J.E.D.I. (& B) Facilitator
Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Nonexempt
Location: South King County & North Pierce County, WA
$58,500 – $75,400 annually
Dependent on licensure and 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, caste, 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 J.E.D.I Facilitator is responsible for providing additional support to early learning providers, children and families through an infant early childhood mental health (IECMH) lens. Early Learning providers will increase the use of culturally and linguistically responsive practices and decrease bias in ECEAP classrooms by improving family engagement and promoting a more inclusive environment for children and families through specialized staff support, family cultural events, staff trainings focused on language, culture, and representation, and translation services.
The primary focus of the J.E.D.I. Facilitator will be on supporting the growing population of children and caregivers whose primary spoken language at home is not English. By adopting this responsive approach, we aim to provide increased support to families and reduce challenging behaviors among children by fostering stronger relationships with each caregiver.
At the core of our services is the recognition that caregivers are experts on their children and play a crucial role in their development. As the child's first and most important teachers, caregivers are empowered to lead and nurture their child's growth. With the presence of a J.E.D.I Facilitator, this pivotal position will provide valuable support to early learning providers in creating inclusive spaces through coaching and hands-on dialogue. By establishing the J.E.D.I Facilitator position, we are taking significant steps to ensure that early learning providers are equipped to deliver comprehensive care and cultivate an environment where every child and caregiver feels supported and valued.
Based out of our Auburn branch, this role reports to the TELCAP Director and collaborates with the Mentor Teacher.
Individualized Child, Family & Provider Centered Services
- Partner with all child caregivers for the determination of strengths, needs, dosing of services, and level(s) of facilitation required.
- Maintain a full caseload of children and ensure quality, positive relationships with families and early learning providers.
- Conduct observations and assessments of induvial classrooms and early learning sites.
- Provide written and oral observations and strengths-based feedback to classrooms on a regular basis, as determined by each provider partnership.
- Meet with early learning provider’s needs while co-creating or assessing progress of an Individual Care Plan (ICP) to support these needs.
- Meet with classroom team review observations, develop and implement the ICP.
- Provide reflective practice and therapeutic services in the classroom.
- Through reflection build capacity in the caregiver to examine their classroom practices through a J.E.D.I. and IECMH lens.
- Provide child development information related to social-emotional wellness and infant early childhood mental health (IECMH).
- Provide guidance and model DEI work and reflection.
Other Duties as Assigned
- Participate in professional development opportunities regarding anti-racism, oppression, and cultural humility/curiosity. and regularly assess own performance and program for related improvements.
- Participate in ongoing job-related professional development, in-service trainings, and continuing education.
- Assist with internal Childhaven staff training opportunities as available.
- Comply with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
- Comply with the agency's policy and procedures regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse.
- Participate in regular administrative, clinical, and reflective supervision with designated supervisor.
- Participate in scheduled team and administrative meetings.
- Contribute to federal, state, and local reporting requirements and reporting of child abuse.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, Early Childhood Education, or Early Childhood Special Education or a related field.
- Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience with young children and families.
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in DEI work.
- Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
- Endorsement by the Washington Association of Infant Mental Health (WA-AIMH) or willing to complete the process at onset of employment.
- Experience working and communicating with immigrant and marginalized communities and families.
- Excellent written and verbal communication with diverse groups, including programmatic documentation.
- Knowledge of Washington State Childcare Licensing requirements.
- Outstanding organizational and prioritization skills. An ability to prioritize work effectively to appropriately manage all job requirements.
- Cleared portable background check through the Washington DCYF.
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, safe driving record and auto liability insurance or must have acceptable alternative and reliable transportation.
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/bicultural background strongly preferred.
- Specialized clinical training in infant early childhood mental health, including provision of reflective supervision/consultation for individuals and groups.
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.