Classroom Aide

Posted by
Neighborhood House
Seattle, WA
Published 18 days ago

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Founded in 1906, Neighborhood House is one of the oldest social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. We serve over 12,000 people annually through our major program areas of early earning, youth education, family and social services, employment and adult education, health and housing stability.

  • Department: Child Development
  • Location: 1225 South Weller St. Suite 510 Seattle, WA, 98144
  • Base Pay: $18.67-$20.74 / Hour
  • Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
  • Job Category: Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
  • Closing date: Until filled

Having trouble completing your application? For support, please call (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to

Please note that the location listed above is our Central Office. Our child development staff work at the sites where we operate programs and classrooms. These sites are located in South, Central and West Seattle as well as in Burien.

Classroom Aide


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 Classroom Aide is a hands-on learning position designed to gain knowledge and build skills over up to a 1 year period, while completing a Child Development Associate’s credential (CDA) to become an Assistant Teacher I. The position provides classroom support with the goal of providing the highest quality early childhood education services with the overall goal of building a child’s social competency.

At Neighborhood House we have a deep commitment to our employee’s and client’s diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.


Program Planning, Design and Implementation

  • Complete all required program reports accurately and in a timely manner.

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 toddlers or preschoolers during operational hours.
  • Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the participating families.
  • Assist in the arrangement and organization of the physical environment of the classroom for toddlers or preschoolers.
  • Support the effective service delivery for children with disabilities and their families by using strategies and practices from the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or 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 family engagement 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.
  • With the support of the Professional Development team, enroll and complete your Child Development’s Associate credential (CDA) within one year of hire.
  • Show a commitment to professional development and engage in ongoing learning with meaningful activities leading to growth.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


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.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel independently to Child Development service sites.
  • Establish a professional development plan and participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
  • First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • CPR Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
  • 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 Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
  • Current Health Exam, Tuberculosis Screening, and record of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity (must be obtained prior to employment).
  • Department of Early Learning portable background check
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
  • Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.
  • The usual methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing.

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.


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.

For more information

Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to

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Founded in 1906, Neighborhood House is one of the oldest social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. We serve over 12,000 people annually through our major…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


$30,833 - $43,139


  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with Discretionary and Matching Contributions
  • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 11 Paid Holidays

Click here for more details about our benefits program.

  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with…


1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510, Seattle, WA 98144, United States

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