Early Childhood Specialist I

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA

About the Job

Plan and guide educational activities of children in the early learning center at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Under the direction of the early childhood specialist III & II, perform classroom work such as implementing planned activities, preparing materials, environmental set up inside and outside, light housekeeping duties, and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Supervise children's activities in doors and outside; use standard educational equipment incidental to assigned procedures, and perform general office procedures. Maintain an environment that meets both the college's early childhood education program standards and Washington state licensing requirements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Supervise children in educational activities as well as during lunch, nap time, free time, field trips, transitions between activities and playground periods * Implement and evaluate planned activities for children under the direction of the program supervisor or early childhood specialist III & II * Assist specialists with classroom management, room arrangement, rotation of materials * Maintain a classroom atmosphere that promotes pro-social behaviors; guide children using guidance techniques that promote a positive self esteem * Know and follow Department of Early Learning child care licensing requirements; meet and maintain DEL and MERIT requirements * Work as a positive team member * Perform related duties as required * Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality QUALIFICATIONS: * HS diploma or equivalent required * Early Childhood Education in process; 20+ credits preferred * Minimum one year of experience with young children and families preferred * Must be registered and have an updated record in MERIT, the Department of Early Learning database * Completed portable background check * Valid First Aid/CPR card for infants and young children, current food handlers' permit, and AIDS/HIV/Blood borne pathogens training prior to employment required * Proof of negative TB Test * Physically able to lift 50 lbs.; able to participate with children in indoor and outdoor physical activities 6-8 hours per day * Able to respond quickly to emergency situations * Knowledge of developmental issues related to children ages 1 to 6 years * Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills * Due to the diversity o the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: **Compensation** **Per current bargained agreement, Early Childhood Specialists are scheduled to work while class is in session. As a result, actual salary may fluctuate depending on number of days worked).**This position works 40 hours per week. Working hours may vary, but are typically between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday; schedule to be determined by the supervisor. State Retirement Plan; sick leave begins to accrue at the rate of 1 prorated day per month, upon employment. This is a union covered position, which requires the payment of membership dues/representation fees **Required Online Application Materials:** Online application Current resume Cover letter Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process **Conditions of Employment:** Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks **Physical/Mental Requirements:** The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with co-workers, as well as the public Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently **Environmental/Work Conditions:** If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work **Affirmative Action Statement:** Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212. **CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES** You must submit an online application, including resume and cover letter, at wtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials. All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 11605 132nd Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034 425-739-8212 hr@lwtech.edu Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations for the application process should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources (425) 739-8212 or (425) 739-8122 TDD. Interview Process: Applicants whose backgrounds best match the position's essential functions and qualifications are generally contacted for interview by phone or email 2 to 4 weeks after the position closes. Equal Opportunity: Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to employment applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, genetic information, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or whether a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. Questions can be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator at (425) 739-8212. Immigration Reform and Control Act requirement: All new employees are required by law to submit documentation proving eligibility to work in the United State by completing an Employment Eligibility Form (I-9) within three days of employment. *Job Title:* Early Childhood Specialist I *Closing Date/Time:* Continuous *Salary:* $2,228.00 - $2,500.00 Monthly *Job Type:* Full-time *Location:* Kirkland, Washington