Infant Lead Teacher

Job Posted 6/14/2024
The Family Partnership
1527 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Category Jobs
$18.00 to $21.00 Per Hour
Job Description

Who We Are

For more than 140 years, The Family Partnership has built strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children. We fulfill our mission through counseling, education, and advocacy, primarily in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The Family Partnership was founded in 1878 as the Minneapolis Humane Society to protect and serve children that were being abused or exploited. Along with a few name changes, our work has continually transformed to anticipate and address the evolving needs of families and individuals, many of whom are the most vulnerable in our community.

Why You’ll Love Working Here

At The Family Partnership, we partner with you and in turn, we partner with those we serve. Our programs holistically address the needs of people in our community. Through our two-generation (2Gen) or whole family approach, we work with people so they can heal from trauma and adversity and move towards greater health and well-being. Our shared values establish a common purpose across our array of programs and services. You can bring your authentic self to the workplace, while practicing both cultural competence and inclusivity. We’re known for developing future leaders in the non-profit space and we expect employees to share their views. Our culture is one of open communication and transparency regardless of job level.

Wages and Benefits

$18.00 - $21.00 per hour; $1,000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment; Generous paid time off; 10 paid holidays per year; Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance; Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits; Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability; Agency sponsored retirement savings plan.

A Typical Day in the Life…

A typical day as The Family Partnership’s Infant Lead Teacher provides an opportunity to promote early childhood learning in the areas of social/emotional, motor, cognitive, and creative development. The Four Directions Family Center is a full-day therapeutic education and care program for children 6 weeks to 11 years of age. The center is committed to the revitalization of the Dakota and Ojibwe languages. We work with our partner Wicoie Nandagikendan to provide language immersion and culturally responsive early childhood education. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing a safe, stimulating, healthy, and nurturing environment to ensure all children have a positive experience.
  • Teaching age-appropriate activities for both group and self-select learning.
  • Developing and implementing age and skill appropriate weekly lesson plans and learning opportunities.
  • Implementing Teaching Strategies curriculum in the classroom.
  • Completing child assessment and individual goal setting 3 times/year; including parents and therapist in process.
  • Supervising and participating in children’s activities and field trips.
  • Ensuring constant supervision of the children.
  • Maintaining accurate participant/program records and daily notes on each child as required.
  • Participating in parent-teacher conferences and making referrals based on the needs of the child when necessary.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting toys and tables and conducting daily safety inspection of play areas, classroom, playground, etc.

Who You Are

  • You hold a current Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification or have equivalent Child Development College credits (24).
  • You have at least six months of experience working in a childcare setting.
  • You have a demonstrated knowledge of child development from six weeks to eleven years of age.
  • You have a demonstrated knowledge of health and safety precautions, sanitation/cleaning techniques, and emergency response.
  • You are skilled in managing and guiding children’s behavior with the ability to anticipate needs.
  • You are a critical thinker with the ability to effectively problem solve.
  • You have the ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population including parents, children, and other professionals.
  • You have the ability to assist with outdoor activities, lift up to 50 pounds, and can meet the high level of physical movement needed to care for young children.
  • You have a working knowledge of Microsoft office programs and other general office equipment.

The Family Partnership has a mandated vaccination policy implemented for all employees, subject to reasonable accommodation required by law.

Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of The Family Partnership. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, Indigenous or people of culture, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We value the contributions of a diverse workforce, and we welcome and encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.

Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.

The Family Partnership participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. See E-Verify’s official poster at See E-Verify’s Right to Work poster at