ECE Program Specialist

Refugee Women's Alliance   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 13, 2022
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ECE Program Specialist

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

Job description

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized multiethnic nonprofit organization that provides award-winning services to refugee and immigrant women and their families in King and Snohomish Counties.

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Early Childhood Program Specialist

PROGRAM: Early Childhood Education Program

REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Education Program Director

STATUS: Non-Exempt Regular Full Time (40 hours per week)

PURPOSE: The Program Specialist will assist the ECE Program Director by assuring the delivery of a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate and cultural relevant program within the guidelines of agency policies and procedures, performance standards and licensing guidelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assist staff in the technical aspects of using computer-based assessments and tracking tools: Teaching Strategies GOLD Objectives for Development & Learning, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, MERIT and Learning Stories.

• Compile data and assist with reports as required.

• Participate in scheduling for program planning time and unanticipated staffing needs.

• Assist with enrollment of children; enter students into data base and update records; help parents change schools as needed.

• Generate invoices.

• Responsible for DSHS, City Subsidy monthly invoices; maintain current communication with families on voucher duration and help with benefits renewal.

• Monitor daily attendance record and reasons for absences. Collaborate with teachers to intervene with families when extended or very regular absences occur.

• Foster positive relationship with families and create family engagement opportunities in collaboration with teachers.

• Monthly classroom observation, facilitating reflective practices with teachers and Director.

• Assisting volunteer placement, schedules, provide support for parents, staff and volunteers in collaboration with the ECE Director.

• Conduct routine check on children’s and staff files.

• Support the maintenance of class ratios as per licensing guidelines, step in to classroom as necessary.

• Ensure professionalism and high program quality.

• Attend program and agency staff meetings and trainings.

• Other duties assigned by ECE Program Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education or related field or equivalent work experience.

• Two years or more experience working with preschoolers.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong problem-solving skills.

• Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and to handle multiple tasks.

• Must meet federal and state health and safety standards and maintain credentials for childcare (1st Aid, CPR, Food Handler, CPS training, pass a TB test).

• Must pass a background check.

• Able to work flexible hours on occasion.

• Excellent organizational and computer skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

• Respect for others’ experiences, opinions, language, values, culture, and knowledge.

• Access to a reliable source of transportation.

• WA state driver’s license and vehicle insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

• B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related areas.

• Certified in HighScope curriculum and worked in HighScope preschool classroom.

• Experience working with immigrant and refugee families.

• Bicultural/bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Omoro, Amharic, Eritrean, Somali, or Tigrinya.

BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) plan.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

FOR CONSIDERATION:

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