Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • 11.25 - 12.06
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Kaiser medical/vision, dental, Life Insurance and AD&D, Flex Spending, 401K with agency contribution, paid sick days, vacation, and holidays.

MWVCAA is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, equity and inclusion with employees and with those we serve. The agency strives to be an employer of choice with a vision for all people to be respected for their infinite worth, and supported to envision and reach a positive future.

The Teacher Assistant works with teachers and family educators to provide support in one or more of the following areas: education, bus supervision, food service, and site or classroom cleaning and organizing of supplies.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains classroom environments, including the organization of space and materials storage, helping to rotate materials in accordance with the Creative Curriculum. Helps to plan weekly curriculum in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Gathers and prepares developmentally appropriate materials and activities.
  • Is positive when working with children; talking, playing, laughing and singing. Participates in children's activities.
  • Spontaneous and flexible in meeting children's individual needs, encouraging children to verbalize their own feelings and ideas. Anticipates and acts upon children's needs and difficulties.
  • Provides a safe environment with supervision of children at all times, consistently applying emergency procedures and communicable disease procedures.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and 6 months experience working in a Head Start classroom or 1 year experience working with preschool children in a classroom/childcare setting.
  • No pre-employment drug test required - employees are only subject to drug test if they get into an on-the-job vehicular accident. 

Physical Demands:

  • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms; regularly required to climb or balance; occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Physical ability to quickly evacuate children from the classroom in an emergency.
  • Manual dexterity for handling office equipment.

COVID-19 Alert:  This position includes performing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential exposure to others who may be infected with the virus. 

MWVCAA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, veterans, and people with disabilities or any other protected category. We welcome all people to join us in achieving our Mission. If you require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position, please notify a member of our team at (503) 585-6232.

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