Early Head Start Lead Teacher - Educare Early Learning Center

  • Puget Sound Educational Service District
  • 625 Southwest 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98146, USA
  • Sep 27, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description

We invite highly qualified Early Head Start Lead Teacher to join our team of educators and work in a strong collaborative partnership with the Teacher and Assistant Teacher.  Job duties include designing and leading children’s learning, documenting children’s outcomes, and working with families.   At Educare you will join a community of learners focused on providing high quality care and early childhood education, while working closely with families to support the growth and development of their children. 

Educare is a research based early learning program implementing best and most promising new practices. We hold high expectations for achieving child and family goals and offer reflective practices so that teachers reach and sustain those goals.  We are part of a support system that enables personal and professional growth within an intentional culture of inclusion and diversity.  We encourage you to join us in achieving a vision of excellence, innovation, creativity, and equity for the children and families we serve. 

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts, charter schools and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-12 services in the state.  PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or BA in a related field with 30 college quarter credits in ECE. **Unofficial transcripts required as part of complete application.  Attach to online application**
  • Early childhood experience in an early childhood setting.

Must obtain Food Handler's Permit within 30 days of employment, and CPR/First Aid Certificate within 90 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in Head Start, Early Head Start, or other comprehensive child development/family support program
  • Supervising early childhood classroom staff
  • Working with children birth-5 with disabilities
  • Working with children birth-5 who are English Language Learners and/or working with preschool children birth-5 who are from diverse backgrounds

Please note: applicants should include their entire chronological work history and describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. 

Based in White Center at Educare. Schedule: Full-time, year ‘round, 40 hours/week.

Salary: $49,797 – $57,750 /year Band C

Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity.

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. We offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and vision; Washington State Department of Retirement System with current employer contribution at over 10%; employer paid life insurance; optional life insurance options; generous and flexible paid time off (24 days of paid annual leave, 12 days of paid sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year); Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan; subsidized ORCA card; and free parking.

PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply. 

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by extended date, Sunday, October 6, 2019. Interviews tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
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