ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Work as a team, with lead direction from the Family Educator II and other program staff, to establish and maintain an open, friendly, courteous environment in the classroom and in all contacts with families, program participants, staff and the public; team with center staff to provide an inviting, nurturing environment reflective of the local community and cultures of participating families to enhance the self-concept of children, families, volunteers and staff. 2. Under the guidance of the Family Educator II, provides support for the achievement of the child portion of the family service plan, including assisting with child development, behavioral, literacy, health and dental screenings/assessments, observing and documenting development levels of assigned children, and participating in planning, evaluating, and preparing classroom activities and instructional materials; supervises children in outdoor activities. 3. Actively participate in the family style meal process for snacks and meals, in compliance with Head Start Standards; may be required to assist children with toileting and teach self-help skills; assists children with special needs using adaptive equipment and materials.. 4. Assist in the maintenance of child and family records; maintain classroom facility and supplies as assigned; assist with classroom operational processes, such as budget expenditures and/or managing classroom funds and records. 5. Assist with activities to provide or increase services to program families, as per the SPS Head Start work plans; participate in the development of classroom and home-based strategies for family members; participates in family service planning meetings; may participate in home visits.
6. Work as a team member to recruit, train, and encourage parent and community volunteers; assist with planning and implementation of center meetings and parent education activities, including those held during evenings and weekends; assists in the training and support of classroom volunteers, interpreters, therapists, nurses and others. 7. Participate in site team meetings, program staff meetings, training sessions, and workshops, including those held during evening and weekend hours; participate in design of professional development. 8. Participate as a team member on a daily basis to share concerns, evaluate the classroom day and activities, discuss observations of children and/or family participation; maintain confidentiality and integrity of information in all dealings related to program participants and staff. OTHER FUNCTIONS 9. Perform related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position. _______________________________________________________________________ REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Area Supervisor with lead guidance from the Family Educator II; works as a team with assigned site staff; supports training activities for parents; may provide guidance to parents and volunteers. _______________________________________________________________________ WORKING CONDITIONS Required to deal with a wide range of student achievement and behavior; required to remain flexible and to provide support for students and families; required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize; may experience frequent interruptions; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult individuals in a positive, sensitive manner; potentially exposed to ordinary infectious diseases carried by students; may be required to travel to make home visits and or visit other program sites; may be required to work off-shift hours and to attend evening and weekend meetings and/or training sessions; requires some physical movement and sufficient stamina to move freely around a preschool environment (including working and playing at the child’s level and to accompany children outside during recess activities and assist preschool children with toileting and self-help skills); lift up to 40 pounds.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience : An Associate or Baccalaureate degree or enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of: Preschool and early childhood curriculum and development activities; classroom management.
Skill in: Communicating with families and students of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a positive and respectful manner; identifying and recording observations of child development levels, family health and dental needs; working as a member of a team and provide feedback on all levels of program and classroom services/standards. Ability to: Read and follow program policies and work effectively in a team; lift up to 40 pounds; move freely around in a preschool environment, including working and playing at a child’s level; accompany children outside during recess and to accompany them on field trips; assist preschool children with toileting and self-help skills; work with children and families that may have handicaps and/or special needs; establish and maintain an effective relationship with children, families, staff, the community and the public in a diverse community; obtain a First Aid/CPR card and food handler’s permit; provide evidence of a current physical examination and regular, periodic examinations every two years or in compliance with current program requirements; provide evidence of successful completion of a TB test in compliance with current program requirements; demonstrate communication skills in writing and orally; work as a team and individually; maintain confidentiality and integrity of information and records. Licenses/Special Requirements : Valid Washington State driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Desired : Ability to speak, write, and interpret a second language, in addition to English, such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese or as needed by enrolled families.
Concord is an International School that offers a Dual Language program. The person in this position will be working in a classroom where instruction is in English and will work closely with teachers that teach in the Dual Language program.
Spanish speaking; highly desired