Driver-Portland

Opening Date: August 26, 2020
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Head Start Assistant Teacher/Bus Driver-Portland
Salary/Wage: $16.84/hr.
Tribal Level 15
Location: Portland, OR
Classification: Full Time, 30 hours/week, Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202038

CTSI is pleased to offer a sign-on bonus for this position of $1000. The selected applicant shall receive one-half the incentive in the first paycheck and the second half after successful completion of 6 (six) consecutive months of employment provided the employee remains employed.  The Sign-on Incentive is not part of the base salary calculation and is considered taxable income.  The Sign-on Incentive is not included in retirement salary calculations.  A full copy of the incentive policy is available upon request.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.


The Siletz Tribal Head Start Program provides a developmentally appropriate and Native American culturally relevant preschool experience which promotes school readiness skills for children who are 3 and 4 years of age.  The program provides comprehensive services to children to ensure they are up-to-date on all well child care and to promote their physical, social emotional and cognitive development.  The Head Start Program offers families the support they need to connect with community resources to further their personal growth and to support them in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.


Associates or bachelor’s degree (any field) – OR –  High School Diploma or GED and  six months experience in a structured early childhood education setting (Pre-School, Head Start, Kindergarten, Day-Care Center). Must obtain Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within 2 years of hire date. Must obtain valid Oregon School Bus Drivers Certificate and Oregon Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with the proper endorsements – OR – CDL Permit and be able to obtain a valid Oregon Commercial Drivers License (within 90-days of employment) with the proper endorsements and fulfill all of the requirements for the Oregon School Bus Drivers Permit and Certificate under OAR 581-053-0220. Ability to: Work effectively with low-income families. Use a positive approach in directing child behavior. Use positive methods of guidance that includes redirection, consistency, and prevention. Be comfortable working with children and families from a variety of social, ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds. Work with cooperatively with other program staff. Work cooperatively as a team member and accept direction. Be reliable and punctual. Work some evenings and weekends. Meet the physical demands of the classroom environment and to facilitate and support the physical activity of 20 young children inside, outside of the classroom, and as necessary, to intervene physically to protect the health and safety of the children. Other: Obtain Food Handler’s card within 15-days of hire. Obtain First Aid/CPR within first 30-days of hire. Screened for tuberculosis. Tolerant and sensitive when working with children and families.


Assists with: Planning and execution of all activities necessary to implement a developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant preschool program, and responsible for providing a safe and efficient transportation services to 20 children. Follow through of the daily educational plan within the classroom and plan activities. Setting up and maintaining a developmentally appropriate classroom environment including organization of space and material storage. Setting up educational and/or social service related home visits with assigned families. Planning of daily lesson plans. Delivery of food service and is required to eat with the children. Daily cleaning and classroom preparation duties. Assist Complete required documentation and follow up activities. Work in a team setting with other staff involved with families in assessing the needs of the family and child. Participate in Child Development Associates (CDA) program and/or other training activities. Supports the Head Start goals, objectives, and performance standards. Responsible for developing and driving a bus route. Implement a daily bus route and transport for program related activities. Must ensure that all times the bus is in operation in a safe and efficient manner. Must ensure that all the necessary upkeep, maintenance, and safety checks for the bus are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Responsible for behavior of children on the bus with particular attention to safety. Keep assigned vehicle clean. Report any accidents or malfunctions to the Head start Director. Record gas slips. Responsible for recording and reporting on in-kind services. Other duties as assigned.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.