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8 Oct 2019

Full-Time Early Childhood Program Specialist 1

hr@clark.edu – Posted by hr@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Early Childhood Program Specialist 1

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a classified Early Childhood Program Specialist 1. This is a full-time cyclic, 9.5-month position in the Child and Family Studies Program for rotating break support in the Child and Family Studies program.
The Early Childhood Program Specialist 1 (ECPS1) working under the direction of the program supervisor and the general direction of the lead teaching staff assists in implementing the educational curriculum and the general operation of a toddler or preschool classroom. The ECPS1 engages with the children in the classroom, building trusting and respectful relationships with each child. Responsibilities include: applying licensing regulations, national NAC accreditation standards, theory of best practices in Early Childhood Education, adhering to CLASS, ECERS/ITERS, and keeping current with yearly Early Achievers trainings.
The ECPS1 shares in the responsibility of maintaining the health and safety of the children and upholding the Department of Early Learning policies, protocols and procedures. The ECPS1 support the classroom operations by facilitating the daily rituals and routines set by the lead teaching staff, management of children and direction of staff and volunteers.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Position Responsibilities
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervise children at all times in developmentally appropriate activities both indoors and outdoors.
• Guide children in the daily schedule of routines such as choice time, rest time, meals, toileting, outdoor exploration, etc.
• Perform classroom management duties and assist with the maintenance of a healthy and safe environment.
• Model appropriate guidance techniques and communication skills.
• Be familiar with, implement and maintain the Washington State Licensing requirements.
• Maintain daily and weekly USDA and NAC/QRIS paperwork.
• Consistent attendance to support continuity of care required.
• Perform related duties as required.

Position Requirements and Competencies:
Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

• One or more years’ experience in working with young children in a child care setting.
• 30 hours in Early Childhood Education required.
• Valid Merit ongoing training hours current.
• Valid certification in adult, infant and child CPR/First Aide.
• Current food handlers permit.
• Proof of Negative TB test.
• Proof of MMR immunization.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Supplemental Information
Job Readiness/Working Conditions:
• Lift moderate amounts of weights up to 50 lbs.
• Requires the ability to stand, stoop, kneel, bend, and work with children on the floor for extended periods of time.
• The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
• This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
• Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. 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.

Starting Salary: $2,436/month Range: 30 Code: 00256A
Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., October 16, 2019.


• Clark College online application
• Current resume
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
October 3, 2019

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How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Child Care, day care, Education, Higher Education, and school.

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