Position: 477 Ethete Child Care Worker (2 Positions)

Program:                    Northern Arapaho 477 Biixoo3etiit’ Program

Supervision:                Under the 477 Child Care Administrator

Supervision Responsible for:  Child Care Children   

Salary:                        DOE

Opening:                    March 22, 2021                      Closing:          Until Filled

Major Duties:

We are looking for an energetic experience, caring, compassionate team player who will care for the children in out childcare facility ensuring and meaningful experience all while enriching their lives by providing a fun, safe, and educational environment where you can make a difference.

Skills & Knowledge:

Have or willing to attain;

  • CDA – Child Development Associate
  • First Aid and CPR Infant/Child Certified
  • Food Service


Supervision and Working with Others

  • Nurture and care for children while parents are at work or school.
  • Ensure that all children are signed in and that daily attendance is accurate
  • Always supervise children and refrain from being distracted by cell phone or other electronics. Constantly strive to keep the children safe.
  • Supervise and interact with children when they’re playing in the classroom or outside.
  • Cooperatively work with other teachers in the classroom and share ideas of how to improve the care and function of your classroom.
  • Make sure your classroom is always within the correct teacher/ child ratio.
  • Do not leave the classroom for extended periods of time unless during nap time.
  • Be actively involved in the affairs of your classroom and be willing to do more than your fair share of work.

Eating Routines:

  • Fill out meal roll call sheets during meals and snacks
  • Ensure a positive and sanitary eating experience for meals and snacks as you serve the meals provided by the cool.
  • Beware of children’s allergies and have them POSTED substitute or new staff.
  • Model good eating habits and serve meals family style as much as possible allowing the children to pour their own milk and serve their own food when age appropriate
  • Perform good handwashing techniques before and after meals and snacks

Curriculum and Routines

  • Organize activities and implement curricula that stimulates children’s physical, emotional, intellectual stimulation.
  • Read to the children daily.
  • Use nap time to plan and prepare daily and long-term units and activities.
  • Get down on the floor and plat with, sing with and interact with the children.
  • Keep classroom tables and floors clean and sanitary thus helping minimize illness.
  • Keep your classroom, bathroom lean and pleasant smelling
  • Sanitize toys weekly using kitchen sanitizer and Clorox water to wipe down large furniture,
  • Send the children’s naptime blankets weekly for laundering.  

Social and Emotional

  • Ensure children have adequate supplies from home such as diapers, sunscreen, etc.
  • Provide for children basic needs
  • Comfort children when they are crying.
  • Provide a calm and pleasant naptime for those children who nap with quiet music, white noise, patting or rubbing backs, rocking, etc.
  • Plan and supervise quiet activities for children who do not nap. It is okay to have short quite time for non-napping children, but it is not appropriate to require them to stay on their cots awake for an extended period.
  • Bathe children if needed due to illness, accident or lack of home care.
  • Be aware of emotional or developmental red flags to a child’s normal development and discuss with the parent and director.

Parents and Caregivers

  • Make suggestions for things parents can work on at home.
  • Be positive with parents when they pick their child up Tactfully share concerns and discuss together how the two of you can work on those issues.
  • Write up all issues/ complaints and submit to the center director
  • Educate and teach parents and children, you work with, the center’s rules for safety and cooperation to help foster a safer and more structural environment as well as encourage self-esteem and confidence.

Infant room

  • Preparer bottles and baby food following sanitation guidelines.
  • Infant are fed. Diapered, nurtured, napped, and played with on demand. Their first year of life is when they develop trust that and adult is going to meet their needs,
  • Wash and encourage bedding at least weekly in the infant room.
  • Provide parents with daily records of eating, sleeping and elimination activities.
  • Wash bibs daily.
  • Immediately remove and daily sanitize any toys that are put in the mouth. Mouthed toys should be removed from play until they can be sanitized.
  • Change diapers and clothes as needed following sanitation requirement. Remove soiled diapers as often as needed to keep a pleasant odor in your classroom.
  • Communicate with parents daily.

Older Children Room

  • Create developmentally appropriate lesson plans include painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
  • Help children with homework and schoolwork.
  • Support children’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts. Help children control their behavior in appropriate ways.
  • Encourage self-help skills such as picking up own coats, backpacks, school papers and picking up and cleaning up after play.
  • Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
  • Instruct children in health and personal habits, good hygiene activities.
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems and bring them to the attention of the parents and director.


  • Contact local agencies/group to organize and participate in recreational events, activities, or visitors.

Mental demands/Physical demands/Environmental factors:

  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions, occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds.


  • Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED if under 23 years of age or be willing to obtain upon hire.
  • Must be dependable, reliable, and able to work alternating shifts.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver license and be insurable under company insurance.    

How to Apply:

Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to the N.A.T Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Rd. Ethete, WY

Applications can also be completed on our website at www.northernarapaho.com click on the HR link. For more information call 307-332-2499 or Fax to 307-335-3596.  

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