An applicant pool is being established to fill future part-time hourly and/or substitute positions as Early Childhood Classroom Aide/Assistant.
The Early Childhood Classroom Aide works under direct supervision and will perform classroom work following defined work procedures and priorities to meet the needs of children ages 1 to 5 years old enrolled in the Child Development Center.
The Early Childhood Classroom Assistant works under general supervision and will provide direct educational instruction and activities to meet the needs of children ages 1 year to 5 years enrolled in the Center.
Positions report to the Director and/or Manager of the Child Development Center and work under the direction of the Lead Teacher, i.e., Early Childhood Education Specialist 3.
Classroom Support: Encourage language development; foster independence and self-help skills; assist in ensuring that children are involved in activities suited to their immediate emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs; provides activity options to children; assist children in taking responsibility for equipment and materials they use and in being considerate of others; model appropriate behavior; use developmentally appropriate communication skills; respond to children with respect, courtesy and an understanding of their developmental stage of growth; assist with preparation, presentation and clean up of projects and activities such as art projects, stories, songs, outdoor activities and bulletin boards; participate in indoor and outdoor activities and games with children; may transport children, parents and staff; prepares materials and equipment under the direction of a Lead Teacher, Manager or Director or other higher level staff; store and maintains educational equipment and materials; maintain records; make use of opportunities to expand knowledge and expertise.
Classroom Supervision and Personal Interactions: May assist with the implementation of Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) to address children's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development; may assist with the implementation of curriculum to include indoor and outdoor activities; may direct children in educational activities as well as during lunch, nap time, free time, field trips, and transition between activities and playground periods; may present basic developmental materials to children and encourage individual work and development; assume responsibility for children for specified period when the Lead Teacher, Manager or Director is absent; may implement guidance techniques that respect the individuality of each child.
Program Support: Assist with maintenance of a healthy and safe environment; function as a member of a team-oriented staff and participate in staff meetings and in-service training or District activities; comply with state requirements and adhere to policies as stated in the Child Development Center handbook.
Customer Service: Communicate routinely with parents in an open professional manner that demonstrates respect for diverse parenting styles and cultural differences; receives visitors and telephone inquiries; explains procedures and program routine.
Assessment and Program Development: May periodically assess classroom and program strengths and needs; communicates with Lead Teacher, Manager and/or Director; may periodically assess classroom and program strengths and needs, and each child's developmental progress.
State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization in (20 credits)
Infants and Toddlers
Family Child Care
Minimum of six months experience working in an early childhood program, special education or similar field, OR
Equivalent education and experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Early Childhood Development:
Ability to develop positive relationships with children using methods of guidance that are individually and culturally appropriate.
Knowledge of appropriate techniques for diapering, sanitation, napping, feeding, and toilet training.
Health & Safety:
Ability to understand and follow health and safety regulations, and other standards.
Ability to observe danger, alert children and physically remove them from dangerous situations.
Inclusiveness, Relationship Building Skills:
Ability to create environments which provide for the inclusion of all children, including children with disabilities and diverse language, socioeconomic and/or cultural backgrounds;
Effective communication skills, including the ability to communicate in English.
Demonstrated ability to work with persons of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to adapt to changing needs, conditions and work responsibilities, and handle stressful or adverse situations.
Conditions of Employment
Completion of HIV/AIDS training upon employment.
Written proof of TB testing prior to starting work.
Valid Food Handlers Permit upon employment.
Willingness and ability to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
Application Requirements: To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.
Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Upload at least two professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references. (References).
Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: http://naces.org/members.htm. (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
Special Note: All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the closing date.
Terms of Employment:
Applicants must be willing to work at both campuses, i.e., Fort Steilacoom (Lakewood) & Puyallup. Hours vary and require a flexible work schedule and work location. Positions will not exceed 69 hours per month and are not eligible for benefits. Salary is $13.00 - $15.00 per hour dependent upon qualifications.
Physical Work Environment:
Position is located within the Child Development Center where there may be exposure to childhood illnesses.
Work will also require occasional travel between campuses and satellite sites.
Positions require the ability to lift and carry up to 45 lbs and the ability to run after children in emergencies and physically remove children from dangerous situations.
Work is performed in a classroom, outdoors and in an office setting requiring the use of a computer and other equipment.
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator 9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, Washington 98498 (253) 964-6519
District Affirmative Action Officer (253) 864-3229
For more information or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: email@example.com.
Position #H1302 PART-TIME EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM ASSISTANT/AIDE POOL DF
Part-Time Early Childhood Classroom Assistant/Aide Pool Supplemental Questionnaire
Do you have the following: Thirty (30) quarter hours or twenty (20) semester hours of college coursework in Early Childhood Education, OR Minimum of six months experience working in an early childhood program, special education or similar field, OR Equivalent education and experience.