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Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

In order to be considered for any vacancy within the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas an application must be completed. If you are among qualified candidates, you will receive a call/email from our one of our recruiters to schedule an interview. Once your application is completed please send it to Human Resources Coordinator Ricardo Barcena ricardo.barcena@ktttribe.org

Employment Application


Responsible for assisting the Teacher in the planning and implementation of the classroom program.  This includes but is not limited to assisting children with self-care activities, indoor and outdoor learning activities, meal or snack time activities, and student transportation duties.

Competency to provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.

Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following:

 Prevention and Early Intervention

  • Provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions,
  • Plan and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment
  • Promote children’s progress across…the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate
  • Support services and individualization activities for children.
  • Assist teacher with ongoing observations in support of screening and assessments.
  • Provide feedback to classroom teacher in the area of individualization documentation.
  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Support a healthy and nurturing environment for all children.
  • Support staff and child ratios.
  • Provide activities for children on the bus.
  • Maintain current emergency information for all children on the bus.
  • Provide First Aid/CPR as required.
  • Help children feel safe and comfortable while being transported.
  • Properly label and follow sanitation requirements for the program.
  • Assist children into and out of the bus.
  • Assist with food sanitation requirements during field trips.
  • Sit and eat with children during all meal times; provide and model good nutrition habits.


  • Assist teacher in planning for individual needs of children.
  • Assist by reinforcing activities for children in collaboration with teacher.
  • Support and implement appropriate redirection practices to assist all children.
  • Assist teacher with daily documentation in reference to daily observations.
  • Release children from the bus to the parents, guardians or to persons who have been designated by the parents and documented in the child’s file only.
  • Serve as an information liaison between the Tribal Student Services staff and the parents.

Disability Services

  • Assist in the recruitment of children, including children with disabilities.
  • Provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all children.
  • Provide teacher with individual child’s input based on daily observations.
  • Accompany children with disabilities to special need appointments when necessary.


  • Assist teacher in the implementation of the curriculum.
  • Assist teacher in making sure all aspects of child development are integrated in classroom activities.
  • Assist teacher in establishing an open and ongoing communication with parents.
  • Support the development of the weekly lesson plans by providing input as to his/her classroom observations of individual children or groups.
  • Assist teacher with documentation and record keeping.

 Family Partnership Building

  • Support parents’ understanding of community agreement in reference to how they affect them or their child.
  • Maintains open communication with parents. Builds relationships with students to create a positive, safe, and welcoming school culture.
  • Assist in documenting and generating In-Kind.
  • Support parent participation in lesson plan development.
  • Support parents in their understanding of child development.
  • Participate in the program’s assessments, i.e. community assessment and self-assessments.

 Community Partnership

 Is familiar with and support collaborative agreements with the community and community partners.

Specific Systems Duties…Eligibility, Recruitment, Enrollment, and Attendance

  • Is knowledgeable of program requirements in the area of eligibility, recruitment, enrollment, and attendance.
  • Supports and participates in the recruitment of all children, especially in the recruitment of children with disabilities.

 Specific Systems Duties…Facilities, Materials, and Equipment

  • Is knowledgeable about Head Start and Child Care Licensing requirements for appropriate facilities, equipment and materials.
  • Assist in assuring material and equipment meet developmentally appropriate criteria for young children.
  • Assist teacher and curriculum coach by continuously monitoring for appropriate environments for children.
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior
  • Report any unsafe, unhealthy or threatening item to the teacher or curriculum coach.
  • Provide appropriate materials and supplies to children throughout the day.
  • Monitor children to keep them from entering dangerous situations or areas.
  • Assist in supervising students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips.
  • Monitor children leaving the classroom, including the bus, so that they are released only to authorized persons.

Knowledge, skills and abilities for the position:

  • The candidate should be able to work with culturally and economically diverse students and have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Kickapoo families, employees, and other professionals.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic for demonstrative calculations.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and Spanish, and communicate effectively with others.
  • Speak and write in English and Spanish.
  • The employee must be able to communicate with Kickapoo Tribal members.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal direction.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage and maintain security of confidential data and information.
  • Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision.
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgment.
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to Kickapoo traditions, religious beliefs and way of life.

 Education/experience requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: At least a child development associate credential; or an associate’s degree in related field

 Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts Degree is in Early Childhood Education or related field. The employee must possess an active Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Experience working with young children in a Head Start or other early childhood program.

Native American preference is observed:

KTTT recognizes preference for KTTT tribal members and qualified Native American tribal members including preferential treatment in recruitment, hiring, promotions, layoffs and reductions in force so long as they meet minimum job qualifications.

Special certification required:

Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license with a good driving record and be insurable.

Must have access to reliable transportation to commute to and from work.

Must adhere to Personnel Policies and Alcohol Policies.

Have a current record of tuberculosis examination, showing the employee is free of contagious TB, if required by the Texas Department of State Health Services or local healthy authority

Background Check

Requires successful completion of a background investigation that includes a fingerprint based criminal history search.

Name-Based Criminal Background Check with Texas Department of Public Safety

Department of Family & Protective Services Central Registry Check

Out-of-State Central Registry Check (if applicable)

Fingerprint-Based Criminal Background Check with Federal Bureau of Investigation and Texas Department of Public Safety.

Background Check with Sex Offender Registry




To apply for this job email your details to ricardo.barcena@ktttribe.org