ASSISTANT TEACHER (1 EHS opening at SVI)
First A.M.E. Child Development Center is currently searching for an experienced Early Head Start Assistant Teacher who is passionate about working with preschool children, and committed to empowering children and their families.
Through its Head Start and Early Head Start programs, FAME CDC has provided comprehensive, high-quality developmental services to the low-income children and families of central and south Seattle since 1980. These services include disability and mental health services, health and nutrition, transportation, and social services as well as early childhood education.
This position is full-time and qualifies for employer-paid benefits including excellent medical and dental benefits, life and long-term disability insurance for employees.
The Assistant Teacher: Serves as a member of a Direct Service Team that includes a Lead Teacher, Child and Family Advocate, and others assigned by the Center Manager. Assists the Lead Teacher in organizing and implementing activities for children, including assisting in the development of lesson plans, Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s), classroom management procedures, and the establishment of individual goals for children through observation and documentation of children’s behavior. Assists the Center Manager with Parent Meetings and trainings, and is responsible for informing parents and community volunteers of parent activities in a timely manner. Participates in and
contributes to staff meetings, in-service training sessions, and team meetings. Assists in the assessment of children, and in the maintenance of children’s progress and other reports. Assists in keeping records reflecting observation, accident reports, health service referrals, conferences, attendance and volunteer time sheets. Attends and participates in
local and out-of-town staff meetings and workshops as required, including some evening meetings and parent meetings. Assumes responsibility of the classroom in the absence of the Lead Teacher. Participates in continuing education, earning a minimum of three Early Childhood Education credits and ten STARS credits per year.
An associate degree in Early Childhood Education, with training or equivalent coursework in infant and toddler development; or
A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with Infant/Toddler emphasis.
An associate or baccalaureate degree in any area, and coursework equivalent to a major (30-45 credits) in ECE with training or equivalent coursework in infant and toddler development.
40 hours per week, 9 months per year
Successful candidate must undergo Washington State Patrol and Department of Early Learning background checks.
First A.M.E. Child Development Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital or family status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law. FAME CDC encourages, and gives priority consideration to,applications from current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents. We encourage people of color, and residents of the communities we serve, to apply.
To request an application, please submit a targeted cover letter, resume, and proof of educational credentials (such as a copy of a transcript or diploma) via email to MarisaW@seafame.com, via fax to (206) 322-9800, attention: HR,or via regular mail to First A.M.E. Child Development Center, Attn: HR, 3201 E. Republican St., Seattle, WA 98112.
Only applicants considered for interviews will be contacted.