Early Childhood Program Specialist, ReWA

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Early Childhood Program Specialist

Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) | Seattle, WA

Full-Time

Purpose:

The Program Specialist will assist the ECE Program Director by assuring the delivery of a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate and cultural relevant program within the guidelines of agency policies and procedures, performance standards and licensing guidelines. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist staff in the technical aspects of using computer based assessments and tracking tools: Teaching Strategies GOLD Objectives for Development & Learning, Ages and Stages Questionnaire, MERIT and Learning Stories
  • Compile data and assist with reports as required
  • Participate in scheduling for program planning time and unanticipated staffing needs. 
  • Assist with enrollment of children; enter students into data base and update records; help parents change schools as needed
  • Generate invoices
  • Responsible for DSHS, City Subsidy monthly invoices; maintain current communication with families on voucher duration and help with benefits renewal
  • Monitor daily attendance record and reasons for absences. Collaborate with teachers to intervene with families when extended or very regular absences occur.
  • Foster positive relationship with families and create family engagement opportunities in collaboration with teachers
  • Monthly classroom observation, facilitating reflective practices with teachers and Director
  • Assisting volunteer placement, schedules, provide support for parents, staff and volunteers in collaboration with the ECE Director
  • Conduct routine check on children’s and staff files
  • Support the maintenance of class ratios as per licensing guidelines; step in to classroom if necessary
  • Ensure professionalism and high program quality
  • Attend program and agency staff meetings and trainings
  • Other duties assigned by ECE Program Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education or related field or equivalent work experience.   
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment and to handle multiple tasks
  • Must meet federal and state health and safety standards and maintain credentials for childcare (1st Aid, CPR, Food Handler, CPS training, pass a TB test)
  • Must pass a background check
  • Able to work flexible hours on occasion
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Respect for others’ experiences, opinions, language, values, culture, and knowledge
  • Access to a reliable source of transportation
  • WA state driver’s license and vehicle insurance

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education or other related areas
  • Certified in HighScope curriculum and worked in HighScope preschool classroom
  • Experience working with immigrant and refugee families
  • Two years or more experience working with preschoolers
  • Bicultural/bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Omoro, Amharic, Eritrean, Somali, or Tigrinya.                   

BENEFITS:

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

FOR CONSIDERATION: 

Please submit resume, cover letter, salary request and references to:

Email: hr@rewa.org

Mail: Refugee Women’s Alliance, Attn:  Human Resources Department, 4008 MLK Jr Way S Seattle WA 98108. 

Fax: (206) 721-0282. 

Position Open Until Filled