Teacher/Family AdvocateHead Start Snohomish County
Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.
The Teacher Family Advocate teaches a half-day preschool class of 17 children, aged 3-5 years. The Teacher Family Advocate also provides local community resources to families enrolled in their classroom. Teacher Family Advocate will supervise staff in the classroom; work with children, staff, parents and communities in a sensitive, confidential and supportive manner, which honors individual differences, cultural & linguistic backgrounds, and current circumstances. This is a classified position reporting to the Education Site Manager.
- Educational programming and classroom management that promotes safety for a class of 17 children
- Educational planning of developmentally appropriate curriculum that addresses the needs & interests of dual language learners and children with disabilities
- Promote school readiness goals by creating an emotionally supportive classroom environment that fosters self-help skills
- Engage parents in their child's learning through participation in home visits, home learning activities, and parent-teacher conferences
- Provide direction and leadership to the Assistant Teacher, Food Service Workers, Classroom Aide and Volunteers
- Ongoing monitoring and compliance with Head Start & ECEAP program standards and procedures
- Maintain program data bases with current child and family assessment and contact information
- An associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in child development or early childhood education, or equivalent coursework
- Two years of experience working in a preschool classroom
- Experience as a Lead Teacher in a preschool classroom
- Experience in a Head Start/ECEAP program, working with children and parents
- Additional professional work experience
- doing home visits
- working with low-income children and families
- working with a classroom of mostly non-English speaking students
- Experience supervising classroom staff and parent volunteers
- Work experience that required establishing/maintaining complex paper and electronic records, comprehensive documentation and establishing/updating client database
- Current First Aid and CPR certification
- Second Language Fluency
Salary range: Beginning salary is $3105 per month for 40 hours per week, with incremental increases to $3488 per month plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 10 sick days per year, 9 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, 2 personal leave days, and 11 vacation days per year (incremental increases to 20 vacation days per year).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Hiring for this position is on the condition that candidates meet the following requirements:
Before Starting Work:
- Submit paperwork indicating negative TB Test or clear chest x-ray within one year of hire date
- Show proof of Tdap booster vaccination
- Submit proof of a cleared Portable Background Check from the Washington State Department of Early Learning
- Present a current Food Worker Card from the Snohomish County Health District
- Submit proof of US Citizenship or ability to work in US (must show original social security or Alien Registration Card/Work Permit, as well as one piece of picture identification)
- Completion of all pertinent personnel/payroll forms
- Begin Hepatitis B series, show proof of Hep B immunity, or sign Hep B vaccination waiver
- Submit official education transcript showing employee meets the minimum requirements of the position
- Signed statement by a health provider that the employee is free from communicable diseases and physically able to perform job responsibilities.
- Obtain pediatric/adult 1st Aid/CPR certification (must be maintained in current status)
- Successfully complete a nine-month probationary period
- Keep all certifications and clearances in current status
- Complete 15 hours of Professional Development Training each year (Head Start) or 20 hours of Professional Development Training each year (ECEAP)
EEO / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470, 425-640-1832, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.