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Pierce College District Classroom Support Teacher (Early Childhood Specialist 1) in Puyallup, Washington

PIERCE COLLEGEA Community College District in Puyallup and Lakewood,Washingtoninvites applications for the position of:Classroom Support Teacher (Early Childhood Specialist 1)SALARY:$2,509.00 - $2,864.00 Monthly$30,108.00 - $34,368.00 AnnuallyOPENING DATE: 07/15/21CLOSING DATE: ContinuousPOSITION SUMMARY:The mission of Pierce College is to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation, Pierce College is an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals. This is Pierce College’s second time as an Aspen Prize top finalist.Check out our Aspen Institute Award for Community College Excellence.Please note:Pierce College is transitioning back to working on campus after more than a year of primarily-remote work. One or two days in the office per week will be required at first (other days remote). This will increase over time. Health and safety precautions are in place.About the District:The College enjoys a strong presence in the community and participates in numerous partnerships with business, community, government, and educational organizations. The campuses have modern facilities that include state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces; an immersive, full-dome digital planetarium; child development centers; and health education centers, all with a beautiful view of nearby Mount Rainier.Pierce College Fort Steilacoom - Located on a beautiful 140-acre site adjacent to a 340- acre community and recreational park, and Waughop Lake.Pierce College Puyallup - Located on a lush 125-acre wooded site with beautiful spaces for exploring.Pierce College at JBLM - Located at the Joint Base LewisJob Summary:The Early Childhood Specialist will be responsible for the overall health and welfare of children ages 1 to 5 years old, who are enrolled in the Child Development Center. The Early Childhood Specialist will provide a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment which encourages cognitive, social, emotional and adaptive skills. This position involves monitoring and supervising children, leading activities, assisting staff in maintaining a safe and positive environment, tracking and reporting children’s progress and development, meeting with parents and other staff members and maintaining open and cooperative communication.*Position is open until filled.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Classroom Supervision and Personal Interactions:Provide a safe and clean environment to ensure children’s safety. Identify potential risks and hazards. Engage children in daily educational activities as well as schedules and routines such as hygiene (e.g. washing hands), lunch/snacks, naps, free time, field trips and transitioning between classroom and playground. Implement activities that promote the development of social, creative, motor, language and physical skills. Maintain awareness of children and staff in the classroom to ensure legal ratios are upheld. Ensure that each child is given appropriate levels of individual attention and guidance. Adapt teaching methods if necessary to the child’s individual needs. Foster independence and self-help skills whi