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Assistant Therapeutic Classroom Teacher in Seattle, WA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

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    Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Childhaven has an exciting opportunity to join the Early Learning Team in Auburn as our next Assistant Therapeutic Classroom Teacher report to the Early Learning Branch Manager. Facilitating learning in children is the gift that keeps on giving. If you feel the call to serve, this career opportunity is for you!


Mission: We partner with parents and community to strengthen families, prevent childhood trauma and its damaging effects, and prepare children for a lifetime of well-being.

Vision: All children are safe and healthy; flourishing physically, socially, emotionally, and educationally; well-nurtured by family and community.

Values and Commitment: Childhaven serves families from diverse communities and are committed to racial equity in our programs and services. We also value diversity and inclusion in our workforces and we are committed to recruiting candidates who reflect this diversity. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are highly encouraged to apply!


The Assistant Therapeutic Classroom Teacher (ATCT) partners with a Lead Therapeutic Classroom Teacher in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities to meet the individual needs of the children between the ages of 1 month to 5 years enrolled in this program.

Every role at Childhaven makes an impact! Assistant Therapeutic Classroom Teacher responsibilities include:

  • Interacts with children to foster the development of attachment, positive self-esteem, self-confidence, and communication skills;
  • Models consistent classroom and van behaviors which promote the development of positive self-image within their classrooms by setting age appropriate limits regarding children s behaviors. Strategies may include redirecting inappropriate behaviors, building positive reinforcements, building on positive choices and encouraging the child s development of conflict resolution and problem-solving skills;
  • Completes daily physical/emotional checklist, Childhaven Client Profiles (CCP), flow notes, van observation forms, and incident / accident reports in a timely manner;
  • Interacts with parents/caregivers in a positive, supportive manner and makes referrals to the Child and Family Therapist (CFT) when appropriate;
  • Models appropriate child development techniques for parents/caregivers;
  • Drives or assist on van routes;
  • Participates in staff meetings, case reviews, and other meetings;
  • Participates in Childhaven s in-service trainings, attends related conferences, courses, or seminars, and reads job related journals and periodicals as required for the position and/or requested by your supervisor;
  • Complies with the agency policy and procedure regarding the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse;
  • Complies with all Childhaven policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Will believe in meeting the needs of children and families through strengths-based collaboration that improves their lives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • AA degree in a related field (human services, early childhood, or education)
  • Five years of related experience, including identification, reporting, and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect preferred.
  • Valid Washington state driver s license
  • Verifiable safe driving record with absence of DUI/DWI
  • Must pass internal Childhaven background check requirement and drug test

Desired Qualifications

  • Current certifications including:
    • First aid
    • Child/infant CPR
    • HIV and blood borne pathogens
  • Current cleared portable background check through State of Washington Department of Early Learning
  • MERIT identification number

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, and Respect. Here s a little bit about what we offer our staff:

  • The ability to work alongside and learn from a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled and experienced professionals.
  • We believe in fully transparent hiring practices. The salary range for Assistant Therapeutic Teacher position is $15.98-$20.85 DOE.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account, education reimbursement and a 403(b) savings program with employer contributions. A full listing of benefits is available.
  • No matter what your role is, you'll get opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and education topics, advocacy, management skills, and more. We also work hard to make sure that you have a mentor—a person who's helping you grow professionally.
  • 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 and their values.
  • As a Childhaven employee, you re encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and to serve on our Racial Equity Team, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

To Be Considered

  1. Complete an online application
  2. Include a cover letter that details how your experience and education qualifies you for the position
  3. Include a resume

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.