Teacher (Early Childhood)

Children's Home + Aid - Schaumburg, IL3.4

Full-time
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Do you love working with young children? Do you have an AA degree and at least 18 credit hours in early childhood or child development? As a Teacher at our Early Childhood Center, you will be part of a team of skilled, well-trained colleagues in the Early Childhood Education field. We offer the highest standards of educational services to children and a comprehensive professional development package to our staff. We invite you to join our team of passionate educators who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve in our Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms.

You will receive a competitive salary and benefits, including at least 28 paid days off, 10 sick days, medical/vision/dental insurance, 401k and more in your first year.

This position requires energy, an eagerness to both teach and learn every day, and a determination to exceed the standards. If you’re looking for a chance to make a real difference and are interested in being part of an organization that is always innovating, this might be the job for you.

Your day-to-day:
Rely on your education and expertise to maintain a classroom where children feel safe and are excited about learning.
Assist with planning and conducting age-appropriate activities.
Provide input on developmental assessments for children.
Assist with parent conferences.
Prepare supplies and environment for activities.
Help to manage the classroom, including providing primary care-giving for children either age 0-3, or 3-5.

Qualifications:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or equivalent credits required.
Professional experience in an early childhood setting a plus.
Why Children’s Home & Aid?

Competitive salary structure and 401(k) program.
Generous paid leave that exceeds that of most early childhood education centers.
Focus on and dedicated resources for your individual development.
Lower than average teacher to student ratios.
Gold Circle of Quality and NAEYC accredited.
We are a respected, statewide social service agency with expertise on the many facets of healthy child and family development, a focus on providing trauma-informed services, and a commitment to innovation and Best Practice.

Click the video link below to hear from our Early Childhood Educators what it's like to teach at Children's Home & Aid: https://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/careers/join-early-childhood-team/

Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.

Qualifications
Skills
Required
Managing Multiple Projects Advanced
Flexibility Intermediate
Communication Skills Intermediate
Behaviors
Required

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Motivations
Required

Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education
Required

Associates or better in Early Childhood Education or related field.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.