Childcare Enrichment Teacher – Lead

We seek a creative, energetic, and dedicated individual who shares our passion for making tomorrow better by supporting success in school, and enriching children’s lives with our ‘whole child’ approach.   Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life?  This is an extraordinary opportunity to blend your professional skills, education and passion into making a difference. 

We are specifically seeking candidates with experience/education in working with special needs children.

Position Overview:

To act as lead teacher to provide a safe, caring and academically and socially enriching environment for school-age children ensuring the curriculum and activities are developmentally appropriate and meet all identified academic and development domains.

Responsibilities / Duties:  

  • Supervise and manage groups of children.
  • Engage children in enrichment activities.
  • Lead school-age team in curriculum planning.
  • Plan, prepare, implement and clean-up activities and projects.
  • Build strong and nurturing relationship SPS staff, children and families.
  • Represent CDSA in various public and regulatory meetings.
  • Attend trainings on curriculum, instruction, etc.
  • Conduct classroom observations.
  • Meet with SPS teacher.
  • Conduct Parent/Teacher conferences.
  • Develop IEP or ILP.
  • Track outcomes and indicators.
  • Track/collect FERPA forms.
  • Meet once per month with other ET’s to discuss plans, activities, trainings, etc.
  • Attend and sometimes lead weekly staff meetings.
  • Maintain safety of children
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of site
  • Assist in positive behavior management techniques when required.
  • Obtain required training and on-going professional development.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to work and interact with children and parents.
  • Curriculum building for age appropriate presentation structures.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office programs.
  • Strong skills in age appropriate curriculum
  • Time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment on cross-functional teams with a wide range of personalities
  • Exceptional problem solving abilities.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.

Education, Certifications and Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years education required. An AA in education or related field is preferred. 
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in field required.
  • Commitment to continued professional development including trainings as required by various regulatory agencies.
  • A minimum of one year experience working with school-age with demonstrated knowledge and competence in:
    • Behavior management skills
    • Activity planning/coordinating
  • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information appropriately
  • Proven ability to communicate with children and adults in a positive and proactive manner
  • Ability to create versatile and varied age appropriate activities for children of different ages and developmental stages.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • BBP / HIV / Aids certification
  • Evidence of completion of a minimum of 20 hours of Basic STARS training as well as completion of the annual 10 hours of STARS training requirements.

Desired but not required:

  • Experience working in a non-profit organization
  • BA degree in Early Childhood Education

About Us:  Community Day School Association’s before and after school, preschool, and summer camp programs are located within 9 Seattle Public School locations. Established in 1977, our private non-profit organization serves 800 children ages 3-12, with high quality enrichment learning, and nationally accredited preschools. The families we serve are 70% low income, and speak 14 languages. Our highly skilled and well trained teams of teachers, many of whom are bilingual, help children succeed in school and in life. 

We offer a competitive total compensation program which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability and Simple IRA benefits as well as 13 paid Holidays and a paid leave time program.
Salary consideration begins at $13.00 per hour, depending on experience.

EOE