Kindergarten Teacher Aide One Year Only (27 hr/wk, Ends June 2023)



Under supervision, interprets and translates for kindergarten students, students, parents, and staff to transition second language learners into the educational system. Incumbent performs related work as required.


The Bilingual Aide class differs from the Teacher Aide class in that the latter is required to perform academic instructional support. The primary emphasis of this class is translation and clerical support.

This class is exempt from paraprofessional highly qualified status. The job duties are primarily to serve as an interpreter and a translator for students, parents, and staff during an induction and orientation program which occurs during students' first year in school and, secondarily, to work with students reinforcing and clarifying, through interpretation and translation, instruction previously provided by the teacher. The person selected for the position understands and communicates in Spanish and English.


Interprets and translates for parents to clarify information regarding the school and the policies and procedures of the educational system; assists parents with school paperwork; translates school notifications and announcements; assists parents through computer programs to learn basic English and technology; helps students to learn basic language through interpretation and translation, transitioning from Spanish to English; performs clerical duties as assigned.

The Bilingual Teacher Aide class differs from the Teacher aide class in that the latter is required to support second language learners in the classroom with academic instructional support, as well as involving families in the transition to school experiences. Assist in small group instruction or working with students one-on-one in a classroom setting.


Education/Experience: Any experience equivalent to education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
  1. Any experience that would demonstrate the ability to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge of: Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; current office methods and procedures including filing and records management; common office equipment and its usage.

Skill at: Reading, writing, and speaking in English and Spanish at a level required for successful job performance; securing and maintaining the confidence and cooperation of students; dealing tactfully with students, parents and school personnel; evaluating situations accurately and taking effective action; preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records, files and summaries; operating various office equipment; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use

Internal Job Number:2022-23-E232026


Grade 13

Sch A: $9.99 (entry step)
Sch B: $11.57 (entry step)

Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. New employees hired by Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position.


Additional Job Information:

This is a 27 hour a week, One Year Only position ending June 2023. This position is grant-funded and is contingent upon continued funding. The hiring administrator may retain incumbent for the duration of the grant without re-advertising.

Eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week receive Social Security benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses, and Credit Union benefits; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 to 24.75 hours per week received PERS retirement benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses and Credit Union benefits listed below; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 25 to 27.25 hours per week receive the benefits listed below, with the exception of Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 27.5 hours per week or more receive full benefits of the District.
Holiday: Eligible employees receive up to eleven (11) paid holidays each year. Vacation: Eligible employees receive up to twenty (20) days of paid vacation each year. Sick Leave: Eligible employees receive up to fifteen (15) days of paid sick leave each year. Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance: Eligible employees may select an insurance plan wherein WCSD contributes 100% of insurance premiums. Eligible employee paid dependent medical insurance is available for an employee's dependents. Insurance Premiums - Summer Months: WCSD contributes 100% of the district paid portion of eligible employee's insurance premiums for employees who are not scheduled to work in the summer. Life Insurance: The District contributes 100 % of employee's life insurance premiums. Salary Increases: In addition to any negotiated increases each year, eligible employees receive salary increases each July, for the first fifteen (15) years of employment. Longevity Bonuses: Eligible employees receive annual bonuses as follows: 12-14 years of employment, $700; 15-17 years of employment, $1,000; 18 + years of employment, $1,100. Credit Union: Outstanding benefits are available through the Credit Union.
No State Income Tax. No Social Security deductions for most positions working 20 hours per week or more. Retirement benefit offered is the State of Nevada retirement system, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), which is one of the best in the country.


Eligible Employees who select the employer paid salary schedule (Schedule A) will have Washoe County School District (WCSD) contribute 100% of the employee's retirement contributions. Eligible employees who select the employer-employee paid salary schedule (Schedule B) will have a portion of the legislatively designated amount paid by WCSD to PERS for retirement benefits and the employee, in turn, will pay the remaining portion of the legislatively designated amount of his/her salary to PERS. These options are introduced and explained in detail during the New Employee Orientation upon selection for employment.

New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $58.50 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.
Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.

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