Lead Qualified Teacher - Childcare/Preschool (w/ Training, Perks, Benefits)

Teachers · Crest Hill, Illinois
Department Teachers
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Family. Leadership. Safety. FUN!

Are these values important to you?

Do you live a joyful life and seek to spread your positive energy into a career where you can help shape the learners and leaders of tomorrow?

Do you believe that childhood should be full of love and laughter and that all little ones deserve a safe space to grow and discover the wonders of learning?

If you said yes to all these questions and you’re a qualified teacher in the state of Illinois, then keep reading because your dream job is waiting for you right now!

A family-owned and -operated group of child care centers near you is hiring Lead Qualified Teachers to join their growing team of dedicated educators and care professionals, and applications are open today!

Here’s what makes you eligible for the job:

  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You have a CDA or related college coursework in Early Childhood Education
  • You hold a current Illinois DFCS Teacher Qualification
  • You are at least 19 years old
  • You have a flexible schedule
  • You have previous experience in a professional child care setting

Lead Qualified Teachers are expected to bring passion and professionalism, and in return, they enjoy:

  • A supportive, collaborative work environment, including mentorship
  • A competitive compensation package based on skills and experience
  • Paid professional development opportunities
  • Benefits including health, vision, dental, Aflac, and 401K plans
  • Paid holidays and personal time off
  • Referral bonuses and child care discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement options for continuing education

Sounds amazing? Apply today! If you want to be part of an experienced, dedicated child care TEAM, but being a Lead Qualified Teacher doesn’t fit into your career picture, then don’t worry! Several other positions are available, including Enrollment Specialist, Daycare Director, Subsidy and Food Program Specialist, Assistant Teacher, Kitchen Support Staff, Lead Infant Teacher, Teacher Floater- Closer, Pre-K Lead Teacher, School Age Qualified Daycare Teacher, and Support Staff.
Expectations and requirements of Lead Qualified Teachers:
Responsibilities:

  • Completing and submitting developmentally appropriate lesson plans to the Center Director at least 1 week in advance
  • Consistently demonstrating a personal commitment to professional and personal growth
  • Maintaining an evident interest in the job; actively participating in staff meetings, training, and workshops
  • Ensuring the program cultivates the age-appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of children

Job Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Qualifying coursework, a degree in early childhood education or child development, or a CDA (Child Development Associate certification)
  • Teacher qualifications from the state of Illinois per DCFS Standards
  • Experience working in a licensed childcare facility (preferred)
  • Flexibility around hours and work schedule
  • Must be at least 19 years of age'


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  • Location
    Crest Hill, Illinois
  • Department
    Teachers
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced