Teacher Assistant – Mercy Magnuson Place
Start date: ASAP
Location: Sand Point
Salary Range: Hourly pay is between $16.00 to $18.00 depending on the education and experience.
Since 1978, the Denise Louie Education Center has provided high-quality multicultural early learning and family support services to insure that Seattle kids will be ready to succeed in school and life. We believe that children from low-income families deserve to grow up in high-quality learning environments and we strive to close the “opportunity gap” so that all children can enter kindergarten ready to be successful.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for Teacher Assistant to join our team at our new location at Sand Point, Seattle. This position will be responsible for collaborating with the teaching team to provide a high quality, multicultural, inclusive educational experience to prepare all children and families for life and school.
To apply, please complete the Employment Application by clicking below. You will be asked to provide current and prior work experiences, education, references, resume, cover letter and any other important documents.
Specific Job Qualifications for this Position
- High School Diploma or equivalent required. Childhood Development Associate (CDA) credential, Bachelor’s Degree or above in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.
- Bilingual in English and another language (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, or Vietnamese) preferred.
- Previous experience working with families and birth to five children is desired.
- Ability to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children.
- Experience with a Head Start program is a plus.
- Excellent communication written and verbal skills.
- Assist Teacher with classroom needs.
- Supervise and ensure safety of children in classroom settings.
- Engage in warm, caring interactions and fun, imaginative play with children.
- Implement positive guidance techniques and maintain classroom control.
- Maintain a clean, orderly and safe classroom environment.
- Develop positive relationships with the children, parents and other staff.
- Participate in in-service training and remains knowledgeable about current research and practice in Early Childhood Education.
- Communicate any problems or concerns regarding the program or children to the Lead Teacher.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to articulate ideas and opinions in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner to families, children, and staff.