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Preschool Assistant Teacher

Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a Head Start Assistant Teacher to join our team of educators and work in a strong collaborative partnership with the Teacher and Lead Teacher. Job duties include collaborating with the Lead Teacher in designing and leading children’s learning, documenting children’s outcomes, and working with families. At Educare you will join a community of learners focused on providing high quality care and early childhood education, while working closely with families to support the growth and development of their children.  

Educare is a research based early learning program implementing best and most promising new practices. We hold high expectations for achieving child and family goals and offer reflective practices so that teachers reach and sustain those goals.  We are part of a support system that enables personal and professional growth within an intentional culture of inclusion and diversity.  We encourage you to join us in achieving a vision of excellence, innovation, creativity, and equity for the children and families we serve.

 

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit www.psesd.org/about-psesd.

In support of public health and Proclamation 21-14.1 (COVID Vaccination Requirement), employment with Puget Sound ESD requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious accommodation. Please note that for staff in positions interacting with or working directly with children, a full COVID-19 vaccination is required.  For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  There is no need for applicants to submit supporting documents.  Individuals that are offered positions will be informed of the process to submit their documents at the time of offer.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Child Development Associate (CDA), a Washington State Early Childhood Education (ECE) initial certificate, or a Short Certificate of Specialization
  • Early childhood experience in a childcare center, child development center, or preschool program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Head Start, Early Head Start, or other comprehensive child development/family support program experience
  • Experience with diverse and/or low-income populations
  • Current or former Head Start and/or ECEAP parent

Other Conditions of Employment

  • Must obtain Food Handler's Permit within 30 days of employment, and CPR/First Aid Certificate within 90 days of employment

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts may be required as part of a complete application.


Location: Educare Early Learning Center, White Center (Seattle)
Job Type: Full time, 40hrs/week, Union represented position
Salary: $36,147 – $42,967 Annually (Union Salary Band PSA Ia)
Department: Early Learning

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


Benefits

We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by August 19. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of August 29 via videoconference.


Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.


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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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