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Preschool Teacher Assistant

Company: EOCFWA - Educational Opportunities for Children an
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOffering $1000 Hiring IncentiveCovid vaccine requiredconnect - empower - transformApplication will not populate correctly on a mobile device please use a computer. Strengthening children & families through early learning, child development, and community partnerships.Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) has been changing lives since 1967 and we have grown to become the leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs. EOCF is one of the largest social service organizations in Southwest Washington and is the second largest nonprofit organization in Clark County with an annual operating budget of just under $14 million and approximately 265 employees. EOCF serves more than 2,000 children and families in Clark, Pacific, and the Woodland portion of Cowlitz County.Come join our team as a Teacher's Assistant by supporting Educational Opportunities for Children & Families (EOCF) realize a common mission. In this role you will assist the Teacher in providing and implementing a developmentally appropriate early childhood education experience for children enrolled in Head Start and ECEAP programs. This benefited position is budgeted for between 1440-1712 hours annually, and scheduled to work 36-40 hours per week depending on which program model assigned to. Fully qualified rate- $19.03 General schedule is Monday- Friday day time hours.Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision- Plans as low as $0.00 out of your paycheck!
  • Paid time off/sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • EOCF will pay for required education
  • Paid STARS trainings
  • Paid CPR/First Aid training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • $20,000 Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary STD,LTD, and additional life insurance
  • 401K- 3% annual employer contribution
  • Quarterly passes to Columbia Sportswear employee store.*Please create a Merit account and submit an application for the Portable Background Check. It can be found in the application tab once you create the account. If you are hired we will reimburse you for the cost of the background check. *https://apps.dcyf.wa.gov/MERIT/Home/WelcomeInterviews to begin as soon a qualified pool of applicants is receivedRequired Education: Must be willing to enroll in program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree, or, be willing to enroll in a child development associate credential or WA State Initial Certificate in ECE program to be completed within two (2) years.Preferred Education: Certificate of proficiency in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college, current CDA certificate, or WA State Initial Certificate in ECE.Preferred Experience: One year experience with groups of children 3 to 5 years of age in an early childhood setting.* Training plan may be considered based on qualifications.* Bi-lingual highly desired.Knowledge of:- Developmentally appropriate practices for 3 to 5 year old children. - Principles of child development and Early Childhood Curriculum planning. - Safety issues for children and adults. Ability to: - Implement established child development practices, principles and performance standards in a comprehensive classroom environment. - Adopt EOCF's commitment to supporting and strengthening children and families. - Work cooperatively with staff members and clients from diverse cultural, socio-economic and educational backgrounds. - Prepare and manage records, reports and other documents as required. - Maintain confidentiality of records and information. - Use the team approach to resolving problems or conflicts. - Demonstrate professional and effective written and verbal communication skills; receive information and feedback in an understanding manner; use good judgment. - Attend appropriate staff meetings and out-of-town training sessions as assigned.- Perform the physical requirements of the job which include regular crouching, stooping, bending, kneeling, sitting on the floor to assist and engage with children, and outdoors on a playground setting monitoring safe play and supervision.EOCF is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer EOCF shall not discriminate in its staff, hiring practices, board, volunteers, volunteer committees, or recipients of any service on the basis of a person's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, mental, physical, or sensory disability, or any other status not listed, as protected by state and/or federal law.

Keywords: EOCFWA - Educational Opportunities for Children an, Vancouver , Preschool Teacher Assistant, Education / Teaching , Vancouver, Washington

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