Early Childhood Teacher (Preschool)

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-875012
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: March 06, 2024
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About this Opportunity!

Early Childhood Teacher Part-Time

Application Closing Deadline: Ongoing/Open.

This is an ongoing recruitment process, with no specific closing date. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

$17.85 - $22.32 per hour

Are you an energetic, nurturing person looking for a workplace that's supportive and fun? Do you love working with young children and enjoy helping them learn and grow? If you answered YES, this is the job for you! The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of assigned classes. This position will plan, present and evaluate educational and recreational activities for children in a safe environment. This position will work directly with children and parents on a daily basis providing quality customer service.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Possess a professional and welcoming demeanor.
  • Will have knowledge of child care programming; recreation and its application; safety and emergency first-aid procedures; program management; and customer service principles.
  • Will be able to communicate effectively with children, parents, and staff.
  • Must have ability to visually and audibly supervise children in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to work productively without supervision within established organizational policies and procedures.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Psychology or Special Education. OR Associate’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education and six (6) months of verified experience working with children in a child development program.
  • Must meet appropriate Group Leader requirements/qualifications and provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado’s Department of Human Services upon hire.
  • Current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Standard Precautions.
  • Complete fifteen (15) hours of training annually.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check including Colorado Bureau of Investigations and TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review as required by the Colorado Department of Social Services within five (5) working days of employment.
  • Provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing Division upon hire.
  • Complete all necessary trainings that are required by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood within thirty (30) days of employment.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit http://careers.ssprd.org

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, a botanical garden event center, a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.