Why work at Childhaven?

At Childhaven, we believe that all children deserve the right to reach their full potential. When you join Childhaven, you join a remarkable group of professionals who rise to the challenge to do what is right for abused and neglected kids in a therapeutic environment each and every day.

Our trailblazing programs heal the youngest survivors of abuse and neglect, one month to five years of age, preparing them for success in school and in life. With wrap-around services and a holistic approach, we are an ally for children and families who need a safe place to grow. We also work in partnership with Harvard University and researchers at University of California, Berkeley to test innovative new science based initiatives that can lay the foundation for generations of safe and nurturing families.

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefits (view our benefit summary) in a collegial working atmosphere at our administrative offices in Seattle and our branches in Seattle (Broadway), Auburn (Gogerty) and Burien (Creekmore). Ask about our $500 hiring bonus for teachers! Open positions are listed below.

Interested in applying for a position? Specific instructions are included in each job posting.

Senior Administrative Coordinator

The Senior Administrative Coordinator is an integral part of the team and performs a wide range of complex, confidential and sensitive executive level duties for the President and other organizational leaders; supports the Board of Trustees; oversees the administrative office functions and manages special project and assignments.  Continue reading

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications will lead all aspects of Childhaven’s communications strategy. You are a copy writing genius and public relations expert responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy that articulates Childhaven’s mission and value, and advances the organizations leadership position and fundraising goals. You will direct digital and print communications, including social media, website, print publications, and marketing collateral. This position will ensure consistent messaging and branding throughout the organization and provide oversight on activities in support of strategic plan initiatives. Continue reading


Childhaven is seeking a dynamic, dedicated, mission-driven visionary to become its next President. The right candidate is an exceptional fundraiser who will be the face of the organization and help scale Childhaven to the next level. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President will have overall strategic responsibility for Childhaven. Please view our complete job listing at Hagel Executive Search.

Agency Health Care Coordinator

The Agency Health Care Coordinator is responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary team in the trauma informed child care setting providing child health assessments, direct services, consultation, including assessment of child abuse and recommendations for intervention and education. Continue reading

Agency Health Care Manager

Responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary team in a therapeutic child care setting to provide child health assessments, direct services, consultation, including assessment of child abuse and recommendations for intervention and education. Supervising Health Care Coordinators. Continue reading

Lead Therapeutic Classroom Teacher (all branches)

Childhaven provides a Childhood Trauma Treatment Program for abused and neglected children. The Lead Therapeutic Classroom Teacher (LTCT) is responsible for the oversight of a developmentally appropriate classroom in accordance with this program. This includes facilitating teamwork while planning developmentally appropriate activities to meet the individual needs of the children between the ages of 1 month to 5 years enrolled in this program.

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Substitute Therapeutic Classroom Teacher (all branches)

Work on-call to implement treatment, early learning and social/emotional development activities for children under the age of 6 who have been abused, neglected or affected in utero by drugs or alcohol. In a day care setting with very low student-teacher ratios, model, interact and build relationships with children to foster self-esteem, confidence, communication skills and preparation for kindergarten. Continue reading