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Toddler Teacher - Bilingual in Spanish (CLOSED)

Department: Child Development
Reports To: Site Supervisor
Status: Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
FLSA: Non-exempt
Hiring Range: $18.65 to $22.01 per hour (depending on credentials)
Location: Burien
Closing Date: Posted until filled
 
Scope
Child Development Department staff support the Neighborhood House mission framework and Strategic Plan by contributing to the school readiness of low-income children and supporting their parents, care givers and community. The primary responsibility of the Toddler Teacher is to provide the highest quality early childhood education services with the overall goal of building a child's social competency.
 
Responsibilities
Promote and Support the Program’s Approach to School Readiness and Family Engagement
  • Actively guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of a high quality, inclusive early learning program.
  • Deliver developmentally appropriate center based services to infants/toddlers during classroom hours.
  • Create a safe learning environment reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the participating families.
  • Ensure a balance of child-directed and adult-directed activities in the classroom, including small group and individual learning experience to support children’s development in language and literacy, social and emotional development, and cognitive skills development.
  • Utilize a variety of classroom strategies to support children’s learning, while including all aspects of the curriculum into the classroom (including health, nutrition, mental health, safety, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness.
  • Responsible for the arrangement and organization of the physical environment of the classroom for infants/toddlers.
  • Complete developmental and behavioral screenings for each child within 45 days of enrollment.
  • Effectively serve children with disabilities and their families by meeting goals and objectives on the Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP).
  • Monitor children’s progress by completing developmental observations for each child and individualizing goals throughout the program year.
  • Ensure all children in the classroom have strong transitions and predictable routines.
  • Ensure strong home/school connections by supporting parents with implementing school readiness techniques in their home.
  • Conduct two home visits and two parent teacher conferences annually for each child.
  • Ensure parent involvement and/or awareness in program planning through regular open communications, monthly center meetings, parent newsletters, and parent conferences. This will require attending approximately 2 or 3 mandatory evening events.
  • Encourage parents as their child’s primary teacher and life-long advocate by implementing family engagement strategies in the classroom.
  • Help complete and maintain current records while ensuring confidentiality is observed.
  • Show a commitment to professional development and engage in ongoing learning with meaningful activities leading to growth.
Program Planning, Design and Implementation
  • Complete all required program reports accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate or AA Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Two years experience working with infants and/or toddlers.
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate sensitively to adults and children from diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English language.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings.
  • Willingness to comply with established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to comply with Head Start Standards of Conduct by promoting the unique identity of each child and family; conforming with program confidentiality policies; following child supervision and guidance policies; and refraining from soliciting or accepting personal gratuities, favors, or anything of significant monetary value from contractors or potential contractors.
  • Establish a professional development plan and participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel independently to Child Development services sites.
  • Food Handlers certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • First Aid certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain certificate during employment).
  • CPR certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain certificate during employment).
  • Blood Borne Pathogens training within 30 days of employment (maintain certificate during employment).
  • Current Health Exam (must be obtained prior to employment {PS 1304.42}).
  • Tuberculosis screen (must be obtained prior to employment); rescreen as necessary.
  • Department of Early Learning portable background check.
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with and experience implementing Head Start/Early Head Start performance standards preferred.
  • Current or former Head Start and Early Head Start parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
Benefits
Click here for more details about our benefits program.
 
Employment Practice
Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
 
Application Procedure
Submit agency application PDF along with resume and cover letter. For your convenience, we offer several ways for you to submit your completed application: 

In Person or Mail to:
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Neighborhood House
1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98144
Attn: Human Resources

For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to nhjobs@nhwa.org