Assist Lead Teacher in daily educational plan and classroom implementation. Assist in creation of classroom atmosphere in which children can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Use The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool in the classroom instruction that meets individual needs. Prepare and report, through scheduled interviews, home visits, and written evaluations: performances/assessment reports, child/program evaluation reports, child Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Assist Lead Teacher in delivery of: appropriate nutrition education activities,implementation of social service and health programs.
Attend staff development meetings, workshops and conferences as required.
Provide an atmosphere of respect for children, parents and other staff.
Provide a learning environment that is developmentally and culturally appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
Interested candidates should email Ms. Linda McLaren, Site Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org: resume, three professional references and cover letter explaining why you would be an ideal fit for this organization. No phone calls please.
Minimum Required Education/Skills/Experience
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development, or related field that includes 6semester or 9 quarter hours in Early Childhood Education
Present documentation of ability to work in the USA
Bilingual in English/Spanish required
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certificates
Complete all forms upon offer and acceptance as per DCFS, City of Chicago and HeadStart licensing standards (including 3 letters of recommendation, Criminal Background Check, Fingerprinting and Childs Abuse and Neglect Background Check, etc…)
Excellent communication and writing skills
Ability to relate to multi-ethnic, multi-cultural community
Excellent punctuality and attendance skills
Ability to accept guidance and supervision
Good computer skills
Additional Salary Information: Northwestern Settlement provides competitive salaries depending on candidate qualifications. We also provide health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k contributions, and paid time off.
For 125 years, Northwestern Settlement has nurtured, educated, and inspired children and families in need in Chicago. Focusing on changing lives through education, social services, and the arts, Northwestern Settlement’s programs are fully integrated to meet the complex needs of our neighbors.