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    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    JOB TITLE:  Teacher Preschool - $1232.00 Biweekly - AA; $1360.00 biweekly - BA

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Education/Mental Health Services Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.

    Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.

    Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop a curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.

    Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.

    Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).

    Supervises all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities.

    Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.

    Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled

     

    Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested

     

    Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.

     

    Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement in each classroom are met.

     

    Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.

    Participates in the orientation of parents to Head Start throughout the year.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    1. Must be able to complete the State of Washington’s STARS training within six months of hire and/or one of the following:
    2. An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children;
    3. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework*  equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or
    4. A baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff;

     

     

     

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:Ellensburg              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $12.50-HS/GED; $12.75-CDA; $13.25-AA; $14.00-BA or higher
    Weeks per Year: 38 - 40
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Teacher Preschool

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of a teaching team to work as a partner with the teacher/lead teacher in developing activities for preschool (Head Start) children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. This position works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. In addition, this position might also serve as a Bus Monitor as part of the transportation services provided by the program. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise. This position works along with the teacher/lead teacher to attain the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    a. Preschool Classroom Activities
    • Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.
    • Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics). Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    • Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    b. Parent/Family Involvement And Community Relations
    • Assists the teacher in meeting the program's needs for parent/family involvement in each classroom.
    • Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the families of the children.
    • Communicates with families to facilitate positive interaction with the program, awareness of the child’s needs and development, how the activities of the program promote positive development and their roles in the child’s overall education and development.

    c. Child and Adult Care Food Program
    • Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    • Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    • Conduct point of service meal documentation, count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:
    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;
    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;
    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or
    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

     

     

    Mentor Teacher

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Range: $ 1669.03- $
    Weeks per Year: 40
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education and Mental Health Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible to mentor a group of teachers providing guidance, training and technical assistance, oversee and monitor child development activities and planning.  Receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators.

     

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

    This position is responsible for assisting in the improvement of early learning through analysis and application of ECE best practice methods, identification and management of professional development opportunities, and follow-up and coaching of strategies related to individual professional development plan goals. This position may be called upon to provide backup to classrooms when needed. Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below.  Additional duties may be assigned.

     

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES – ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a.  Program Development

    1. Participates in the development and implementation of an agency-wide T/TA Plan.
    2. Develops and facilitates a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    3. Provides demonstration of best practices in the area of professional development.
    4. Leads professional development activities, including formation of learning communities.
    5. Participates in a formalized peer review process as a formative evaluator.
    6. Conducts strategies for identifying the professional development needs of the staff.
    7. With the staff representative, plans and coordinates center-based professional development opportunities like to individual professional development plans and job competencies.
    8. Follows-up and extends staff development trainings.
    9. Collaborates with colleagues to construct exemplary lesson plans.
    10. Assists with the adoption and implementation of curriculum resources.
    11. Facilitates curriculum planning.
    12. Sharing best practices with Education Manager and education team.
    13. Serves as a resource to overall education and collaboration team to support on the development, implementation and evaluation of Head Start/Early Head Start continuous improvement.
    14. Supports and assists in implementing the program vision and mission.
    15. Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.
    16. Monitors and oversees all areas of child development activities and planning.
    17. Helps in planning and providing a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.
    18. Oversees learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical competence of children including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding of the use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books and their problem solving abilities.
    19. Maintains a commitment to professionalism and continues own professional development so that decisions are based on knowledge of early childhood theories and practices.
    20. Shares pertinent information with family services staff/case managers to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.
    21. Provides a stable classroom routine and environment.
    22. Ensures a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs.
    23. Screens, observes and documents children as required.
    24. Understands regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.

    b. Classroom Parent Involvement and Community Relations

    1. Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement in each classroom are met.
    2. Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.
    3. Participates in the orientation of parents to Head Start/Early Head Start throughout the year.
    4. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.
    5. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.
    6. Participates in the training of parents as requested.
    7. Involves parents in the educational activities of the program: 
      1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development
      2. to assist parents to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.
    8. Identifies and arranges for parents to participate as volunteers in the classroom and work as substitutes as well as other volunteer activities.
    9. Collects monthly in-kind records from parents participating and submits to local administrative office.
    10. Writes a classroom newsletter once every other month beginning in October and provides center news for the program newsletter as requested.
    11. Positively promotes Head Start/Early Head Start in the community.
    12. Directly orients, trains and supervises all classroom volunteers assigned in cooperation with the staff person responsible for volunteer recruitment and training.
    13. Works closely with local school system(s), as appropriate, for shared activities, registration and smooth transition.

    c. RECORDKEEPING AND FISCAL

    1. Maintains filing, tracking and documentation systems.
    2. Submits verbal and/or written reports to supervisor and/or the Program Director on the activities and status of the center on a regular basis.
    3. Monitors staff attendance, meals served, collects and initials all staff time sheets and leave requests, verifying accuracy.
    4. Monitors employee on-site file requirements and keeps them secure in locked files.
    5. Assists in the monitoring of all children’s files for content, organization and security.
    6. Assists in the identification, purchase and annual inventory of center supplies and equipment in accordance with the budget.
    7. Assists in the fiscal management of the center by monitoring financial records, expenditures and accounts payable and receivable in a timely manner.
    8. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.

    1. With the manager/specialist/coordinator in charge of early childhood education, plans and implements pre-service and on-going in-service for classroom staff.
    2. Conducts staff meetings and arranges for training and Family Nights and Parent Committees for parents and staff.  Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
    3. Provides supervision and evaluation of assigned staff at the center including hiring and termination in accordance with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook: human resources policies and procedures and Head Start/Early Head Start regulations.
    4. Assists manager/specialist/coordinator in charge of early childhood education to work with individual Teachers to develop training plans for obtaining an AA degree of higher in Early Childhood Education.
    5. Develops, conducts or arranges training as needed, including volunteer training in the classroom.  
    6. Provides guidance and oversight to staff through monitoring.
    7. Becomes thoroughly familiar with the human resources policies and procedures and ensure that all center staff are aware of these and any changes that may occur.
    8. Responsible for participating in training opportunities, state sponsored meetings and appropriate committees and task forces as appropriate.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE   
    Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory experience preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. 


    By September 30, 2013, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 mandates that at least 50% of Head Start teachers nation-wide must have a baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject, and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children.


    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:


    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.


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    B. *Coursework:  No less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children. 


    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus).  

     

     

    Toddler Teacher

    Location:Ellensburg               Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Range: $ 1200- $ 1360
    Weeks per Year: 47
    Hours Per Week: 40

    JOB TITLE: Teacher- Infant/Toddler -  $1,200.00 bi-weekly CDA or State I/T Credential $1,232.00 bi-weekly AA   $1,360.00 bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education and Mental Health Manager 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as a teacher (aka caregiver) in a classroom of Early Head Start infants and toddlers by planning, implementing, and supervising all center-based activities. This position may work with infants and toddlers with developmental delays.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to infants/toddlers and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Program Development
    1. Attends and participates in all required meetings, activities, pre-service and in-service training that includes but is not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
    2. Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
    3. Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    4. Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
    5. Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
    6. Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    8. Prepares and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment for children that is positive, developmentally appropriate and experientially-based.
    9. Provides sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).  Dresses in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    10. Works closely with transitional programs, as appropriate, for shared activities, registration, and smooth transition.

    1. Infant/Toddler Program Implementation
    1. Plans and provides developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that advance all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical in a manner appropriate to age and stage of development.
    2. Assists in development and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on routines and individual child interests and development.
    3. Provides a safe, healthy and well-managed environment so that children will have comfortable learning and growing experiences. Sets up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
    4. Displays and develops material and provides activities related to cultures of the community in order to increase the children’s respect and understanding of their own and other local cultures.
    5. Models and promotes communication and problem solving skills that assist in developing positive interactions, creating an atmosphere of acceptance, support and encouragement, which fosters the development of positive self concept and self esteem in children as well as attachment, bonding and trusting relationships.
    6. Demonstrates an understanding of infant-toddler development applying this knowledge in practice.
    7. Participates in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings.
    8. Participates in on-going training and development specific to working with infants and toddlers and their families, including infant/toddler development, communication and safety issues such as reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  
    9. Works closely and cooperatively with family services staff (case managers) to promote partnerships with families.
    10. Responsible for knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, content areas and functions of the infant/toddler curriculum including familiarity with the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices and state child care licensing regulations.
    11. Displays commitment to continuing professional growth by taking classes, reading journals, etc.
    12. Conducts developmental screening of infants and toddlers’ motor, language, social, cognitive, perceptual and emotional levels.
    13. Ensures an appropriate written Transition Plan for all children, six months before their third birthday; provides parents with training and information.  Establishes communication to facilitate and coordinate the transition.

    1. Recordkeeping
    1. Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.
    2. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation, and recordkeeping for successful individual and program planning.
    3. Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested.
    4. Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.
    5. Maintains child records in cooperation with family services/case management staff, including completion of health services, screening, immunizations and referrals. 
    6. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning.

    1. Child and Adult Care Food Program
    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Is knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    3. Conducts point of service meal documentation, or assigns responsible staff to count meals when children are seated/held and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.
    4. Enters point of service meal counts in appropriate forms or software used by program to support claim reimbursement.
    5. Edit checks twice CACFP records for accuracy and integrity before submitting to program office for additional edit checking.

    1. Parent Involvement And Community Relations
    1. Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement are met.
    2. Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.
    3. Encourages the involvement of the families in the program and supporting the development of relationships between children and their families. 
    4. Participates in the orientation of parents to Early Head Start throughout the year.
    5. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.
    6. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.
    7. Participates in the training of parents as requested.
    8. Provides opportunities for parent/family involvement, inviting participation in classroom activities, family night, family team meetings, outside of classroom activities, etc.
    9. Establishes classroom meetings and socials for parents in cooperation with other staff. (i.e., Family Nights).
    10. Involves parents in the educational activities of the program:  
      1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and
      2. to assist parents to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.
    11. Identifies and arranges for parents to participate as volunteers in the classroom and work as substitutes as well as other volunteer activities.
    12. Collects monthly in-kind records from parents participating and submits to local administrative office.
    13. Writes a classroom newsletter once every other month beginning in October and provides center news for the program newsletter as requested.
    14. Directly orients, trains and supervises all classroom volunteers assigned in coordination with the staff person in charge of program volunteers.
    15. Works closely with local early intervention program(s), as appropriate, for shared activities, registration and smooth transition into and out of the program.

    1. Supervision
    1. Collaborates on daily job assignments within the classroom, provides instruction in performing job duties and models appropriate classroom practices.
    2. Sets the standards of the classroom and goals for other classroom staff, monitors progress toward goals, provides regular feedback, and submits performance appraisals (as appropriate) in a timely manner.

    Provides daily supervision of all classroom staff, monitors employee performance and classroom activities.  Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluation of assigned staff and/or volunteers

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum educational requirement is:

    Must be able to complete the State of Washington’s STARS training within six months of hire and the following:

    1. A current Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

    To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

    1. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    2. Preschool CDA; plus:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    3. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. ECE degree

    Foreign degrees may be accepted, as long as the prospective employee has an evaluation service document that the degree is the equivalent of a US degree.

     

    Custodian

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Range: $ 13.60- $ 13.90
    Weeks per Year: 48
    Hours Per Week: 17.5

    JOB TITLE: Custodian - $13.60 hourly without HS/GED , $13.90 hourly with HS/GED or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities Coordinator 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible for ensuring clean, safe, functional facilities by performing cleaning and maintenance activities as well as some repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting when professional licensure is not required. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Cleans facilities on a daily basis and ensures that assigned facilities are clean and free of hazards.  Cleans classrooms, hallways, floors, bathrooms, offices, entrances, etc.

    2. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.

    3. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.

    4. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.

    5. Performs outdoor tasks such as snow removal, sweeping steps, porches and drives, maintaining parking lot, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees, raking gravel or leaves, clearing parking areas, etc.

    6. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.

    7. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.

    8. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.

    9. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through experience in custodial, maintenance services and/or in the area of janitorial services.  The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. 

                                                        

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