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Temporary Classroom Aide

Department: Child Development
Reports To: Lead Teacher
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Status: Temporary, 40 hours a week, up to 3 months a year
Location: High Point 
Hiring Range: 08 ($15.06 to $16.73 per hour)
Closing Date: October 11, 2017 or when 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 is to provide the highest quality early childhood education services with the overall goal of building a child's social competency.

Responsibilities
Program Planning, Design and Implementation
  • Complete all required program reports accurately and in a timely manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Promote and Support School Readiness and Family Engagement
  • Following the lead of the Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher, assist  in the, implementation of a creative classroom program.
  • Deliver developmentally appropriate center based services to preschoolers during operational hours.
  • Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the participating families.
  • Aid in the arrangement and organization of the physical environment of the classroom for preschoolers.
  • Support the effective service delivery for  children with disabilities and their families by using strategies and practices from the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Contribute regular written and verbal observations of children’s behavior to help
  • support individualizing services for children.
  • Ensure confidentiality is observed.
  • Assist in ensuring parent involvement and/or awareness in program planning through regular open communications, monthly center meetings, parent newsletters, and parent conferences.
  • Encourage parents as their child’s primary teacher and life-long advocate by
  • implementing family engagement strategies in the classroom.
  • Show a commitment to professional development and engage in ongoing learning with meaningful activities leading to growth.
 
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience working with preschool-aged children.
  • 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 the 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; 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 service sites.
  • Current Health Exam (must be obtained prior to employment).
  • Current screening for tuberculosis (must be obtained prior to employment); rescreen as necessary{PS 1304.52}).
  • Current First Aid certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current CPR certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current Food Handlers certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current Blood Borne Pathogens training certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Training (within 2 weeks of employment).
  • Department of Early Learning portable background check
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
Desired Qualifications
  • CDA or AA in ECE preferred.
  • Bilingual ability.
  • 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
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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.