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Assistant Teacher

Puget Sound Esd
Job Location:
Seattle, Washington 98109
Full time

Assistant Teacher – Heritage Head Start

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) invites a highly qualified Head Start Assistant Teacher to join our team of educators and work in a strong collaborative partnership with the Lead Teacher. Job duties include providing quality, comprehensive child development to Early Head Start children and their families.

Head Start is a child development and family support program for young children and their families.  The heart of our Head Start program is preschool classes for children, where children participate in learning activities, social development and problem-solving.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts, charter schools and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-12 services in the state.  PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education.


  • Child Development Associate (CDA) or Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificate required. 
  • Early childhood experience in a child care center, child development center or preschool program.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Head Start, Early Head Start, or other comprehensive child development/family support program experience;
  • Experience working with low income and/or diverse populations;
  • Former or current Head Start/ECEAP participant/parent

This is a part-time (37.5 hours/week), school schedule position (186 days/year), based in White Center.  Salary: Minimum $15.82/hour.  Candidate offers consider experience, qualifications and internal equity. Excellent benefits/retirement package, including 11 paid holidays, participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System and Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan, and the opportunity to work in a friendly and customer-centric environment.  Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Thursday, 10/5/2017. 

PSESD is committed to non-discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices. The agency prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices against any employee, applicant, student, intern or volunteer because of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, language,  immigrant, refugee, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, pregnancy, marital status, religion, age, veteran or military status, physical, sensory, or mental disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. It is the policy of the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to employ persons on the basis of experience, training and merit, and to provide equal access of agency facilities to designated youth groups.  Puget Sound ESD complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws as may pertain thereto. The administrator for Human Resources and Organizational Development will serve as the compliance officer for this policy and also serves as the Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504 Coordinator.

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