Pūnana Leo o Waimea (Kamuela, Hawaiʻi): Kākoʻo Kumu (Teacher Aide)

Jul 02 2024
Aha Punana Leo, Inc. |Hilo|Part Time, $15.00 / hour
Job Description


Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

Relative to the learning environment and program content

Assist in the delivery, maintenance, and improvement of the Pūnana Leo curriculum implementation under the Lead Teacher’s direction and guidance in alignment with the streamlined curriculum and programming.

  • Must develop a basic understanding of the curriculum and the perspective in which it is grounded.
  • Must hone personal skills and abilities to participate in delivering a quality Pūnana Leo program.
  • Assist with learner assessments, maintaining clear and consistent documentation and communication with families as required.
  • Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, assist in the development and implementation of lessons.

Relative to sites and facilities

Assist as needed with various site and facilities duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Day to day safety measures are conducted.
  • Drills with staff and children.
  • Daily site inspections.
  • Completion of accident and incident reports.
  • Must administer First Aid emergency care as necessary to maintain a safe environment and the well- being of the staff and children.

Position Requirements:


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of Early Childhood education.
  • Successful completion of First-Year Hawaiian language and a commitment to continue Hawaiian Language learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the Kumu Honua Mauli Ola.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to engage in energetic learning activities with child-learners for up to 8 hours per day.

Working Conditions

  • Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours are often required to meet goals and objectives.
  • Must attend and participate in the annual ʻAha Nuʻukia staff development, Hālāwai Nuʻukia, Hui Kīpaepae and other meetings as required.