Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in underserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential.
Caring for Our Communities
60 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in six communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs ofkids,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.
- Early Childhood Education - (ages 3-5) 900+ children served annually
- School-Age Child Development - (ages 6-12) 1,200+ served annually
- Teen Leadership Development & Intervention - (ages 13-19) 570+ served annually
- Intervention – (ages 7-18) 637+ served annually
We are currently seeking a Type 04 Teacher - Head Start/Child Care for our Dorothy Gautreaux, 975 E 132nd St, Chicago, IL, Rebecca K. Crown, 7601 S. Phillips, Chicago, IL and Centro Nuestro, 3222 W Division, Chicago, IL. The work schedule is 7:45 am - 4:15 pm.
Responsibilities for the Head Start/Child Care Teacher include: Perform functions to develop classroom plans, supervise classroom activities and general development of children in a preschool teaching environment, reflecting the Head Start standards and the CYC education plan.
CYC offers an excellent benefits package. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume from this page.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide a learning environment for children that will help to promote learning through all developmental areas: physical, social-emotional, and intellectual
- Provide a “child-centered environment” which includes individualized activities, small and large group activities
- Provide leadership to the classroom assistant and volunteers using their talents and skills in implementing, emotionally, socially, and creatively
- Creating and maintaining a classroom environment that is well organized, clean and attractive
- Adapting the curriculum and directing instruction in the Early Childhood classroom to meet individuals needs
- Complete and implement an assessment for each child
- Reporting children progress through scheduled interviews and conferences, home visits, and written evaluations
- Initiating referrals for special needs or services
- Recruiting and registering children, including children with disabilities
- Planning and participating in mealtime activities with the children, the teacher assistant, and volunteers
- Working with subcontracting staff to plan and implement an active parent involvement program, to provide social service and to implement a health program
- Attending staff development meetings as required
- Accepting responsibility for the accurate completion of all required forms and reports pertaining to the operation of the program
- Develop and implement weekly lessons, focusing on literacy, math, and science
- Enter data of screening assessment, case notes, and other documentation into the CC Port, and COPA
- Work with Child Care Director promoting parent involvement in accordance with Early Childhood program requirements
- Design and lay out daily schedules based upon the monthly program focus designated by the Educational Coordinator
- Administer the ESI screening to determine the growth and development of each participate
- Review and evaluate children’s medical records and consult with the social service worker to develop individual service plans
- Observe 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
- Identify and refer children with special needs to the social service worker
- Other duties as assigned to fulfill the mission of the program and agency needs