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Minimum USD Salary: 59,385
Maximum USD Salary: 137,433

Industry: Seattle Skills Center

Company: Seattle Public Schools

Salary: $59,385.60 – $137,433.60 Annually

Location : Seattle Skills Center, WA

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 24685

Department: Seattle Skills Center

Opening Date: 07/12/2024

Closing Date: 7/21/2024 5:00 PM Pacific

Subject Area: CTE – Health and Human Services

FTE: 1.0

Overview of Position


A teaching certificate is not required to apply for this position. If hired, Seattle Public Schools can help the candidate obtain a conditional CTE teaching certificate.

This is a full-time teaching position starting in the 2024-25 school year with the Seattle Skills Center at our Franklin High School location. This position starts with professional development in mid-August, 2024 (likely start date for professional development, 8/19/24, possibly earlier, depending on availability), with the first day of school being 9/4/24, and the last day of 2024-25 school year being 6/18/25.

The Seattle Skills Center is looking for a motivated teacher with a growth mindset to engage high school youth in technical training that will prepare them to take the Nursing Assistant Certification exam and help them begin a successful career in a healthcare career pathway. Applicants must have a valid license as a Registered Nurse (see below for more technical requirements)

Teaching experience and Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate are preferred. Conditional CTE certificates will be considered (and if candidates don’t yet have a conditional certificate, SPS may be able to help the candidate earn a conditional certificate if hired).

The Certificated Nursing Assistant teacher will work from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and on Wednesdays until 5:00pm at the Seattle Skills Center classroom at Franklin HS and for some of the school year at a clinical site (we’ve used Swedish Cherry Hill for the past two years).
Two different groups of students will attend class from 8:50am to 11:20am and 12:45pm to 3:15pm, every day, except Wednesdays, 8:50am to 10:05am, and 12:45 to 2:00pm. For Wednesday early dismissal, the Skills Center staff meets at least once per month until 4:30pm at a variety of locations around the district. On non-staff meeting Wednesdays, teaching staff meet with other teachers until 4:55pm in person or remotely on Teams.

The first day of paid work will be August 19, and the first day of school is September 4, 2024.

A classroom teacher performs, under the general direction of the building principal or program manager and with assistance from appropriate staff personnel. A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction, counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students; and, to evaluate student performance and progress.

What is the Seattle Public Schools Skills Center?
During the regular school year, the Seattle Skills Center courses provides advanced, credit earning, advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses to provide opportunities for high school students (usually juniors and seniors) to earn industry recognized certificates and engage in other authentic learning experiences that prepare students for college, career, and life. In the summer, we offer introductory versions of our courses, usually in the month of July. Learn more on our website:
Essential Functions


1. Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans.

2. Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction.

3. Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.

4. Confers with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.

5. Establishes classroom goals and objectives, in conformation with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians.

6. Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports for administrative purposes.

7. Directs the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.

8. Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement.


9. Serves on staff committees as required.

10. Participates in a variety of activities to enhance personal and professional skills.

11. Performs related tasks consistent with the scope and responsibility of the position.


Reports to the building principal.


Required to deal with a wide range of student achievement and behavior; required to remain flexible to meet students immediate needs; required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize; may experience frequent interruptions; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult students; potentially exposed to ordinary infectious diseases carried by students; in some positions the necessary and appropriate instructional methods may require specific positions and movements, and sufficient stamina and exertions, to demonstrate techniques properly for student safety, or to conduct or direct students; in some positions precautions may need to be taken to prevent or lessen exposure of self and/or students to various materials, fumes, equipment, cutting edges or hot surfaces; may teach in a classroom without telephone communication.

Typical Qualifications


Education and / or Experience

  • Current, unrestricted registered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Washington
  • Three years recent work experience as an RN, one year of which was in a skilled nursing facility with direct patient and long term care for geriatric patients and the chronically ill (from WAC 246-841-470: “Instructional staff must have a minimum of one year experience within the past three years in caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age or both,” and “All instructional staff must hold a current Washington state license to practice as a registered or licensed practical nurse.”
  • Qualifies to meet Washington State DSHS policies and oversight of the Nursing Assistant Quality Care Commission
  • Completed a current training course in teaching adults OR has experience teaching adults, OR experience supervising NAC candidates.

Bachelor’s degree or appropriate industry background that qualifies the teacher for a Washington State CTE credential; academic preparation for or experience in teaching a culturally, racially and economically diverse student population in an urban school system. Specific programs may require additional academic preparation or professional experience, including; working with bilingual students and assisting them in the transition to regular classrooms; implementing programs designed to prevent the dropout of “at risk” students; and, teaching multi-level, open-concept, and main streamed classes.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: Subject areas appropriate to assignment; effective behavior management techniques; effective instructional techniques; rules and procedures for student safety.

Skill in: Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communications; effective communication with parents or guardians in a diverse community; designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement.

Ability to: Deal with students in a positive and confident manner; be fair and consistent when working with a culturally, racially, and economically diverse student population; adapt to change and remain flexible; organize activities; manage student behavior; use good judgement to maintain a safe learning environment; provide instruction and demonstrate techniques; use necessary equipment, computers, machinery, tools, or software; direct assistants; in some positions, administer first aid and CPR; establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with students, parents or guardians, staff and administrators.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate; some positions may require valid first aid and CPR certification; some positions may require a valid Washington State driver’s license and/or a Class II driver’s license.

Seattle Public Schools benefits are administered by the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) under the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). Click for an overview of available benefit options.

Eligibility for benefits is determined by the number of hours employees are anticipated to work during the school year (September 1 through August 31). Any employee who is scheduled to work 630 hours or more in a year is eligible for benefits.

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Please check ALL endorsement(s) that will appear on your Washington State certificate or will be added to your current or newly issued certificate by the position start date.

  • Agricultural Education
  • Arts: Visual
  • Bilingual Elementary
  • Bilingual Secondary
  • Biology
  • Business and Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Counseling
  • Dance
  • Deaf Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • English Language Arts
  • English Language Learners
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Gifted Education
  • Health and Fitness
  • Humanities: Middle Level
  • History
  • Library Media
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Middle Level
  • Music: Choral
  • Music: General
  • Music: Instrumental
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Science: Earth and Space
  • Science: Middle Level
  • Science: Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Special Education: Early Childhood
  • Technology Education
  • Theater
  • Traffic Safety
  • World Languages: Arabic
  • World Languages: Chinese
  • World Languages: French
  • World Languages: German
  • World Languages: Hindi
  • World Languages: Japanese
  • World Languages: Korean
  • World Languages: Latin
  • World Languages: Spanish
  • Not Applicable – I do not, nor will not hold a Washington State Teaching Certificate/Permit
  • I hold an “unendorsed” Washington State Teaching Certificate/Permit


Are you a current Seattle Public Schools employee with a certificated contract for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No


Have you been notified by your supervisor or human resources that you are displaced for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No


Have you received a binding contingency contract for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you a current Seattle Public Schools certificated substitute?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you under contract with a district other than Seattle Public Schools for the next school year?

  • Yes
  • No


Do you have or will you have a CTE Teacher Certificate OR 6,000 hours of Industry Experience?

  • Yes
  • No

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