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posted - 5/5/2017

Early Childhood Program Specialist 1

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite applications for Early Childhood Program Specialist I.  This position works under general direction from the Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager and interacts with parents, volunteers, and team members.  This position responds to each child's developmental stage of growth with respect, courtesy, and understanding. Work is performed following the Department of Early Learning (DEL) requirements, the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) for the Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL) standards, Early Achiever expectations, in addition to the Tacoma Community College and Early Learning Center policies and procedures.  This recruitment announcement will serve to fill two (2) vacancies.

Tacoma Community College is a comprehensive state-supported community college servicing more than 720,000 residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County area and enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually (6,000 FTE).  Tacoma Community College has recently been listed as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. TCC is one of 34 community and technical colleges in a statewide system.  Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC is a diverse, creative and engaging institution.

Qualifications include high school graduate or equivalent, six months FTE experience providing care and support in an early childhood environment or equivalent education (i.e.: six months at 40 hours per week; one year at 20 hours per week, etc.) and proficiency with email, word processing and spreadsheet software. Preferred qualifications include an associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college, one year of experience providing care to young children ages four weeks to five years in an early learning setting, familiarity with Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start Program and experience developing curriculum.

This is a full time classified position scheduled to work Monday through Friday9:00 am to 5:30 pm.  The salary range is $2,218 to $2,857 per month.  Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. Summer hours may be reduced yearly to 8 hours per day 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefits package to include: health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave and holiday pay. 

Become part of an exceptional team committed to improving the lives of our students and the quality of living in our community through educational excellence.

An Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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posted - 4/6/2017

Employment Type:



Port Angeles

Position Description / Details:

The Early Childhood Specialist will be responsible for providing quality care for children ages 3-5 in the Educare Program by working together with staff, parents and children to create a safe and challenging indoor and outdoor environment.

Position Responsibilities:

-Plan and supervise children in developmentally appropriate activities.

-Guide children in the daily schedule of routines such as choice time, rest time, eating, toileting, outdoor play, etc.

-Perform light housekeeping duties and assist with maintenance of a healthy and safe environment.

-Model appropriate guidance techniques and communication skills.

-Be familiar with and help implement the State Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers.


-One or more year experience in working with young children in a child care setting or currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Education Program.

-AAS degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.

-HIV/AIDS certification

-Valid certification in adult, infant and children CPR and first aid.

-Food Handler’s Permit.

-Proof of Negative TB Test within the past year.

-Satisfactory Criminal History and Background Inquiry.

Physical Requirements:

-May be required to lift moderate amounts of weight up to 40 lbs.

-Requires the ability to stand, stoop, kneel, bend and work with children on the floor for extended periods of time.

Employment Terms:

-Part-time hourly position.

-Work Schedule:  Tuesday-Friday; 9:00-1:15; may require extra hours for special events and staff meetings.

-Salary: $12.51 an hour

Prior to appointment, the successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check.

This position will be in a union shop bargaining unit at any time hours worked exceed 350 hours in any consecutive 12 month period.  At the time hours exceed the 350 hour threshold, the employee will be required to become a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees or pay non-associate fees.  Non-payment of such fees is grounds for dismissal.

In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Application Procedure:

Please complete the on-line employment at the link provided below.  On the last page of your employment application form, please upload the following documents:

1.) A college employment application

2.) A letter of application addressing specific qualifications for this position

3.) A resume, including references

Link to: Online Application

Human Resources:

Peninsula College
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: 360-417-6298

Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.

The successful applicant must be able to document United States employment eligibility. Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer. Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Peninsula College embraces a shared philosophy in our Guiding Principles, please visit Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212.

posted - 3/30/2017

Childcare Specialist Substitutes (10 Openings)

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is seeking Childcare Specialist Substitutes to provide assistance to day to day responsibilities for teaching staff and promote best practices and support for the health, safety, and educational needs of children ages infant to 5 years enrolled in Tacoma Community College's Early Learning Program.  Teachers will work with lead teachers planning and implementing curriculum appropriate for toddlers or preschoolers. Teachers will develop appropriate practices to address infant, toddler, and preschooler’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. May assist in kitchen or front office as necessary.

Qualifications for this position is high school diploma or equivalent and at least six month experience in an early childhood program or equivalent education/experience. One year experience in early childhood setting and experience in an Early Head Start Program is preferred. Must have valid First Aid and CPR Certification, valid Food Handlers Permit, record of current Tuberculin (TB) Test, and Blood Bourne pathogens training certificate no later than 30 days after employment. Must be able to lift and carry children weighing up to 35 to 45 pounds. Position requires a background check through the Washington State department of Early Learning.

Tacoma Community College is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle with a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier, magnificent Olympic Mountains, and the amazing Puget Sound and offers residents and visitors a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities. TCC is a comprehensive state-supported community college servicing more than 720,000 residents of the Tacoma-Pierce County area and enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually (6,000 FTE).  The College’s service district includes all of Tacoma and the Pierce County portion of the Olympic Peninsula and serves the Tacoma and Peninsula school districts. TCC is a diverse, creative and engaging institution - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “Leader College”.

These are part time hourly substitute specialist applicants. Scheduled hours are dependent on Center's need up to 17 hours per week. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. Candidates will be called in as needs occur. The pay range is $12.00 to $15.00 per hour DOE/DOQ. 

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An Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Post date: 2/01/2017

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite applications for Childcare Assistant.
This position will provide assistance to teaching staff and promote best practices and support for the health, safety, and educational needs of children ages 18 months to 5 years enrolled in TCC's Early Learning Program. 

Minimum qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent and six months of experience in an early childhood program.  Preferred qualifications include one year experience in early childhood setting, 20 credits of early childhood education OR combination of both, experience in an Early Head Start Program, and an Infant/Toddler certificate.

This is a part time hourly position scheduled to work Monday through Friday, varied hours up to 17 hours per week. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department.   The rate of pay is $12.00 per hour.

We would like to ask you to share this announcement with your professional and student networks or if you know someone who’s ready to become part of an exceptional community committed to supporting TCC staff and students, we’d love to hear from them.

To view the full position description and to apply, please visit the Tacoma Community College employment website at

TCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Thank you,

T. Hamel, Human Resources Assistant


Post date: 2/02/2017


Title: Teacher

Date Open: 1.27./2017

Date Closed: Until Filled

Department: St. Mikes Tikes

Reports to: Program Director

Status: Fulltime-40hrs per wk w/benefits

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $13.85 to $16.46 HR/DOE


Program Description:

St. Mike’s Tikes is the oldest licensed child care center in Thurston County, established in 1978.  Nurturing care and quality early learning opportunities are provided to all children from all families. St. Mike’s Tikes provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The dedicated, trained teaching staff build strong relationships with the children and their families. Classroom curricula are designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and personal needs of each child. Parents have many opportunities to participate in their child’s education and parent involvement in encouraged. We strive to celebrate the differences while seeking to build relationships with diverse families on foundations of mutual respect.

Position Description:

Responsible for providing a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment for children where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected.  The center will serve children of all cultures and income levels.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, supervise, and implement the program for the class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of St. Mike’s Tikes.

  • Customize the program to the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, special needs and talents, individual style, and pace of learning.

  • Consider individual children in relationship to their cultural and socio-economic background.

  • Treat children with dignity and respect.

  • Help children to become aware of their roles as integral members of a group.

  • Be responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor, and learning environment of the classroom.

  • Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.

  • Attend all staff meetings.

  • Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other aspects of professional growth.

  • Implement methods of effectively utilizing the services of classroom assistants.

  • Plan and implement methods of establishing a positive liaison with parents.

  • Conduct parent conferences on children’s school adjustment and classroom behavior.

  • Assist in the ongoing evaluation procedures needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.

  • Assist in public relations events sponsored by St. Mike’s Tikes and CCS.

  • Maintain good hygiene, including diaper checks for infants and toddlers, ages ranging between 6 weeks and 12 years

  • Other duties as may be reasonable assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High school education or the equivalent.

  • 2 years professional child care experience.

  • 18 years or older

  • Child development knowledge and experience.

  • Has completed one of the following:

    • Twenty clock hours or two college quarter credits of basic training. Training shall be approved by the Washington state training and registry system (Washington STARS); or

    • Current child development associate (CDA) or equivalent credential or twelve or more college quarter credits in early childhood education or child development; or

    • Associate of arts (AA) or associate of applied science (AAS) or higher college degree in early childhood education or child development.

  • Ability to relate well to both children and adults.

  • Ability to work with people of diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

  • Ability to lift 50lbs.

  • TB record

  • Registered through MERIT through the Department of Early Learning or ability to do so after hire.

  • DEL Background check.

  • Current CPR/First Aid Training Certificate.

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract)

  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.

  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services

  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork

  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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