At Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), we educate and support children and families so they can succeed in the 21st century. We provide the tools, experiences, and resources needed for youth ages 3-18 to persist academically and develop socially and emotionally.
We engage children early and provide services when they are most vulnerable: after school and during the summer.
We offer family engagement programs to help families guide their children during critical transitions: entering kindergarten, starting high school, and preparing for college or a career.
We build strong partnerships within communities to create a village of committed community leaders, schools, volunteers, and peer organizations dedicated to our children's success.
We are currently hiring for three Assistant Teachers at one of these locations: Centro Nuestro 3222 W Division, Chicago, IL, Dorothy Gautreaux 975 E. 132nd St. Chicago, IL, Rebecca K. Crown, 7601 S Phillips, Chicago, IL.
We are seeking an experienced an Assistant Teacher to assist in the development and implementation of age appropriate lesson plans, reflecting the Head Start standards and CYC education plans.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist with providing a learning environment for children that will help to promote learning through all developmental areas: physical, social-emotional and intellectual • Participate in completing a developmental screening on each child, review health records, complete height and weight growth charts, and use observation techniques to observe and record children’s behavior, language, and overall development progress • Assist in providing a “child-centered environment” which includes individualized activities, small and large group activities • Assist in developing weekly lesson plans • Assist in design and layout daily schedules based upon the monthly program focus designated by the Educational Coordinator • Assist in administering the ESI screening to determine the growth and development of each participate • Assist in reviewing and evaluating children’s medical records and consult with the social service staff to develop individual service plans • Assist in observing children’s behavior in the classroom and prepare a complete humanistic assessment of each child • Chart and maintain records of individual child growth patterns • Conduct home visits to counsel parents regarding their children’s development and behavior. • Record daily meal attendance • Conduct conferences with parents to review children’s classroom progress and elicit volunteer hours and parent participation in center programs • Refer children with suspected disabilities to the social service staff • Assist in supervising classroom, outdoor activities, and class trips • Attend and support parent meetings and programs • Maintain a healthy and safe environment for children and adults • Work with the Master Teacher and Lead Teacher promoting parent involvement in accordance with Early Childhood program requirements • Assist in the implementation of recruitment, enrollment and attendance efforts • Assist in the development of classroom recordkeeping systems • Other duties as assigned to fulfill the mission of the program and agency needs
Qualifications: AA Degree in Early Childhood Development or Childhood Education- must meet this requirement: 1-2 years of related experience
Applicants must meet the requirements with an AA Degree in Early Childhood or Child Development Or a BA Degree (in any area) with 30 credit hours in Early Childhood or Child Development. Please confirm that you meet these requirements before sending your cover letter, resume, and transcript.
We offer benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, basic Term Life AD&D and Voluntary Term Life AD&D, AFLAC; Voluntary 403 (b) Plan; Vacation Days.
About Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in undeserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. Caring for Our Communities for 60 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.