Title: 256C-YN_CS_NPS - Early Childhood Program Specialist 3
Business Title: Early Childhood Program Specialist 3
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Classified
Job Family: Civil Service and Non-Permanent - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Early Childhood Specialist 3 is the lead classroom teacher and directs all daily operations in a developmentally appropriate classroom (infant, toddler, preschool, or school age). Responsibilities include: planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum activities for children; planning and directing routine classroom activities such as meals, bathroom/diapers, naps, and physical care; modeling appropriate nurturing and communication skills with children; directing and maintaining a safe, healthy environment; completing child assessments and conducting parent conferences; leading Early Childhood Specialist 2, student staff, and volunteers in classroom; upholding licensing and accreditation standards; evaluating student staff; and completing required paperwork.
Forty-five college quarter hours in early childhood development/education/special education or equivalent OR a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and two years experience working in a group setting with children of the ages enrolled in the program; OR equivalent education/experience.
Background clearance required upon hire.
Pediatric First Aid; Infant-Child CPR; Bloodborne Pathogen Training; Negative TB skin test results.
Washington State Food Handlers' License required upon hire.
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills with parents, children, colleagues.
Demonstrated flexibility in dealing with frequent changes and/or crises.
Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices with young children.
Proven leadership skills.
Strong knowledge of curriculum development and assessments for children birth twelve years.
Demonstrated successful team work with others.
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
City, State, Zip:
Pullman WA 99164
Range 42, $3,401.00 - $4,541.00 (Steps A - M) | Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28 OR applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for classified staff visit: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/2023-Benefit-Overview-for-Civil-Service.pdf.
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin February 14, 2023.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
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