Perform administrative, clerical, and reception duties for the agency. Assist teachers in classrooms and support children’s therapeutic services.

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About Kindering

Kindering Center, a not-for-profit neurodevelopmental center, has provided comprehensive services for children with special needs and their families since 1962. Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage, and the skills to soar. Kindering Center is dedicated to maintaining a highly trained, licensed and certified team of professionals. Current services include comprehensive developmental assessments, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special education, family counseling, feeding team, parenting education, and family resource coordination.

Administrative Assistant / Teaching Assistant – Renton

Hours: 40/week; M-F

Pay: $14.66-$15.20/hour

Class: Non-Exempt

Location: Renton, WA

Purpose

To assist with management of documentation related to coordinated services across agencies providing services to young children with disabling conditions and their families in compliance with Part C. Perform administrative, clerical, and reception duties for the agency. Assist teachers in classrooms and support children’s therapeutic services.

Administrative Assistant Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Execute reception duties as needed; including closing; check in clients for daily evaluation appointments, greet visitors and notify staff of guests; answer and route incoming telephone calls and voice messages to appropriate contacts;
  • Copy/distribute records to families, doctors, school districts, and other agencies
  • Create children’s files and informational welcome packets
  • Mail enrollment packets, evaluation reports, and protocols to clients and school districts
  • Support department members in maintaining documentation of FRC activities in each child’s file and collectively for agency records, billing, and tracking.
  • Oversee and or support volunteers for assistance as needed.
  • File, mail, exit and copy children’s records
  • Oversee Kindering’s archive system and serve as liaison with Datasite agency
  • Provide data entry of client information into state database (ESIT)
  • Assist intake coordinators as needed: completing medical intakes and scheduling evaluation appointments
  • Complete clerical assignments, operate office machines, conduct errands, type and word process documents
  • Collaborate with staff on a daily basis and work as a team member
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Bellevue FRC Program manager and others
  • Support outreach, intensive informing, care planning, coordination, anticipatory guidance for complex health needs, assistance to access services, consultation, resource development, interagency coordination, training, program planning, quality management, and administration to support Medicaid programs.

Teaching Assistant Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist children in performing scheduled activities, monitor children’s progress in instructional programs, monitor and reinforce appropriate child behavior and safety, maintain children’s cleanliness
  • Assist with classroom set-up and clean up, maintain and prepare classroom supplies, maintain and clean up toys and equipment, record classroom attendance, prepare art activities
  • Supervise and maintain kitchen in clean order, maintain kitchen supplies, compile shopping lists for snacks, do laundry
  • Attend monthly department meetings, and quarterly All-Staff meetings.
  • Provide support to educators, therapists, and other departments

Education & Experience

  • High School Graduate
  • AA/ BA College Graduate preferred
  • Related work experience
  • Demonstrate skill in word processing and familiarity with MS Word and Excel
  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal skills over the phone and in person
  • Experience working with diverse populations; Bilingual preferred
  • A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from under-served communities including sensitivity to racial equity/diversity

Minimum Prerequisites

  • Pass Washington State DSHS criminal history and background check and FBI fingerprint check
  • Possess valid Washington State driver’s license and valid automobile insurance
  • Be able to lift 40 pounds (average three-year-old)
  • Pass tuberculosis test
  • Possess current CPR and first aid certification

Kindering values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.