Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 68,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
The Chicago Reader has named our Learning and Wellness Center the 2017 Best Daycare in Chicago!
We are currently searching for full-time Early Childhood Educators and a full-time Early Childhood Educator Floaters to join our Learning and Wellness Center and Wheaton Teams!
The Early Childhood Educators are responsible for planning and implementing curriculum used by classroom teachers in Pre-K classes.
$1,500 Signing Bonus! ($500 at the time of hire and $1,000 after completing one year of employment)
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:
Responsible for promoting the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children by developing and implementing individualized weekly curriculum and lesson plans using Creative Curriculum.
Early Childhood Education Teacher is responsible for the planning and implementing of activities, routines, and curriculum used in the classroom for children.
Responsible for arranging and maintaining the physical environment of the classroom to complement the curriculum and to provide a safe, healthy environment.
Supervises and/or delegates responsibility to supervise all activities in which children participate, in the classroom, outdoors and off-site.
Conducts and/or oversees screening of all children within prescribed timeframes.
Responsible for the planning and implementation of a minimum of semi-annual home visits and parent-teacher conferences.
Participates in teacher development opportunities.
Acts as an advocate for children and families.
Adheres to the State of Illinois Early Learning requirements, Head Start standards, and conduct appropriate observations and assessments.
Provides individualized curriculum that meets the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of children.
Must ensure appropriate child guidance and communication with families.
Provides leadership in developing the Children’s Center as a model intergenerational site.
Bachelor’s Level Degree in Early Childhood Education required.
Professional Educator License (PEL or Type 04) OR ECE Teaching Credential Level 5 required.
ESL Certification (English as Second Language) preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Infant Toddler Credential preferred.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive, through programs that cultivate education, empowerment, emotional wellness and economic stability. Serving as mentors, motivators and advocates since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact thei...r communities.More than 900 professional staff comprised of counselors, social workers, early childhood educators, lawyers, and more are dedicated to providing quality services to families throughout Chicago, DuPage County, Evanston/Skokie and the southwest suburbs. Metropolitan serves more than 72,000 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live, with 81 being part of the working poor or lower-middle class.Our diverse team environment offers individuals the opportunity to flourish and empower themselves through unique opportunities that develop innovation and thought-leadership to foster professional development.