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Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana Childcare Teacher (Full-Time) - $1,000 Signing Bonus in Clarksville, Indiana

A $1,000 signing bonus will be paid after 90 days of employment. The hourly pay is $14 per hour with full benefits and free childcare (below).

Imagine yourself as an early childhood educator where you can make a difference in the lives of children and families every day. Imagine learning from experienced educators in this field and having the opportunity to further your knowledge by earning your Child Development Credential for free.

The Childrens Learning Center (CLC) is the only child care provider in southern Indiana to hold a National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Our services set us apart from other child care facilities, allowing us to help all children, ages six weeks to five years, challenged to gifted, to develop to their full potential.The Childrens Learning Center by Goodwill provides quality early childhood education by inspiring a love of learning, and nurturing child and family relationships, and individualizing instruction to the needs of each child. The center offers spacious classrooms, a natural playground and an art studio.

As a Childcare Teacher, you will:

  • Create and lead activities based on your observations of the childrens interests and needs

  • Communicate daily with parents. Document and share the important milestones in their childs day

  • Keep the classroom safe and clean by following important procedures and guidelines

  • Attend and participate in regular child care meetings and training sessions as scheduled

  • Assists with backup coverage in other classrooms as necessary

  • Ensures all paperwork is completed in an accurate and timely manner

  • Administers medication as required

  • Attends and participates in regular child care meetings and training sessions as scheduled

  • Assists with backup coverage in other classrooms as necessary

Required Competencies

  • Customer Focus - Has the ability to see, comprehend and relate with students and parents in an impartial, unbiased yet effective and balanced manner; builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the services offered by the organization; provides excellent service to internal and external customers.

  • Teamwork - Works well with others and makes valued contributions to the outputs of others in order to assist the team or project to achieve goals.

  • Information Monitoring/Reporting - Collects and reviews information to manage or improve processes and/or activities. Completes all assigned reports.

  • Ethical - Adheres to procedures and protocol, including maintaining confidentiality, logging on and off procedures, and adherence to Goodwills values.

  • Safety Awareness - Recognizes the risks in activities, applies the right measures to control and manage those risks, and ensures all safety protocols are followed.

Preferred Experience

  • Degree and Credential Requirements - Continuing education in child development, early childhood education, or related field

  • Industry Expertise - Has worked in an environment caring for children from birth to six years of age.

  • Instructional Strategies - Employs various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can comprehend, organizing talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Uses a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities which increase student achievement results.

Other Requirements

  • Physical Work - Is able to spend time in excess of 8 hours sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, and crouching. Has the ability to move and lift up to 40 pounds.

  • Minimum of 21 years of age - if supervising infants and toddlers; and a minimum of 18 years of age - if supervising older age groups.

  • Accreditation Responsibilities - The Childrens Learning enter (CLC) is proud to hold a National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). As a result, the Teaching Assistants must pass a pre-employment criminal background investigation, including periodic drug screening, physicals, and annual TB tests

Benefits:Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Free childcare services for your children/dependents

  • Continuing education and leadership development as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Comprehensive health plan

  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays

  • Life, dental and vision insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability plans

  • Parenting and sabbatical leaves

  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program

  • Section 125 pre-tax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums

  • Retirement planning account(s) with generous company match

  • Daily pay options available

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