Job Postings

Posted 9/13/19

Family Advocate 1, Portage, MI

Contact Person: Tara Kane

Job Location

Kalamazoo RESA
1819 E Milham Ave
Portage, MI 49002

Job Title: Family Advocate I

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.KRESA.ORG/JOBS BY 09/15/2019.

Job Description:

Responsible for implementing the parent involvement, family partnership and community partnership functions for the Head Start program. Assists with recruitment and enrollment of children for the program, and then uses a Family Communication and Home Visiting Framework to support and assist a caseload of families to identify and meet goals they establish. Assists with ensuring child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments are completed within required deadlines. Supports the larger system of social services coordinated by Head Start thereby supporting the goals of the program. May involve reassignment of caseload and/or center location as deemed necessary for program operations. Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrates a combination of skills, dispositions and behaviors, some of which are related to the specific service area of this position and others that represent general expectations of all program staff. Uses knowledge of the principles of family support and case management to collaborate with related service areas and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Provides opportunities for families to become involved and engaged with the program, and to interact with one another in parent meetings. Applies a family-centered, strength-based approach in services delivered. Will have high expectations for families and works to motivate and inspire them to increase their involvement and assume the responsibilities of their children’s education, health and overall wellbeing.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field with two years’ experience working with economically disadvantaged families; or any comparable combination of education, training or experience. Must possess excellent listening skills, the ability to develop positive relationships with dysfunctional families and experience in utilizing community resources. Reliable transportation and a valid Michigan driver’s license required. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one’s own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.

Preferred Skills:

Bilingual language (Spanish) skills. Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people’s cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems.

Job Site: http://www.kresa.org/jobs

Closing Date for Job: Sep 15, 2019


Lead Preschool Teacher (Research Assistant), Detroit, MI

Contact Person: Jamie Karagatsoulis

Job Location

87 East Ferry
Detroit, MI 48124

Job Title: Lead Preschool Teacher (Research Assistant)

Job Description:

Assume and maintain responsibility for the day-to-day operations of a preschool classroom including: planning and implementing early childhood curricula; develop weekly lesson plans, organize programs based upon knowledge of child development and individual needs of children; supervise classroom staff, student assistants and directed study students; record and maintain student records; assess, track and document student progress and achievement; conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences.

Assist graduate students and faculty with research involving pre-school children and their families. Perform research assessments on children when required. Act as liaison between parents and research staff.

Train new staff in classroom and child development laboratory policies and participate in staff development activities.

Communicate with students, parents, staff and faculty in various formats including; individual daily contact, conferences, group parent/staff meetings, and preparation of newsletters.

Act as a role model for children, students, parents, and staff. Teach a maximum of 18 pre-schoolers in the classroom. Seek resources for children with developmental needs or delays.

Work collaboratively with teaching team, children, parents, researchers and staff to carry out the Child Development Laboratory’s vision as outlined by the Center Director and Executive Director.

Unique Duties Current CPR and First Aid Certification.

Two year’s minimum experience working with elementary or Pre-K children.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an early childhood endorsement; extensive experience with curriculum planning and classroom management in an early childhood education program required.

Flexibility, good humor, and interest in the welfare of children.

Effective leadership and interpersonal skills with children, university students, parents and staff. Evidence of professional commitment to quality childcare and the field of early childhood education. Teaching experience with young children who have special needs. Valid Michigan Elementary Teacher Certification with an Early Childhood Endorsement Pass State of Michigan Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting.

Job Site: https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=555549

Closing Date for Job: Sep 20, 2019


Preschool Teacher (Part Time), Rochester Hills, MI

Contact Person: Anne Porter

Job Location

Somerset Early Childhood Center
1385 S Adams Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Job Title: Preschool Teacher (Part Time)

Job Description:

NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood Program seeks part-time preschool teacher, Monday-Friday (8:30-1:00pm), with a possibility of adding afternoons as afternoon enrollment increases. Our school, founded in 1982,has been accredited since 2000. For our 5 year 2018 re-accreditation review, our school received scores of 100+% on all 10 of the criteria categories.

We are looking for a teacher who is motivated to continue to learn, grow and become a long-term colleague in a staff of highly qualified, professional early childhood educators dedicated to providing the best possible EC experience for young children. Our administrators are career EC specialists who strive to maintain a work environment for staff that supports their efforts to grow and to function at their highest level, and that encourages them to have a voice in policy and curriculum development.

Qualifications:

4 year college/university degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field is required.

Interested applicants with Elementary Education degrees must also have an Early Childhood endorsement and teaching experience with children 4 years of age or younger.

Essential qualities and experience include:

A commitment to continuous life-long learning in the area of ECE A high level of respect for young children.

Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining a developmentally appropriate, inquiry-focused, project-based classroom.

Effective child observation and assessment skills.

Early literacy knowledge and experience.

Strong communication and collaboration skills.

A desire to make a positive contribution to a highly professional ECE team.

Each of our classrooms has two fully qualified teachers who team-teach together, and plan with a second pair of teachers who are in another classroom at the same developmental level. Working in this program would be an excellent match for the Early Childhood educator or who desires to work with a highly professional team, and is interested in staying current in the areas of research and best practice in Early Childhood Education.

Somerset ECC was founded in 1982 by two ECE professors, one of whom is still active in the management of the school. One of the major factors in the outstanding reputation Somerset enjoys is the quality and longevity of our teaching staff. Two of our eight teachers have been with our school over 20 years and three of the remaining teachers have been with us over seven years. Another important factor in our success is our extremely diverse family population. Every year we have 20-25 different cultures represented among our 120+ children. This mix of cultures and languages contributes a great deal in helping us create a rich and interesting classroom environment where children have essential cultural experiences that will contribute to their future personal and professional interactions. If you are interested in teaching in a school where your ECE skills and knowledge are valued and enhanced, give us a call!

Job Site: www.somersetrochester.org

Closing Date for Job: Sep 30, 2019


T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Intake Specialist, Lansing, MI

Contact Person: Erica Willard

Job Location

839 Centennial Way, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48917

Job Title: T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Intake Specialist

Job Description:

Responsibilities Coordinate the scholarship application intake process and counsel
applicants, sponsors, and recipients regarding the services offered through
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood MICHIGAN.

Qualifications:

  • CDA (Child Development Associate Credential), Associates Degree in
    Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in an early childhood education and/or care setting
    and two years of related administrative experience.
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work toward objectives with minimal
    supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including reports and
    business correspondence.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and organizations.
  • Prior to employment, candidate must pass an employment test and drug
    screening test, and undergo a reference and security check.

Specific Responsibilities:

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan Intake Specialist will work with the Director of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN to complete the following responsibilities:

1. Assist scholarship applicants with the intake process.

2. Make an initial review of scholarship applications to ensure all required documentation is collected. Follow up with incomplete document collection.

3. Enter data relating to all incoming applications, W-9 forms, agency profiles, and survey results into the T.E.A.C.H. database.

4. Communicate application status to applicants.

5. Educate potential scholarship recipients and sponsor on scholarship components and eligibility.

6. Utilize State of Michigan child care licensing data and Great Start to Quality Star Rating data to collect eligibility criteria.

7. Answer scholarship inquiries via phone, e-mail, and online chat service.

8. Provide administrative support to T.E.A.C.H. Program Director counseling staff, and other organization staff as needed.

9. Attend outreach opportunities as a staff representative to disseminate program information to potential participants, sponsors, and partners.

10. Provide general office support: assist with routine correspondence, maintain databases, respond to requests for assistance and information, sort and distribute mail, filing.

11. Maintain good working relationships with scholarship recipients, educational institutions, sponsors, and program partners.

12. Maintain confidentiality of information on T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan® scholarship participants, staff, and board members.

13. Other duties as assigned.

 

Compensation:  $14.00-$16.00 per hour plus the following benefits:

  • An additional 10% of gross pay to apply to the employee cafeteria plan or taken as cash in lieu:

 

o   Simple IRA with employer match (up to 3%)

o   Dependent care savings account

o   Limited purpose medical savings account

  • Long term disability
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid personal time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid jury duty and bereavement leave

Location:       Lansing, Michigan

Deadline:       Accepting applications until position is filled. Initial application review process will conclude September 30, 2019.

Application   Send a letter of application, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to:

         Erica Willard, Executive Director

         Michigan AEYC

         839 Centennial Way, Suite 200

         Lansing, MI 48917-9277

         Or via e-mail: ewillard@nullmiaeyc.org

The Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research.  We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Site: www.miaeyc.org

Closing Date for Job: Sep 27, 2019


Lead Teacher (Research Assistant), Detroit, MI

Contact Person: Jamie Karagatsoulis

Job Location

87 East Ferry
Detroit, MI 48202

Job Title: Lead Teacher (Research Assistant)

Job Description:

Assume and maintain responsibility for the day-to-day operations of a preschool classroom including: planning and implementing early childhood curricula; develop weekly lesson plans, organize programs based upon knowledge of child development and individual needs of children; supervise classroom staff, student assistants and directed study students; record and maintain student records; assess, track and document student progress and achievement; conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences.

Assist graduate students and faculty with research involving pre-school children and their families. Perform research assessments on children when required.

Act as liaison between parents and research staff.

Train new staff in classroom and child development laboratory policies and participate in staff development activities.

Communicate with students, parents, staff and faculty in various formats including; individual daily contact, conferences, group parent/staff meetings, and preparation of newsletters.

Act as a role model for children, students, parents, and staff. Teach a maximum of 18 pre-schoolers in the classroom.

Seek resources for children with developmental needs or delays.

Work collaboratively with teaching team, children, parents, researchers and staff to carry out the Child Development Laboratory’s vision as outlined by the Center Director and Executive Director.

Unique Duties: Current CPR and First Aid Certification.

Two year’s minimum experience working with elementary or Pre-K children.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an early childhood endorsement; extensive experience with curriculum planning and classroom management in an early childhood education program required.

Flexibility, good humor, and interest in the welfare of children.

Effective leadership and interpersonal skills with children, university students, parents and staff. Evidence of professional commitment to quality childcare and the field of early childhood education. Teaching experience with young children who have special needs. Valid Michigan Elementary Teacher Certification with an Early Childhood Endorsement Pass State of Michigan Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting.

Job Site: https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=555549

Closing Date for Job: Oct 01, 2019


Lead Teacher, East Lansing, MI

Contact Person: Dana Johnson

Job Location

Peoples Church Preschool
200 W. Grand River Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823

Job Title: Lead Teacher

Job Description:

Full Time Salaried Co-Lead Position working with preschool-age children in a nationally accredited East Lansing, MI center.

Responsible for curriculum, observation and assessment, and classroom management and more.

Competitive salary with paid vacation, personal/sick time, holidays, and professional development.

Degree or CDA in Preschool is a minimum qualification. Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Please inquire for more details at (517) 332-2885.

Job Site: There is not a job notice on our website.

Closing Date for Job: Oct 15, 2019


Posted 8/27/19

Preschool Lead Teacher, Birmingham, MI

Contact Person: Laura Tinsley

Job Location

Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center
2121 Midvale
Birmingham, MI 48009

Job Title: Preschool Lead Teacher

Job Description:

Come join our school family! We are looking for a loving, nurturing lead teacher to inspire 3 year olds! Work with a team of two assistant teachers in our full-day, licensed and NAEYC accredited center. This position is full time, M-F. We have school year and year round employment opportunities, to start immediately.

Minimum qualification requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or Elementary Education

Single subscriber health benefits and paid leave is available after working probationary period.

Please contact Laura Tinsley, 248-203-5805, LTinsley@nullbirmingham.k12.mi.us

Job site:  www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/ecc

Closing Date for Job: Sept. 15, 2020


Assistant Teacher, Preschool, Birmingham, MI

Contact Person: Laura Tinsley

Job Location

Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center
2121 Midvale
Birmingham, MI 48009

Job Title: Assistant Teacher, Preschool

Job Description:

The Birmingham Public Schools Early Childhood Center is looking for assistant teachers for preschool classrooms. Be a part of a great team and make a difference in the lives of young children! This is a full-time position, M-F, 10:00am-5:30pm.

Single subscriber benefits and paid leave time available after probationary working period.

Please contact Laura Tinsley, 248-203-5805, LTinsley@nullbirmingham.k12.mi.us

Job site:  www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/ecc

Closing Date for Job: Sept. 30, 2020


Posted 8/12/19

Preschool Educator, West Bloomfield, MI

Contact Person: Lauren Bogorad

Job Location JCC of Metro Detroit
6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Job Title: Preschool Educator

Job Description:

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
D. Dan and Betty Kahn Building
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Educator
JOB TYPE: Full Time or Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Child Development Center
REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Senior Director and Director

PURPOSE /SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Under supervision of the Early Childhood Director and Assistant Directors. This job description is a general outline of the responsibilities of the Early Childhood Educator. It is understood that the Executive office may make additional assignments, as program needs change.

PROGRAMMATIC
Understands and follows the staff guidelines and procedures set forth by the Child Development Center.

Planning and writing the lesson plans for each week within guidelines established by the Senior Director and Director.

Willing to train and work within the SHEVA framework for learning

Provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth

Perform on-going developmental evaluations of children and follow curriculum implementation that addresses individual needs of each child

Preparing supplies and the environment for activities.

Maintaining an orderly and clean environment for the group.

Observing, recording and reporting individual child’s behavior.
o ecord progress report.
o Maintain children’s individual portfolios.
o Conduct two parent conferences a school year.

Maintain classroom portfolio for NAEYC

Assisting children with self-care activities.

Assisting individual children who experience difficulty in the group or who temporarily lose their physical or emotional control.

Communicating with opposite shift of staff with any information pertinent to the child’s day.

Cooperating with co-workers.

Assisting with meal and/or snack services.

Letting the assistant know what capacity you want him/her to work in.

Understanding and implementing all emergency procedures when necessary.

Arrange substitutes when needed for you.

Any other duties as assigned by the Director and/or Assistant Directors.

Responsible for curriculum development and promoting our program.

BUDGET
Keeping monthly attendance, lunch and snack service records.

DONORS
Identify potential donors within the program to your Director or Assistant Director.

CLASSES
Complete 16 hours of training annually required by state licensing officials.

Training should include but is not limited to topics such as:
o First aid and CPR
o Health and safety
o Child development
o Supervision and care of children

SUPERVISION
Mentor new teachers.

Supervising play activities by:
o Interacting with the children.
o Enforcing safety rules in a positive and consistent manner.
o Intervening when children are likely to injure themselves or each other.
o Know how many children you have at all times.

MARKETING
Provide input on any marketing initiatives

COMMITTEES AND MEETINGS
Attending all staff meetings as called by the Senior Director and/or Director.

MEMBER CARE
Exhibiting professionalism at all times by respecting the confidentiality of the children and their families, and by refraining from discussing their own personal lives while in the work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor Degree in early childhood education or child related field or a Child Development Associate degree or Child Development Associate credential.

Must be customer service oriented.

Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) to members, guests, and management

Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks.

Experience in Windows environments. Working knowledge of word,
e-mail, and parent communication platform.

Commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting deadlines.

Good communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining a positive and professional attitude/disposition

Job site: 
www.jccdet.org

Closing Date for Job: Sept. 30, 2019


Infant Educator, West Bloomfield, MI

Contact Person: Lauren Bogorad

Job Location JCC of Metro Detroit
6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Job Title: Infant Educator

Job Description:

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
D. Dan and Betty Kahn Building
Job Description
JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Infant Educator
JOB TYPE: Full Time or Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Child Development Center
REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Senior Director and Director

PURPOSE /SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Under supervision of the Early Childhood Director and Assistant Directors. This job description is a general outline of the responsibilities of the Early Childhood Infant Educator. It is understood that the Executive office may make additional assignments, as program needs change.

PROGRAMMATIC
Understands and follows the staff guidelines and procedures set forth by the Child Development Center.

Planning and writing the lesson plans for each week within guidelines established by the Senior Director and Director.

Willing to train and work within the SHEVA framework for learning

Provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth

Must be willing to multi-task and provide care for up to three to four infants at a time

Learning an individual child’s schedule of feeding, napping, and activities at home, and implementing them in the classroom

Assisting families with children’s transitions from home to school, as well as from classroom to classroom

Preparing supplies and the environment for activities.

Maintaining an orderly and clean environment

Observing, recording and reporting about individual child’s day on daily report sheets

Maintain classroom portfolio for NAEYC

Communicating with opposite shift of staff with any information pertinent to the child’s day.

Cooperating with co-workers.

Assisting with meal and/or snack services.

Letting the assistant know what capacity you want him/her to work in.

Understanding and implementing all emergency procedures when
necessary.

Arrange substitutes when needed for you.

Any other duties as assigned by the Senior Director and/or Director.

Responsible for curriculum development and promoting our program.

BUDGET
Keeping monthly attendance, lunch and snack service records.

DONORS
Identify potential donors within the program to your Senior Director or Director.

CLASSES
Complete 16 hours of training annually required by state licensing officials.
Training should include but is not limited to topics such as:
o First aid and CPR
o Health and safety
o Child development
o Supervision and care of children

SUPERVISION
Mentor new teachers.
Supervising play activities by:
o Interacting with the children.
o Enforcing safety rules in a positive and consistent manner.
o Intervening when children are likely to injure themselves or each other.
o Know how many children you have at all times.

MARKETING
Provide input on any marketing initiatives

COMMITTEES AND MEETINGS
Attending all staff meetings as called by the SeniorDirector and/or Director

MEMBER CARE
Exhibiting professionalism at all times by respecting the confidentiality of the children and their families, and by refraining from discussing their own personal lives while in the work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor Degree in early childhood education or child related field or a
Child Development Associate degree or Child Development Associate credential.

Must be customer service oriented.

Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) to members, guests, and management

Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks.

Experience in Windows environments. Working knowledge of word,
e-mail, and parent communication platform.

Commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting deadlines.

Good communication, problem solving, and priority setting skills as well as maintaining a positive and professional attitude/disposition

Job site: 
www.jccdet.org

Closing Date for Job: Sept. 30, 2019


Posted 5/3/19

Director, Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education, Rochester, MI

Contact Person: Nancy Murphy

Job Location: Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education
456 Pioneer Drive, Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309

Job Title: Director, Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education

Job Description: Oversee the operation of the Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education, located in the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University.

Please visit the website below for qualifications and other details:
jobs.oakland.edu

Closing Date for Job Sep 30, 2019


Posted 3/14/19

Assistant Caregiver – (Full and Part Time Positions), Baby Acres Early Childhood Care, Ray, MI

Contact Person: Jillian Spano-Mercure

Job Location: 17777 28 Mile Rd
Ray, MI 48096

Job Title: Assistant Caregiver – Full and Part Time Positions Available
State Licensed In-Home Group Childcare

Job Description: We are looking for someone who has a passion for children. We provide a loving and caring environment for children from birth to school age. We are looking for someone who can work well with others and can provide a nurturing environment.

Qualifications:
Must meet Child Care Licensing Requirements.
Ability to lift children weighing up to thirty-five pounds
Ability to sit on the floor, bend at waist, kneel and/or stop 75% of the time.
Ability to develop genuine and positive relationships with children.
Ability to facilitate child learning, growth, and achievement.
Regular attendance and reliability is essential.
Infant CPR and First Aid must be up to date.

Phone number: (248) 830-6205

Closing Date for Job: Dec 15, 2019


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