As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 50 years. With over 40 programs, we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 20,000 people annually.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Teacher to join our team of talented professionals.
All Head Start teachers must have a minimum of a BA in Early Childhood Education or a BA with course work equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education and experience teaching preschool age children. Documented experiences working with persons of various, racial, ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds. Ability to communicate in English with or without accommodations.
Must also have good physical mobility including ability to find and direct and move children in case of an emergency. Additionally you must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted in order to assist children during emergencies. Employee must be able to stand consecutively for 3-1/2 hours per part-day class session and 5 hours per full-day class session. Employee must be able to ambulate between sitting on the floor and standing and chair sitting to standing a minimum of 20 times per session. Employee must be able to bend and stoop to child level and lift for urgent and emergency situations. Employee must be able to bend and stoop to address child concerns a minimum of 12 times per hour on average (ex: tying shoes for child safety). Employee must be able to sit on the floor or on a child size chair for up to 60 minute duration multiple times during class session.
Knowledge of or ability to learn to conduct developmental assessments of children. Good understanding of child development, age appropriate behaviors, common childhood behavior problems and appropriate interventions. Ability and willingness to continue personal and professional growth and skill development. Additional requirements include a nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of our students, families, business partners and of the people in the programs represented by The Guidance Center. Must have the ability to appropriately handle crisis situations.
Work hours are 37.5 hours per week. M-F, 8-4.
The Guidance Center believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more!