Early Learning Assistant Teacher 2022-23 – Bellevue, WA

Early Learning Assistant Teacher 2022-23

Bellevue School District

Bellevue, WA




The position of Early Learning Assistant Teacher is responsible for providing instructional support, implementing planned activities and ensuring safety of children in preschool.




The Bellevue School District is committed to a diverse workforce representative of our students, one that embraces and models cultural competency as an international community.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)


• Monitors the educational, recreational and rest activities of children, including hygiene and diapering as needed.
• Ensures that children are auditorily and visually supervised at all times.
• Works as a team member to guide and interact with children during age/developmentally appropriate projects and activities.
• Ensures children arrive and depart appropriately and safely.
• Assists in maintaining a clean, organized and safe environment for children.
• Communicates effectively with staff.
• Works effectively as a team member in planning and implementing appropriate activities.
• Works with a varied population of children, including children with special needs.
• Comforts and nurtures children.
• Keeps current on emergency procedures, including child safety drills.
• Attends staff meetings and professional development trainings.
• Assists in maintaining records of children’s daily activities which may include incident/accident reports, medication logs, sign in/out sheets, etc.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.




• Reports directly to and is supervised by Site Supervisor

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):

• Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate (12 credits) and HS diploma or equivalent



LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):


• Valid First Aid and CPR certification
• Registration in state electronic workforce registry (Merit)
• Completion of Department of Early Learning background check; TB test
• Completion of applicable pre-service training requirements.


KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):


• Reading, writing, arithmetic
• Child development and behavior management; health, safety, injury prevention and sanitary practices.
• Understands safety procedures for students and staff


SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

• Observes child behavior changes and take necessary health and safety precautions
• Ability to work with children in a warm and confident manner; individually and in group settings
• Works effectively as a member of a team
• Maintains confidentiality
• Demonstrates multicultural sensitivity with the ability to effectively and collaboratively work with diverse populations
• Ability to perform all duties in accordance with all applicable Board policies and district and legal requirements
• Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations




Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.



AISP pay step C  $ 26.38/hour based on negotiated collective bargaining agreement. various hours per week for a 183-day annual assignment. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life-insurance eligibility is based upon 630 hours worked within a school year. Retirement provided through Washington State Department of Retirement Systems.



The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.


Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, and Gender Expression or Identity Discrimination:
Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or [email protected]


Sex-based Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment:
Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or [email protected]


Disability Discrimination:
Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or [email protected]

Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.


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