Early Childhood Program Specialist 1
Company: Bellevue College
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Early Childhood Program Specialist 1
Job ID: 11170
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Under the supervision of the Center Assistant Director and under
the general direction of Early Childhood
Specialist 2, 3 and 4 the Early Childhood Specialist 1 helps
provide and guide care and general educational
activities for children in the Early Learning Center. The position
performs classroom, playground, office,
laundry, field trip and kitchen work as assigned. Duties are
performed following clearly defined work procedures
and priorities. ln accordance with the Early Learning Center
philosophy and policies, the Early Childhood
Specialist 1 works with center staff to provide appropriate
interactions and support to help meet the social,
emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of children within a group
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Annual Salary: $31,608-$40,524
Annual salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications
and related experience.
We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and
benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the
Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington
State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and
disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices
of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick,
and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee
discounts and memberships, etc.
The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This is a
Classified, overtime eligible position and represented by the
Washington Public Employee Association of Higher Education
About The College
Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and
innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances
the life-long educational development of its students while
strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse
community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of
Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of
color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes
student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible
educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion
and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for
a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that
supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential
part of our
diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all
aspects of college life. By enriching student life through
leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural
experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse
campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student
About the Department
As a department of Bellevue College, our mission is to provide high
quality, family centered, developmentally appropriate care & early
education for young children and their families. In addition, we
strive to provide a creative, safe, learning environment that
nurtures, respects, and supports each individual's unique qualities
The Early Learning Center encourages discovery, creativity, overall
development, independence, self-regulation, problem solving, and
exploration in a safe, respectful, yet stimulating, relationship
based environment. Our program maintains a child-centered
philosophy that accepts each child at his/her own developmental
level and encourages him/her to learn through rich experiences.
When planning the curriculum, teachers provide experiences that
reflect families' interests, hobbies, cultures, and languages
Help to maintain a safe, positive and healthy environment for
--- Monitor and assist with nap times, activity times, group times,
diapering/toileting, outdoor play,
--- field trips, and all transitions. Continually move throughout
classroom and playground areas,
--- using visual & auditory supervision.
Set up meals/snacks and eat family style with children as
--- Monitor the mealtime with the children making sure they are
safe and not choking on food or eating something they are allergic
--- Making sure children with allergies receive the correct
Help organize and prepare materials for the day.
--- Assist Lead Teacher during activities such as art or cooking
with children in the classroom and outdoors.
--- Making sure materials are readily accessible.
Assist with the preparation, presentation, and cleanup of projects
--- Set up art projects with supplies needed and clean-up projects
and activities by wiping down tables and mopping floors.
--- Making sure the children are also cleaned up.
Assist with kitchen, office and laundry duties.
--- Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.
--- High School diploma or GED and experience in an early childhood
--- Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate effectively with
children, families, community members and staff of diverse ages,
backgrounds, and abilities.
--- Meet minimum licensing requirements for Washington State
Department of Children, Youth and Families, including registration
in Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT) and
current Portable Background Check.
--- Have or obtain within 90 days of hiring - current Infant/child
CPR & Basic First Aid; Blood Borne Pathogen training, and Food
Handler's Card, Tuberculosis skin test clearance and Mumps, Measles
and Rubella immunity.
--- Ability to safely supervise groups of children and their
activities by standing, walking, reaching, (sitting on floor, small
chairs, &/or outdoors), frequent stooping, and lifting up to 40
--- 45 college credits of early childhood education/child
development and one-year experience in an early childhood
--- Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the needs of a diverse
student population and community.
--- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a teaching team and
Conditions of Employment
Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and
secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected
to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition
to perform her/his/their assigned duties.
Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized
non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment
eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and
state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status
will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you need information on medical
or religious accommodation.
Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:
Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will
be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of
employment. Information from the background check will not
necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in
determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform
in the position.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting
references and verification of work experience, and/or past job
How To Apply
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be invited to
interview until the position is filled.
All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to
apply. Your application must include a complete online application
and all of the required documents below to be considered complete.
Any application that does not provide all requested information
will not be considered for the position (only submit required
documents with the application, additional will not be
Required application materials:
--- Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
--- Attach a Resume
--- Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that
addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how
your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your
commitment to diversity and equity
--- Complete the Job Questionnaires if applicable
If you have questions regards to application or hiring process,
please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email
Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to
providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and
employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color;
national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age;
religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental,
or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era
veteran. Please see policy 4100 at
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the
recruitment process may contact mailto:email@example.com or
425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle
inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX
Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance
Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.
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