Early Childhood Education Teacher

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The Drop-in Learning Center seeks an Early Childhood Education Teacher with calm demeanor for a busy environment. The position is approximately 20-30 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Duties include:

  • Playing with and interacting with children in a positive manner, using positive language when speaking to children
  • Planning and executing developmentally appropriate activities that target social, emotional motor and language development
  • Working with children one-on-one and in groups, supervising activities, keeping students on task
  • Serving snacks and using meals as a way to incorporate learning, especially social skills
  • Introducing students to early literacy experiences through stories, games and art.
  • Helping students interact and adapt socially through activities that promote group engagement and fairness, such as group experiences for music and parallel play for choosing activities

Qualifications:

Individuals with an Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood are preferred.

  • Team player
  • Knowledgeable in early childhood education
  • Comfortable changing diapers, feeding children and maintaining general room cleanliness
  • Comfortable using technology to communicate.
  • Respect for diversity
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Positive reinforcement practices
  • Patience and understanding
  • Tolerance for different learning abilities

DCFS requirements include a background and fingerprinting, medical exam, 3 reference letters, mandated reporter online training.

Salary based on experience.

To apply, submit resume to jobs@gortoncenter.org

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