TradeWinds Service, Inc, located in Merrillville, IN has a full-time position for a Childcare (Special Education) Teacher in the 3-5-year-old classroom. Must be available Monday-Friday; 6:30 am- 6:00 pm (hours will vary)
Position Reports to: Children Services Coordinator
Description of Position: Classroom management of normal developing and special needs children, supervise field trips, lesson planning and actively, participate in daily learning and enrichment activities. Feeding, diapering, and potty as well as following through on therapy recommendations necessary within the classroom setting. The individual must possess creativity, enthusiasm and strong leadership qualities best suited to craft an optimal learning environment. Must be able to complete documentation as required by state regulations and governing bodies. Attend meetings with parents and/or department staff. Review the work of aides and function independently in order to accomplish assignments, able to maintain confidentiality.
Education Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special education, or elementary education.
Experience Required: Must have 6 months to one year experience in working with children (typically developing and children with special needs) in a childcare setting. Must have good organizational skills. Must have the ability to work with infants and young children as well as respond properly to emergencies. Key to this position well is a positive attitude, team player spirit, and lots of energy with the ability and willingness to participate in outdoor/physical activities.
Additional Information: Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.
TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.