Summary of Duties
- Engage with children in developmentally appropriate activities.
- Support children with transitions and routines such as indoor/outdoor learning, meals, and small group activities, etc.
- Perform light housekeeping duties that assist with maintenance of a healthy and safe environment for young children.
- Model appropriate guidance techniques and communication skills with young children.
- Be familiar with and support the implementation of the State Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers.
Minimum Qualifications / Required Skills:
- Maintain confidentiality regarding children and family information.
- Manage time and multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
- Demonstrate clear and effective written and verbal communication.
- Ability to work with diverse populations.
- Maintain professional and ethical boundaries with families and staff.
- Works as a team member.
- Possesses tactful and diplomatic interpersonal relationship skills.
- WA State Food Worker card
- Valid certification in adult, infant and children CPR and First Aid.
- Proof of Negative TB Test
- Proof of MMR vaccine
- Satisfactory Criminal History and Background Inquiry - Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.
- May be required to lift moderate amounts of weight up to 40 lbs.
- Requires the ability to stand, stoop, kneel, bend and work with children on the floor for extended periods of time.
- Previous work with children
Approximate Hours Per Week:
18 hours per week
Days and Hours Needed:
Tuesday - Friday, between 8:30am and 1pm
Preferred Start Date:
Rate of Pay:
$15.89 / hour
Allied Health and Early Childhood Education Building (K-Building)
Anna King, AKing@pencol.edu, 360-417-6495
How will the experience gained from working in this position benefit the student?
The student will gain hands-on experience working with young children and supporting learning experiences and develop an understanding of developmentally appropriate teaching practices.
What learning outcomes are expected?
- Develop and apply best practice for engaging in nurturing, supportive relationships with children and professional peers in an early learning setting.
- Apply health and safety practices.
- Demonstrate growth and development in relationship building with children and staff.
How will the student's work/progress be evaluated?
Evaluation form at the end of the quarter.
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14, state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. This applies to work study students as they are employees of the college. Your vaccine status will be verified. Please reach out to the HR Office at email@example.com if you need information on a medical or religious accommodation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
In keeping with the College's Guiding Principles, we seek to achieve the following learning outcomes for all student work study employees (where applicable):
1. Time Management/Organizational Skills: Student worker will demonstrate techniques for effective organization and task prioritization, and understand how time management affects his or her job performance and the ability of others to do their jobs, along with appropriate record keeping skills.
2. Professionalism: Student worker will understand expectations for professionalism in the workplace including language, dress, behavior, personal hygiene, and phone/email etiquette.
3. Customer Service: Student worker will be able to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations by listening to customer needs, responding in a timely manner, and anticipating what a customer may need in the future or may need more information or clarification on in the present.
4. Teamwork/Collaboration: Student worker will work successfully in team settings which require flexibility, conflict management at lowest level of resolution possible, and cooperation.
5. Communication Skills: Student worker will communicate in a professional manner and understand the appropriate style of communication based on the audience and the setting or type of meeting.
6. Work Ethic: Student worker will understand the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, observance of health and safety standards, and the impact those values have on success in the workplace.
7. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Student worker will demonstrate the analytical ability to gather facts, suggest solutions, discern flaws in reasoning, and make decisions which are sound and timely.
8. Technology: Student worker will develop proficiency in common technology tools, including phone, email, online searches, Zoom or other online meeting platforms, Microsoft Office applications, and specific technology used in the student worker's job duties.
9. Upward Management Skills: Student worker will demonstrate competency on how to communicate needs, concerns, and requests to immediate supervisor and other managers.
10. Workplace Simulation Mastery: Student worker will learn how to receive and learn from feedback, importance of regular input to and from the supervisor, and the supervisor will perform genuine performance evaluations and exit interviews.