Under general direction, assume responsibility for assigned teaching duties and the daily operations of assigned classroom(s). Plan and provide children with a learning environment and varied experiences helping them develop in all areas in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development while supporting a family partnership. Duties will be performed in classrooms, on playground, in meetings, and on field trips. In accordance with the ELC mission, philosophy, and policies, provide quality programming to meet the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of children within a group setting.
This position is overtime eligible.
Essential Functions/Typical Duties
Plan, implement, post and evaluate curriculum and activities both indoors and out, based on individual and group development.
Direct the daily classroom events and program.
Work directly with children and families on individual and group needs, guidance, transitions, and emotional support.
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children, including basic first aid, diapering/toileting, and supervision of children indoors and out.
Observe and document individual children's growth and development.
Conduct conferences with families.
Establish and maintain positive partnerships with Center families through daily verbal interactions, written communication, and conferences.
Initiate and maintain respectful interactions and relationships with children, staying engaged and supporting their ongoing growth and development. Teach and support conflict resolution and problem solving.
Plan, record, implement, maintain, and evaluate an age appropriate, nurturing, culturally respectful, learning environment for children and families assigned.
Continually move throughout classroom and playground areas, using visual & auditory supervision, to work and communicate directly with children on individual and group needs.
Work with teaching team to initiate and revise classroom schedule, limits and guidelines.
Complete and maintain accurate reports, records, lesson plans, portfolios/journals, supply inventory, and other classrooms records/materials as required.
Encourage and support family involvement in all aspects of the program.
Help guide, train and provide technical assistance to assigned student aids and lab students.
Work with and support other team members in continuous planning, evaluation, and improvement of programming.
Be familiar with and adhere to all WA State Licensing Standards.
Understand and follow center policies, procedures and philosophy.
In conjunction with other center staff, assume responsibility for care and safety of all children in the Center.
Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.
30 quarter credit hours in early childhood development/education/or related field and one year of experience in an early childhood program. In Head Start classrooms, AA/AAS degree with 45 credit hours in early childhood education with experience.
Able to relate and communicate respectfully and effectively with children, families, community members and staff of diverse ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
Specific Job Requirements:
Ability to meet minimum licensing requirements for WA Dept of Early Learning (DEL).
Have or obtain within 90 days of hiring, current infant/child CPR; Basic First Aid; & Blood Borne Pathogen/HIV training and provide documentation.
Proof of current, negative TB skin test.
Successful completion of a WA criminal background check.
Ability to safely supervise groups of children and their activities by standing, walking, reaching, sitting (on floor, small chairs, &/or outdoors), frequent stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.
AA/AAS degree with a minimum of 45 credits of Early Childhood Education/Child Development and two years teaching experience in an early childhood setting. In Head Start classrooms, BA/BS in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or closely related field, plus two years teaching experience in an early childhood setting.
Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student population and community.
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a teaching team.
Inclusiveness & Relationship Building: Actively contributes to a work environment that embraces diversity and diverse perspectives to enhance the attainment of departmental and organizational goals. Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual regard.
Learning Environment & Curriculum: Plans, implements, and evaluates assigned learning environments and curriculum to maximize learning potential.
Teaching and Training: Effectively communicates information for the purpose of having others learn, understand and apply specific principles or information.
Decisiveness: makes timely and independent decisions without sacrificing quality of program while at the same time knowing when to consult with supervisor.
Decision Making & Judgment: Gathers data and input when making decisions. Considers lessons learned from experiences, differing needs and the impact of the decisions on others.
Communications Effectiveness: Conveys clear, timely and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. Effectively expresses ideas and information both in speaking and writing that is appropriate to the complexity of the topic and the knowledge & understanding of the audience.
Accountability: takes responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work products. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with minimal oversight.
Ethics & Integrity: Respects and maintains confidentiality. Avoids situations and actions considered inappropriate or which present a conflict of interest. Earns the trust, respect and confidence of co-workers, children, and families through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
Managing workloads/Multitasking: Effectively organizes multiple assignments to produce work products that are accurate, thorough and on time. Prioritizes and performs multiple tasks in the same time frame and handles interruptions appropriately.
Resourcefulness in Problem Solving: Uses intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to problem solve difficult or complicated challenges.
How to Apply:
To apply, go to www.bellevuecollege.edu/jobs.
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include all required documents and a complete online application to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
Please submit the following to be considered:
Complete an online application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the supplemental questionnaire
Attach a resume
Attach a letter of interest addressing how you meet or exceed the minimum and desired qualifications
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college serves 37,000 students every year, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
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