Ascension Childcare, Inc is seeking an Early Childhood Educator to join and compliment our experienced, diverse, and dedicated teaching team. We are an established non-profit, NAEYC accredited, 5 STAR, Seed & Sew certified early education program in Shelburne.
Are you an educator who values child-led, play-based learning? We implement an emergent curriculum, where teachers use observation and assessment to offer a variety of child-led, play-based experiences for all children in our program.
Do you value diversity, equity, and inclusion? We value and integrate anti-bias education into our every day rhythms. We honor and celebrate each child, each family, and each staff member.
Do you want to join a staff of life-long learners, committed to offering high quality education and interactions? We foster a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment for all staff.
We're looking for an educator willing to work with all ages.
All teachers at Ascension Childcare, Inc are held to a high standard of providing quality care and education. Teachers provide nurturing care, compassionate social/emotional coaching, a variety of learning opportunities, and guidance to the children enrolled in each class. Teachers work as part of a teaching team directly in the classroom, in addition to collaborative efforts with all staff. Teachers are responsible for supervision of children, development and implementation of emergent curriculum for both indoor and outdoor learning environments, and maintaining health and safety practices.
Ideally, applicants should have experience working with children in an early education setting to be considered. We are willing to train the right person who may have limited experience.
We seek a demonstrated commitment to quality learning environments and success in engaging children. Excellent organizational skills, a willingness to learn and be flexible, patience, and kindness are a must. We expect all Ascension staff to use positive, encouraging language with children and implement positive behavior management strategies. Applicants must have experience with or willingness to learn about anti-bias education.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs
Must be able to bend, kneel, sit on the floor, and move about the space safely.
Must be available for employment between the hours of 7:30-5:30, M-F.
A sense of humor
An ECE teaching license
Vermont Orientation Training and Mandated Reporter Training Certificates
CPR/ First Aid Certification
Seed & Sew Certification
In addition to a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment, we offer a suite of benefits.
-Competitive pay (our minimum wage is $17/hr). All employees receive a guaranteed cost of living annual salary increase
-Regular schedules with guaranteed lunch breaks
-Paid training and professional development opportunities
-Flexible and generous time off (Vacation (accrued per pay period), Sick (up to 80 hours/year), Holiday (11 paid holidays + 1 paid closure week at the end of the calendar year)
-$2500 annual health benefit stipend
-Vision and Dental coverage with employer contribution
-Short term disability, with options to opt into additional coverage
-Mental health support, legal counseling, and financial management counseling
-50% tuition discount for staff children enrolled in the program
-An administration that values work/life balance and actively promotes self-care and personal wellness for each staff
-A well stocked resource room for classroom materials, an indoor gross motor space, an expansive outdoor play area, and staff resource/break room
-We encourage leadership and personal growth in the profession and support that through coaching, mentoring, and educational opportunities.