Family Educator I, Head Start

Contact Name: 
Casey Drobnick
Job Location: 
Multiple school sites have open positions Seattle Public Schools Head Start preschool classrooms
Position Description: 
Overview of Position Works as a team member, with lead direction from Family Educator II, to provide integrated services to assigned families, as defined in Head Start Performance Standards and the SPS program curriculum, to facilitate the involvement of parents in their child's education and health and to support home-learning activities; works as a team to provide instruction to students in assigned classroom. This posting is hiring for positions at various locations. Essential Functions 20% Work as a team, with lead direction from the Family Educator II and other program staff, to establish and maintain an open, friendly, courteous environment in the classroom and in all contacts with families, program participants, staff and the public; team with center staff to provide an inviting, nurturing environment reflective of the local community and cultures of participating families to enhance the self-concept of children, families, volunteers and staff. 25% Under the guidance of the Family Educator II, provides support for the achievement of the child portion of the family service plan, including assisting with child development, behavioral, literacy, health and dental screenings/assessments, observing and documenting development levels of assigned children, and participating in planning, evaluating, and preparing classroom activities and instructional materials; supervises children in outdoor activities. 10% Actively participate in the family style meal process for snacks and meals, in compliance with Head Start Standards; may be required to assist children with toileting and teach self-help skills; assists children with special needs using adaptive equipment and materials. 10% Assist in the maintenance of child and family records; maintain classroom facility and supplies as assigned; assist with classroom operational processes, such as budget expenditures and/or managing classroom funds and records. 10% Assist with activities to provide or increase services to program families, as per the SPS Head Start work plans; participate in the development of classroom and home-based strategies for family members; participates in family service planning meetings; may participate in home visits. 5% Work as a team member to recruit, train, and encourage parent and community volunteers; assist with planning and implementation of center meetings and parent education activities, including those held during evenings and weekends; assists in the training and support of classroom volunteers, interpreters, therapists, nurses and others. 10% Participate in site team meetings, program staff meetings, training sessions, and workshops, including those held during evening and weekend hours; participate in design of professional development. 10% Participate as a team member on a daily basis to share concerns, evaluate the classroom day and activities, discuss observations of children and/or family participation; maintain confidentiality and integrity of information in all dealings related to program participants and staff. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs related duties consistent with the scope of the position. Typical Qualifications EDUCATION: Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field required. SUBSTITUTION: One year of paid or unpaid work experience can substitute for one year of the education requirement. YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of paid or unpaid work experience in a family-centered preschool program is required. Apply here:
Job Type: 
Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2022