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  • 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: 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
    • Ages:

      Preschool

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.78 - $24.78 / hr.
    • Contact Person: Marie Malone
    • 206.826.3050

      www.wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Job Description
      Title: Assistant Preschool Teacher – 3-5 year olds
      Dept: Childhood Services (ELC)
      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor
      Wage: $22.78 – $24.78 per hour*
      Type: Full-Time/40 hours per week
      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA; on-site (WA residency required)

      To Apply:
      Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center” to apply.
      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 throughout King County.
      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 Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed.
      Wellspring Family Services is committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. We strongly encourage applicants from under-represented communities, including BIPOC, non-conforming gender identities & sexual orientation, people with lived experience of homelessness, veterans, immigrants, and people with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact [email protected].
      Position Purpose:
      The Assistant Preschool Teacher, under the guidance of the Lead Preschool Teacher, assists the Lead Preschool 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 Preschool 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.
      • Support and act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values.
      • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.
      Requirements:
      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
      • Education: Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or current CDA or 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) credits. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be asked to go on an education plan to attain a Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or CDA or 12 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: 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. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/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 & 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.
      Please note that 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 paid time off per year, plus 10 paid employee holidays • Dental • Life Insurance • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Employee Resource Groups • 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 participation in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Assistant Preschool Teacher
      Pay Premiums

      Standard Hourly Pay: $22.78 per hour
      The successful candidate must demonstrate to Wellspring’s satisfaction that they meet one or more of the preferred qualifications before a premium can be added to the standard salary. Final salary is defined by Wellspring based on verifiable information and documentation provided by the candidate during the recruitment process.
      Wellspring does not engage in wage negotiation as it contributes to pay inequity.
      Education Premiums (all certifications which expire must be current)
      • A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

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

    Date Posted: July 13, 2023

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 206.826.3050

    Other Option

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

  • Lead Teacher

    Part-time

    Amin early learning childcare & preswchool

    (Seatac, 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: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    • Ages:

      Birth to 13 years

    • Language(s): English, Somali
    • Pay Rate: $20-$22/hour
    • Contact Person: Mumina Hassan
    • 2064327839

      https://www.aminchildcare.com/

    • More information

      https://www.aminchildcare.com/

      Visit URL: https://www.aminchildcare.com/

    Date Posted: July 13, 2023

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 2064327839

    Other Option

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RGzA_UMbcz2Icv4ZSHGb3C755JbxmW-UrM4j8Yk2jIY/edit

  • Teacher

    Full-time

    Journey School Lynnwood

    (Lynnwood, 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: 7:30am-5:30pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

      Preschool

      School Age

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $16-20+/hr. DOE
    • Contact Person: Heidi Thurlo
    • 425.361.2302

      https://www.journeyschoollynnwood.com/

    • More information

      We are currently looking for Summer Aid(s) ; Assistant/Lead Teachers

      Visit URL: https://www.journeyschoollynnwood.com/careers

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at 425.361.2302

    Other Option

  • Assistant

    Part-time

    Debbie’s 24 Hour Daycare & Preschool

    (Vancouver, 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: 24/7
    • Ages:

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English
    • Pay Rate: $16.50 an hour
    • Contact Person: Deborah Hayford
    • 360 525 7349

    • More information

      2:30-5:30 M-F to assist with up to 8 children ages almost 3-6 years of age, most are 5, going into kindergarten Fall 2023. I’ve been in business for over 23 years and participating in EA, with a level 3+

      Visit URL: none

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now
    • Call Us

    Contact Us

    Call us at 360 525 7349

    Other Option

  • Lead Teacher

    Full-time

    Iqra Family 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: 5:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Ages:

      Preschool

    • Language(s): Bilingual, English
    • Pay Rate: $20/hr
    • Contact Person: Baroon
    • (206)250-2838

      n/a

    • More information

      We are looking for an energetic preschool Lead Teacher, to prepare ourstudents for entry into kindergarten! This Family Child Care (FCC) is part of the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) which is a“high-quality, evidence-based preschool programming offered by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) in partnership with a network of preschool providers throughout the city.” At our site, we have a high quality, evidence-based curriculum called Creative Curriculum and though most of the children are preschool age, 3 -5 years old, you’ll get to work with children of various ages and educationalneeds!

      Visit URL: n/A

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now

    Contact Us

    Call us at (206)250-2838

    Other Option

  • Support Staff

    Part-time

    Causey’s Learning Center

    (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: 7:30-5:30
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

      Preschool

    • Language(s): English, Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Vietnamese, Russian
    • Pay Rate: $18.90/hr
    • Contact Person: Ruth Causey Brown
    • 2063229929

      www.causeys.org

    • More information

      CURRENT- PBC, Food handlers permit, CPR/First Aid/BBP, TB, MMR

      Visit URL: www.causeys.org

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 2063229929

    Other Option

    email- [email protected]

  • Lead Teacher

    Temporary, Fulltime- 1-3 months

    My second home bilingual preschool

    (Tacoma, 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: 9am 5pm
    • Ages:

      Birth to 13 years

    • Language(s): Español y inglés
    • Pay Rate: $17
    • Contact Person: Amanda
    • 2532850381

    • More information
      Visit URL: No tengo

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now
    • Call Us

    Contact Us

    Call us at 2532850381

    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: 8:15am - 4:45pm
    • Ages:

      Toddlers

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.78 - $24.78/hr
    • Contact Person: Marie Malone
    • 206.826.3050

      www.wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Job Description
      Title: Assistant Toddler Teacher – 1 – 2.5 year olds
      Dept: Childhood Services (ELC)
      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor
      Wage: $22.78 – $24.78 per hour*
      Type: Full-Time/40 hours per week
      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA; on-site (WA residency required)

      To Apply:
      Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center” to apply.
      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 throughout King County.
      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 Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed.
      Wellspring Family Services is committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. We strongly encourage applicants from under-represented communities, including BIPOC, non-conforming gender identities & sexual orientation, people with lived experience of homelessness, veterans, immigrants, and people with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact [email protected].
      Position Purpose:
      The Assistant Toddler Teacher, under the guidance of the Lead Toddler Teacher, assists the Lead Toddler 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 Preschool 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.
      • Support and act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values.
      • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.
      Requirements:
      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
      • Education: Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or current CDA or 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) credits. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be asked to go on an education plan to attain a Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or CDA or 12 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: 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. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/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 & 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.
      Please note that 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 paid time off per year, plus 10 paid employee holidays • Dental • Life Insurance • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Employee Resource Groups • 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 participation in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

      Assistant Preschool Teacher
      Pay Premiums

      Standard Hourly Pay: $22.78 per hour
      The successful candidate must demonstrate to Wellspring’s satisfaction that they meet one or more of the preferred qualifications before a premium can be added to the standard salary. Final salary is defined by Wellspring based on verifiable information and documentation provided by the candidate during the recruitment process.
      Wellspring does not engage in wage negotiation as it contributes to pay inequity.
      Education Premiums (all certifications which expire must be current)
      • A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

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

    Date Posted: May 8, 2023

    Apply Now
    • Other Option

    Contact Us

    Call us at 206.826.3050

    Other Option

    Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers

  • 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: 8:15am-4:45pm
    • Ages:

      Preschool

    • Language(s):
    • Pay Rate: $22.78-$24.78/hr
    • Contact Person: Marie Malone
    • 2068263050

      wellspringfs.org

    • More information

      Job Description
      Title: Assistant Preschool Transition Teacher – 2.5-3 year olds
      Dept: Childhood Services (ELC)
      Reports to: Early Learning Program Supervisor
      Wage: $22.78 – $24.78 per hour*
      Type: Full-Time/40 hours per week
      Location: 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA; on-site (WA residency required)

      To Apply:
      Go to: https://wellspringfs.org/about/careers and click on “Career Center” to apply.
      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 throughout King County.
      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 Employee Assistance Program connects employees with the resources they need to address crises, retain housing, and remain employed.
      Wellspring Family Services is committed to a diverse and accessible workplace. Everyone is welcome. We strongly encourage applicants from under-represented communities, including BIPOC, non-conforming gender identities & sexual orientation, people with lived experience of homelessness, veterans, immigrants, and people with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact [email protected].
      Position Purpose:
      The Assistant Preschool Transition Teacher, under the guidance of the Lead Preschool Transition Teacher, assists the Lead Preschool Transition 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 Preschool 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.
      • Support and act in a manner consistent with Wellspring’s values.
      • Additional tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.
      Requirements:
      Candidates must meet all of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
      • Education: Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or current CDA or 12 ECE (Early Childhood Education) credits. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be asked to go on an education plan to attain a Washington State ECE Initial Certificate or CDA or 12 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: 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. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/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 & 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.
      Please note that 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 paid time off per year, plus 10 paid employee holidays • Dental • Life Insurance • Long-Term Disability • 403b Retirement Plan • Flexible Spending Accounts • Health Savings Account • Employee Assistance Program • Employee Resource Groups • 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 participation in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

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      Pay Premiums

      Standard Hourly Pay: $22.78 per hour
      The successful candidate must demonstrate to Wellspring’s satisfaction that they meet one or more of the preferred qualifications before a premium can be added to the standard salary. Final salary is defined by Wellspring based on verifiable information and documentation provided by the candidate during the recruitment process.
      Wellspring does not engage in wage negotiation as it contributes to pay inequity.
      Education Premiums (all certifications which expire must be current)
      • A.A. in ECE or A.A. in any field and 20 ECE credits MERIT verified: $24.78/hr starting pay

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