Join our team of passionate educators who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. We are looking for candidates who share our passion and are committed to the growth and development of children. More than just ensuring children are “kindergarten ready”, we strive to develop life-long learners and support parents’ and caregivers’ involvement in the education of their children. So, if you’re looking for a challenge and are interested in being part of an organization that is always innovating, this might be the job for you.
As a Teacher/Home Visitor for our home-based Head Start program, you will provide weekly home visits to children and their parents/caregivers. You will conduct age-appropriate developmental activities for children and conduct quarterly assessments of their development. You will also develop partnerships with families, offering parent education activities and helping them to set and achieve family goals.
Provide weekly home visits to children and their parents/caregivers.
Conduct age-appropriate developmental activities for children and parent education activities.
Conduct quarterly assessments of children’s development.
Develop partnerships with families, including helping them identify parent/family strengths, needs and interests, and meet their goals.
Assist the Family Support Specialists in assessing the family’s need for services and obtaining all consents needed for family to achieve goals.
Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field required. Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field preferred.
Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD preferred.
1-3 years experience in a Head Start or Early Head Start program preferred.
Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English and Spanish.
Must be attentive to detail, self-motivated, well-organized and flexible and have initiative.
Must have the ability to work as a team player and to communicate effectively with children, parents, and staff.
Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
About Children's Home & Aid
Children’s Home & Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels over 40,000 children, youth and families to improve their lives. For over 130 years, Children’s Home & Aid has been a compassionate advocate helping to shape public policy in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. Children’s Home & Aid is recognized for establishing best practices and achieving outstanding results through its programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, healthy child development and strengthening families. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan.