This position provides the opportunity to work directly with children in our care helping to foster positive attachment with children and provide a loving, consistent environment where their needs are met. Work with children to help them develop social, emotional, and develpmentally appropriate skills.
Responsible for organizing a developmentally appropriate room in a Therapeutic Child Care program for abused and neglected children. Responsibilities include: overseeing general room operations, facilitating teamwork in planning and carrying out activities between yourself and other co-workers, and the coordination of planning developmentally appropriate activities which meet the individual needs of young children between the ages of 1 month to 5 years.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Oversee the weekly planning which incorporates group and individual activities to meet appropriate developmental needs of young children, and aids individual children in reaching goals outlined in their Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP). Participate in weekly planning meeting with TCCWII and Program Supervisor.
Model and interact with children to build relationships which foster the development of positive self esteem, self confidence, and communication skills, and coordinate assigning children to primary caregivers.
Demonstrate and model consistent room and van management and guidance techniques which foster the development of positive self image in children, which include, but are not limited to: setting age appropriate limits, redirecting, positive reinforcement, choices, and systematic attention and approval; and encouraging the development of conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
Demonstrate ongoing attention to children's safety at all times, and assume responsibility for overall safety in the room.
Observe and record emotional and physical conditions of individual children on a daily basis in several ways, including; daily physical/emotional checklist or CCP, flow notes, van observation forms, and incident and accident reports. Oversee completion of this and all other paperwork in a timely fashion.
Interact with parents in a positive, supportive manner at all times by: involving parents in a positive way in the program, intervening in a helpful, tactful manner when parents are behaving inappropriately with their children; recognizing the difference between pleasant conversation and therapeutic counseling; making referrals to the case manager when appropriate; and modeling appropriate child development techniques for parents.
Drive or assist on van routes on a regularly scheduled basis and transport vans for maintenance when needed.
Participate in staff meetings, case reviews, and other meetings as scheduled.
Upgrade job performance and personal skills by participating in Childhaven in-service trainings, attending related conferences, courses, or seminars, and reading job related journals and periodicals.
Work cooperatively as a team member as demonstrated by, but not limited to: facilitating problem solving and conflict resolution within the treatment room team, and bringing concerns to supervisor when appropriate; appropriately delegating room tasks and responsibilities; and assisting in non-assigned treatment room as scheduled by supervisor.
Responsible to comply with the agency's policy and procedure regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
BA/BS in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field* with two years experience; AA in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field and at least six years experience; CDA and 10 years of experience.
- Degree in related field requires twenty clock hours or two college quarter credits of basic training that is STARS approved.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid WDL and a safe driving record with no history of DUI/DWI.
Ability to obtain cleared portable background check through Department of Early Learning at own cost
First Aid Certification
Child/Infant CPR Certified
HIV Blood borne pathogens trained
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally in confined spaces. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually mode
How to apply
Please send resume and cover letter to one of the following:
Childhaven Human Resources 316 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 or: firstname.lastname@example.org or: fax: 206-382-3303
1035 SW 124th St, Burien, WA, 98146, US