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Master Teacher (Early Childhood 3-5)

Company: Children's Home and Aid
Location: Carpentersville
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Childrens Home & Aid invites you to join our team of mission-driven staff who share a common vision: an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communities. As a leading child and family service agency with more than 20 locations across Illinois, our mission is to advance the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality.
Our full-time early childhood education staff receive competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including three scheduled weeks of paid time off per year (Spring, Summer, Winter), and additional flexible paid leave that accrues based on tenure. We hold ourselves and each other accountable for fostering an inclusive work culture where we can be our authentic selves, where we create and have equitable opportunities, and where our voices are supported and encouraged.
As a Master Teacher, your salary will be comparable to a public school teacher, and you will implement Head Start standards for children, age 3-5, and their families, ensuring that services are individualized and meet the social, emotional, developmental, and intellectual needs of your students. As an Early Childhood Education Center with both COA and NAEYC accreditation and ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality designation, youll be proud to be part of the Jerri Hoffmann Child & Family Center (/early-childhood-care-education/community-child-care-centers/jerri-hoffmann-child-family-center/) team, and with our cohesive team style and supportive, high quality supervision, youll look forward to coming back each day.
Staff are be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of their vaccination status before their start date unless they have an agency approved medical or religious exemption. Staff with an exemption will need to provide proof of weekly testing. For more information about our COVID-19 safety practices, please click here (/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/COVID-guidelines-one-pager.pdf) .
What youll do:
+ Be an active collaborator on the early childhood education team, leading the development and implementation of individualized curriculum that promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of your students.
+ Provide a learning environment that is safe and inclusive for all students.
+ Complete applicable screenings and evaluations, and document results.
+ Develop relationships with parents and families and encourage their involvement in the early childhood education program.
+ Actively supervise and ensure the safety and wellbeing of children in both classroom and outdoor settings.
+ Maintain student portfolios, including timely tracking and documentation of program activities and assessments.
+ Provide leadership and guidance to classroom staff in the development, writing, and implementation of daily lesson plans and classroom routings and transitions; meet weekly with classroom and other staff to review lesson plans and teaching strategies, and discuss child progress.
Who you are:
+ You have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with an Illinois Professional Educators License (PEL), including ECE certification. Current participation in Teach for America PEL project or a Gateways Level 5 Credential may be accepted.
+ A minimum of two years of experience in a relevant early childhood group setting required. Successful participation in the Teach for America Program may satisfy this requirement.
+ You strongly believe that social skills, self-regulation, and emotional development are just as important as reading and math readiness in successfully preparing children for kindergarten.
+ You have a warm, open communication style and can easily build rapport with both children and adults.
+ You are attentive to detail, organized, and self-motivated.
+ You enjoy working collaboratively with a team to reach shared goals.
The details:
+ Location: Classroom setting (229 Lake Marian Rd. (/maps?hl=en&f=d&daddr=229+Lake+Marian+Rd.+Carpentersville,+IL+60110,+United+States) )
+ Schedule: Full-time, salaried; center is open Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm; assigned shifts will vary.
+ Salary: Range starts at $50,000, offers are commensurate with experience
+ Noncash benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off plus 11 paid holidays, supplemental insurance options, 401(k) with match (more benefits details here (/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Updated-Benefits-Flyer.png) )
Where you work matters.
Youre considering a new position, so no one knows better than you that where you work matters. We believe that by building diverse teams of passionate advocates for youth and families, we can continue to show up for Illinois families, putting those families at the center of every decision, and strengthening the communities where we all work, play, and live together. (More about who we are here.)
We invite you to become an active member of a team that supports, inspires, and challenges each other, and grow your career in an organization that celebrates emerging leaders and provides development and training opportunities aligned with your individual goals and aspirations. If you are looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work, including raising your voice to disrupt the status quo, we encourage you to apply today.
Review our agencys blueprint for impact:
+ Bachelors or better in Early Childhood Education
Licenses & Certifications
+ 04 Teacher Cert
+ Gateways to Opportunity
+ Three years Lead Teacher experience or five years early childhood teaching experience. Successful participation in the Teach for America Program may satisfy this requirement.
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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Children's Home and Aid, Elgin , Master Teacher (Early Childhood 3-5), Education / Teaching , Carpentersville, Illinois

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