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  • Director

    Full-time

    Blueprints for Learning/Community Building Children’s Center

    (Spokane, Washington)

    Date Posted: May 19, 2022

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 509-209-2592

    Other Option

    https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Blueprints-for-Learning&t=Executive+Director&jk=e2a2bc169c298a68&q=executive+director&vjs=3

  • Assistant

    Part-time

    Meadows Montessori School

    (Ferndale, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

      Preschool

      School Age

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: Initial $17-$18/hr DOE
    • Contact Person: Julie Johnson
    • 360.778.3681

      www.meadowsmontessori.org

    • More information

      MMS is an AMI recognized Montessori school serving children ages 15 months – 12 years. Our school recently expanded, opening our first toddler program in the spring of 2021. We are seeking PT and FT assistant positions in both our toddler (ages 15 mos – 3 years) and Children’s House (ages 3 – 6 years) programs. MMS provides and pays for professional development opportunities throughout the school year. Additional benefits include paid holidays, a simple IRA matching program and sign-on bonus. We look forward to hearing from you! MMS is an equal opportunity employer.

      Visit URL: https://www.meadowsmontessori.org/careers

    Date Posted: May 11, 2022

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at 360.778.3681

    Other Option

  • Assistant

    Full-time

    Bright Minds Home Childcare

    (Seattle , WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:30am to 3:30pm
    • Ages:

      Infants

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: $20/hr
    • Contact Person: Kawthar Albakri
    • 2064074324

    • More information

    Date Posted: May 11, 2022

    Apply Now
    • Call Us

    Contact Us

    Call us at 2064074324

    Other Option

  • Assistant Teacher

    Part-time

    KidsPark

    (Lynnwood, WA)

    Date Posted: May 10, 2022

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at 425-478-2213

    Other Option

  • Assistant

    Temporary, Part Time- 1-3 months

    Mis primeros Pasos Bilingual Daycare

    (Auburn, Washington)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    • Ages:

      Birth to 13 years

    • Language(s): English and Spanish
    • Pay Rate: $16.00/hr
    • Contact Person: Elitania Lopez
    • 2062341694

    • More information

      we can work on a different schedule

      Visit URL: [email protected]

    Date Posted: May 4, 2022

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at 2062341694

    Other Option

  • Assistant Teacher

    Full-time

    Wellspring Family Services

    (Seattle, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:30 am-4:00 pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $18-$21/hr
    • Contact Person: Nam Hung Dang
    • 2068263050

    • More information

      Job Description
      Title: Assistant Teacher – Toddler, Pre-school, Floater / 1-5 year olds
      Dept: Childhood Services (ELC)
      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor
      Wage: $18.00 – $21.00 per hour*
      Type: Full-Time/40 hours per week
      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle (on-site)
      To Apply:
      Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.

      Who We Are:
      Our Mission: To end the cycle of family homelessness in our community.
      Our Vision: A community in which every child has a safe and stable home.
      For 130 years, Wellspring Family Services has worked to end family homelessness by making it easy for families and employees in crisis to access the services they need to regain stability. A non-profit, multi-service agency, Wellspring serves children, youth, and families primarily in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
      Wellspring has five primary programs. The Housing Services division provides eviction prevention and rehousing services to vulnerable populations in three counties. The Early Learning Center delivers trauma-informed early childhood education to children, ages 1 to 5, who have experienced homelessness. The Family Store supplies clothing, toiletries, toys, diapers, and baby equipment to low-income families so they can better afford rent and other basic needs. Our Counseling program delivers mental health services to insured individuals through three offices in King County. Our Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed
      Wellspring Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. Those who are BIPOC, all genders, immigrants, former clients, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact us.
      Purpose:
      The Assistant Teacher, under the guidance of the Lead Teacher, assists the Lead Teacher in delivering specialized early learning services through a trauma-informed care approach and providing parent support and advocacy to children and families experiencing challenges in their lives.
      Essential Functions:
      • Curriculum Implementation: Assists with planning developmentally appropriate curriculum that is responsive to individual children that fosters their emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Prepares materials needed daily for the curriculum. Schedules field trips as necessary to support the curriculum.
      • Classroom Management: Assists with setting standards of conduct and organization for the classroom. Assists Lead Teacher in classroom management and preparation. Conducts teacher team meetings and guides volunteers. Uses time effectively to complete tasks. Organizes and sets up classroom environment. Monitors condition of classroom and playground materials. Ensures that children are always supervised.
      • Parental Support: Assists with maintaining open lines of communication with parents. Develops and implements parent/child events. Respects cultural differences in child rearing practices. Recognizes individual needs of parents and works cooperatively with parents to try to meet those needs. Consults with parents regarding issues related to health, development, safety, nutrition, and education in collaboration with ELC team. Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences.
      • Effective Discipline and Guidance: Assists with providing and explaining consistent and clear rules to children, redirects inappropriate behavior through positive reinforcement, helps children to deal with anger and frustration, conducts smooth transitions, sets realistic limits, and plans ahead to prevent behavioral issues. Uses Trauma-informed Care approach to guide children’s behaviors.
      • Administrative: Assists with conducting child assessments, written observations of children and determines progress of each child. Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, notes and other written documents to parents as needed. Submits required documents to supervisor in a timely manner.
      • Child Health Care Needs: Assists with observing children for indication of neglect, abuse, illness, or developmental delays and collaborates with ELC team during case consultations to develop a plan to meet children’s needs. Actively supports nutritional needs of children during mealtimes.
      • Collaboration: Works effectively with supervisor and other team members to deliver the best possible education and care to the children. Willingly shares ideas and opinions and encourages other team members to do the same. Listens and communicates with others in a respectful way, avoiding listening blocks and contaminated messages. Does not allow conflict with another team member to interfere with the responsibility to the children, meeting the needs of the children first and dealing with the conflict separately and in private as soon as feasible.
      Additional Responsibilities:
      • Compliance: Adheres to licensing requirements as well as agency and program policies. Displays consistency and reliability with attendance
      • ELC Representation: Welcomes and assists children, visitors, and staff in a helpful and professional manner. Act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values at all times.
      • Professional Development: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by seeking out professional development and ongoing training opportunities. Demonstrates a commitment to self-reflection and the ongoing development of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Works closely with Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Supervisor and Early Learning Program Supervisor to build one’s reflective capacity.
      • Advocacy: Advocates for children to receive additional services related to behavioral or developmental concerns.
      • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.
      Minimum Requirements:
      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
      • Education: High School Diploma or GED plus 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) credits.
      • Experience One year of experience working in a licensed early learning center with children ages one to five. Experience working with diverse staff, clients, and vulnerable populations (e.g., children who have experienced trauma, homelessness, or other significant adversity). Experience with anti-bias teaching practices.
      • Upon Employment: Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, TB test results, proof of MMR vaccine, successful completion of WA State/DCYF Background Check in MERIT.
      • Within 30 Days of Hire: Food Handler’s Card, First Aid Certification, Infant/Child CPR Certification, AIDS/HIV Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Training.
      • Highly developed awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion, with evolved ability to practice appropriate, relevant and thoughtful strategies for working with diverse populations.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      The following qualifications have been identified as particularly beneficial and candidates who have attained them will be preferred in the hiring process. The successful candidate who meets one or more of these qualifications will be eligible for starting pay rate premium:
      • A.A. Degree in any field and 12 ECE credits: $19.50/hr starting pay
      • A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits: $21.00/hr starting pay
      * Wellspring does not engage in pay negotiation as this practice contributes to pay inequity. Salary for the successful candidate is calculated by Wellspring. Premiums may be applied for candidates that are able to verify their achievement of preferred qualifications.
      Physical and Mental Requirements:
      • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
      • Washington State resident at start date
      • This position requires regular and predictable attendance.
      • This position involves occasionally ascending/descending a ladder or stepstool to hang classroom materials or access supplies.
      • This position requires focused mental activity over a significant portion of the workday.
      • This position involves contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and the person in this position must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and staff, as well as him/herself/themselves.
      • This position involves manual dexterity and motor coordination to serve food and handle dishes/trays with agility and speed. Serving may involve repetitive wrist motion.
      • This position involves expressing or exchanging ideas through verbal means (oral or electronic) to convey detailed or important information to clients and co-workers, in person or over the telephone. Must be able to exchange accurate information in high-stress situations.
      • This position involves contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and the person in this position must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and staff, as well as him/herself/themselves.
      • This position requires a person who can reason and apply logic and knowledge of various options in an environment requiring speedy, high-quality decisions.
      • This position requires a person capable of responding promptly to accidents and emergencies in an effective manner.
      • This position requires the ability to lift, carry or move children or equipment up to 40 pounds.
      • This position requires working in a noisy environment with many separate activities happening all at once.
      • This position involves occasional work in outdoor weather conditions.
      • This position involves substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as in keyboard use or other means of silently recording information on computers.
      • This position involves experiencing smells associated with toileting and ill children.
      • This position requires spending time sitting on the floor or on child-sized furniture.
      • This position requires responding in a high-demand environment with people in varying degrees of distress.
      Employees should expect to perform some tasks that are outside the scope of the job description.
      Employee Benefits:
      Choice of 3 Medical Plans • 30 Days PTO • Dental • Life • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Counseling Session Reimbursement • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Training
      As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wellspring employees may use their time with us toward their eligibility for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Visit URL: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers

    Date Posted: May 2, 2022

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 2068263050

    Other Option

    Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.

  • Assistant Teacher

    Full-time

    Nanny’s Kare

    (Kirkland, Washington)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 07:30am - 05:30pm
    • Ages:

      Birth to 13 years

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: $15+ depends on experience
    • Contact Person: Annette Nunez
    • 425-245-3302

      www.nannyskare.com

    • More information

      Must love working with children!

      Visit URL: www.nannyskare.con

    Date Posted: April 29, 2022

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at 425-245-3302

    Other Option

  • Lead Teacher

    Full-time

    Wellspring Family Services

    (Seattle, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:30am-4pm
    • Ages:

      Preschool

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.00 to $25.00
    • Contact Person: Nam Hung Dang
    • 2069024258

      wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Position Description
      Title: Lead Preschool Teacher 3-5 year olds
      Dept: ELC
      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor
      Wage: $22.00 – $25.00 per hour to start
      Type: Full Time/40 hours per week
      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle (on-site)

      To Apply:
      Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.
      Note: $1500 sign-on bonus available for external candidates. See below for details.

      Who We Are:
      Our Mission: To end the cycle of family homelessness in our community.
      Our Vision: A community in which every child has a safe and stable home.
      For over 125 years, Wellspring Family Services has worked to end family homelessness by making it easy for families and employees in crisis to access the services they need to regain stability. A non-profit, multi-service agency, Wellspring serves children, youth, and families primarily in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
      Wellspring has five primary programs. The Housing Services division provides eviction prevention and rehousing services to vulnerable populations in three counties. The Early Learning Center delivers trauma-informed early childhood education to children, ages 1 to 5, who have experienced homelessness. The Family Store supplies clothing, toiletries, toys, diapers, and baby equipment to low-income families so they can better afford rent and other basic needs. Our Counseling program delivers mental health services to insured individuals through three offices in King County. Our Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed
      Wellspring Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. Those who are BIPOC, all genders, immigrants, former clients, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact us.
      Purpose:
      The Lead Teacher delivers specialized early learning services for children through a trauma-informed care approach and provides parent support and advocacy to strengthen and support children and families experiencing challenges in their lives.
      Essential Functions:
      • Curriculum Implementation: Plans developmentally appropriate curriculum that is responsive to individual children that fosters their emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Prepares materials needed daily for the curriculum. Schedules field trips as necessary to support the curriculum.
      • Classroom Management: Sets standards of conduct and organization for the classroom. Directs, coaches and mentors Assistant Teacher in classroom management and preparation. Conducts teacher team meetings and guides volunteers. Uses time effectively to complete tasks. Organizes and sets up classroom environment. Monitors condition of classroom and playground materials. Ensures that children are always supervised.
      • Parental Support: Maintains open lines of communication with parents. Develops and implements parent/child events. Respects cultural differences in child rearing practices. Recognizes individual needs of parents and works cooperatively with parents to try to meet those needs. Consults with parents regarding issues related to health, development, safety, nutrition, and education in collaboration with ELC team. Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences.
      • Effective Discipline and Guidance: Provides and explains consistent and clear rules to children, redirects inappropriate behavior through positive reinforcement, helps children to deal with anger and frustration, conducts smooth transitions, sets realistic limits, and plans ahead to prevent behavioral issues. Uses Trauma-informed Care approach to guide children’s behaviors.
      • Administrative: Conducts child assessments, written observations of children and determines progress of each child. Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, notes and other written documents to parents as needed. Submits required documents to supervisor in a timely manner.
      • Child Health Care Needs: Observes children for indication of neglect, abuse, illness, or developmental delays and collaborates with ELC team during case consultations to develop a plan to meet children’s needs. Actively supports nutritional needs of children during mealtimes.
      • Collaboration: Works effectively with supervisor and other team members to deliver the best possible education and care to the children. Willingly shares ideas and opinions and encourages other team members to do the same. Listens and communicates with others in a respectful way, avoiding listening blocks and contaminated messages. Does not allow conflict with another team member to interfere with the responsibility to the children, meeting the needs of the children first and dealing with the conflict separately and in private as soon as feasible.
      Additional Responsibilities:
      • Compliance: Adheres to licensing requirements as well as agency and program policies. Displays consistency and reliability with attendance
      • ELC Representation: Welcomes and assists children, visitors, and staff in a helpful and professional manner. Act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values at all times.
      • Professional Development: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by seeking out professional development and ongoing training opportunities. Demonstrates a commitment to self-reflection and the ongoing development of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Works closely with Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Supervisor and Program Supervisor to build one’s reflective capacity.
      • Advocacy: Advocates for children to receive additional services related to behavioral or developmental concerns.
      • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.
      Minimum Requirements:
      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
      • Education: AA in any field and 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) credits or an AA in ECE.
      • Experience: Three or more years of experience in a licensed early learning center working with children, ages one to five years with two years’ experience working as a lead teacher. Experience working with diverse staff, clients, and vulnerable populations (e.g., children who have experienced trauma, homelessness, or other significant adversity). Experience with anti-bias teaching practices.
      • Upon Employment: Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, TB test results, proof of MMR vaccine, successful completion of WA State/DCYF Background Check in MERIT.
      • Within 30 Days of Hire: Food Handler’s Card, First Aid Certification, Infant/Child CPR Certification, AIDS/HIV Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Training.
      • Highly developed awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion, with evolved ability to practice appropriate, relevant and thoughtful strategies for working with diverse populations.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      The following qualifications have been identified as particularly beneficial and candidates who have attained them will be preferred in the hiring process.
      The successful candidate who meets one or more of these qualifications will be eligible for starting pay rate premium:
      • B.A. in ECE
      • B.A. in any field and 30 credits in ECE
      Physical and Mental Requirements:
      • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
      • Washington State resident at start date
      • This position requires regular and predictable attendance.
      • This position involves occasionally ascending/descending a ladder or stepstool to hang classroom materials or access supplies.
      • This position requires focused mental activity over a significant portion of the workday.
      • This position involves contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and the person in this position must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and staff, as well as him/herself/themselves.
      • This position involves manual dexterity and motor coordination to serve food and handle dishes/trays with agility and speed. Serving may involve repetitive wrist motion.
      • This position involves expressing or exchanging ideas through verbal means (oral or electronic) to convey detailed or important information to clients and co-workers, in person or over the telephone. Must be able to exchange accurate information in high-stress situations.
      • This position requires a person who can reason and apply logic and knowledge of various options in an environment requiring speedy, high-quality decisions.
      • This position requires a person capable of responding promptly to accidents and emergencies in an effective manner.
      • This position requires the ability to lift, carry or move children or equipment up to 40 pounds.
      • This position requires working in a noisy environment with many separate activities happening all at once.
      • This position involves occasional work in outdoor weather conditions.
      • This position involves substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as in keyboard use or other means of silently recording information on computers.
      • This position involves experiencing smells associated with toileting and ill children.
      • This position requires spending time sitting on the floor or on child-sized furniture.
      • This position requires responding in a high-demand environment with people in varying degrees of distress.
      Employees should expect to perform some tasks that are outside the scope of the job description.
      Employee Benefits:
      Sign-On Bonus – Successful external candidates will be eligible for a $1500 bonus for their first year of satisfactory service in the role described above. The payments will be distributed in two parts, the first $750 will be paid after 6-months, and a second payment of $750 will be paid after their 1-year anniversary. Employees must be in good standing at the time of payout.
      Choice of 3 Medical Plans • 30 Days PTO • Dental • Life • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Counseling Session Reimbursement • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Training
      As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wellspring employees may use their time with us toward their eligibility for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Visit URL: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers

    Date Posted: April 29, 2022

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 2069024258

    Other Option

    Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”. Note: $1500 sign-on bonus available for external candidates.

  • Lead Teacher

    Full-time

    Wellspring Family Services

    (Seattle, WA)

    • Type/Program:
      Child care center early learning program Child care center early learning program is a facility providing regularly scheduled care for a group of children birth through 12 years old for periods of less than 24 hours a day.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:30am-4:00pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.00 to $25.00 an hour
    • Contact Person: Nam Hung Dang
    • 2069024258

      wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Position Description
      Title: Lead Toddler Teacher 1-2.5 year olds
      Dept: ELC
      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor
      Wage: $22.00 – $25.00 per hour to start
      Type: Full Time/ 40 Hours per week
      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle (on-site)

      To Apply:
      Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center”.
      Note: $1500 sign-on bonus available for external candidates. See below for details.

      Who We Are:
      Our Mission: To end the cycle of family homelessness in our community.
      Our Vision: A community in which every child has a safe and stable home.
      For over 125 years, Wellspring Family Services has worked to end family homelessness by making it easy for families and employees in crisis to access the services they need to regain stability. A non-profit, multi-service agency, Wellspring serves children, youth, and families primarily in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.
      Wellspring has five primary programs. The Housing Services division provides eviction prevention and rehousing services to vulnerable populations in three counties. The Early Learning Center delivers trauma-informed early childhood education to children, ages 1 to 5, who have experienced homelessness. The Family Store supplies clothing, toiletries, toys, diapers, and baby equipment to low-income families so they can better afford rent and other basic needs. Our Counseling program delivers mental health services to insured individuals through three offices in King County. Our Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed
      Wellspring Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. Those who are BIPOC, all genders, immigrants, former clients, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact us.
      Purpose:
      The Lead Teacher delivers specialized early learning services for children through a trauma-informed care approach and provides parent support and advocacy to strengthen and support children and families experiencing challenges in their lives.
      Essential Functions:
      • Curriculum Implementation: Plans developmentally appropriate curriculum that is responsive to individual children that fosters their emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and social development. Prepares materials needed daily for the curriculum. Schedules field trips as necessary to support the curriculum.
      • Classroom Management: Sets standards of conduct and organization for the classroom. Directs, coaches and mentors Assistant Teacher in classroom management and preparation. Conducts teacher team meetings and guides volunteers. Uses time effectively to complete tasks. Organizes and sets up classroom environment. Monitors condition of classroom and playground materials. Ensures that children are always supervised.
      • Parental Support: Maintains open lines of communication with parents. Develops and implements parent/child events. Respects cultural differences in child rearing practices. Recognizes individual needs of parents and works cooperatively with parents to try to meet those needs. Consults with parents regarding issues related to health, development, safety, nutrition, and education in collaboration with ELC team. Plans and conducts parent-teacher conferences.
      • Effective Discipline and Guidance: Provides and explains consistent and clear rules to children, redirects inappropriate behavior through positive reinforcement, helps children to deal with anger and frustration, conducts smooth transitions, sets realistic limits, and plans ahead to prevent behavioral issues. Uses Trauma-informed Care approach to guide children’s behaviors.
      • Administrative: Conducts child assessments, written observations of children and determines progress of each child. Prepares monthly classroom newsletter, notes and other written documents to parents as needed. Submits required documents to supervisor in a timely manner.
      • Child Health Care Needs: Observes children for indication of neglect, abuse, illness, or developmental delays and collaborates with ELC team during case consultations to develop a plan to meet children’s needs. Actively supports nutritional needs of children during mealtimes.
      • Collaboration: Works effectively with supervisor and other team members to deliver the best possible education and care to the children. Willingly shares ideas and opinions and encourages other team members to do the same. Listens and communicates with others in a respectful way, avoiding listening blocks and contaminated messages. Does not allow conflict with another team member to interfere with the responsibility to the children, meeting the needs of the children first and dealing with the conflict separately and in private as soon as feasible.
      Additional Responsibilities:
      • Compliance: Adheres to licensing requirements as well as agency and program policies. Displays consistency and reliability with attendance
      • ELC Representation: Welcomes and assists children, visitors, and staff in a helpful and professional manner. Act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values at all times.
      • Professional Development: Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by seeking out professional development and ongoing training opportunities. Demonstrates a commitment to self-reflection and the ongoing development of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Works closely with Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Supervisor and Program Supervisor to build one’s reflective capacity.
      • Advocacy: Advocates for children to receive additional services related to behavioral or developmental concerns.
      • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.
      Minimum Requirements:
      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
      • Education: AA in any field and 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) credits or an AA in ECE.
      • Experience: Three or more years of experience in a licensed early learning center working with children, ages one to five years with two years’ experience working as a lead teacher. Experience working with diverse staff, clients, and vulnerable populations (e.g., children who have experienced trauma, homelessness, or other significant adversity). Experience with anti-bias teaching practices.
      • Upon Employment: Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, TB test results, proof of MMR vaccine, successful completion of WA State/DCYF Background Check in MERIT.
      • Within 30 Days of Hire: Food Handler’s Card, First Aid Certification, Infant/Child CPR Certification, AIDS/HIV Training, Bloodborne Pathogens Training.
      • Highly developed awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion, with evolved ability to practice appropriate, relevant and thoughtful strategies for working with diverse populations.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      The following qualifications have been identified as particularly beneficial and candidates who have attained them will be preferred in the hiring process.
      The successful candidate who meets one or more of these qualifications will be eligible for starting pay rate premium:
      • B.A. in ECE
      • B.A. in any field and 30 credits in ECE
      Physical and Mental Requirements:
      • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
      • Washington State resident at start date
      • This position requires regular and predictable attendance.
      • This position involves occasionally ascending/descending a ladder or stepstool to hang classroom materials or access supplies.
      • This position requires focused mental activity over a significant portion of the workday.
      • This position involves contact with children who are ill and/or contagious and the person in this position must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and staff, as well as him/herself/themselves.
      • This position involves manual dexterity and motor coordination to serve food and handle dishes/trays with agility and speed. Serving may involve repetitive wrist motion.
      • This position involves expressing or exchanging ideas through verbal means (oral or electronic) to convey detailed or important information to clients and co-workers, in person or over the telephone. Must be able to exchange accurate information in high-stress situations.
      • This position requires a person who can reason and apply logic and knowledge of various options in an environment requiring speedy, high-quality decisions.
      • This position requires a person capable of responding promptly to accidents and emergencies in an effective manner.
      • This position requires the ability to lift, carry or move children or equipment up to 40 pounds.
      • This position requires working in a noisy environment with many separate activities happening all at once.
      • This position involves occasional work in outdoor weather conditions.
      • This position involves substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as in keyboard use or other means of silently recording information on computers.
      • This position involves experiencing smells associated with toileting and ill children.
      • This position requires spending time sitting on the floor or on child-sized furniture.
      • This position requires responding in a high-demand environment with people in varying degrees of distress.
      Employees should expect to perform some tasks that are outside the scope of the job description.
      Employee Benefits:
      Sign-On Bonus – Successful external candidates will be eligible for a $1500 bonus for their first year of satisfactory service in the role described above. The payments will be distributed in two parts, the first $750 will be paid after 6-months, and a second payment of $750 will be paid after their 1-year anniversary. Employees must be in good standing at the time of payout.
      Choice of 3 Medical Plans • 30 Days PTO • Dental • Life • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Counseling Session Reimbursement • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Training
      As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wellspring employees may use their time with us toward their eligibility for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Visit URL: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers

    Date Posted: April 29, 2022

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  • Teacher

    Full-time

    Watch Me Grow

    (Federal Way, Washington)

    • Type/Program:
      Family home early learning program Family home early learning program is an early learning program licensed by the department where a family home licensee provides child care or education services for 12 or fewer children in the family living quarters where the licensee resides.
    • Hours of Operation: 7:00 am-5:30 pm
    • Ages:

      Infants

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English/ Spanish
    • Pay Rate: $18-$20/hr
    • Contact Person: Jazzmine
    • 2064347426

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      Visit URL: 253-539-0302

    Date Posted: April 27, 2022

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