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Educational Opportunities for Children & Families Early Head Start Teacher Assistant in Vancouver, Washington

Covid vaccine recommended

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Strengthening children & families through early learning, child development, and community partnerships.

Come join our team as an Early Head Start Teacher's Assistant by supporting Educational Opportunities for Children & Families (EOCF) realize a common mission. In this role you will assist the Teacher in providing and implementing a developmentally appropriate early childhood education experience for children enrolled in the program. This benefited position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week. Fully qualified rate- $20.10, Trainee rate $19.81. General schedule is Monday- Friday day time hours.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision- Plans as low as $0.00 out of your paycheck!

  • Paid time off/sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • EOCF will pay for required education

  • Paid STARS trainings

  • Paid CPR/First Aid training

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • $20,000 Basic Life Insurance

  • Voluntary STD,LTD, and additional life insurance

  • 401K- 3% annual employer contribution

  • Quarterly passes to Columbia Sportswear employee store.

    *Please create a Merit account and submit an application for the Portable Background Check. It can be found in the application tab once you create the account. If you are hired we will reimburse you for the cost of the background check. *

    Interviews to begin as soon a qualified pool of applicants is received

    Required Fully Qualified Education:

    Certificate of proficiency in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college, current CDA certificate, or WA State Initial Certificate in ECE.

    Preferred Experience:

    One year experience with groups of children 1 to 5 years of age in an early childhood setting.

    • Training plan may be considered based on qualifications.

    • Bi-lingual highly desired.

    Knowledge of:

    • Developmentally appropriate practices for birth to 3 year old children.

    • Principles of child development and Early Childhood Curriculum planning.

    • Safety issues for children and adults.

    Ability to:

    • Implement established child development practices, principles and performance standards in a comprehensive classroom environment.

    • Adopt EOCF's commitment to supporting and strengthening children and families.

    • Work cooperatively with staff members and clients from diverse cultural, socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

    • Prepare and manage records, reports and other documents as required.

    • Maintain confidentiality of records and information.

    • Use the team approach to resolving problems or conflicts.

    • Demonstrate professional and effective written and verbal communication skills; receive information and feedback in an understanding manner; use good judgment.

    • Attend appropriate staff meetings and out-of-town training sessions as assigned.

    • Perform the physical requirements of the job which include regular crouching, stooping, bending, kneeling, sitting on the floor to assist and engage with children, and outdoors on a playground setting monitoring safe play and supervision.

      EOCF is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

    EOCF shall not discriminate in its staff, hiring practices, board, volunteers, volunteer committees, or recipients of any service on the basis of a person's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, mental, physical, or sensory disability, or any other status not listed, as protected by state and/or federal law.