Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

ECE Teacher- Head Start

Job Location US-WA-Auburn
# of Openings
Job Status
USD $42,615.04/Yr.
Pay Grade
Contract - DOE


Under general supervision, teaches and instructs pre-school children in a curriculum of pre-academic social, adaptive, communication, and motor skills.


  1. Prepares and implements weekly lesson plans in conformance with established program curriculum; assists in integrating Muckleshoot language and culture in the classroom setting.


  1. Performs development screenings and maintains a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate program.


  1. Provides opportunities for parents to learn about the growth and development of their children.


  1. Directs the activities of instructional assistants and volunteers.


  1. Participates in school meetings, IEP/IFSP/ILP meetings, and in-service and other trainings.


  1. Plans and participates in parent conferences; supports parent involvement in the classroom.


  1. Prepares and maintains all required documentation and records; provides reports for administrative purposes.


  1. Requisitions, stores and maintains an appropriate inventory of textbooks, instructional materials, supplies and equipment.


  1. Supervises students in a variety of educational settings.


  1. Uses positive reinforcement strategies and other appropriate techniques to assist students in the development of appropriate behavior and an appreciation of human diversity.


  1. Plans, organizes, and develops a variety of instructional materials and learning aids for use with individual or small groups of students.


  1. Uses good judgment regarding appropriate action to assist injured or physically ill students.


  1. Maintains an orderly, attractive and positive learning environment.


  1. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field from an accredited college or university. One (1) year of professional experience teaching pre-school age children.


Special Requirements: Must pass a criminal background check, a drug screen and meet all health and immunization requirements. Must be able to obtain satisfactory results on a pre-employment physical examination, including tuberculosis screening.


Skill In: Designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement; effective communication with students, parents, or guardians, staff and administrators; working with children in an understanding, patient, receptive and confident manner; organizing activities in keeping with the maturity and attention span of assigned students; following written and oral instructions; managing student behavior; using standard office equipment, including personal computer.


Knowledge of: Early childhood education teaching processes and techniques; concepts of child development and developmental behavior characteristics; effective behavior management techniques; rules and procedures for child/student safety.


Ability to: Communicate effectively; work with students in a positive and confident manner; observe safe work practices; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships; arrive to work in a timely manner; attend required training; maintain confidentiality.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.                      


Licenses or Certifications Required

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe. A valid Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR certificate and Food Handler’s permit may be required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe.


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