Child Care Action Council Position Announcement 

Bilingual Parent Educator/Home Visitor

Position Title: Bilingual Parent Educator/Home Visitor

Reports to: Family Services Manager

Office Location: Shelton, WA (limited remote work possible)

Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Hourly

Salary Range: Typical starting pay is $20.81-$21.55 per hour. A wage enhancement of $1.00 per hour is added to the pay rate for the regular use of Spanish in this position. A wage enhancement of $1.50/hour is added for the regular use of an additional language beyond English and Spanish.

Benefits: Health insurance (80% employer paid,) dental and vision are provided starting the 1st day of the month following hire. Employer paid retirement plan, paid sick, vacation, and holidays provided.

Who we are:

Child Care Action Council is a non-profit agency whose mission is to promote and nurture early learning communities where families and children thrive. We have programs to support both childcare providers and families. At a local, regional, and state level, our staff collaborate with a diverse group of individuals and organizations working on behalf of and in partnership with children and their families. Through these relationships, we are better able to address our goals for equity, inclusion and social justice. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse team.

About the job:

Parent Educator/Home Visitors work collaboratively with families who have low-income, providing supports and referral to services for expectant mothers, infants, toddlers, and preschool children of all backgrounds and abilities. Parent Educators typically meet with families in their homes, but sometimes meet at other agreed upon locations such as a library. Our Parent Educators use the Parents As Teachers (PAT) program model and other resources as appropriate to support parents as their children’s “first and most important” teachers. Parent Educators work with parents to set goals and track progress towards those goals. Extensive initial and on-going training is provided to our Parent Educators.

Responsibilities of this position:

  • Implement all elements of Parents As Teachers national curriculum
  • Recruit families most in need of home-based parent education services, primarily from Mason County
  • Use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) screening tool and other tools with families (training provided)
  • Complete extensive reports and perform data entry functions on an ongoing timely basis
  • Travel alone regularly to appointments in family’s home
  • Ensure meetings and one-on-one interactions are respectful of each family’s diversity and cultural background
  • Host group meetings
  • Maintain family and child confidentiality

What we’re looking for in a candidate:

In addition to being bilingual, our ideal candidate has relevant education and experience that involves working directly with young children and families. We are looking for a very reliable person who interacts sensitively and responsively with adults and children from diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School diploma with an AA, or BA preferred
  • Six months of experience in early childhood education/family services is preferred
  • Must be bilingual fluent in Spanish and English
  • Must possess ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and educational materials
  • Must be organized, display strong time management abilities and demonstrate an attention to detail to effectively meet client and program needs
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule in order to fulfil job functions and program responsibilities including occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Must interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, economic, racial, ethnic and professionals backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyles
  • Knowledge of local early learning, family, and child resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working alone often
  • Experience using a computer for communication, documentation, and research

Other things to know:

The selected candidate must:

  • Attend training in Parents As Teachers model
  • Successfully pass a thorough background check
  • Hold a current, valid driver’s license
  • Show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Maintain Food Handlers, CPR, and First Aid certification
  • Have reliable personal transportation and vehicle liability insurance (mileage will be reimbursed) 

How to apply:

Apply with a resume and a document answering the following three questions:

  1. What interests you about the field of family services and this position?
  2. What do you want to do differently in your next job compared to your current job?
  3. What else would you like us to know about you?

Submit both documents HERE

We will begin reviewing applications on June 27, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.


Child Care Action Council Position Announcement 

Kaleidoscope Playgroup Facilitator

Position Title: Kaleidoscope Playgroup Facilitator

Reports to: Family Services Manager

Office Location: Grays Harbor, WA

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time, Hourly

Salary Range: The starting range for this position is typically $20.81 to 21.55 per hour. A wage enhancement of $1.00/hour will be added to the pay rate for the regular use of Spanish in this position. An additional .50/hour (beyond that) is added for the regular use of an additional language beyond English and Spanish.

Benefits: For positions over 20 hours per week, we provide health insurance (80% employer paid); dental and vision starting the 1st day of the month following hire; and an employer-paid retirement plan. For all part-time positions, pro-rated paid sick, vacation, and holiday pay is provided.

Who we are:

Child Care Action Council is a non-profit agency whose mission is to promote and nurture early learning communities where families and children thrive. We have programs to support both childcare providers and families. At a local, regional, and state level, our staff collaborate with a diverse group of individuals and organizations working on behalf of and in partnership with children and their families. Through these relationships, we are better able to address our goals for equity, inclusion and social justice. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse team.

About the job:

We’re looking for someone to coordinate and facilitate in-person weekly playgroups (using the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn framework) for caregivers and their young children, mostly in Grays Harbor County. The facilitator will set up materials for playgroups, welcome families to groups, model appropriate adult-child play interactions, and build relationships with caregivers in order to provide support and resources. Our facilitator will also help recruit families and keep track of playgroup data. During an average week, this playgroup facilitator will set up and facilitate 1-2 groups, communicate with families, and participate in various meetings with the community and teammates. They will conduct playgroups in-person, using community space in Grays Harbor, and must have the ability to complete office tasks from their home with equipment we will provide.

This is planned as a part-time position of 15-20 hours per week, with possible expansion if funding allows and parties agree. If hours expand to over 20 per week, the position becomes eligible for medical benefits. CCAC is waiting for grant funding information, which will determine whether this position will be a little over 20 hours or a little under 20 hours. In the meantime, we encourage applicants interested in 15-25 hours per week to apply.

Responsibilities of this position:

  • Recruit families for playgroups
  • Plan and facilitate weekly playgroups in Grays Harbor County
  • Serve as a back-up facilitator for playgroups in Mason and Thurston counties
  • Inventory and track play materials
  • Transport and set up materials for each playgroup location
  • Create weekly curriculum, based on families’ needs, using KP&L template
  • Travel regularly in private vehicle to groups, meetings, or other appointments
  • Collect accurate attendance and registration information
  • Produce newsletter and flyers
  • Represent CCAC at community meetings and events

What we’re looking for in a candidate:

Our ideal candidate is bilingual (English and Spanish), wants less than full-time work, has some education in early childhood, and has experience with young children. We are looking for a very reliable person who interacts sensitively and responsively with adults and children from diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications:

  • Early learning coursework or experience working with children under five
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with families from diverse cultures
  • Ability to keep detailed records of data and materials
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • CDA, AA, or BA degree in early childhood education or related field preferred, but not required
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in both Spanish and English is preferred, but not required

Other things to know:

Our facilitator must:

  • Have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Be able to work very occasional night and weekend hours at community events
  • Successfully pass a thorough background check
  • Hold a current, valid driver’s license
  • Have reliable personal transportation and vehicle liability insurance
  • Be able to lift up to 40 pounds, transport materials to playgroup locations, and sit on the floor during playgroups

How to apply:

Apply with a resume and a document answering the following three questions:

  1. What interests you about the field of early learning and this position?
  2. What do you want to do differently in your next job compared to your current job?
  3. What else would you like us to know about you?

Submit both documents HERE

We will begin reviewing application on July 5, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. 


CCAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CCAC shall follow the spirit and intent of all federal, state and local employment laws and is committed to equal employment opportunity. To that end, the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of CCAC will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, color, marital status, military status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.