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Early Childhood Specialist II – Early Learning Center
Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington
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Date Posted 11/07/2019
Admin-Child Care Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
SALARY: $2,477.00 - $2,785.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 08/02/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous


2 Openings - Early Childhood Specialists II
Plan and guide educational activities of children in the early learning center at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Under the direction of the early childhood specialist III, perform classroom work such as planning activities, preparing materials, documenting observations and recording enrollment, environmental set up inside and outside, and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Supervise children's activities in doors and outside; use standard educational equipment, and perform general duties such as preparing snack/lunch, washing dishes, and laundry. May mentor college students enrolled in the early childhood education program. Maintain an environment that meets both the college's early childhood education program standards and Washington state standards. This position may be assigned to a specific classroom or may float between classrooms as needed.


  • Supervise children in educational activities as well as during lunch, nap time, free time, field trips, transitions between activities and playground periods
  • Plan, implement and evaluate activities for children under the direction of the program supervisor or early childhood specialist III
  • Working as a positive team member, assist with room arrangement and rotation of materials
  • Mentor and provide feedback to ECE lab students
  • Administer prescribed medication and first aid; handle medical emergencies as they arise
  • Know and follow Department of Early Learning child care licensing requirements; meet and maintain DEL and MERIT requirements
  • Perform related duties as required
  • Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality


  • HS diploma or equivalent required; associate's degree in early childhood education preferred
  • 30 credits in early childhood education required; 45+ credits in early childhood education preferred
  • One year of  early learning work experience required; two years preferred
  • Knowledge of developmental issues related to children ages 1 to 6 years
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual
  • Must be registered and have an updated record in MERIT (Department of Early Learning database)
  • Valid First Aid/CPR card for infants and young children, current food handlers' permit, and AIDS/HIV/bloodborne pathogens training prior to employment required
  • Proof of negative TB test within the last 6 months of hire required before first day of employment and satisfactory completion of criminal history investigation required
  • Physically able to lift 50 lbs.; able to participate with children in indoor and outdoor physical activities 6 – 8 hours per day and able to respond quickly to emergency situations


Salary range is $2477.00 - $2785.00 per month; salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement. (Per current bargained agreement, Early Childhood Specialists are scheduled to work while class is in session.  As a result, actual salary may fluctuate depending on number of days worked). This position works 40 hours per week. Working hours may vary, but are typically between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; schedule to be determined by the supervisor. State Retirement Plan; sick leave begins to accrue at the rate of 1 prorated day per month, upon employment. This is a union-covered position, which requires the payment of membership dues/representation fees

Required Online Application Materials:
  • Online application
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process
Conditions of Employment:
  • Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
  • Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks
Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of  those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the  essential functions.
  • Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual  papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment
  • Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds
  • Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and  speak  in person
  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent  contact  with co-workers, as well as the public
  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer  screens  and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently
Environmental/Work Conditions:
  • If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or  legal authorization to work
Affirmative Action Statement:
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority  groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual  orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or  Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's  Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human  Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

You must submit an online application, including resume and letter, at http://www.lwtech.edu. We do not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed application materials. 

All application materials become the property of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. 

11605 132nd Ave NE 
Kirkland, WA 98034 
Position #17C057 
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