Parent Trust for Washington Children is a statewide, family support agency serving thousands of families each year. We appreciate your interest in becoming a member of our team. We have the following position announcements:
Title: Great Starts Childbirth Educator
Great Starts is a program of Parent Trust for Washington Children. Great Starts (previously known as the Childbirth Education Association of Seattle) has offered childbirth and parenting classes in the Seattle area for over 60 years. Our focus is on informed decisions: we educate parents about their options, and encourage them to choose the ones which best meet their personal needs, values, and priorities. Our emphasis is on providing unbiased, research-based information, using interactive and engaging teaching techniques. The outcomes we want for our family participants include: increased confidence, knowledge of labor coping techniques, knowledge of maternity care options and how to make informed decisions, understanding of the needs and capabilities of a newborn, and a stronger connection to other parents and resources in the community.
The Great Starts classes are offered throughout the Puget Sound region, currently as far north as Mountlake Terrace and as far south as Renton with eight individual teaching locations.
Title: Babysafe/Infant CPR Instructor
Babysafe is a 4-hour infant safety course focused on injury prevention, and also includes CPR/choking rescue. The class is offered through the Great Starts program at Parent Trust for WA Children for four different sites including Seattle Children’s Admin. Building, UWMC Roosevelt Clinic, Northwest Hospital, and in Mountlake Terrace. An instructor must be available for any of these locations. Classes are typically Saturday mornings 9:30am-1:30pm.
Title: Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Educator
Breastfeeding and Newborn Care classes are offered through the Great Starts program at Parent Trust for WA Children at eight different sites including for UWMC, Group Health, Northwest Hospital in Seattle, Valley Medical Center in Renton, and independent locations in Seattle and Mountlake Terrace. Classes are evenings (Mon – Thurs) and weekend days. These classes are offered in combination with childbirth preparation series.