Do you want to make a difference in the community by helping children develop to their full potential? The Family Partnership is seeking a Lead Teacher to provide opportunities to promote learning in the areas of social/emotional, motor, cognitive, and creative development for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years in our full-day therapeutic education and care program. This position oversees the classroom, responding to the children’s individual needs and abilities. Responsibilities include creating and implementing lesson plans, performing assessments and setting goals, and leading activities and field trips.
- $1,000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment!
- $15.00 or more per hour, depending on experience
- Generous paid time off
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance
- Medical, dental, and vision benefits
- Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability
- Agency sponsored retirement savings plan
- Provide a safe, stimulating, healthy, and nurturing environment to provide all children with a positive experience.
- Teach age-appropriate activities for both group and self-select learning.
- Develop and implement age- and skill-appropriate weekly lesson plans and learning opportunities.
- Assess functional levels across developmental areas, set individual goals, and write progress reports.
- Arrange three parent/teacher conferences annually.
- Supervise and participate in children’s activities, parent/child activities, and field trips.
- Ensure constant supervision of the children.
- Maintain accurate participant/program records and daily notes on each child as required.
- Participate in parent/teacher conferences; make referrals based on the needs of the child when necessary.
- Clean and disinfect toys and tables and conduct daily safety inspection of play areas, classroom, playground, etc.
- Maintain compliance with CACFP requirements.
Education and Experience:
- 2 or 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred, or CDA.
- One year experience as a teacher or assistant teacher in a child care setting.
The Family Partnership has a mandated vaccination policy implemented for all employees, subject to reasonable accommodation required by law. In addition, The Family Partnership has the following policies in place to protect both staff, clients, and visitors: screening of employees and visitors, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, social distancing, maximum room capacities, and housekeeping (cleaning, disinfecting and decontamination).
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: 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.
We Believe: Families, no matter what their form, are the foundation of strong communities.
Our Purpose Is To: Clear the path for family success.
We Pursue This By:
- Championing the two-generation approach
- Preventing and overcoming adverse childhood experiences
- Demonstrating leadership in thought and action
- Building partnerships based on trust.
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, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. 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 https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf.