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Employment at CCAC

Current opportunity posting date: 11/4/2019

Position Title:  Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Center Support Aide
Reports to:  ECEAP Administrator/Manager
Office Location:  Shelton, WA
Status:  Regular Part-Time Non-Exempt
Starting Salary: Up to $14.50/hr – 120 to 135 days per yr paid over 10 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 Center Support Aide is done for the purpose/s of providing age-appropriate activities of children enrolled in the ECEAP program under the direction of a certificated employee; providing clerical support to teachers; assisting in maintaining a clean and safe classroom environment for the students; assisting students while they are being transported to and from school; and providing guidance to the students while they are on the bus.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists ECEAP students (e.g. tying shoes, mittens, hats, coats, etc.) for the purpose of providing for their needs during transport, safe loading and unloading from buses including both emergency situations and normal transport.
  • Assists teachers in the supervision of students in various outdoor activities for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Assists the teacher with age appropriate activities by working with individual or small groups of students (e.g. games, art, music, science, language, nutrition, etc.) for the purpose of guiding and/or reinforcing learning concepts and by addressing student's needs.
  • Distributes instructional and/or play materials for the purpose of providing students with necessary items and assisting the teacher in the classroom.
  • Instructs ECEAP students for the purpose of enforcing rules and regulations and providing positive discipline and guidance for students.
  • Maintains classroom equipment and work area for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing for a clean and safe learning environment.
  • Monitors children in various activities (e.g. lunch, snack time, rest periods, group or individual play, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. copying, attendance, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the teacher and/or providing necessary records/instructional materials.
  • Prepares written materials for the purpose of documenting activities, providing reliable information, and complying with district, state and federal requirements.
  • Promotes good habits for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes and encouraging student development.
  • Reports observations and incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel.
  • Secures students and/or equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, seat belts, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safety and welfare of students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year experience working and/or volunteering in early childhood programs; experience with ECEAP, Head Start, and/or other state Pre-K programs 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.

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

Skilled in: Communicating effectively orally and in writing; 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.

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:        

Preferred method to submit your application:

Alternatively, you can send your resume including three professional references, and letter of interest to:

Attn: Beth Schilling, ECEAP Administrator.
By email:
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.