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Teaching Associates and Assistants for Waddler & Toddler Classroom

& Preschool Classroom

Teaching Associates (i.e., Lead Teaching Assistants) $25/hr

Teaching Assistants $23/hr

Position to Commence Fall (Anticipated Mid to Late September 2023)

Cedar School of Seattle is offering a unique and dynamic opportunity to work for an organization led by experienced educators who are invested in each team member's success.

The right candidates will maintain a genuine and consistently positive attitude and demeanor, underscored by proactive, respectful, and open communication with children, family members, and colleagues. A commitment to superior client service is required.

Associate and Assistant Teachers are responsible for providing safe, clean, caring, academically and socially enriching environments for children and work with the Lead Teacher to execute the curriculum and developmentally appropriate activities.

Associate and Assistant Teachers perform activities that ensure the safety, involvement, and creativity of each individual in the group and work cooperatively with the Lead Teacher to discuss and aid in the implementation of daily plans in accordance with the curriculum, as well as other duties as assigned by the Lead Teacher or Administration.

Teaching Associates are required to fulfill the role of Lead Teacher when there is an absence or prolonged leave of the Lead Teacher. 

Teaching Associates and Assistants are expected to attend trainings, staff meetings, and family events as required.

All members of the Cedar School staff will promote our culture rooted in collaboration and cohesion.

Cedar School is committed to an inclusive, anti-gossip, and anti-toxic work environment.

We Offer:

School holidays and breaks paid (a combined total of approximately 4 weeks per year), plus up to an additional 48 hours of personal paid time off annually ( 1 hour PTO accrued for every 40 hours worked)

Additional 8 hours of pay on your birthday 

Medical, dental, vision, 401K

Higher Education Scholarships (through Early Achievers)

Paid continuing education

Annual Conference/Retreat

$60/mo transportation benefit 

4% annual salary increases

Low student-to-teacher ratios

A beautiful environment, convenient location, and working with a dedicated, vibrant, and supportive team

Basic Requirements:

Associate Teachers are required to work a shift of Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 5:15 pm.

Assistant Teachers are required to work a shift of Monday - Friday 8:45 am - 5:45 pm.

Washington State DCYF requirements for ECE Assistant Teacher

AA or BA in ECE or related field plus one year performing in the role of ECE Assistant Teacher preferred

A minimum of 12 college-level ECE credits preferred

You must have completed STARS Basic 30, BBP, CPR, and First Aid, and have a Food Handler's Card prior to hire

Successfully complete or have completed a Background Check

Cedar School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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