Posted: May 15, 2020

ECPS2 - Head Start Associate Teacher - Infant/Toddler & Preschool

Salary: $2,781.00 Monthly
Application Deadline: May 25, 2020
SALARY: $2,781.00 Monthly


OPENING DATE: 05/08/20
CLOSING DATE: 05/25/20 04:00 PM


Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

These are the position terms open for recruitment:  
Position 1 - 40 hrs. per week, 9 months per year at SFCC,

Any previously posted positions that remain vacant.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Head Start Associate Teacher - Infant /Toddler & Preschool in the Head Start / Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Division. 

Under the general supervision of the Center Manager, this position performs recurring routine job duties and assignments under the daily direction of the Lead Teacher in implementing the educational curriculum and the general operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) early childhood classroom.
  • Participate in classroom and outside daily routines and activities.  Utilize daily routines to support individual learning opportunities. *
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and documentation of an early childhood curriculum. *
  • Assist in assessing the developmental needs of infants/ toddlers and/or preschoolers; track individual progress by recording ongoing assessments and assist with the development of individualized learning opportunities, inclusive of children with disabilities.*
  • Assist in conducting developmental screenings, providing referrals, and arranging follow-up services and ensuring parents are involved in curriculum planning and child observations in the classroom environment. *
  • Participate in case management, home visits, center conferences and the development and implementation of Children's Individual Plans (CIP) and family transition plans with Direct Service Team. *
  • Assist with maintaining required documentation, records, and supplies. *
  • Maintain required records and other information as requested. *
  • May assist in providing feedback to ECE student teachers. *
  • May assist, and/or perform work of the Lead Teacher. *
  • Work effectively as a member of a classroom and direct services team to provide integrated, comprehensive services to children and families. *
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within the community; represent and promote HS/EHS at community events and committees, as assigned. *
  • Stay informed by attending all necessary training and meetings, and reading all written program updates.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform related duties as required. *
Indicates this is an essential duty.
This position is designated a bargaining unit position and union membership is no longer a condition of employment.


  • Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited institution.
    • If minimum qualifications are not met at time of hire, employee is expected to acquire the necessary educational credits/credentials to meet the above listed minimum qualifications of the position within 12 months of date of hire.
  • Knowledge of early childhood education theory and practices, including child development, developmentally appropriate practices, primary caregiving, observation and ongoing assessment, individualizing, planning, special services, referrals, developing and maintaining a classroom environment and routines, and child management.
  • Knowledge of the impacts of complex trauma on family systems.
  • Ability to understand and utilize data in decision-making and program implementation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of appropriate techniques for diapering, sanitation, napping, feeding, and toilet training.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in an early childhood program.
  • First aid/CPR (as available through CCS)
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • One year experience working with infant/toddler/preschool aged children.
  • Previous experience with Head Start/Early Head Start or working with low income families from a variety of cultural groups, especially English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Basic computer skills, including e-mail and word processing.
  • Previous experience with Teaching Strategies Gold and Creative Curriculum Tools.


Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:
  • Base compensation, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa.   In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.  Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

  • Work is equally performed in indoor temperature controlled office environment, and outdoor uncontrolled elements.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and twisting.
  • Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, odors and/or biohazards.
  • Work is active in nature.
  • Cyclic schedule (9-month, 40-hours a week).
  • This position is overtime eligible.
  • 6-month probationary period; may be extended up to 12 months.
  • Post-Offer medical exam which includes tuberculin screening and submission of documentation indicating Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity.
  • Possession of Washington State Department of Health: Food Workers Card.
  • Criminal history/child abuse information check including Department of Children, Youth and Families Portable Background Check prior to employment.
  • Requires local or regional travel.  If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
  • If minimum qualifications are not met at time of hire, employee is expected to acquire the necessary educational credits/credentials to meet the above listed minimum qualifications of the position within 12 months of date of hire.
How To Apply:


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) * - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.  Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.