Special Educator, ESIT
Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Nonexempt
Locations: South King County/Auburn
$52,500 – $67,100 annually
Dependent on years of experience
Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are upholding this by recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, and all other historically marginalized and excluded communities other protected status as provided by law. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!
We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. The following are the values guide our work:
- TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
- EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
- EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
- DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
- RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
- REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.
Childhaven is a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. We are building a continuum of care model that is growing to respond to the changing needs of families by combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of community partners. Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation.
You are a passionate and dedicated individual who shares our vision: To help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community. You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo. You are equal parts learner, leader and mentor and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if…” with a reply of “Why not…” If this sounds like you, then we want to meet, get to know you, and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Special Educator position on our Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Team will have the opportunity to help us develop and scale a best-in-class Early Intervention program for ages 0-3. This position will provide sensory processing and play-based therapy to children in natural environments, including their homes, classrooms, and other community locations. This position will work collaboratively with internal and external partners to ensure the needs of young children and their families are being met with excellence.
This position will cover southern King County, including: Auburn, Seattle, Burien, and Renton, and reports to the Program Director of ESIT and Healthy Start.
- Provide individualized group special instruction to develop cognitive, social, communication, gross and fine motor skills for children ages birth to 3.
- Collaborate with the Early Intervention team, Family Resource Coordinators (FRCs), and Childhaven program staff on interdisciplinary IFSPs, goal setting, and case review.
- Maintain documentation of case records and ensure compliance with Part C and other policies.
- Communicate with medical providers, school districts, and other outside resources as needed.
- Engage and empower parents in all individual and group sessions, providing training and support that allow them to meet the needs of their children.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field.
- Washington State Teaching Certificate with Special Education endorsement.
- OR, have taken the following courses:
- Child Development
- Family Systems*
- Firm commitment to family-centered, inclusive, interdisciplinary, and strengths-based ESIT best practices in natural environments.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
- Experience using all aspects of an electronic medical records system (e.g., Credible).
- Strong knowledge of and commitment to antiracism policy, practices, and procedures.
- Experience and demonstrated ability to successfully work within a diverse cultural setting and provide culturally dynamic, equitable, and supportive services.
- Ability to adapt to change and use flexible thinking.
- Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams.
- Comply with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
- Commit to the Vision, Values, and Mission of Childhaven.
- Ability to pass Childhaven background check.
- Current certifications in Pediatric/Adult CPR, First Aid/AED, HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens.
*Experience may be substituted for coursework: At least 4 years of experience in providing early intervention may be used in lieu of completing Family Systems and Intervention/Curriculum.
We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply! In addition to position specific qualifications, preferable skills include:
- Bilingual in English/Spanish highly desired.
Childhaven has committed to equitable compensation practices, including pre-determining what roles require and the qualities needed from the individual that will fill the role. To achieve this, Childhaven uses a grade and step approach to determine the compensation of each team member.
We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a bit of what we offer our staff:
- We believe in a fully transparent hiring process.
- We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account (FSA), healthcare reimbursement account, and 403(b) savings program. A full listing of benefits is available.
- Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational topics, advocacy, and more.
- We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our antiracism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.
Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:
- Project work groups
- Clinical and/or reflective supervision
- Community advocacy and engagement
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)
***HOW TO APPLY***
Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.
This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.
Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.