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Assistant Teacher

Department: Child Development
Reports To: Lead Teacher
Status: Regular, 40 hours per week, 9 or 10 months per year
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Starting Pay: $17.01 per hour
Location: High Point, Rainier Vista, or Epstein Opportunity Center
Closing Date: Posted until filled
Child Development Department staff support the Neighborhood House mission framework and Strategic Plan by contributing to the school readiness of low-income children and supporting their parents, care givers and community. The primary responsibility is to provide the highest quality early childhood education services with the overall goal of building a child's social competency.

At Neighborhood House we have a deep commitment to our employee’s and client’s diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.

  • Actively participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a creative classroom program.
  • Assist in creating a safe learning environment reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the participating families.
  • Involve parents in the classroom in meaningful ways which demonstrates the belief that parents are the principal influence on their child's education and development.
  • Assist in ensuring parent involvement and/or awareness in program planning through regular open communications, monthly center meetings, parent newsletters, and parent conferences. This will require attending approximately 2 or 3 mandatory evening events.
  • Help complete and maintain current records ensuring confidentiality is observed.
  • Assist in completing the requested reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Seek opportunities to take on primary responsibility for specific tasks assigned and supervised by the Lead Teacher.
  • Assume overall responsibilities of the classroom in the absence of the Lead Teacher.
  • Assist the teaching aid in ensuring classroom preparation and complete classroom cleaning requirements.
  • Shows a commitment to professional development and engages in ongoing learning with meaningful activities leading to growth.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • CDA or AA in ECE required.
  • Experience working with preschool-aged children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate sensitively to adults and children from diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English language.
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to comply with Head Start Standards of Conduct by promoting the unique identity of each child and family; conforming with program confidentiality; following child supervision and guidance policies; and refraining from soliciting or accepting personal gratuities, favors, or anything of significant monetary value from contractors or potential contractors.
  • First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • CPR Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • Current Food Handlers certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current Blood Borne Pathogens training certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
  • Current Health Exam (must be obtained prior to employment) {PS 1304.52}.
  • Current screening for tuberculosis (must be obtained prior to employment); rescreen as necessary{PS 1304.52}).
  • Department of Early Learning portable background check
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
  • Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.
Desired Qualifications
  • Current or former Head Start and Early Head Start parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
  • Experience working with groups and/or families from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Bilingual ability.

Click here for more details about our benefits program.
Employment Practice
Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
Application Procedure
Submit agency application PDF along with resume and cover letter. For your convenience, we offer several ways for you to submit your completed application: 
  • Email:

  • Fax:
     (206) 923-6776

In Person or Mail to:
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Neighborhood House
1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98144
Attn: Human Resources

For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to