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Early Childhood Program Specialist 1

Company: Bellevue College
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Early Childhood Program Specialist 1

Job ID: 11170

Location: Bellevue College

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary

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 setting.

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 (WPEA-HE).

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 success.

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 and potential.

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

Essential Functions

Help to maintain a safe, positive and healthy environment for children.

--- 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 assigned.

--- Monitor the mealtime with the children making sure they are safe and not choking on food or eating something they are allergic to.

--- Making sure children with allergies receive the correct substitution.

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 and activities.

--- 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.

Minimum Qualifications

--- High School diploma or GED and experience in an early childhood setting

--- 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 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

--- 45 college credits of early childhood education/child development and one-year experience in an early childhood setting.

--- 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 follow directions.

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 Immigration Services.

Per Governor Inslee's, state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at 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 under

Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

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 reviewed.)

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 to

EEO Statement

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 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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Bellevue College


3000 Landerholm Circle Southeast

Bellevue, Washington, 98007

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