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EMPLOYMENT

Teachers Are the Heart of Our School!

4/1/22 Hiring for an afternoon Aid or Assistant for our Toddler, Rainbow Class from 3:00 to 5:30 starting April 2022.   See more information below

We are participating in the Early Achievers Program and teachers can apply for scholarships in ECE.

We have a dedicated group of professional teachers that share a common goal of offering programs that meet children and family’s needs. Each program focuses on a different age group and offers opportunities to learn new skills and explore different topics of study.

We are always on the lookout for teachers, on call for substitutes. If you are interested, please contact Katrina Brooke, the Director at (425) 882-1981. You would work for teachers when they are gone for training or out sick.  If a substitute is working in the classrooms and is a good fit, we often offer them the next permanent teaching spot.

Aide/Assistant

Openings: 1              Schedule is Monday to Friday 3:00 to 5:30 for 5 days in April (more hours available as a sub)

Job Description:

We are looking for an Aid or Assistant to work with our Toddlers, Rainbow Class (2 to 3 years) class, closing the Toddler classroom at the end of the day.

Primarily interacting and supervising behavior. Basic set up and clean up. This is part of the end of the day, so greeting parents and keeping track of attendance is important.  Having students clean and ready to go home.

Customer service, a positive attitude and effective communication skills will be needed.  Looking for Aid/Assistants that enjoy working with children.  Need to be able to multitask watching the group of children as well as assisting an individual that needs help.  Staff are all required to have MMR and Covid Vaccine/Boosters.

We do not move staff around or students around, consistency is important.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16+ years of age.
  • Knowledge of and experience with groups of children.
  • Knowledge and understanding of positively redirecting children
  • Active e-mail account.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • STARS ID number
  • Registered with MERIT https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-profdev/merit
  • Complete Department of Early Learning Portable Background Card. Reimbursed for finger printing costs.

 Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing.

Continuing Education/ Training within 30 days of hire

CPR and First Aid Certificate,

HIV Blood Borne Pathogens Training,

STARS 30 hr. Basic Training,

Food handler’s permit and

Required Department of Children, Youth and Family training online.

Must be obtained before employment:

TB test and Current vaccines – Proof of MMR and Covid vaccines, required.

Benefits:

Competitive wages based on education and experience

Six paid Holidays,

Monday to Friday, weekends off

Paid sick leave .025 per hour worked, up to 6+ days a year.

Childcare Discount of 50%

Employees paid training reimbursements in addition to the $250 Merit reimbursement.

Early Achievers, staff qualify for grants to pay for ECE classes

Paid to attend required school events and meetings.

After 3 years additional 5 days paid for winter break

Wages: depending on experience/education: first job, baby-sitting experience $16 hourly/ with education and classroom experience $18+ hourly

How To Apply: 

E-mail interest and experience working with children to the director at shyneschool@gmail.com or call 425-882-1981, Katrina Brooke, Director

Lead Teachers

Openings: 0 

The Shyne School looks for experienced teachers with a degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education to work with children and families. Our goal is to create the highest quality program on the Eastside that goes beyond licensing requirements. We are currently Early Achievers participants. Teachers follow ITERS/ETERS and CLASS Guidelines. We feel that teachers do amazing work, and we honor them for it. Lead Teachers work Monday to Friday for 6.75 hours with a paid 30-minute lunch and a paid 30-minute planning time each day, with a 15-minute paid prep time. Below you will find a list of benefits and the job duties. We like our new teachers to start part time to transition into the class and then take over the class full time. We value the demanding work teachers do and work hard to create a great working environment. Lead Teachers plan and post their curriculum for parents weekly, send out quarterly newsletters, track children’s progress, create student portfolio’s, fill out developmental checklists, offer parent conferences and manage the classroom. We look for warm, nurturing teachers that are responsive to children and adults. A teacher in a developmental constructionist class has the role of providing a rich environment for the spontaneous exploration of the child. A classroom filled with interesting things to explore encourages students to become active constructors of their own knowledge (their own schemas) through experiences that encourage assimilation and accommodation.

Benefits

Competitive wages, 6 Paid Holidays, Paid Breaks, Medical Insurance reimbursement. Paid vacation, 1 week after 1 year. Paid sick leave, 6 days a year and Childcare Discount of 50%.

Employee paid Training Reimbursements and paid for school events and meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age, a high school graduate/GED.

• Child Care Basics*
• First Aid/CPR
• Blood Borne Pathogens
• Food Handlers Permit (if applicable)
• Safe Sleep (if applicable)
• Child Restraint (if applicable)
• 10-hour Annual In-service Training
• Enhancing Quality of Early Learning
Degree majors that count: (Must Obtain within 5 years of being hired)
• Associate degree in ECE or related
• Bachelor’s degree in ECE or related
• A valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-Grade 3) or Early Childhood Special Education
Related degree majors include: 
• Human development with a specialization in ECE
• Children’s studies/childhood education
• Elementary education with one of the following endorsements: o Early childhood education o Early childhood special education o P-3 o P-3 special education
If your degree major is not listed above, but you believe that it is an ECE major:
• The related degree list is maintained based on current degrees available in Washington and if the degree aligns with the state’s Core Competencies
• Other Associate or bachelor’s degrees will be reviewed based on competencies and can be paired with demonstration of competency where needed
• DCYF reviews transcripts to determine if the degree major aligns with Washington State Core Competencies, this is a current process
• All college coursework must align with WA ECE Competencies and be verified in the workforce registry (MERIT), which is a current process *

STARS ID number

Registered with MERIT

Completed Department of Early Learning Portable Background Card.

Two or more years of classroom experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have knowledge of and be able to implement a developmental constructionist approach. Be professionally prepared to be a teacher of young children. In addition, they must be able to meet the requirements of the city and state licensing agencies. Must further your education in Early Childhood Education and meet state requirements for STARS.

Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing. Children focus on potty training in this class.

Certificates & Licenses

Washington State Driver’s License

Portable Background Card

Continuing Education/ Training

CPR and First Aid Certificate, HIV Blood Borne Pathogens Training, STARS Basic Training (or exemption) and continuing education.

Must be obtained before employment:

TB test, Food handler’s permit, and Current vaccines

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

* Maintain an environment for children that are clean, safe, stimulating and are appropriate for each child’s and the group’s developmental level. * Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the school. * Promote healthy eating practices through modeling.

TO advance motor and intellectual competence * Supporting emerging literacy and language development in response to each individual child’s interest through whole language experience. * Use equipment and material for indoor and outdoor play that promotes children’s fine and gross motor development.

TO support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance * Treat each child, co-worker, and parent with dignity and respect. * Help each child to become aware off his/her role as an integral member of a group. * Support a curriculum that reflects the culture diversity of the group.

TO establish positive and productive relationships with families * View parent-teacher relationship as a partnership, focusing on each child’s individual strengths and abilities. * Support and implement hands-on activities that develop self-esteem. * Use and promote positive guidance techniques and a variety of creative and expressive activities. * Address any parent concern in a timely and appropriate manner. Communicate any issues with the Director if necessary or if Director’s support is needed.

TO ensure a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant needs * Supervise and implement the curriculum in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the program. * Assist in the observation and documentation of individual and group progress through anecdotal notes, development checklist, portfolio assessments and other designated screenings. * Complete documentation within agency guidelines and time limits. * Complete paperwork required for local, state, and federal agencies.

TO maintain a commitment to professionalism * Attend all staff meetings and in-services trainings. Meet STARS requirements by attending recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth. * Maintaining professional organizations that work for the improvement of early childhood education. * Maintain flexibility and consistency with all staff. * Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, families, and children at all times. * Relate to families in a positive and respectful manner.

Lead Assistant Teachers

Openings: 0              

  • Lead Assistant Preschool Teacher The Shyne School looks for teachers with some classroom experience, and training in early childhood education to work with our children and families. Our goal is to create the highest quality program on the East side that goes beyond licensing requirements. We feel consistency is the key to a quality program, so long term consistent staff, and not moving children around are staples of our program. We are currently Early Achievers participants and use Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold as an Assessment Tool. Lead Assistant Teachers work with the Lead teachers to help track children’s progress and assist in the management of the classroom and Parent Communication. This teacher works Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30. Due to Covid restrictions classrooms are not combined.  The class is a group of 10 with a 5:1 ratio (two teachers).  This is a lower ratio than state licensing (7:1) ratio. Students are one by August 31st and turn two while attending and move to the next class in the summer or fall based on openings and if they are ready to move up.  Students do not wear masks, but staff wear masks when inside.  WA state mandates that staff be fully vaccinated for MMR and Covid, including a booster.

Benefits:

Competitive wages based on education and experience

Six paid Holidays, (Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July)

Two paid teacher workdays, (Work in the classroom without students; at end of school year before summer and end of summer before fall).

Paid Breaks (30 min. Lunch, work 7.5 hours with students),

8 hours shifts

Medical Insurance/Health Savings Plan reimbursement, up to $250 a month.

Paid vacation, 1 week

Paid sick leave .025 per hour worked, up to 6+ days a year.

Childcare Discount of 50% if we have space for you student

Paid training reimbursements in addition to the $250 Merit reimbursement.

Early Achievers, staff qualify for grants to pay for ECE classes

Paid to attend required school events and meetings.

After 3 years an additional 5 days paid for winter break.  Calendar shows closures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age, a high school graduate/GED.

Ability to work as a member of a team.

Proof of MMR and Covid19 Vaccines

QUALIFICATIONS

Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: light to medium lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing.

Certificates & Licenses

STARS ID number

Register with MERIT

DCYF Portable Background Check.

Washington State Driver’s License/ID

Continuing Education/ Training

CPR and First Aid Certificate,

(HIV) Blood Borne Pathogens Training,

DCYF Training

TB test,

Food handler’s permit

Basic 30 clock hour STARS Training or exemption.

DCYF Training (Free) online: Mandated Reporter, Emergency Preparedness, Homelessness, Medication Management (Free)

 

Assistant Teacher Job Description

Intro

We selected you for this position based on your qualifications and personality displayed at the time you were interviewed. We look for teachers who are warm and friendly, sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, and able to relate well to children. Assist in implementation of the curriculum, working with parents, and assessing the needs of individual children under the guidance of the lead teacher. In this position you will be responsible for assisting in general classroom management, supervision of problem solving with individual children, implementing activities, and following The Shyne Schools policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Assistant teachers working full time must be 18 years of age and earn a high school diploma. You must have experience of working with groups of children. You must be able to model self after the lead teacher. Willing to further your education in Early Childhood Education and meet state requirements for STARS. Assistant teachers working less than four hours a day need to be 16 years of age or older and have experience working with groups of children. Teachers must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, 40 pounds regularly during an eight-hour period.

Accountability:

The Assistant Teacher reports to the Lead Teacher or Director in their absence.

General Work Habits

Teachers are expected to be reliable in their attendance and arrive on time, ready for work. Know and follow the center’s philosophy. Open to innovative ideas, be flexible with assignments and schedule, look for ways to improve the program, always remain calm and come to work with a positive attitude. Always presenting the highest level of care, keeping in mind that parents see us with their children for a few minutes of the day and assume what they see in those few minutes is what happens all day.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Assist in planning and implementing the daily program and schedule. Assume an equal share of the housekeeping responsibilities of the staff, agreed upon with co-teachers.
  • Assist in transitions and participates in classroom activities.
  • Assisting in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe, fun, and inviting learning environment, setting up interest centers and preparing needed materials and supplies that are appropriate for each child’s developmental level.
  • Communicates with other teachers appropriately to share ideas, needs, goals, thoughts, and feelings.
  • Supervising the classroom using our discipline policy as your guide. Anticipating problems and redirecting children through positive redirection, problem solving, setting appropriate limits and active listening.
  • Uses non-directive language. Speak with children in a friendly, courteous positive manner.
  • Always keeps children in visual and auditory range – inside, out, nap and toileting.
  • Treating all children with affection, dignity, and respect. Is flexible and responsive to children’s interests and needs. Keeping in mind each child’s culture and socioeconomic background.
  • Speak to children at their eye level.
  • Assisting them with social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs.
  • Knowing what is developmentally appropriate when setting limits and planning activities. Encouraging developmentally appropriate independence in children.
  • Develops plans and goals from observations. Assists with progress reports and participates in parent conferences when able. Communicate your concerns about a child’s development to the lead teacher and/or director.
  • Helping with the general classroom management duties. Keeping the classroom clean, tidy and safe. Safely preparing all food, cleaning up and storage after.
  • Maintaining professional attitudes and loyalty to The Shyne School at all times.
  • Attending all staff meetings and in-service training. Meet STARS requirements by attending recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth.
  • Participating in an annual evaluation, planning, and implementing a performance plan.
  • Being available and approachable with parents to seek a partnership. Providing parents with positive information about their child’s day. Talking with parents about their child away from the children.
  • Attend parent meetings and all school functions.
  • Provides an appropriate role model. Models healthy eating practices.
  • Participates in professional organizations that work for the improvement of early childhood education.
  • Make sure opening or closing duties for the center are completed before children arrive or before leaving for the day. All doors and windows closed, all toys properly put away, all art materials cleaned up and all food put away.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
All teachers and parents are required to wear a mask inside. Vaccinated teachers can remove their mask outside. Full covid policies https://shyneschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Shyne-Covid-Policies.pdf

COOK/Chef

Openings: 0              

Job Description: 

We are looking for a cook to order, prepare four snacks and lunch and serve lunch.  Menu Planning and maintaining documentation of food items that meet mandated nutritional requirements as assigned by the Department of Health Service for the Department of Children, Youth and Family Services.  This position is also responsible for providing a safe and sanitary work environment along with assisting other staff to meet the above expectations.  Home cooks are welcome to apply.

Other Job Functions:

Assists personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.  This includes providing break relief as needed.  Reports to the director and assists by answering phones as needed.

Sills, Knowledge and /or abilities required:

Skills to cook and bake large quantities of food items; perform basic arithmetic calculations; operate and maintain basic kitchen equipment; adjust recipes to various quantity demands; use standard office equipment.  Knowledge of modern methods of food preparation, health codes, sanitation principles, and nutritional requirements.  Abilities to stand for prolonged periods, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.  Significant physical abilities include lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling, bending, and stretching.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18+ years of age.
  • Knowledge of and experience cooking, home cooks welcome.
  • Knowledge and understanding of positively redirecting children
  • Active e-mail account.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • STARS ID number
  • Registered with MERIT  https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-profdev/merit
  • Complete Department of Early Learning Portable Background Card.

 Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing.

Continuing Education/ Training within 30 days of hire

CPR and First Aid Certificate,

HIV Blood Borne Pathogens Training,

STARS Basic Training,

Food handler’s permit and

Required Department of Children, Youth and Family training online.

Must be obtained before employment:

TB test and Current vaccines – Proof of MMR required.

Portable Background check through DCYF

Pay for this position will depend on how much experience you have $18 to $20+

 


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