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Early Learning Center Assistant Teacher

HOPE HOUSE COLORADO
Posted: 05/14/2024
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Location
Arvada, CO
Description:

Position Summary:

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our inaugural staff in our brand new beautifully designed early learning center with a focus on year-round, play-based education for infants through Pre-K children. The Hope House Colorado (HHC) Early Learning Center (ELC) is for children of Hope House teen moms and staff. As an early learning assistant teacher at the ELC, you will be creating a safe, fun and engaging environment where children can learn, grow and thrive. You will create and maintain relationships with children and families to foster trust and work with other amazing staff to make the HHC Early Learning Center a great place to work, have fun and make a positive impact.

The assistant teacher is responsible for the supervision, responsive care, education and classroom management of a group of young children enrolled in the ELC. The teacher develops and maintains respectful and nurturing relationships and works collaboratively with parents, staff, and volunteers.[DS1] The assistant teacher will work within a team to support children across all developmental areas by engaging in curriculum planning and implementation, and classroom management strategies, to meet each child’s individual needs. The assistant teacher is knowledgeable about Colorado Child Care Licensing and health and safety rules and regulations. This position is responsible for maintaining complete and timely records and for classroom safety and appearance. Assistant teachers are assigned to different classrooms and ages of children to ensure appropriate teacher/child ratios.

Looking to hire in July for an August 19th first day of school.

What you will be doing:

  • Model appropriate teacher/child interactions; assist with the implementation of effective child guidance techniques; define and communicate appropriate limits and boundaries for children to ensure safety and smooth transitions between daily activities
  • Assist with all aspects of the daily routine, including distributing and collecting supplies, keeping attendance records, serving snacks/meals and maintaining classroom cleanliness.
  • Support the teacher as assigned with daily activities, preparing curriculum, assisting with supervision of children in the classroom and at recess
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability by being assigned to different classrooms and ages of children to ensure appropriate teacher/child ratios while teachers take breaks and lunch.
  • Maintain a clean classroom environment; wash and disinfect tables after snacks/meals, art projects and other classroom activities throughout the day; ensure the health and safety of the learning environment
  • Perform duties as assigned by the classroom teacher to support the learning of children
  • Provide consistent, nurturing and responsive interactions with each child using positive techniques
  • Assist with all aspects of the daily routine, including distributing and collecting supplies, keeping attendance records, serving snacks/meals and maintaining classroom cleanliness
  • Attend staff meetings as assigned
  • Participate in and align to Colorado Shines Rating process to include ongoing training and coaching
  • Positively interacts within the team of staff and volunteers
  • Participate in on site ongoing professional development to enhance individual skills as a learner to provide and ensure best practices and quality early childhood education
  • Promote Hope House Colorado’s Core Values throughout the organization and external relationships.

We want to hear from you if…

  • You have done early childhood coursework, CDA or degree, or in process of obtaining (Preferred), OR…
  • You are a teacher assistant: minimum of CDA (not expired), OR…
  • Staff aide or on-call substitute teacher: high school diploma or GED; experience working with young children preferred, OR…
  • Floating teacher: PDIS level II or qualified as an early childhood teacher (completed 101 or 103 and another ECE class)
  • At least six months of experience working in child care, daycare or preschool setting (preferred)
  • Don’t quite meet all the educational requirements? Consider applying anyway and we can discuss a professional development plan to get you there.

Who we are:

Hope House Colorado is committed to empowering teen moms, changing the future for two generations! We are a future-thinking organization, with great benefits, striving to be experts in our field. We invest in each employee, providing opportunities to pursue individual passions, gifts and strengths. Our staff is a unified team, pursuing excellence in all we do. We serve with integrity, humility and respect for one another, in an environment that combines professionalism with fun, humor and even a little bit of silliness each day!

Hope House Colorado Early Learning Center Educational Philosophy:

In support of our mission and vision, the Hope House Colorado Early Learning Center believes all children are a gift from God and are created in His image. This belief is at the heart of our philosophy and desire to nurture the whole child in a play-based learning environment that is a fun, engaging, and nurturing place of belonging for children of Hope House teen moms and staff, ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 5 years old. We believe that learning is best supported when built on a strong social-emotional foundation in an environment where children feel seen, heard, loved, and valued and ultimately free to be who God created them to be. We believe in a family centered approach, working in partnership with families to help children build a strong, secure, social-emotional foundation allowing them to realize their full potential.

Salary Range:

$18.50-$20/hour, depending on experience

Hours:

This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes. The existing schedule is 8 hours per day between 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Benefits:

HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC’s sole discretion.

  • Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.
  • Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.
  • Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 4.62 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned per hours worked based on length of employment with HHC.
  • Holidays: HHC observes twelve (12) holidays throughout the year. Hourly employees who work on actual holidays will be paid time and one-half. In addition, the ELC is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
  • Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).
  • Mental Health Days: Employees are given two (2) mental health days per year to use at their discretion.

Job Application Deadline:

May 24, 2024

To Apply: Apply online at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/a528ed51-0e72-43fc-95e4-b001aa7281ee/Hope-House-of-Colorado