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Head Start Classroom Aide-Portland

Opening Date: December 11, 2020
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Head Start Classroom Aide-Portland
Salary/Wage: $14.62/hr.
Tribal Level 13
Location: Portland, OR
Classification: Full Time, 30 hours per week, Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202067

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 that 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 childcare 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.


High School Diploma or GED and six months experience in a structured early childhood education setting (Pre-School, Head Start, Kindergarten, Day-Care Center), and must obtain Child Development Associate (CDA) credential within 2 years from hire date, -OR-  an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree. Ability to: Work effectively with low-income families. Use a positive approach in directing child behavior. 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. Demonstrate skill at carrying out instructions and completing assigned tasks. 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. Must be able to demonstrate skill in working and relating with a group of preschool age children. Use positive methods of child guidance that includes redirection, consistency, prevention, tolerance, and sensitivity. Other: Obtain First Aid/CPR within first 30-days of hire. Obtain Food Handlers card within 15-days of hire. Screened for tuberculosis. Tolerant and sensitive when working with children and families.


Provides assistance to the classroom staff to support the delivery of a developmentally appropriate classroom environment and early childhood education program for 20 children. As assigned, assists with activities to carry out daily lesson plan. Participate fully in all assigned duties and in all classroom activities. Assist with supervision of children in the classroom to ensure that no child is ever left alone. May assist with delivery and set-up for food service and is required to assist with meals and eat with children. May be assigned to ride the bus in the morning and afternoon routes to monitor children and to guide and direct behavior. May assist with daily cleaning, sanitation procedures, classroom set-up, and preparation. 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.