Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity: Full Time
Office Manager / Human Resources

SCHEDULE: Full Time, 36 hours a week Monday-Thursday
CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt

COMPENSATION: DOE

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 18 years or older, with general good healthy and a positive, cooperative attitude.
  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Proven office management, administrative or assistant experience.
  • Knowledge of office management responsibilities, systems and procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint).
  • Computer competency and ability to trouble shoot technical problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of accounting, data and administrative management practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of clerical practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of human resources management practices and procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task, decision making, creative thinking, troubleshooting and follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently for maintaining files, meeting timelines, etc.
  • Attention to detain and problem solving skills.
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

SUMMARY

Maintain company and employee records. Work closely with Executive Director and Leadership Team to fulfill a variety of administrative duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Maintain confidentiality within SPARC.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Office Manager

  • Responsible for managing office services by ensuring office operations and procedures are organized, correspondences are controlled, filing systems are designed, supply requisitions are reviewed and approved and that clerical functions are properly assigned and monitored.
  • Order and maintain program and office supplies.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing office policies by setting up procedures and standards to guide the operation of the office.
  • Responsible for developing standards and promoting activities that enhance operational procedures.
  • Maintain office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurements.
  • Establish a historical reference for the office by outlining procedures for protection, retention, record disposal, retrieval and staff transfers.
  • Maintain building records and assist with scheduling maintenance needs.
  • Point person for maintenance of building and office equipment.
  • Assign and track building keys and security system codes.
  • Allocate tasks and assignments to office assistants and monitor their performance.
  • Answering phones as needed to cover breaks and lunches for other administrative staff.
  • Assist with daily IT operations and act as liaison to SPARC’s IT specialist for SPARC staff.
  • Assist the Bookkeeper and Executive director in establishing an organizational budget and that financial objectives are met.
  • Assist the Executive Director in investigating accidents and preparing reports for insurance carrier.
  • Keep the Leadership Team informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.
  • Attend to medical records requests.

Human Resources

  • Maintain and assist in development of company Policies and Procedures and emergency response plans.
  • Maintain employee records.
  • Maintain, implement, and develop employment forms.
  • Assist with staff recruitment.
  • Process new employees, changes, and terminations.
    • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.
    • Prepare employee separation notices and related documentation, and conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation.
  • Maintain Employee Benefit contracts (Health Insurance, Retirement, etc.)
  • Coordinate all staff training days with Executive Director and Leadership Team.
    • Maintain employee training records.
  • Assist the Bookkeeper and Executive Director in wage agreement and salary schedule development.
  • Assist the Leadership Team in development of personnel forecast to project employment needs.
  • Identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs.
  • Prepare and maintain performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
  • Manage SPARC emails.
  • Update and manage SPARC Staff contact list and other applicable documents.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Stooping
  • kneeling
  • Reaching
  • Lifting equipment up to 30 pounds.
  • TO APPLYEmail Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Human Resources at HR@sparckids.orgOnly applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.

    Download Application PDF: Application

Employment Opportunity: Part Time
Donor Developer

SCHEDULE: Part Time , 24 hours a week Monday-Thursday
CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt
COMPENSATION: DOE

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 18 years or older, with general good healthy and a positive, cooperative attitude.
  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Computer competency; Microsoft Office, Facebook, WordPress
  • Ability to multi-task, decision making, creative thinking, troubleshooting and follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently for maintaining files, meeting timelines, etc.
  • Ability to convey a high degree of commitment and passion for the mission of SPARC.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills that are effective with a diverse range of audiences including board members, volunteers, internal staff, donors, executives, potential funding partners and all constituencies.
  • Exceptional understanding of philanthropy as it relates to the not-for-profit organization and in-depth knowledge of fundamental disciplines and resource development.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Skills to work with motivated staff, board members and volunteers.
  • Knowledge and ability to create, execute and/or support, and oversee a comprehensive donor acknowledgment and recognition plan, including advising on complex and carefully orchestrated cultivation events and programs for the major donors.

SUMMARY

Donor Developer will oversee our donor relations program and manage our fundraising initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing our non-profit’s fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a stronger development team between community members, board members and staff. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Maintain company website and online profiles.
  • Develop and execute annual fundraising plan.
  • Create and execute a strategy for large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities
  • Design, document, and implement a systematic and integrated donor relations program.
  • Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors and members to enhance their relationship with SPARC and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
  • Assist with final reports for grants and other writing needs.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, fairs and community events as required.
  • Discover donor companies’ corporate social responsibility and/or workplace giving objectives, identify opportunities that align with SPARCs mission statement, and work with staff to create engagement initiatives and opportunities.
  • Work with SPARC philanthropy to create solicitation and year-round engagement strategies to retain current and attract new donors.
  • Maintain physical donor communication materials and inventory of general development team supplies.
  • Answer general development phone inquiries.
  • Provide professional assistance and interaction with donors
  • As appropriate, provide prospect research for Executive Director.
  • Solicit In-Kind donations for various events.
  • Assist Board with coordination of annual auction.
  • Maintain and run auction software for annual auction.
  • Send recognition letter when donations are received.
  • Works with current SPARC’s grant writers.
  • Maintain confidentiality within SPARC.
  • Assist in answering phones when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Stooping, kneeling, reaching
  • Lifting equipment up to 30 pounds.

TO APPLY

Email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Human Resources at HR@sparckids.org

Only applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.

Download Application PDF: Application

Employment Opportunity: Part Time / Full Time
Special Education / Preschool Teacher

SCHEDULE: Part Time / Full Time, 24-38 hours a week Monday-Thursday
CLASSIFICATION: Professional Exempt
COMPENSATION: DOE

SUMMARY

To provide, plan, & implement an appropriate classroom environment to meet the needs of the special education preschool children.  Assess developmental skills and develop Individual Education Plans for children age 3 to age 5 with disabilities in accordance with Special Education WAC’s.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must hold a degree in special education (early childhood preferred) and have a valid Washington State Special Education credential and/or be enrolled, or will be enrolled, into a program within the first 2 months of hire.
  • Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in: program planning, development and coordination for children with wide range of handicapping conditions and abilities. Needs to be familiar with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) which regulates special education services.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Washington State Special Education teaching credential (and/or enrolled in program), a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Food Handler’s Permit (or to be scheduled for completion within 30 days of hire.)  Be able to pass a criminal background check upon hire and finger printing within 30 days of hire and repeat as necessary according to SPARC policy and procedures throughout employment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Determine appropriate individual program for each student, covering all the developmental areas: fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, self-help, language and social
  • Write objectives for each child for the appropriate skill areas
  • Attend and conduct IEP conferences
  • Develop and maintain data system that provides for on-going information for appropriate program changes
  • Maintain a tracking system of each child’s individual goals and progress
  • Write quarterly progress reports for parents and doctors anon child’s progress in developmental areas using prescribed format as well as special reports when necessary
  • Develop weekly lesson plans appropriate to children’s needs and level of functioning
  • Develop Individual Education Plan (IEP) with the family and rewrite annually with support from Sped. Supervisor
  • Develop/modify materials as needed for class activities and provide a list of materials and supply needs to supervisor
  • Organize and maintain instructional setting to maximize child’s learning abilities
  • Communicate and coordinate child’s program with other professionals involved (OT/PT, SLP, teachers, etc.)
  • Attend and participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings if needed
  • Facilitate at staff meetings discussion on best ways to implement objectives and resolve problems of identified children currently experiencing difficulties in the classroom.
  • Establish and maintain communication with parents
  • Provide parents with resources and reaching techniques to facilitate home instructions
  • Attend school/parents meetings
  • Schedule conferences with parents
  • Participate as a constructive team member in the educational environment
  • Take daily attendance of students
  • Be cognizant of, document, and report if necessary any incident of possible abuse or neglect that may come to attention. Also, report to your supervisor
  • Attend staff meetings dealing with on-going discussion of children’s program and provide current information that is relevant to the professionals involved with the child’s progress
  • Participate in decisions of placement of child in appropriate classroom and services
  • Share in overall program decisions, e.g.: weekly themes
  • Attend and participate and/or offer in service activities that ensure continuous professional growth such as workshops, conferences, conventions, classes and in services
  • Notify Educational Program Director of major changes, special material requests, assessment request, consultation about children or programs, unresolved personnel difficulties, etc.
  • Notify Educational Program Director of program changes, personnel and administrative matters: time-off, absences, etc.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise activities of instructional assistants, paraprofessional trainees and volunteers assigned
  • Meet with such personnel on regular basis
  • Complete evaluations and supervised personnel as required or requested

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level
  • Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan

FULL TIME BENEFITS

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Simple IRA
  • FSA Account
  • Work related mileage reimbursement
  • Continuing Education Funds

TO APPLY

Email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Human Resources at HR@sparckids.org

Only applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.

Download Application PDF: Application

Employment Opportunity: Part Time Speech Pathologist

SCHEDULE: Part Time 20 hours a week Monday-Thursday
CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt
COMPENSATION: DOE

SUMMARY

Specialized in diagnosis and treatment of speech and language problems by performing the following duties

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must hold a master’s degree in speech pathology and have a valid Washington state license in speech pathology.
  • Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in: program planning, development and coordination for children with wide range of handicapping conditions and abilities. Needs to be familiar with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) which regulates special education services.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Speech Pathology / Communication Disorders

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence required or in process. Washington State License in Speech Pathology, an Educational Staff Associate License for the State of Washington, a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Food Handler’s Permit (or to be scheduled for completion within SPARC personnel guidelines.) Pass a background check upon hire and fingerprinting within 30 days of hire.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Diagnose and evaluate speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors.
  • Plan, direct, or conduct treatment programs to develop or restore communicative efficiency of children with communication problems of organic and non-organic etiology.
  • Review individual files to obtain background information prior to evaluations to determine appropriate tests and to ensure that adequate information is available.
  • Administer, score, and interpret specialized hearing and speech tests.
  • Participate on teams that develop and implement individualized plans for assigned children to meet individual needs, interest, and abilities.
  • Review treatment plans, and assess individual performance to modify, change, or write new programs.
  • Maintain records as required by law, SPARC’s policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Attend meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.
  • Act as a consultant to educational, medical, and other professionals.
  • Provide direct therapy for children at school and in their homes, teaching parents how to work with their children.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and practicum students assigned to you.
  • Actively engage in a team approach with therapists, teachers, and classroom aids to serve children.
  • Educate and involve parents with their child’s program in and out of the classroom/therapy session.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Meet with speech therapy assistants / instructional assistants and discuss assigned therapy duties as needed

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level
  • Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan)

*JOB TITLE: Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist

  • Fluent in English and another language.

*JOB TITLE: Lead Speech Language Pathologist

  • Support therapist in duties above upon request
  • Observes therapists, give feedback, and conduct employee evaluations when needed
  • Develops individual therapist assigned caseloads and monitors them

TO APPLY

Email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Human Resources at HR@sparckids.org

Only applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.

Download Application PDF: Application

Employment Opportunity: Part Time Occupational Therapist

SCHEDULE: Part Time 15 hours a week Monday-Thursday
CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt
COMPENSATION: DOE

SUMMARY

Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy program in communities, home or early childhood setting to facilitate development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally disabled persons by performing the following duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must hold degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in: program planning, development and coordination for children with wide range of handicapping conditions and abilities. Needs to be familiar with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) which regulates special education services. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Washington State License for Occupational Therapy, Washington State Educational Staff Associate Certificate, a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, pass a background check upon hire, provide proof of fingerprinting or complete within 30 days of hire and repeat as necessary per SPARC policy and procedures manual throughout hire, Food Handler’s Permit if/when assigned to work in a classroom setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

(Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

  • Provides practice in gross motor, fine motor and cognitive skills and activities of daily living
  • Coordinates participation in sensorimotor, educational recreational and social activities designed to help patients or disabled persons develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities
  • Consults with other members of team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities
  • Select constructive activities suited to individuals physical capacity, intelligence level and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, , assist in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability
  • Teaches individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates individuals progress
  • Requests and justifies purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials through supervisory
  • Conducts training programs or participates in staff and other team members in occupational therapy techniques and objectives
  • Provide direct therapy for children at school and in their homes, teaching parents how to work with their children.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and practicum students assigned to you.
  • Actively engage in a team approach with therapists, parents, teachers, and classroom aids to serve children.
  • Educate and involve parents with their child’s program in and out of the classroom/therapy session.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Meet with therapy assistants to discuss assigned therapy duties as needed

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time

  • Sitting on the floor
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
  • Bending over/down to children’s level
  • Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan)

TO APPLY

Email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Human Resources at HR@sparckids.org

Only applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.

Download Application PDF: Application

Employment Opportunity: Part Time / Full Time
Instructional Assistant

SCHEDULE: Part Time / Full Time, 24-36 hours a week Monday-Thursday
CLASSIFICATION: Non Exempt
COMPENSATION: DOE

SUMMARY

To provide, plan, & implement an appropriate classroom environment to meet the needs of the special education preschool children.  Assess developmental skills and support teacher in tracking data and support special education teacher and other staff in classroom for all children. Assist the teacher in the classroom: carrying out programs and preparing materials.

  • QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Must be 18 years or older, with general good health and a positive, cooperative attitude
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);Or working toward completion of high school equivalency
    • Expressed interest or previous experience working with young children is recommended 

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    A current CPR and First Aid Certificate, pass a background check upon hire and fingerprinting within 30 days of hire and repeat as necessary per SPARC policy and procedures manual throughout employment, Food Handler’s Permit or to be scheduled for completion within 30 days of hire.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    (Include the following but are not limited to, other duties may be assigned)

    • Discusses assigned teaching area with classroom teacher to coordinate instructional efforts
    • Assists teacher in program planning, preparation and development of various teaching materials
    • Assists students, individually or in groups, in classroom procedures that involve direct instruction, behavior management and physical assistance
    • Assist in the supervision of children during recess and free play
    • Communicate to the teacher any information regarding the children’s welfare
    • Interact with children in a manner in accordance with SPARC policy
    • Maintain confidentiality in regard to SPARC students and their parents
    • Participate in team staffing by contributing information through working with and/or observing child
    • Attend weekly staff meetings
    • Responsibility toward seeing that a child is not left unattended and awareness of safety procedures in working with children
    • Participate in in-service training sessions (topic, child focus, whole staff, etc.) and willing to attend relevant classes and workshops
    • Assist in housekeeping takes and inform teacher as to repair and replacement needs of furniture and equipment
    • Help ensure that children’s belongings and SPARC notices, etc. return home with child
    • Assist children in toileting, dressing, and mealtime.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time

    • Sitting on the floor
    • Stooping
    • Kneeling
    • Lifting children up to fifty pounds
    • Bending over/down to children’s level
    • Physically restraining a child (when incorporated in his/her behavior plan 

    JOB TITLE: Bilingual Instructional Assistant (when applicable)

    *Same as Instructional Assistant with the addition of the following:

    • When necessary attend home visits to support teachers.
    • Communicate and translate classroom instructions to Spanish speaking students
    • Assist all professional/classroom staff in supporting/communicating with Spanish speaking students.
  • FULL TIME BENEFITS
    • Medical & Dental Insurance
    • Sick Pay
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Simple IRA
    • FSA Account
    • Work related mileage reimbursement
    • Continuing Education Funds

TO APPLY

Email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Human Resources at HR@sparckids.org

Only applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.

Download Application PDF: Application

Employment Opportunity: Substitute Instructional Assistant

SCHEDULE: As needed Monday – Thursday (On Call)
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
COMPENSATION: $13.39 per hour

SUMMARY

Will be working in an Early Intervention and Preschool classrooms as an instructional assistant with special needs children ages 2-5.

REQUIREMENTS

Must be 18 years of age, provide ID (such as Drivers License, ID card or Passport) and pass a criminal background check within 30 days of hire.

TO APPLY

Email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Human Resources at HR@sparckids.org

Only applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.

Download Application PDF: Application