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posted - 5/5/2017

                                                     

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite applications for Assistant Manager-Early Learning Center.  This position will support teachers to create quality teacher-child interactions and classroom environments supportive of play-based learning opportunities for optimal growth and development. This position ensures and supports the Early Learning Center meeting Head Start, ECEAP, NAC program standards, along with WAC licensing guidelines relative to teaching practices. This position works closely with the Manager and in support of overall program design, implementation and quality improvement. In the event of the Manager being away from the center, the Assistant Manager will ensure the compliant running of all services. In partnership with the Manager and Program Assistant, the Assistant Manager may make budget recommendations as well as monitor and report budget status relative to work with the teachers, curriculum and environments.   This position will arrange and or provide mentoring, coaching, and training for teaching and support staff in both group and one-on-one settings. The incumbent will participate collaboratively and professionally with TCC Early Childhood Education faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the college, and collective and individual interest of its staff and student body. 

Minimum qualifications

·  Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Education, Social Services, Administration, or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Preferably in Early Childhood Education.

·  Two (2) years of leadership and supervisory experience in an early learning setting, developing and directing the work of a team of professional teachers.

·  Intermediate proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.

·  Two years of experience teaching young children ages birth through five.

This is full-time professional position contracted on an annual basis. The salary range for this position is $47,476 to $52,000 annually DOE/DOQ. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the fiscal year.  Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. 

To view complete job announcement and apply please click here.

Priority Consideration Date: October 31, 2017    

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war.  Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified at any time



 

Title:
Operations Coordinator I

Date Open:

9/21/2017

Date Closed:

Until Filled

Department:
St Mikes Tikes - Olympia

Reports to:

Program Director

Status:

Full time

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Starting Salary/Hourly Rate:

$16.23 – $18.85 HR/DOE

 

Program Description:

 

 

St. Mike’s Tikes is the oldest licensed child care center in Thurston County, established in 1978.  Nurturing care and quality early learning opportunities are provided to all children from all families. St. Mike’s Tikes provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The dedicated, trained teaching staff build strong relationships with the children and their families. Classroom curricula are designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and personal needs of each child. Parents have many opportunities to participate in their child’s education and parent involvement in encouraged. We strive to celebrate the differences while seeking to build relationships with diverse families on foundations of mutual respect.

Position Description:

 

 

Responsible for providing a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment for children where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected.  The center will serve children of all cultures and income levels.

Essential Functions:

  • Administrative Assistant (40%)
  • Provide on-site job coaching/support and supervision to employees with developmental disabilities.  (40%)
  • Client Retention/Follow-Along (10%)
  • Record Keeping: Administration work for Division of Developmental Disabilities.  (10%)

Job Requirements:

 

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in ECE, Social Services or related fields.
  • At least 3 years of experiences working with adults with disabilities.
  • At least 2years of experiences working in non-profit organizations.
  • Have excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Child development knowledge and minimum two years of experience working with children.
  • Ability to relate well to both children and adults.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be 20 years of age or older.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • STARS 20 Hour Basic Training Completed
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance.
  • Negative TB test result
  • Food Handlers Permit
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies, Social Service or related field
  • Experience working with Thurston County DDD program
  • Have very positive attitudes of advocating adults with disabilities in workforce.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please go to https://careers-ccsww.icims.com/

to submit your resume, cover letter and application for this position


posted - 9/15/2017

Loving and Learning Childcare

Loving and Learning Childcare in Yelm is looking for qualified people to join our team. Hours needed are 9am-6pm

You must be a team player, time conscious and clean.

Qualifications needed to apply are:
* CPR & First aid
* Minimum of 1-year childcare experience with children
* Negative TB test
* PBC through DEL (can be done upon hire)
* 20 or 30 STARS Basic hours (can be done upon hire)
* Have knowledge of child nutrition & CACFP

Email resume with qualifications to lovingandlearning1@yahoo.com

 


posted - 8/28/2017

Teacher Needed!

$15.00 to $16.31 HR/DOE

St. Mike’s Tikes is the oldest licensed child care center in Thurston County, established in 1978.  Nurturing care and quality early learning opportunities are provided to all children from all families. St. Mike’s Tikes provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The dedicated, trained teaching staff build strong relationships with the children and their families. Classroom curricula are designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and personal needs of each child. Parents have many opportunities to participate in their child’s education and parent involvement in encouraged. We strive to celebrate the differences while seeking to build relationships with diverse families on foundations of mutual respect.

 

Responsible for providing a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment for children where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected.  The center will serve children of all cultures and income levels.

 

*This is a Temporary Position*

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, supervise, and implement the program for the class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of St. Mike’s Tikes.
  • Customize the program to the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, special needs and talents, individual style, and pace of learning.
  • Consider individual children in relationship to their cultural and socio-economic background.
  • Treat children with dignity and respect.
  • Help children to become aware of their roles as integral members of a group.
  • Be responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, and learning environment of the classroom.
  • Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth.
  • Implement methods of effectively utilizing the services of classroom assistants.
  • Plan and implement methods of establishing a positive liaison with parents.
  • Conduct parent conferences on children’s school adjustment and classroom behavior.
  • Assist in the ongoing evaluation procedures needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
  • Assist in public relations events sponsored by St. Mike’s Tikes and CCS.
  • Maintain good hygiene, including diaper checks for infants and toddlers, ages ranging between 6 weeks and 12 years.
  • Other duties as may be reasonable assigned.
  • Continue on professional development as an early childhood educator. Take minimum of 20 clock hour of STARS training (or equivalent training) annually.
  • Enroll oneself in one of the professional development programs below within one year of hiring and complete the program in timely manner.
    • Child Development Associate
    • Washington State Early Childhood Education Certificates
    • Two year degree program in Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree program in Early Childhood Education

Qualifications:

  • High school education or the equivalent.
  • 2 years professional child care experience.
  • 18 years or older.
  • Child development knowledge and experience.
  • Has completed one of the following:
    • Thirty clock hours (30 HOUR CHILD CARE BASICS) or three college quarter ECE credits of basic training. Training shall be approved by the Washington state training and registry system (Washington STARS); or
    • Current child development associate (CDA) or equivalent credential or twelve or more college quarter credits in early childhood education or child development*; or
    • The Early Childhood Education Certificates; or
    • Associate of arts (AA) or associate of applied science (AAS) or higher college degree in early childhood education or child development.

**Within a year of hiring, all teachers are required to enroll in a professional development program to achieve one of (b), (c), or (d) and successfully complete in timely manner.**

  • Ability to relate well to both children and adults.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • TB record.
  • Registered through MERIT through the Department of Early Learning or ability to do so after hire.
  • DEL Background check.
  • Current CPR/First Aid Training Certificate.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors. Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

 


posted - 8/21/2017

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Home Visitor/Family Resources Coordinators Needed!

-Thurston & Mason counties

Home Visitor/Family Resources Coordinators Needed (Thurston and Mason) 
compensation: $17.00 to start 
employment type: full-time

 

We continue to grow in leaps!!! Please spread the word that we are hiring again!
 

This work requires compassion, kindness, knowledge of child development, the ability to work with multiple teams as well as independently and great attention to detail. South Sound Parent to Parent (SSP2P) is a non-profit with a high level of commitment to families and caregivers of children and adults with special needs. We have a unique office setting that has a family feel. Information about our agency can be found at www.ssp2p.org
 

Applicants must possess the following:

  • A high level of commitment to families and young children
  • Respecting unique family cultures; working with diverse populations
  • Work with infants and toddlers demonstrating developmental delays; help develop strategies with families to support growth and development
  • Experience working directly parents and caregivers; Parent Coaching
  • Knowledge of early child development (Birth to Three)
  • Experience working with children with disabilities
  • Knowledge or Part C/IDEA/Early Intervention 
  • Knowledge of community resources (Thurston County for this position)
  • Ability to provide emotional support to families
  • Ability to assist families in obtaining services in the community
  • Ability to participate as part of a strong team within South Sound Parent to Parent
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly and not afraid to ask a lot of questions!

Training is provided for all aspects of this job but please apply only if you already have experience in the child development or education field.

Training is required by the state to become a registered FRC; 36 hours on line, 2 days in person. Additionally, job shadowing fellow FRCs is required. 

Weekly team meetings with fellow FRC/Home Visitors at SSP2P is required.

BA or BS is required in child development or related field. 

Full time positions in Thurston or Mason Counties; dependent on caseloads.
$17.00/hr. to start (goes up to $18.00/hr. after training)
Full Medical, Dental and Vision with all premiums paid by SSP2P

Mileage reimbursement

Email Cover Letter (addressing the desired skills), Resume and 3 Professional References to Kim Smith, Executive Director

Closes September 1, 2017


posted - 8/21/2017

Shelton Valley Christian Child Development Center

-Mason County

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you passionate about watching and helping children grow? If so, we are currently looking for caring, nurturing, responsible and loving individuals to work with our children. We are looking for part-time and full-time teachers to join our team.  Candidates need to be at least 18 years of age, have or obtain a Department of Early Learning criminal history background/fingerprint check, a negative TB test, Washington State food handlers permit, and CPR/First Aid certification. Applicants for this position can send a cover letter and resume to jonna@sheltonvalley.com or call (360) 426-0743 to pick up an employment application.


posted - 8/11/2017

Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs

WE’RE EXPANDING! We have jobs available NOW in Grays Harbor, Mason & Thurston counties: Bus Driver, Teacher, Area Coordinator, Teacher Assistant, Center Support Aide, Food Service Delivery Assistant, Food Assistant, Mental Health Specialist, Health Services Specialist, Maintenance and Repair Technician, Program Cook. Call 360-464-6800 or see http://bit.ly/ESD113-HSjobs. Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply!
 


posted - 8/2/2017

Jump For Joy Childcare

Full-time, part-time, and subs needed!

Christian daycare looking for teachers with a passion for children and families to join our staff! We are an Early Achiever center that is quickly expanding. At this time we have a need for full-time, part-time, and subs to help accommodate our growing center.

Our vision is to partner with the families in our community to positively influence the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of every child we are honored to care for. If this aligns with your values, please apply promptly. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Desired Qualifications: STARS, CDA or degree in ECE; Portable Background Check; First Aid/CPR with BBP/HIV; updated TB. Food handlers is a plus. Experience is strongly preferred. Pay is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Willing to start pay @ $12 if candidate has their STARS HRS completed.
 
Please contact
Laura @ 360-455-4331 or J4Jdirector@gmail.com
 

posted - 5/5/2017

Early Childhood Program Specialist 1

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite applications for Early Childhood Program Specialist I.  This position works under general direction from the Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager and interacts with parents, volunteers, and team members.  This position responds to each child's developmental stage of growth with respect, courtesy, and understanding. Work is performed following the Department of Early Learning (DEL) requirements, the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) for the Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL) standards, Early Achiever expectations, in addition to the Tacoma Community College and Early Learning Center policies and procedures.  This recruitment announcement will serve to fill two (2) vacancies.

Tacoma Community College is a comprehensive state-supported community college servicing more than 720,000 residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County area and enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually (6,000 FTE).  Tacoma Community College has recently been listed as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. TCC is one of 34 community and technical colleges in a statewide system.  Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC is a diverse, creative and engaging institution.

Qualifications include high school graduate or equivalent, six months FTE experience providing care and support in an early childhood environment or equivalent education (i.e.: six months at 40 hours per week; one year at 20 hours per week, etc.) and proficiency with email, word processing and spreadsheet software. Preferred qualifications include an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college, one year of experience providing care to young children ages four weeks to five years in an early learning setting, familiarity with Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start Program and experience developing curriculum.

This is a full time classified position scheduled to work Monday through Friday9:00 am to 5:30 pm.  The salary range is $2,218 to $2,857 per month.  Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. Summer hours may be reduced yearly to 8 hours per day 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefits package to include: health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay. 

Become part of an exceptional team committed to improving the lives of our students and the quality of living in our community through educational excellence.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacomacc/jobs/1688368/early-childhood-program-specialist-1?keywords=early%20childhood&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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