Homework Helper

Squaxin Island Tribe   Shelton, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 14, 2022

Squaxin Island Tribe

Job Description


Job Title: Homework Helper (3 positions available)

Department: Education Department

Reports To: Education Director, Julie Youngs

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Time Status: .3 FTE (12 hours a week)

TS Range: 3/4 ($14.79 hourly)

Opening Date: September 2, 2022

Closing Date: September 19, 2022


SUMMARY: Homework Helpers will provide academic support to students at the Tu Ha’ Buts Learning Center in all academic areas, focusing on the core academic areas of math and reading. Homework helpers will build positive relationships with students, model appropriate behavior to students and work with students to increase study skills and academic skills.



  • Provides academic support in all subject areas one on one or in small groups
  • Promotes student comprehension of materials 
  • Works with students to improve study skills
  • Accurately tracks program attendance
  • Creates other activities to engage students after school
  • Provides a positive, supportive environment where youth feel welcome and supported
  • Reinforces positive student behaviors and Education Center expectations
  • Maintains a clean environment in the Education Center
  • Maintains a positive relationship with all students and staff
  • Accurately reports any incidents or concerns to the Education Director
  • Assists Education Department with various seasonal activities or events including Spring Break and Summer programming
  • Provide support for Parks and Recreation events such as Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Etc.
  • Attend trainings as available
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The successful applicant must be:

  • Consistently at work and on time;
  • Must follow instructions and respond to management direction; 
  • Must have good communication skills; 
  • Must treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Current High School Student in good standing or High School Diploma or GED and one year of relevant experience OR three years of relevant experience. 


The successful applicant must: demonstrate knowledge of core subject areas; possess effective written and oral communication skills; deal with students in a warm and confident manner; remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations; organize activities; follow instructions; be fair and consistent when working with students; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and parents; and achieve and maintain cultural competency.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of basic algebra and geometry, equations, measurements, formulas, etc. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have valid Washington State Driver’s License; Current First Aid, and CPR certification. Successful applicant must also pass a WATCH, and Tribal background check.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear, and is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms; and frequently required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. This position may occasionally require lifting up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities to perform the essential functions include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


OTHER: This position will have knowledge of confidential personal information regarding others. The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and adhere to applicable standards. Any violation in this matter will result in termination of employment. 

There will be no tolerance of the abuse of alcohol or use of illegal drugs while employed in the Squaxin Island Tutoring Program. Use of tobacco in front of youth is not permitted. Tobacco use is allowed during breaks only in designated locations. Any violation of these policies is cause for immediate termination. 


DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.


INDIAN PREFERENCE: Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.


TO APPLY: Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.