One-On-One Aide

Deming, WA

Nooksack Indian Tribe

Posted On: Feb-08
Status: This Job is Closed


The One-on-One Aide, under the direction of the Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Program Manager, will provide opportunities to enhance individual growth and development and build upon the sense of self-esteem for a child with special needs during the Summer and After School Programs. This position is responsible for supporting a child with special needs, engaging in other activities that are associated with the circle of wellness, improving culture identity, providing anti¬substance abuse programs, improving academic achievement and promoting youth leadership roles.


1. Accompanying the youth throughout the duration of the Summer and After School Programs.

2. Advising, helping and tutoring the youth.

3. Participating in all activities with the youth .

4. Teaching the youth to anticipate difficult situations and deal with them.

5. Creating opportunities to provide youth with positive attention.

6. Encouraging program interaction.

7. Working with Youth & Education Department staff to assure the success of the youth.

8. Acting as a companion for assigned youth.

9. Serving as a role model for youth.

10. Planning and following directions.

11. Maintaining excellent conflict resolution skills and being able to diplomatically handle confrontation.

12. Assisting in guiding the youth's behavior using a positive and consistent style.

13. Carrying out first aid and emergency procedures when required.

14. Assuming responsibility for learning and adapting to this youth’s special medical, physical, communicative and emotional needs.



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 regular responsibilities.


• Indian Preference Policy applies to this and all positions with the Nooksack Indian Tribe.


The following qualifications are required to be considered for the position.



• High school diploma or GED.

• Experience working with youth with special needs.

• Experience with youth in group situations, good communication skills, and high degree of flexibility.

• Experience in program planning for a youth with special needs.

• Ability to adapt activities to meet the needs of the youth.

• Competent in Microsoft Office.


• Must be at least 18 years of age.

• Must pass alcohol/drug test at time of hire and throughout employment

• Must pass criminal background check at time of hire and periodically thereafter.


• Must have and maintain throughout employment a valid Washington State Driver’s License and meet the insurability requirements of the Tribe.

• Certified in basic First Aide/CPR and blood borne pathogens before or during summer program orientation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS {The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential Junctions of this job.):

• Visual abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to focus.

• Frequently required to sit, talk and hear.

• Required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.

• Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk.

• Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

• Ability to walk for extended periods of time.


The following qualifications are preferred/helpful for the incumbent to be considered for this position.

• Paraprofessional or experience working in Social Work, Education, Program Planning or related field.

I have read and understand the position requirements as stated above and further understand that occasionally I may be instructed to perform duties that are not listed above but are relative to my position.