On-Call Program Aide/Substitute

Company/Organization: Cook Inlet Native Head Start

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Application Dates: 06/24/2021-07/16/2021


Job Description

Responsible for ensuring the safety of children here at the Head Start facility and assists with the children as needed.


1. Maintains a safe and positive environment for children.

2. Maintains a positive atmosphere for children and serves as a role model for parents through the implementation of the Head Start curriculum and use of appropriate discipline and guidance techniques such as redirection, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and setting age appropriate expectations that are clear and consistent. Participates in age appropriate activities and interaction with children.

3. Attends staff meetings, training sessions, and participates in planning and problem solving sessions as needed.

4. Communicate effectively with program staff and parents.

5. Assists in maintaining files and records.


  • Must be familiar with Alaska Native/American Indian heritage and culture and must be able to serve and effectively communicate with the children and families enrolled in the CINHS program Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to accurately follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to gain knowledge about early childhood through attendance at workshops and training sessions.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
  • Flexibility with respect to time and days able to work, as well as work tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • First Aid and CPR certification must be obtained within 3 months.
  • Must successfully complete TB and hepatitis screening exams and any required vaccinations.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check as required by state and federal law.
  • Preferred knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and Anchorage Municipality childcare transportation requirements.


Physically and mentally capable of working with young children and their families, including lifting up to 50 lbs. intermittently, standing for long periods of time, able to stoop and bend to allow for sanitizing of classroom toys and equipment, physical work such as filling buckets with water, pulling mop buckets, vacuuming, stacking chairs, moving tables, filling the sand and water tables, etc. Potential for mechanical hazards typically associated with the operation of a motor vehicle (i.e. driving in bad weather and icy road conditions) while being responsible for the safety and behavior of passengers. Frequent work outside the building, which may expose the worker to sudden temperature changes and/or extreme weather conditions.

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Submission Instructions

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION AN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED. Please visit Cookinletnativeheadstart.net and fill out an application, or pick one up in person. Would you like to work with children? Are you a current or former Head Start parent? We encourage you to apply! Cook Inlet Native Head Start is a non-profit corporation established solely to operate the Tribal Head Start program, providing early childhood education services as well as quality family related services for the Native population in Anchorage, AK. All position descriptions can be located on our website at www.cookinletnativeheadstart.net or stop by to pick up an application. You can apply electronically at our website or turn in your application to the front desk (6901 E. Tudor Rd).

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