Title: Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher
FSLA: Non-Exempt; Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Breakthrough-FamilyPlex 3219 W. Carroll Ave. Chicago, IL 60624
WE ARE BREAKTHROUGH
The Breakthrough Youth Network (BYN) offers academic, athletic, art, science, technology, faith development and life-skill programs for more than 700 children
ages 3-19. The Breakthrough Youth Network aims to overcome the forces of poverty and see our students become caring and responsible community members who transform East Garfield Park into a place where success becomes the norm and families prosper.
Demonstrate the mission and vision of Breakthrough Urban Ministries, the Assistant Teacher works in the BYN-Breakthrough Beginners to provide high quality early childhood education by partnering with families to promote the holistic development of children in East Garfield Park. The Assistant Teacher performs various tasks including but not limited to:
Assist in establishing and maintaining an environment for children which is clean, safe, stimulating and appropriate for each child’s developmental level.
Promote healthy eating practices through participating in family style meals and planning and implementing nutritional activities.
Work collaboratively with center staff to meet and maintain licensing requirements.
Assume the role of leadership in absence of the teacher.
Interact with children in accordance with developmentally appropriate practices as established by NAEYC guidelines.
Manage classroom through positive redirection, problem solving, setting appropriate limits, and active listening.
Support Lead Teacher in development and implementation of daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans and assist with implementation.
Other duties and tasks that are assigned to support the mission and vison of Breakthrough.
Upon hire, each employee must become CPR and First Aid certified, complete the Child Abuse. Recognition and Prevention as mandated by DCFS, and begin the credential process through Illinois Gateways to Opportunity.
To Apply: Send/email/fax cover letter and resume to: Breakthrough Urban Ministries Attn: Human Resources 402 N. St. Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60624
Fax: (773) 722-1434
We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. Breakthrough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. If a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact us via the telephone number listed above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Must have achieved 60 semester hours of credits from an accredited college or university with 6semester hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development form birth to age six; or 1 year experience in a licensed child care center and 30 semester hours of credits from an accredited college or university with 6 semester hours in courses related directly to child care and or child development, from birth to age six.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation/Benefits:
In exchange for the above, we offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package including: free fitness center membership, employee discounts and more.
Internal Number: 7733461731
Demonstrating the compassion of Christ by partnering with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills & open doors of opportunity.