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Employment at CCAC

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

  • ECEAP Teacher/Family Advocate (part-time), posted 7/17/2019
  • ECEAP Center Support Aide (part-time), posted 7/17/2019
  • ECEAP Bus Driver (part-time), posted 7/17/2019
  • AmeriCorps VISTA: Family Services Development Associate (full-time), posted 6/14/2019

Please see the position announcements listed below for the open positions.

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, vacation, 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.


ECEAP Center Support Aide
Posted: 7/17/2019

Position Title:  Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Center Support Aide

Reports to:  ECEAP Administrator/Manager

Office Location:  Olympia, WA or Shelton, WA

Status:  Regular Part-Time Non-Exempt

Starting Salary: Up to $14.50/hr – 133 to 175 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 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:        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 Bus Driver
Posted: 7/17/2019

Position Title:  Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Bus Driver

Reports to:  ECEAP Administrator/Manager

Office Location:  Shelton, WA

Status:  Regular Part-Time Non-Exempt

Starting Salary: Up to $18.00/hr – 135 to 150 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 of the ECEAP Bus Driver is done for the purpose/s of transporting students over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; ensuring vehicle operation is in a safe operating condition; and ensuring safety of students during transport, loading and unloading from buses.

Essential Functions:

  • Arranges for needed repairs and maintenance of bus for the purpose of keeping vehicle in good working order.
  • Assesses bus vests and camwraps for the purpose of ensuring safe operating condition.
  • Assists students and other passengers for the purpose of providing safe loading and unloading from buses including both emergency situations (including bus evacuations) and normal transport.
  • Complies with program safety rules for the purpose of ensuring safe transportation of passengers.
  • Develops bus routes for the purpose of ensuring that District objectives are achieved.
  • Informs school personnel, parents, etc. of practices and incidents (e.g. rules, regulations, laws, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of providing information for follow-up action and/or proper procedures.
  • Maintains assigned vehicles, both interior and exterior (e.g. cleaning, checking fluid levels, restraints, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring safety, appearance, and sanitation of vehicle.
  • Maintains files and/or records (e.g. route schedule, program records, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring an up-to-date audit trail for compliance.
  • Operates assigned school buses and/or vans for the purpose of transporting passengers over scheduled routes and to/from school, center events and/or field trips in a safe, legal and timely manner.
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections (e.g. fluid levels, tire pressure, exterior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safe operating condition of the vehicle and meeting state requirements.
  • Prepares documentation (e.g. incident reports, inspections, passenger misconduct, mileage, daily logs, emergency forms, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.
  • Reads, understands and follows all motor vehicles laws of the State of Washington, all regulations and
  • Washington State Laws for School Bus Drivers for the purpose of adhering to applicable laws and/or regulations.
  • Reports incidents, complaints, accidents and/or potential emergency situations for the purpose of resolving or recommending a resolution to the situation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year experience driving school bus or related, and/or experience with young children preferred; current CDL with S endorsement or ability to obtain certification.

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 current DCYF Portable Background Check; and pass a pre-employment drug screening, 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. A valid CDL with S endorsement required at the time of appointment or after.

Knowledge of: practices for safe transportation of children.

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:        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.


AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Position Title:  Family Services Development Associate

Posted: 6/14/2019

We're hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA position! 

Family Services Development Associate VISTA at Child Care Action Council (CCAC):

Help build CCAC's capacity to serve our community through grant writing, marketing, outreach & development. The VISTA will develop the volunteer program by identifying new positions, creating job descriptions & recruiting & scheduling volunteers for the new positions. The VISTA will further engage the community by conducting outreach to community stakeholders & businesses to expand support & awareness of our early learning programs. This includes marketing/outreach of upcoming events, collaborating with program partners, developing new partnerships with businesses & writing grant proposals. The VISTA will also attend training's to deepen their understanding of the projects to better market programs to the community & further develop grant writing skills & understanding of early childhood development. Finally, the VISTA will develop & execute an outreach plan to strengthen community connections between CCAC programs & families.

 

To apply and more information, please visit the Corporation for National & Community Service page: https://bit.ly/2KinJLy


 

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 on 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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