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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
- Job Title: Teacher
- Location: 1225 South Weller St. Suite 510 Seattle, WA, 98144
- Base Pay: $21.09 - $26.46 / Hour
- Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
- Job Category: Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
- Closing date: Until filled
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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.
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 Teacher is to provide 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
- Actively guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of a high quality, inclusive early learning program.
- Deliver developmentally appropriate center based services to infants/toddlers or preschoolers during operational 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 or preschoolers.
- 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) (infants/toddlers) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) (preschoolers)..
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Current CDA (Child Development Credential) from the Council for Professional Recognition or equivalent
- Two years experience working with infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers.
- 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.
- Department of Early Learning portable background check.
- Current Health Exam, Tuberculosis Screening, and record of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity (must be obtained prior to employment).
- 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).
- 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).
- Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirement.
- 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.
- Current or former Head Start and Early Head Start parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
- Familiarity with and experience implementing Head Start/Early Head Start performance standards preferred.
- Bilingual ability.
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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
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