Teacher Assistant I – Yakima – $14.75/hr + DOE job vacancy in Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington (Yakima, WA 98908)

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Company name : Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington
Location : Yakima, WA 98908
Position : Teacher Assistant I – Yakima – $14.75/hr + DOE

Description :
Job Details

Job Location

Yakima – , WA

Position Type

Full Time

Travel Percentage


You can do the work you love, be your authentic self, and make an impact in the lives of thousands. We believe in a culture rooted in community, collaboration, and growth. As an agency we are inspired by our Mission of bringing hope to life, especially those most in need.
Catholic Charities is committed to the policy of vaccination against the COVID 19 virus for all employees. We are committed to maximize safety for our employees and clients. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccination is required to work on or after October 18, 2021, consistent with Proclamation 21-15.
Position Summary:
The Teacher Assistant I is responsible to support with the planning and implementation of classroom activities that promote the social, physical and intellectual growth of children. The Teacher Assistant is also responsible for the care, hygiene, learning, and developmental activities of the children; communication with parents; and maintaining the classroom records, cleanliness, and orderliness.

Assist Lead Teacher to Create and maintain a safe and healthy environment

Maintain inventory and upkeep of both center and classroom supplies and materials.
Report needed repairs and maintenance to appropriate personnel.
Provide a safe, developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor learning environment
Apply health standards and care for the children and classroom.

Support with planning & provide curriculum through normal care giving routines

Establish a learning environment to build and enhance each childs self-esteem and positive self-concept
Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, creativity, exploration and problem solving appropriate to the developmental level and learning style of each child
In absence of lead teacher, prepare monthly, weekly and daily activity plans and insure progress towards completion
Implement positive guidance practices that teach and meet the individual temperaments of each child
Observe, document and assess individual and group needs, interests, and skills

Provide family support to parents of the children

Plan, promote and implement family involvement
Maintain open, friendly and cooperative verbal and written communication with each childs family
Provide parents with information, resources and referrals as needed

Foster positive discipline and communication in the classroom

Guide and sustain positive interactions between children and adults
Maintain an atmosphere that encourages open communication with children and adults
Provide opportunities and support for children to understand, acquire, and use verbal and non-verbal means of communicating thoughts and feelings

Create and Maintain a professional team environment

Submit attendance records and required paperwork in a timely manner
Maintain confidentiality of children, families, and staff
Appropriately supervise and delegate duties to classroom staff, initiate and encouraging teamwork among adults in the room and center

Continue professional development

Participate in required training and share information with other staff as requested
Participate in scheduled supervision, require meetings and retreats

Participate in Center activities and other duties as requested

Job Requirements:
The following requirements are those that are normally required for performance of this position. Any disabled applicant or incumbent who does not meet one or more of the requirements, but who can perform the essential function of the job (with or without reasonable accommodations) shall be deemed to meet these requirements.

Physical Requirements:
This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting or performing other work requiring medium physical exertion, talking and hearing and adequate vision on a regular basis to perform the job requirements. These physical demands are required up to 95% of the time.

Non-Physical Requirements:
Education & Experience

ECE Certificate or Professional Development Plan

Special Skills

Preschool Classroom experience
Emergency Procedures
Training in Creative Curriculum
Basic computer skills

Licensure, Registration, Certification

Valid food handlers card
Valid First Aid and CPR card
Verification of a negative TB test
Proof of 1 MMR
Bloodbourne Pathogens Training
Renew Annual Trainings Safe Sleep; Shaken Baby
30 hour STARS Training Childcare basics (or proof of exemption)
10 hours STARS Annual Training
Enhancing Qualify of Early Learning In Service STARS Training with 6 months of hire

Employment is conditional upon:

Being cleared by criminal background check and fingerprinting when required

It is the practice of Catholic Charities to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color national origin, gender (with or without sexual conduct), age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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