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Employment at CCAC

Currently, there are four open positions at Child Care Action Council:

  • ECEAP Teacher Assistant/Family Health Aide (part-time), posted 9/6/2019
  • ECEAP Teacher/Family Advocate (part-time), posted 7/17/2019

Please see the position announcement listed below for the open position.


ECEAP Teacher Assistant/Family Health Aide
Posted: 9/6/2019

Position Title:  Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Teacher Assistant/Family Health Aide

Reports to:  ECEAP Administrator/Manager

Office Location:  Olympia, WA

Status:  Regular Part-Time Non-Exempt

Starting Salary: Up to $15.50/hr – 160 to 180 days per yr paid over 12 months with employee agreement, depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits:  Health insurance (75% employer paid,) dental and vision are provided starting the 1st day of the month following hire.  Employer paid retirement plan, paid sick, vacation, and holidays provided.

Purpose of Position:

The job ECEAP Teacher Assistant/Family Health Aid is done for the purpose/s of acting as a support and resource to the families; assisting the teacher with classroom planning and management; attending home visits with teacher; assisting with the health component under the direction of Center Operations Coordinator including providing health and nutritional information to parents, assisting with health screenings and referrals as needed, and following up with families regarding health information for children; encouraging parent involvement in the program; documenting child progress/activities/outcomes; and maintaining a safe classroom environment both physically and emotionally.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates with Center Operations Coordinator in assisting families with basic health needs for the purpose of providing resources to the family as may be required.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of classroom activities for the purpose of creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans to meet individual and group needs.
  • Assists in the instruction of children and parents (e.g. nutrition, self-care, social, motor skills, language skills, etc.) for the purpose of optimizing development of each child and helping to enhance parenting skills.
  • Assists the teacher in the assessment of each child's developmental level for the purpose of documenting progress and working with the teacher to support each child's development.
  • Coordinates with Center Operations Coordinator for the purpose of maintaining and assembling children's health files and assisting families with basic health care.
  • Assumes the lead role in the classroom and planning when the teacher is not present for the purpose of ensuring a conducive learning environment.
  • Attends community planning meetings when classroom teacher is unable to attend for the purpose of gathering and/or conveying information.
  • Attends various educational workshops, seminars, in-services, on-going evaluation process, reviewing the position plan, etc. for the purpose of maintaining their professional knowledge.
  • Conducts home visits with assigned families as per program requirements (e.g. reviewing status of medical and dental exams, etc.) for the purpose of sharing information and resources with the family.
  • Contributes to the team for the purpose of collaborating, defining and clarifying roles and expectations with coworkers and cooperating with other program staff to maintain quality.
  • Monitors supplies for first aid, dental and nutritional materials, maintaining stock as needed.
  • Implements lesson plans and assists staff for the purpose of helping to enrich and maintain a safe environment both physically as well as emotionally and working with parent(s) to identify child's focus areas and documenting progress.
  • Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records (e.g. student files, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing reliable information, and complying with District, State and Federal requirements.
  • Monitors children's activities (e.g. classroom, snacks/lunch, playground, bus runs, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing for the safety and welfare of children.
  • Participates in various on site and off site work related program activities (e.g. family staffing, behavior plans, staff training, planning, communication and evaluation activities, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information related to program plans.
  • Assists with health screens (e.g. vision, hearing, height/weight, strabismus, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that children who have not been fully screened by a health care provider are screened and/or referred as required.
  • Prepares health records for the purpose of documenting child's health history and conveying information as may be required.
  • Prepares records (e.g. classroom activities, individual child observations, program records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting family and child activities as described in the work plan.
  • Tracks ongoing detailed health information on children for the purpose of ensuring services are delivered in conformance with program standards.
  • Travels off site for the purpose of performing tasks necessary to support center and/or program operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:\

Initial ECE Certification, twelve credits in ECE or equivalent. Experience working in early childhood programs, experience with ECEAP, Head Start, and/or other state Pre-K programs preferred.

Special Requirements: The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, and meet all health and immunization requirements required by federal, state or local laws and regulations.

Knowledge of: Early childhood education practices and techniques, and NAEYC Code of Ethics.

Skilled in: Communicating effectively orally and in writing with a variety of stakeholders, community members and professional colleagues; dealing with children and families in a positive and confident manner; establishing effective working relationships with diverse groups and individuals.

Ability to: Maintain and update knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development; Handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner; Interpret and implement policies and regulations; Work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality; Exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions; Use a computer for written communication, data entry, and report creation.

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment. A valid First Aid/CPR card, Food Handler’s permit may be required at the time of appointment or after.

Working conditions:  The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position; Work is performed mostly in office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment;

Physical requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to stand or walk, stoop; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate-to-noisy.

To apply:             Please send resume including three professional references, and letter of interest

Attn: Beth Schilling, ECEAP Administrator.
By email:             employment@ccacwa.org
Or by mail:          3729 Griffin Lane SE, Olympia WA 98501

Child Care Action Council is an equal opportunity employer.

 


ECEAP Teacher/Family Advocate
Posted: 7/17/2019

Position Title:  Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Teacher/Family Advocate

Reports to:  ECEAP Administrator/Manager

Office Location:  Shelton, WA

Status:  Regular Part-Time Non-Exempt

Starting Salary: Up to $18.50/hr – 175 to 200 days per yr paid over 12 months with employee agreement, depending on qualifications and experience          

Benefits:  Health insurance (75% employer paid,) dental and vision are provided starting the 1st day of the month following hire.  Employer paid retirement plan, paid sick, and holidays provided.           

Purpose of Position:

The job of the ECEAP Teacher/Family Advocate is done for the purpose/s of planning and implementing appropriate lesson plans that meet the individual and group needs; ensuring that each family receives a home visit determined by program model; encouraging parent involvement in the program; documenting family and child progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific needs of family and child; and maintaining an environment that is physically, socially and emotionally safe and healthy.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as a support and resource person for families for the purpose of helping to case manage specific needs with families, advocating for parents and encouraging parent involvement in the program.
  • Advises appropriate staff members, classroom team, and/or families (e.g. child's needs, observations, changes in family situations, etc.) for the purpose of developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing individual classroom goals.
  • Assesses each child's developmental level for the purpose of documenting progress and working with parents to identify child's focus areas.
  • Attends various educational workshops, seminars, in-services, on-going evaluation process, reviewing the position plan, etc. for the purpose of maintaining their professional knowledge.
  • Conducts family focus home visits (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, set goals, health referrals, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that each family gets a home visit on a schedule, providing information and resources to the family.
  • Implements Mobility Mentoring with assigned families and meeting required deadlines.
  • Contributes to the team for the purpose of defining and clarifying roles and expectations with coworkers and cooperating with other program staff to maintain program quality.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform activities for the purpose of providing an effective program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Directs teacher assistants, bus monitors, community volunteers, cooks, etc. for the purpose of maximizing their efficiency and meeting work requirements.
  • Implements lesson plans for the purpose of helping to enrich and maintain a safe environment both physically as well as emotionally.
  • Instructs children and parents (e.g. nutrition, self-care, social, motor skills, language skills, etc.) for the purpose of optimizing development of each child and helping to enhance parenting skills.
  • Monitors children's activities (e.g. classroom, snacks/lunch, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing for the safety and welfare of children.
  • Participates in various on site and off site work related program activities (e.g. family staffing, staff training, planning, communication and evaluation activities, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information related to program plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field and two years’ experience working in early childhood programs, preferably experience with ECEAP, Head Start, and/or other state Pre-K programs. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Special Requirements: The successful candidate must comply with all program standards by providing proof of or obtaining upon hire: a recent negative TB test; an Infant/Child CPR/First Aid card; a Food Handler’s Permit; a current DCYF Portable Background Check; and meet all health, immunization and training requirements per federal, state or local laws and regulations.

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.

Knowledge of: Early childhood education practices and techniques, and NAEYC Code of Ethics. Some familiarity with ECEAP performance standards, regulations, policies, and procedures preferred.

Skilled in: Communicating effectively orally and in writing with a variety of stakeholders, community members and professional colleagues; dealing with children and families in a positive and confident manner; lesson planning, child observations, and child assessment; establishing effective working relationships with diverse groups and individuals.

Ability to: Maintain and update knowledge and skills required for success in the position by participating in professional development; Handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner; Interpret and implement policies and regulations; Work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality; Exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions; Use a computer for written communication, data entry, and report creation.

Working conditions

The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position; Work is performed mostly in office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment;

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to stand or walk, stoop; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate-to-noisy.

To apply:        Please send resume including three professional references, and letter of interest

Attn: Beth Schilling, ECEAP Administrator.

By email:         employment@ccacwa.org

Or by mail:      3729 Griffin Lane SE, Olympia WA 98501

Child Care Action Council is an equal opportunity employer.


CCAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CCAC shall follow the spirit and intent of all federal, state and local employment laws and is committed to equal employment opportunity. To that end, the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of CCAC will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, color, marital status, military status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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