Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a Substitute Teacher (Floater) to work in our NAEYC accredited Childcare Program. Reporting to the Lead Teacher, the substitute teacher’s basic function is to be responsible for implementing program and providing direct service to children between the ages of 2 years thru 5 years, as scheduled. This includes being flexible with schedule to best meet the program needs on any given day.
Assists Classroom Staff in the implementation of developmentally appropriate activities designed for children ages 2 – 5 years old, following a mutually agreed upon flexible schedule.
Encourages children in developing a sense of responsibility and respect for their own, others, and the program property by modeling these behaviors appropriately.
Assures proper care of the program equipment and supplies, including cleaning up of the area after activities.
Monitors overall health and safety of all the program children. This includes observing children as they come in and reporting any suspected sign of illness, injury or child abuse/neglect to the Lead Teacher.
Responsible for the program complying with Erie’s, the Board of Ed’s and all City and State licensing requirements and performance standards, including promoting the health and safety of all the children, following sanitation procedures and universal precautions, completing a physical exam, complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Acts as a mandated reporter, as well as the American’s with Disabilities Act and Erie’s Inclusion Policy.
Please forward resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references by 03/05/2018 to:
ERIE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ACCREDITED BY NAEYC & NATIONAL AFTERSCHOOL ASSOCIATION; RECOGNIZED BY BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS
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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
This position requires, minimally an:
Associate Degree in child development/Early Childhood or a CDA credential with 6 credits in Child Development
Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, the ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances, to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the use of arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies.
Demonstrates the following qualities: self-motivated, self-directed, follows directions, makes good judgments, creative, reliable, and dependable.
Exhibits sincere interest in working with children and is knowledgeable regarding children's development and growth.
Documentation of U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S.
Ability to respond immediately to any emergency situation.
Upon offer of employment, must complete all forms related to hiring, including Erie’s application and employment status and 3 letters of recommendation. In addition, must complete all DCFS forms, including a Criminal Background Check, Fingerprinting and a Child Abuse and Neglect Background Check.
Additional Salary Information: plus excellent benefit package.
About Erie Neighborhood House
Erie Neighborhood House is a community service agency founded in 1870 that promotes a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources and collaborative action.