ECEAP Family Asst

November 7, 2019
Tacoma, WA
Job Type


Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: November 2019

FTE: .9375

Hours per day: 7.5

Salary Level: PA4 $18.99 Para Salary Schedule

Union/Days per year: Paraeducator, 192 work days, 10 month

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.


This position meets the needs of ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) students in the classroom by assisting the associate in establishing and maintaining a positive child-oriented environment and nurturing each child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth.


1. Assists with and delivers individual and group instruction in a variety of learning activities; monitors and records each child's progress.
2. Assists the associate in the overall planning required for meeting the objectives of the program; assists in planning and preparing daily activities and providing positive learning experiences to students; assists in selecting and arranging appropriate learning materials; assists in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.
3. Models and monitors behavior in all program activities; redirects and teaches appropriate behavior to students as needed; supervises students entering or leaving building between classes and boarding buses.
4. Assists the associate with child screening, classroom planning, activity planning and preparation, and adult volunteer training according to ECEAP guidelines.
5. Assists in the planning and promoting of parent/family participation in learning activities; participates in parent meetings; assists in preparing flyers and newsletters and making phone calls to parents/guardians; participates in periodic home visits and family conferences to discuss student progress and development with parents/guardians.
6. Assists in recruitment and enrollment activities.
7. Makes appropriate referrals upon recognition of a family or child's special needs.
8. Assumes primary responsibility for the classroom and students in the absence of the associate.
9. Maintains attendance records and a variety of other forms to help ensure compliance with ECEAP requirements; assists in maintaining confidential records; duplicates, organizes, distributes, and files a variety of information.

1. Attends a variety of meetings, classes, workshops, seminars, and other training activities to update knowledge of current developments in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, and compliance with program rules and regulations.
2. May transport students in certain situations, according to District/ECEAP policy.
3. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis.
4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work.

Required to work outdoors in inclement weather; may be exposed to infectious disease; required to attend meetings beyond the work day; may be required to travel to student homes; required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, be mobile,run, sit, and stand sufficiently to promote curriculum and preserve the safety of the students.

Minimum Qualifications
Other information:

Education and Experience
High school graduation and one year of successful, relevant work experience in a preschool or child care setting; at least 12 college quarter credits in early childhood education credential is required or initial (or higher) Washington State Early Childhood Education certificate; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Required Licenses/Special Requirements
Current First Aid and CPR certifications and Food Handler's permit or required to obtain within the first three months of employment.
TB test required within three months of employment.
Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation.
Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of ECEAP program and ability to support the philosophy and components of the program.
Knowledge of early childhood programming.
Knowledge of childhood academic, social, emotional, and physical development.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill in effective child and group management strategies.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information.
Ability to relate positively with families and small children.
Ability to work with special needs students.
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural setting.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work as a cooperative team member.

Control # D24-05

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools 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 and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252,; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191,; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Tracye Ferguson,, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Jon Bell,, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357., (253) 571-1250

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